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About Southern Eye Associates

Southern Eye Associates is a comprehensive medical and surgical eye care practice serving the greater Memphis and Tri-State areas with patients located in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Established in 1990 by Dr. Cathy Schanzer, Southern Eye Associates strives to provide the highest levels of surgical and medical care utilizing state-of-the-art technology.

Southern Eye Associates is conveniently located in East Memphis, occupying approximately 18,500 square feet on the top floor of the SunTrust Bank building. This location provides our patients with an amazing view of the surrounding city. Two additional satellite centers, located in Olive Branch and Southaven, Mississippi, offer comprehensive eye exams and laser/surgical procedures as well.

Leading edge technology, experienced surgeons, compassionate staff, in-office surgical suite, and high patient satisfaction are some of the many reasons why Southern Eye Associates is a prominent surgery center in the Mid-South.
We are committed to developing strong management leadership and process-oriented teams. We help our employees develop and sustain a clear sense of vision and focus on where they are, where they want to go, and how they plan to get there. For each department, we utilize a tailor-made strategic plan that grew from our history, values, objectives, staff characteristics, and future goals. We encourage a family-oriented environment and promote community awareness and involvement. Quarterly staff retreats are held to perform a variety of team building exercises, motivate employee morale philosophies, and offer customer service pearls.
The staff of Southern Eye pledges to provide the highest quality of ethical medical care. We strive to meet our educational committment by sharing our knowledge and understanding with our patients, their families, students, residents, and collaborating colleagues in practice and academia.