Dr. Alan Richards
Dedicated to expanding the reach of available, effective pediatric ophthalmology options, Dr. Alan B. Richards labors to improve vision in children locally and abroad. As Chairman of the Vision Advisory Board in Louisiana, he developed the vision screening guidelines for the state, and then traveled throughout the state educating health care professionals in schools and other institutions on proper vision screening procedures. Additionally, Dr. Richards chairs Shreveport Sees Russia LLC, an advocacy organization that he created and which strives to reduce the incidence of infant blindness. As the head of the group, he has visited Russia twice himself and raised funds to send other experts to the country. He is currently planning a large conference in Russia in 2012 for further education on retinopathy of prematurity. Dr. Alan B. Richards has made presentations to the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The National Association of Vision Professionals, and multiple Alumni Day studies and presentations at Louisiana State University (LSU) Medical Center in Shreveport. He also contributes to the advancement of ophthalmology as an Assistant Clinical Professor at LSU.
Alan B. Richards M.D. maintains a private practice headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana. At Richards & Hinrichsen Pediatric Eye Specialists, he treats infants, children, and adolescents for droopy eyelids, lazy eyes, vision misalignments, ocular and orbital tumors, tear duct obstructions, as well as complex strabismus syndromes and genetic disorders affecting the eye. Dr. Alan B. Richards also provides solutions to common vision difficulties including farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. Committed to supporting young people throughout the area, he and his practice also maintain locations in Alexandria and West Monroe, Louisiana, as well as Texarkana, Texas. He is a longtime member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and formerly served on the organization’s Socioeconomic and Vision Screening Committees. Dr. Richards also belongs to the Children’s Eye Foundation and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Alan B. Richards M.D. received his pre-medical training at Rice University, completed his undergraduate education at Southern Methodist University, and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.