Dr. Shawn Parker

D. Shawn Parker, MD, FACS

Dr. Parker joined Eye Care Specialists in 1998 after extensive medical training. He pursued an internship at the University of Louisville School of Medicine followed by a Residency at the prestigious Kentucky Lions Eye Research Institute in Louisville, Kentucky. A fellowship in Cornea and External Disease/Refractive Surgery completed at Corneal Consultants of Indiana provides the foundation of his sub-specialty training. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), and The Cornea Society.

Dr. Parker's notable accomplishments include being a sub-investigator in FDA clinical trials for advancements in laser vision correction and being named Chief Resident while at the University of Louisville Department of Ophthalmology. Furthermore, he previously served as an instructor at the American Academy of Ophthalmology's annual meeting, training other physicians on microkeratome use in LASIK.

Dr. Parker introduced the LASIK procedure to Southeast Missouri over 17 years ago and garnered a regional reputation as the "Surgeon's Surgeon for LASIK." More than 300 health care providers throughout the tri-state region chose Dr. Parker to perform their LASIK surgery.

Dr. Parker, his lovely wife, and their children enjoy calling Cape Girardeau home. In his spare time you can usually find him spending time with his family at the lake or hitting balls on the golf course.