About Us

Wyche T. Coleman III, M.D.

Wyche T. Coleman, III, M.D. joined the Willis-Knighton Physician Network after completing medical school and ophthalmology residency at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. Dr. Coleman prides himself in delivering strong, ethical, and thorough patient care in eye disease and surgery. His areas of emphasis include premium intraocular lens/ cataract surgery, custom LASIK, custom PRK, refractive lens exchange, America Board of Ophthalmology certified and general eye care for patients with diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

Dr. Coleman uses the latest state of the art surgical techniques in cataract and intraocular lens implant surgery. He was the second surgeon in Louisiana to be certified to perform laser cataract surgery using the LenSx system. Only available at WK Eye Surgery center, the LenSx system allows true blade free precision unattainable using standard methods.

Growing up the son of a rural family practitioner, Dr. Coleman has stayed true to his roots by spending a portion of his week seeing patients in Coushatta, Mansfield, and Many, Louisiana. In partnership with Dr. Chris Shelby, Dr. Coleman recently developed a mobile eye-imaging device, allowing physicians and veterinarians to take and transmit retinal photos using Apple’s iPhone. This first of its kind technology has been licensed to medical equipment giant, Welch-Allyn, and has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States.

In addition being passionate about eye care, Dr. Coleman is also a pilot and operates a flight school and aviation maintenance shop at the Shreveport Downtown airport. He has been married since 2011 and spends much of his spare time with his wife and at the airport. For more information of our comprehensive eye surgery services, Click Here.

Christopher L. Shelby, M.D.

First in Louisiana

Christopher Shelby, MD was the first surgeon in Louisiana to be certified using the LenSx® femtosecond laser for cataract surgery. LenSx technology provides blade-free precision and accurate results. Additionally, his partner, Dr. Wyche Coleman, III followed him in becoming the second surgeon in Louisiana to be certified. Dr. Shelby also provides LASIK surgery using the latest technology such as the FS200 Aqua and Allegretto Wavelight-Q lasers.

Inventor of Mobile Eye Technology

Dr. Shelby along with Dr. Coleman, designed breakthrough mobile eye technology that lets retinal images be taken and transmitted with an Apple iPhone. The device is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for use in the United States. Welch-Allyn is a leading medical diagnostic equipment manufacturer and has licensed this brand-new technology.

Medical Instructor and Speaker

Dr. Shelby teaches LSU ophthalmology residents at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center. Additionally, he provides LenSx Femtosecond laser training to fellow ophthalmologists and speaks on cutting edge surgical techniques to physicians and audiences nationwide.

Education, Honors, Memberships

Dr. Shelby earned his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, Louisiana where he served his internship and residency as well. After establishing himself as a leader in eye care, Dr. Shelby opened Willis-Knighton Eye Institute. Honored as a Fellow (FAAO)American Academy of Ophthalmology, he is also a member of the Shreveport Medical Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.


Dr. Shelby is married and has three children. He is the son of pioneering heart surgeon Dr. Stan Shelby.

More information about Dr. Christopher Shelby is available by going to wkeyeinstitute.com