Our Refractive Surgeon

  • Wanda Northam, M.D.
    Dr. Northam is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio, TX and served her Ophthalmology residency at Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans, LA. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive surgery, among other organizations. While completing her residency at Tulane University she began doing refractive surgery (RK and PRK), where she had the privilege of working on the FDA study trials for the excimer laser. She returned to Texarkana, and has proudly served her community ever since. Always in the forefront, she continues to bring the latest available advancements in technology to the ArkLaTex.. Having performed refractive procedures for 20+ years (including LASIK 16+ years) on thousands of patients, she remains Texarkana’s most experienced refractive surgeon.
  • Our Refractive Surgery Staff

    Gayla Bohn, C.O.A. / Refractive Coordinator
    Gayla is an Ophthalmic Assistant certified by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel. She has worked in refractive surgery (RK, PRK, LASIK and CK) for 18+ years. She has worked with Dr. Northam the past 15 years. She performs our FREE LASIK Consultations, answers any questions you may have, works with Dr. Northam during the three hour testing process before your surgery and is over the surgical staff on surgery day. She underwent LASIK surgery by Dr. Northam in 2000, and can personally share in her patients’ desire and excitement of becoming glasses and contact free. She will help guide you through every step of your entire LASIK process.
    Jennifer Hawthorne, C.O.A. / Star 4 IR Laser Technician
    Jennifer is an Ophthalmic Assistant certified by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel. She has worked in refractive surgery for 16+ years and with Dr. Northam for 13+ years. She is certified by Abbott Medical Optics on the Star 4 IR Laser and runs the laser during refractive surgery for Dr. Northam. She also works with Dr. Northam’s cataract and refractive IOL patients.
    Kaci Harris, C.O.A. / Laser Surgery Assistant
    Kaci is an Opthalmic Assistant certified by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel. She has worked in the eye field for 7+ years and has worked for Dr. Northam for 5+ years. She is one of our laser surgery assistants works in surgery handing instruments to Dr. Northam during the laser surgery process.