About Our Physicians

We provide the highest standard of care to our patients. With years of experience practicing medicine, we are renowned for our skill in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions and disorders. Our doctors and our entire medical staff are always ready to provide expertise, experience and compassion to each and every one of our patients.

Don E. Marascalco, M.D.

Dr. Marascalco is one of the most experienced ophthalmologists in the State of Mississippi. He is Board Certified and specializes in clear cornea, topical anesthesia cataract surgery, Lasik laser vision correction as well as Diabetic and Glaucoma laser surgery. He was among the first pioneering surgeons in Mississippi to perfect the no shot, no stitch, no bandage technique for cataract surgery. Dr. Marascalco is a native of Clarksdale, Mississippi. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1977 and finished his general medical training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1981. Dr. Marascalco completed his Internal Medicine Internship and his Ophthalmology Residency in 1985 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He founded the Eye Clinic of Meridian at its present location in 1985.

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J. Lawrence Mason, M.D.

Dr. Lawrence Mason is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in clear cornea/topical anesthesia cataract surgery, laser vision correction, and diabetic laser surgery. He is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Mason graduated from Jackson Prep in 1982 and attended Mississippi State University. He graduated from Belhaven College in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology prior to receiving his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1991. Dr. Mason completed an internal medicine internship and ophthalmology residency at the University Medical Center in 1996. He also completed the Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology at Stanford University as well as the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Course at Georgetown. He joined the Eye Clinic of Meridian in 1999. He enjoys spending time with his wife Ginger and their two kids as well as model railroading, radio controlled aircraft, and woodworking. He and his family are active members of Central United Methodist Church where he serves on the Administrative Council and chairman of the Stewardship Committee. Dr. Mason served as chief of the medical staff of Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center in 2006.

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Cassie N. Confait, M.D.

Dr. Confait is a board eligible ophthalmologist specializing in clear cornea/topical anesthesia cataract surgery as well as laser vision correction, diabetic and glaucoma laser surgery, and eyelid surgery. Dr. Confait is a VISX CustomVue and Intralase certified refractive surgeon offering the newest technology in laser vision correction.

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Eric Johnson, O.D.

Dr. Eric Johnson is a Therapeutic Certified Optometrist specializing in the diagnosis and management of diseases of the eye. He is also trained in pre and post-operative care of cataract and laser vision correction patients. Dr. Johnson is a native of Meridian and graduated from Meridian High School in 1992. He graduated from the University of Alabama-Birmingham with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 1997. Dr. Johnson then completed his medical training at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, graduating in 2002 with a Doctorate in Optometry. He joined the Eye Clinic of Meridian in 2002. Dr. Johnson enjoys sporting clays, golf, hunting, and fishing. He and his family are active members of Central United Methodist Church. In the community, Dr. Johnson is a volunteer basketball coach for the city of Meridian and frequently lectures to students of the Meridian Public School System.

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