Welcome to Benefield Eye Care
Your Ophthalmologist in Gulfport, MS.

Call us at (228)-328-0972 today.


Benefield Eye Care PC and Coastal Eye Surgery Center is a leading Ophthalmologist and eye care specialist practice on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and South MS.  We have been voted Best Eye Care Group on the Mississippi Gulf Coast by The Sun Herald People's Choice Awards for seven years. Our state-of-the-art facility is centrally located in Gulfport and within easy access to all corners of South Mississippi including the cities of Hattiesburg, Wiggins, Lumberton, Poplarville, Pearl River, Lucedale, Bay St. Louis, Waveland, Diamondhead, Pass Christian, Gulfport, Biloxi, D'Iberville, Ocean Springs, Lucedale, Moss Point and Pascagoula; the Mississippi Gulf Coast; and the counties Hancock, Harrison, Stone, George, Pearl River and Jackson.

Our doctors, Donald Benefield, M.D., Ophthalmologist; Clayton A. Stevens, M.D., Ophthalmologist; and Hedy Walker, O.D., Optometrist, specialize in a range of services including: Diabetic Eye Disease, LASIK, Dry Eyes, Cataract Procedures, Glaucoma Treatment, Laser Vision Correction, RLE or Refractive Lens Exchange, Aesthetic Eye Procedures, Upper Eyelid Lifts, Juvederm, Botox, Latisse, PresbyLASIK and the Eyewear Gallery.

Dr. Donald Benefield and his highly skilled team welcome you. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Benefield is a medical doctor who specializes in the health of your eyes. Dr. Benefield’s extensive training equips the ophthalmologist to provide a wide array of vision services for you, from prescribing eyeglasses to performing surgery and diagnosing and treating eye diseases. Please browse our website to learn more about our staff and services.

Our Approach to Ophthalmology

At Benefield Eye Care, we stress empathy and communication. Our team will keep you comfortable and thoroughly explain procedures and treatment options. We welcome questions and strive to make patients feel at home. This personal care and individualized attention is why people throughout the area come to Benefield Eye Care for all their vision health needs. We are happy to discuss financing options and work with your insurance provider to keep your care affordable.

Our office offers many eye care services, from surgery to treatment of eye diseases. Talk to us about LASIK, cataract surgery or glaucoma treatment. If you’re diabetic, we’d love to help you manage your eye care. We can treat your corneal or vitreoretinal disorders.

Whatever your eye issues, we’re here to help. Call us today at (228)-328-0972, so we can help you improve your vision. We look forward to having you join our roster of satisfied patients who see the world through healthy eyes.

Dr. Donald Benefield
Gulfport Ophthalmologist | Benefield Eye Care | (228)-328-0972

14225 Dedeaux Road
Gulfport, MS 39503

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  • Don Benefield, M.D.

    Dr. Don Benefield, a native of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, founded Benefield Eye care in Gulfport 22 years ago after completing an internal medicine internship at Ochsner Medical Center and ophthalmology residency at Tulane University Medical Center. He was certified as a Physician CEO in 2017 at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. A board certified ophthalmologist, his strong belief in personalized eye heath care combined with his record as a stellar eye surgeon have built his reputation as one of the most trusted and respected practices on the Gulf Coast.

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  • Clayton A. Stevens, M.D.

    Dr. Stevens, a native of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, completed his medical degree at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi.  After finishing his internship in internal medicine at UMMC, he then completed his training in ophthalmology at Tulane Hospital in New Orleans.  He practiced for a little over a year in Texas before returning home to join Benefield Eye Care. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

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  • Hedy Walker, O.D.

    Dr. Hedy Walker is an Optometrist who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases and disorders of the visual system. Treatments include prescriptions for eyeglasses, contact lenses, vision therapy, low vision aids, dry eyes, and pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of ocular disease. 

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Gulfport Office

Monday - Thursday:

8:30 am - 5:30 pm


8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday, Sunday:


Coastal Eye Surgery Center Office

Monday, Thursday:

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday:

7:00 am - 4:30 pm


8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday:


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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I am a former employee and a very satisfied patient.
    Dr. Don Benefield is the only surgery I trust to operate on myself, friends, and family members. I am impressed when Dr. Don Benefield and staff performed my mother, Jackie Powell's cataract surgery on both of her eyes without any complications. Dr. Don is my Favorite Ophthalmologist and most talented surgeon I've ever had the privilege of working with."
    Tomya P.
  • "I would give them more stars if Facebook gave me that option. Excellent care by knowledgeable and caring staff. Dr. Benefield is great. I was interested in having LASIK done, which I was nervous about. With Dr Benefield my surgery was completely painless and I now have better than perfect vision. And LASIK technician Sharonda was very helpful and knowledgeable pre and post surgery. Highly recommended."
    Kurt A.
  • "My family has used Dr. Benefield for 25 years. His staff is warm and courteous. He’s a great surgeon and Doctor. I recommend his clinic to everyone young and old."
    Donna C.