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Meet The Staff

~ Your Eye Team ~

  • Charmaine Wright
    Vision Therapy Administrator

    Charmaine Wright is a native of Frankfort, Kentucky. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling. She brings several years of vocational rehabilitation experience to Advanced Eye Center as the Vision Therapy Administrator. During her free time she enjoys her two daughters, Emma Kate and Campbell, rooting for her alma mater in basketball and exploring everything Louisiana has to offer.

  • Tabitha Goings
    Certified Optometric Vision Therapist

    Tabitha joined Advanced Eye Center in 2008 and is currently the head therapist at our Baton Rouge location. She earned her Vision Therapy certification through the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) in 2011. Tabitha graduated from Louisiana State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. In her free time, Tabitha enjoys drawing, building collages, and creating homemade jewelry.

  • Rachel Hotard
    Vision Therapist

    Rachel  is from Port Allen, Louisiana.  She graduated from ITI Technical College in 2008 with a degree in office administration.  Since then, she has worked in the physical therapy field as a technician and office manager, but she has always wanted to work on a more personal level with patients.  In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her amazing family and friends.  She loves being outside, playing softball, going to the beach, and anything LSU!!! 

  • Jessy Bradford
    Certified Paraoptometric Assistant

    Jessy is a Baton Rouge native who of course, is crazy about LSU football! She earned her paraoptometric certification in November 2015 and continues to further her education in the optometric field. In her free time, Jessy enjoys being with family, friends, traveling to the beach and any other adventure that comes her way.

  • Ashley Ainsworth
    Certified Paraoptometric

    Ashley was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She moved to Baton Rouge to be closer to family.  She has a background in working with patients in orthopedic and chiropractic clinics but recently;became interested in optometry. After working with Dr. Jong, she hopes to further her career in the field. In her free time, Ashley enjoys kayaking, camping and exploring the outdoors.

  • Jessica Madere
    Office Manager

    Jessica has lived in Baton Rouge since Kindergarten except when she spent a year overseas in Saudi Arabia, due to her father’s job. She comes from banking and being an Office Manager in a clinical setting. She graduated from LSU’s School of Mass Communication with a concentration in Advertising. In her spare time, she's an enthusiastic Crossfitter who loves hanging out with her little girl and husband. 

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  • "I highly recommend this business for their specialty services, care, professionalism and promptness. If you have any learning problems, dyslexia or anything of the sort, try Dr. Jong and her team to check your eyes. My niece was falling a lot but had 20/20 vision; Dr. Jong and her team figured out her problem and she no longer falls. My daughter was having problems with math. Dr. Jong and her team figured out why and her math scores went up. I had problems reading Latin and it's due to a form of dyslexia. Specialty glasses help fix that problem as well. Dr. Jong has a lot to offer the community and I highly recommend her. This is my first online review ever!!"
  • "Dr. Jong and her skilled, experienced staff always give friendly and personal attention to this patient. My eyes have been in her care since 1985 and its has been very good care. I believe the Center has all the latest examination and diagnostic equipment. My annual visit with Dr. Jong and her staff is a great confidence builder."
    -Stephen S.
  • "The most caring people you will ever meet. It is an awesome feeling to have someone who understands what your child is struggling with and actually has a solution to your problem. I recommend anyone that has a child with a learning disorder to schedule an evaluation. You will be amazed!"
    -Casey D.
  • "It's been years since my last exam. Dr. Jong was friendly, informative and thorough throughout the exam. The staff at Advanced Eye Center were polite and caring. There was no waiting time and I was out of the office with a new prescription within 30 minutes of arriving."
    -Sara G.

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