Meet The Staff

~ Your Eye Team ~

  • Susan Jong

    Dr. Susan Jong, a life-long Louisianan, grew up in Lake Providence working in her family owned business. After undergraduate studies at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), she received her doctorate degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN in 1979 where a strong interest in vision therapy developed. 

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  • Charmaine Wright
    Vision Therapy Administrator

    Charmaine joined the practice in 2013 as our Vision Therapy Administrator. She’s a native of Kentucky and holds a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Kentucky. During her free time she enjoys her two teenage daughters, Emma Kate and Campbell and rooting for her alma mater. 

  • 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 an 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 daughter, getting all the baby snuggles!  She loves being outside, taking family trips to the beach, and of course anything LSU! GEAUX TIGERS!!

  • Ashley Ainsworth
    Vision Therapist, CPO
    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. In 2017 Ashley earned her Paraoptometric certification. In her free time, Ashley enjoys kayaking, camping and exploring the outdoors.

  • Sydney Young
    Optometric Tech

    Sydney is a Baton Rouge native with several years of experience in providing quality patient care. She serves as Advanced Eye Center's contact lens specialist. She is highly skilled in preliminary testing and contact lens training. 

  • Danielle Wiggins

    Originally from the Chicago area, she moved down to start fresh. Danielle has been working in the Optical industry for over 10 years. She brings years of knowledge and understanding to provide the best service possible. Whatever the challenge is, she has the answer. Optical has been her passion and she continues to learn as much as possible to stay ahead of the trends. If you have a hard time picking out a frame, she is your girl!

  • Emily Herron
    Office Manager

    Born and raised in Enid, Oklahoma and moved down south to be with her soon to be husband. Graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2012 . Emily comes from a background of managing offices in new construction projects and agriculture. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, sporting events, coaching soccer, and all things animals, including her pet PIG!

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