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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  • 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 Technician

    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. 

  • Brianna Fournet
    Optometric Technician

    Bri is originally from West Virginia. Bri has worked in the medical field for the last 7 years and found her passion in Optometry in 2018 when she moved to Denham Springs. Bri has extensive experience as an Optometric Technician Supervisor and specializes in dry eyes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Outside of work Bri enjoys spending her time with her four children and husband and is also an amazing crafter.

  • 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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