~ Your Eye Team ~
Susan JongOD, FCOVD
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.
Charmaine WrightVision 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 GoingsCOVTCertified 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 HotardVision 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!!
Ashton DeweyVision Therapist, PTA
Ashton joined our team as a Vision Therapist in October of 2018. He was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He graduated from Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University’s (formerly Our Lady of the Lake College) Physical Therapist Assistant Program with an Associate of Science in May of 2018. In the past, he has worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant in both the Inpatient and Neurological settings. He has always had a passion for working with children. In his free time Ashton enjoys reading, CrossFit, playing sports, various outdoor activities, and cheering on his New Orleans Saints every Sunday.
Jessy BradfordCPOACertified Paraoptometric Assistant
Jessy joined our team in 2013 and is currently our optical and lab manager. She earned her Paraoptometric Assistant certification in 2017 and continues to further her education in the optometric field. Jessy is a Baton Rouge native and in her free time she enjoys being with her family and friends. She also enjoys traveling, especially to the beach, reading, and LSU football!
Ashley AinsworthCPOCertified 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.
Jessica MadereOffice 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.