Dr. Anders graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN where he earned the degree of Doctor of Optometry. Dr. Anders set himself apart with the honor of being selected as "Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities" at both Louisiana Tech and Southern College of Optometry.
Dr. Anders received in-depth optometric training through internships at The Eye Center at Southern College of Optometry (Memphis, TN), the Alexandria VA Medical Center (Pineville, LA), and Bossier Family Eye Care (Bossier City, LA). These internships were focused in the following areas:
A native of Winnsboro, LA, Dr. Anders is following in the footsteps of his late father, Dr. David R. Anders, OD. After finishing his optometric education and training, Dr. Anders and his wife, Ashleigh, decided to make their home in Ruston, where they met while studying at Louisiana Tech. They are proud parens to three beautiful children, Lily, Nolan, and Mary Ellis.
Dr. Anders is a licensed optometrist in the State of Louisiana and is currently accepting new patients. Call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Anders.
A native Rustonian (with a little time spent in Massachusetts), Adicia has been with us since early 2020 and is an avid New England Patriots fan and wearer of many hats. Adicia serves us and our patients as the scheduling coordinator while also overseeing insurance verification, patient correspondence, referrals, and anything else that is thrown her way. With her degree in social sciences and 20+ years of experience in multiple healthcare fields, we are blessed to have her as part of our team!
Another native of Ruston, Aujani has been a part of our staff since the spring of 2021 and serves as one of our technicians. In her spare time, Aujani is a full-time student in cosmetology school. Aujani works directly with patients to gather/review medical history, obtain vitals, pre-exam testing, and perform diagnostic testing/imaging. With multiple years of shift management under her belt, Aujani has been a strong addition to our staff!
Ashley brought 12 years of eye care experience with her and has been with our practice since the spring of 2019. Ashley grew up in Bastrop, LA, and is our contact lens coordinator. She serves our patients by taking care of their contact lens related needs from training to ordering. We are lucky to have her!
As our longest tenured employee, Emily has been a loyal member of our team from the start! She grew up in Stephens, AR and made her way south. Having spent time in the past as an EMT as well as working in various hospital settings including ICU, Emily serves as our insurance billing supervisor and oversees most of our day to day office operations. If there is a solution to a problem, she will do everything she can to find it. We are thankful for her committment to our patients and our practice!
Emily grew up in Deville, LA and is a current student at Louisiana Tech where she is pursuing a degree in Biology with plans for PA school. Emily works directly with patients to gather/review medical history, obtain vitals, pre-exam testing, and perform diagnostic testing/imaging. We appreciate everything she brings to our practice!