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The Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

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Dr. Jillian Franklin

Jillian Duhon Franklin, O.D. is a Board-licensed comprehensive optometrist. Dr. Franklin offers a range of services including comprehensive eye exams with prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses, and treatment of various ocular conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic eye disease among others.

She earned her Doctor of Optometry at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN after attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she received an undergraduate degree in Biology. She is an active member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, the Optometric Association of Louisiana and the American Optometry Association

As Jennings native, she is very thankful to be in her hometown serving the community that gave so much to her.


Paula Viator

Optician and Receptionist

Paula joined the Acadian Eye Care family in 2019. Paula assists with all  scheduling needs as well as fitting patients with eye wear. She also does all of the in house lens cutting and the Head Vision Charge.

Kalana Gatlier

Kalana Gatlier

Chief Optometric Technician

Kalana has been working at Acadian Eye Care and Optical since 2000 gaining optical and clinical experience. She manages patient contact lens and medication prescriptions. She ensures Dr. Franklin’s patient care plans are communicated clearly to all staff members.

Savannah Guidry

Savannah Guidry

Optometric Technician

Savannnah joined the Acadian Eye Care and Optical team in 2021. She works as an Optometric Technician and Scribe. Savannah is responsible for patient work-ups, acquiring case histories, as well as performing advanced optical testing.

Rosalyn Racca

Rosalyn Racca


Rosalyn joined the Acadian Eye Care family in 2019. She will greet you with a warm smile and friendly conversation as you walk through our doors. Rosalyn assist patients with scheduling their appointments, answers all phone calls, and checks patients in for their exams.