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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.

Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Amber Fontenot

Optometric Technician and Receptionist

Amber joined the Acadian Eye Care and Optical staff in 2020. She is an Optometric Technician and Receptionist. Amber's warm smile will greet you as you walk in the front doors.

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Kalli Benoit

Optometric Technician

Kalli joined the Acadian Eye Care and Optical team in 2019. She works as an Optometric Technician and Scribe. Kalli is responsible for patient work-ups, acquiring case histories, as well as performing advanced optical testing.