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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Dr. David Fisher, Jr. & Associates the leading provider of vision care products and services in Lafayette.


Dr. Fisher was born in Jennings, Louisiana to David and Shirley Fisher, owners and operators of Fisher Early Childhood Development Center here in Lafayette. At six months of age his family moved to Lafayette and he has been here since. Dr. Fisher graduated from Acadiana High School and received his Bachelor of Science from U.S.L. (now UL Lafayette). He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry, a private college in Memphis, TN. Upon graduating in May 1990 he was accepted into a residency/fellowship program in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease. The residency took him through July 1991. He then returned to Lafayette and entered into private practice. Dr. Fisher is a member of the Optometric Association of Louisiana, and is a past president of the association. He was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 1996. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and also serves on the board of the Southwest Council of Optometrists.

His community services are centered around helping the troubled youth of our area. He works closely with the Children’s Shelter, Acadiana Shelter for Girls and Maison de Mere through his association with Acadiana Youth, Inc.

He married the former Nanette Sonnier in 1991 and they have triplet boys: Mason, Evan and Reed, born September 1997.

Lou-Anne-JacquesLou Ann Jacques – Front Desk Coordinator

Lou Anne is from Youngsville and now lives in Carencro. She is the financial and front desk coordinator and has been with Dr. Fisher for 20 years. She has worked in the field of optometry for 50 years. She enjoys gardening and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her job description is accounts receivable/payable, as well as greeting and scheduling patients. She is also trained to help frame style glasses and aids in adjustments.

Vision ClinicSusan G. Melancon – Certified Paraoptometric

Susan is from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. She has worked for 20 years in the field of optometry and has worked with Dr. Fisher for 20 years. She handles all of our eyewear needs from ordering and stocking frames of all designs to aiding in frame selection and dispensing for our patients. She is a certified Para-Optometric Technician and has been since 1996. She is certified to obtain patient medical histories and perform preliminary tests for all ocular exams.

AngelAngel R. Villalobos – Certified Optician

Angel is a resident of Lafayette. He was certified in 1990 and has been working opticianry for 30 yrs. He enjoys riding his motorcycle, camping, saltwater fishing, soccer, cooking and spending time with his wife and children.

ChanitaMcGalliardChanita Mc Galliard – Contact Lens Technician

Chanita is from Shreveport, Louisiana and now lives in Lafayette. She has worked in the field for fourteen years and has been with Dr. Fisher for 11 years. She specializes in the research and fit of contact lenses for our office. She is a trained technician to assist with the preliminary testing and medical history for complete ocular examinations.

KristainHutchisonKirstan Hutchison – Ophthalmic Technician

Kirstan is from Franklin, Louisiana. She has worked in the field of optometry for 4 years. She performs all preliminary testing before examination. She also performs any diagnostic testing ordered by staff doctors. She is a Certified Paraoptometric.

PriscillaGoudouxPriscilla Goudeau- Front Desk Receptionist

Priscilla Goudeau is from Cecilia, Louisiana. She has been in the optical field for 33 years. Her responsibilities at the front desk include greeting patients, scheduling, collecting and preparing patient information. She can also assist with frame styling, dispensing and repairing eyewear.

KristenBorelKristen Borel – Optometric Technician

Kris is from Lake Charles, LA and currently resides in Youngsville, LA. Her duties include greeting patients, answering the phones, checking in patients, and assisting with adjusting and dispensing of eyewear.