Kayla Akers, O.D.




The ophthalmologists and optometrists of the Marietta Eye Clinic each chose to join this practice because of a common philosophy, providing the highest quality patient care possible. Marietta Eye doctors are the experts in their fields, the top graduates in their educational and training programs, and deeply compassionate health care providers. The physicians and optometrists here research and provide the latest technology for their patients, listen intently to their patients’ needs, and ensure their patients have the highest quality support and surgical staff available. We invite you to explore the credentials and personality of our doctors on this page. Thank you for considering the Marietta Eye Clinic.


Primary Care Optometry
Ocular Disease


Georgia Optometry License


University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
Birmingham, AL
Doctor of Optometry

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Minor in Chemistry
Summa cum laude

Professional Associations

American Academy of Optometry, Fellow

Employment Experience

Munster Eye Care Associates, Munster, IN
Comprehensive Optometrist
Management and treatment of both acute and chronic ocular disease of anterior and posterior segment including glaucoma, dry eye, infectious and inflammatory ocular conditions.
Provide routine eye exams to patients of all ages.
Evaluate and treat inpatients at local hospital.
Co-management of cataract extraction  postoperative care.
Teach optometric/ophthalmic skills to technicians.
Fit routine and medically necessary contact lenses.
Visit local physicians to market practice and services.

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Ocular Disease Resident
Management and treatment of various complex, acute and chronic ocular diseases including glaucoma, neurooptometry, ocular sequelae of vascular disease.
Evaluate and manage triage and emergency room patients, hospital inpatients.
Fit medically necessary specialty contact lenses.
Co-management with other medical specialties including ophthalmology, rheumatology, neurology.
Precept and teach optometry students.

Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital Blind Rehabilitation Center, Hines, IL
Low Vision Rehabilitation Resident
Independently assess needs of low vision patients.
Co-management of end stage ocular disease.
Complete and execute rehabilitation plan.
Coordinate care of inpatient and outpatient low vision program.

Personal Interests

Hiking, walking, spin classes, spending time outdoors, exploring Atlanta, traveling, watching football, going to concerts and plays, spending time with friends and family, and trying new restaurants

"Big thanks to the great & knowledgeable crew at Marietta Eye Clinic, Woodstock location. For the first time, we went there for my son’s eye exam and they have established and loyal customer base. Dr. Kayla Akers is warm-hearted, thoughtful, and professional, I appreciate her kindness to help the patient out during this crazy pandemic time..."