Kayla Akers, O.D.

Optometrist

SPECIALTIES

Primary Care Optometry

Ocular Disease

Ocular Surgery Co-management

LOCATIONS

Kennestone Towne Lake

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 patient’s needs, and ensure they 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.

Specialties/Competencies

Primary Care Optometry
Ocular Disease

Qualifications

Georgia Optometry License

Education

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

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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, Indiana
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, Illinois
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, Illinois
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.

Dr. Akers' Main Office

Marietta Eye Clinic Kennestone Office

895 Canton Road NE (Clinic Bldg 100, Retina & Oculoplastics Bldg 200)

Marietta, GA 30060

Phone (770) 427-8111

Glasses (678) 784-0250

Contact Lenses (678) 784-0251

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Extended hours may be available

News & Events

10/17/2019

Kristen Peterson, M.D. Awarded Board Certification in Ophthalmology

Dr. Kristen Peterson Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology MARIETTA, GA October 17, 2019 – Marietta Eye Clinic, one of Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive eye care practices, is pleased to announce the latest achievement earned by one of the practice’s talented providers. Recently, the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) granted board certification to…

10/17/2019

Jordan Stanley, M.D. Awarded Board Certification in Ophthalmology

Dr. Jordan Stanley Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology MARIETTA, GA October 17, 2019 – Marietta Eye Clinic, one of Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive eye care practices, is pleased to announce the latest achievement earned by one of the practice’s talented providers. Recently, the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) granted board certification to…

9/27/2019

Marietta Eye Clinic Supports Adult Disability Medical Healthcare

As a healthcare provider, we are proud to join our fellow professionals in serving a community with unique needs. The Marietta Eye Clinic recently sponsored the Adult Disability Medical Healthcare (ADMH) nonprofit’s charity 5K Run for Health. This race raised funds for this fantastic organization which supports adults with disabilities, helping them access desperately needed,…

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