Louisiana native, Dr. Mitchell Broussard, has been practicing optometry for over 24 years. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in biology from McNeese University, he moved to Texas in order to attend the University of Houston College of Optometry, earning his degree in 1992. Dr. Broussard has been practicing at Today’s Eyecare since 1994 and also gives his time and care to various programs including St. Bernadette’s Clinic, and The Lion’s Club. These programs, along with Dr. Broussard’s services, ensure that those in need have access to the best eyecare possible so that they leave seeing their best and feeling confident.
Dr. Broussard is also a member of the American Optometric Association and the Optometry Association of Louisiana. He now resides in Youngsville with his two children, Gabrielle and Ryan who attend North Vermilion High School. When not busy at work, Dr. Broussard enjoys spending his time outdoors, whether it be fishing, hunting, playing tennis or a round of golf!
Dr. Cathy Guidry is a Lafayette, Louisiana native, but grew up in Houston,Texas. After graduating from high school, she returned to Lafayette and attended the University of Southwest Louisiana where she received a Bachelor of Science in 1996. Dr. Guidry then attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, graduating with honors.
She then completed clinical externships at Steen-Hall Eye Institute in Shreveport, as well as Eyecare Associates in Metarie. Dr. Guidry joined Today’s Eyecare in 2002. She is a member of the Louisiana State Association and the America Optometric Association. Dr. Guidry is certified to diagnose and treat eye diseases along with being a supporter of the OneSight program, where she donates her time giving free eye exams to hundreds of needy patients through local charities.
Dr. Joseph Atkins was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He moved to Chicago in 1994 to attend the Illinois College of Optometry which he graduated from in 1998. He has now lived in Louisiana for 17 years and has been practicing optometry at Today’s Eyecare since 2005. Dr. Atkins offers care and aid to many organizations including St. Bernedette’s Clinic and the OneSight program, which mobilizes eye-care professionals to underfunded and underdeveloped areas to ensure they receive the best eye care possible. He has also served as the eye doctor for the U.L. baseball team for the last 5 years. He is also a member of the AOA and Optometry Association of Louisiana.
Dr. Atkins lives in Lafayette with his wife and four daughters. When he is not in the office working or spending time with his family, he enjoys fishing, golf and cheering on his favorite sports teams.
Dr. Crystal Gustin was raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. After graduating from Lafayette High, Dr. Gustin attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in 2004. She then went on to attend Southern College of Optometry in Memphis where she graduated with honors in 2011. She completed her externship at Veterans Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.
Dr. Gustin is a member of the American Optometric Association, as well as the Optometric Association of Louisiana. She served as president of the Acadiana Optometric Society from 2011 to 2014, and in June 2018 she received the 2018 Young OD of the year award for the state of Louisiana. Her volunteer work involves the OneSight program and St. Bernadette’s Clinic which she provides eye care for under-served areas in Louisiana. She is also an active member of the Junior League in Lafayette.
She is an animal lover who also loves to spend her spare time with family and the outdoors. Dr. Gustin resides in Lafayette with her husband, two cats and a new baby boy.
Originally from Springfield, Vermont, Elicia moved to Louisiana in 1994 to attend the LSU School of Business. She excelled academically and was a member of honor societies such as Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, Gamma Beta Phi and Golden Key.
Elicia joined the Today’s Eyecare team June 2003. Over the years, through her hard work and dedication to its growth, Elicia became the office manager in 2006 and in 2010 became a certified ophthalmic technician. Her responsibilities include supervising the staff, handling possible disputes, whether between employees or with patients, and general administration. Elicia is also a member of the American Optometric Association and resides in Lafayette with her daughter.
Rebecca was born and raised in Lafayette, LA. She is a graduate of Lafayette High School and has been a part of the Today’s Eyecare team since 2017. As assistant manager she helps with all aspects of the clinic from patient care to managing staff. She specializes in patient and external communications for the clinic. Rebecca is married and has a 14 year old son. She loves reading and spending time with her family.