Dr. Brooke Dugas received her Bachelors in Biology from the University of Louisiana Monroe where she graduated summa cum laude. During her time at ULM she served in many leadership roles, including StudentGovernment President and leader of PREP, the university’s freshman orientation program. She was the recipient of the Most Involved Student Award and Most Outstanding Biology Senior Award for her graduating class.After obtaining her degree at ULM, Dr. Dugas moved to Memphis, Tennessee to begin optometric training at Southern College of Optometry. She completed clinical rotations at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana and Piedmont Eye Care in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was a member of numerous local and national organizations, including the Louisiana Optometric State Club and Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society.Dr. Dugas completed a primary care and ocular disease residency at the William Chappell Veterans Affairs Clinic in Daytona Beach, Florida. She completed extensive training in the areas of retina, glaucoma, cornea, and post-operative cataract surgery care. She focused her research on retinal disease and delivered numerous continuing education lectures to her colleagues on these topics. While at the VA she gained experience in geriatrics and enjoys serving this population.In her free time, Dr. Dugas enjoys visiting friends and family in Louisiana and returning to Monroe to support the ULM Warhawks.