Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Hester Eye Associates, PC the leading provider of vision care products and services in Kennesaw.

  • Dr.
    Mark R. Hester

    Dr. Hester invites you to visit our office and experience his dream. In May 2002 he established Hester Eye Associates, after being in a group optometric practice for 6 years. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Optometry School.

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  • Dr.
    Rakesh Lakhani

    Dr. Lakhani grew up in Austin, TX and earned his Bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He then graduated as class valedictorian from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry.

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  • Sandy

    Sandy is the Executive Director at Hester Eye Associates. She brings skills to the office that include Laser Vision Correction as well as superb patient services. She serves as the Vision Source Representative for our office. Sandy and her husband have a blended family of 6 boys. One of her greatest joys is a wonderful grandson, Landon. She also enjoys boating, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Debra

    Debra is one of the Opticians at Hester Eye Associates with over 30 years experience in all aspects of the optical industry. She joined Dr. Hester in August 2010. Debra has one daughter, Victoria. In her spare time, she likes to “play in the dirt”, throw darts, and enjoy the company of her schnauzer, Mardi.

  • Amy

    Amy is the Office Manager at Hester Eye Associates. She joined Dr. Hester in June 2011. She brings our patients the benefit of over 11 years of experience in the ophthalmology profession. Amy has a strong customer service background from working management positions in the hospitality field. In her free time, Amy enjoys scrapbooking, kayaking and other outdoor activities.

  • Deanna

    Deanna is one of our opticians. She came to our office with 15 years of optometry practice experience. Her background allows her to be versatile in all areas of the practice. Deanna lives in Kennesaw with her husband Bret, and they have one daughter. She enjoys time with her family, friends, and crafts.

  • Donna

    Donna was born and raised in Marietta. She has 20 years experience in contact lenses. She enjoys paddle-boarding, being on the beach, and spending time with her family. Donna and her husband, Scott, have one son, Parker.

  • Vanessa

    Vanessa is excited to be back in the world of optometry. She originally started working in the field over 8 years ago and was thrilled at the opportunity to join Hester Eye Associates. She is passionate about helping others, Bilingual (fluent in Spanish) she brings years of experience in the medical field.

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  • Mark

    Mark was raised in Lexington Kentucky and brings nearly 15 years of eyeglass experience to the team. His background in the optical field, sales and customer service blends to provide exceptional professionalism. He moved to Atlanta as a young adult and has settled in Kennesaw with his lovely wife Tammy.

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