Meet the Optometrist

Meet Batesville Optometrist, Dr. Dale Ladd

Dr. Ladd has been in private practice in Batesville since 1995. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, making him a board certified optometric physician. He is a graduate of Arkansas State University and the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee where he received the award for Outstanding Clinician. He was also awarded Young O.D. of the Year in 2000.

Dr. Ladd enjoys spending time with his wife, Teresa and their children and grandchildren. His favorite thing to do is spend time outdoors hunting and fishing. He has a love for duck hunting and enjoys sharing that love with others.

Meet Batesville Optometrist, Dr. Emily Smith

Dr. Smith joined Ladd Eye Center as an associate in 2018. She grew up in Batesville and graduated with honors from the University of Central Arkansas. She then graduated from the Southern College of Optometry as a Doctor of Optometry in 2014. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Arkansas Optometric Association. Dr. Smith sees patients of all ages and is especially interested in specialty contact lens fittings for conditions like keratoconus and high prescriptions.

Dr. Smith is a member of the Batesville Rotary Club and loves volunteering. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and fishing. She is married to Kevin, who also grew up in Batesville, and they have a son, Hank.


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