About UsPrinceton, WV & Giles, VA
Meet Our Optometrists in Princeton, WV & Giles, VA
Christopher Hansen, OD
Dr. Hansen founded Appalachian Eye Care in 2001 and New River Eye Care in 2004. He is certified in Primary Care Optometry and in the treatment and Management of Ocular Disease by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. He is also an active member of the West Virginia Association of Optometric Physicians and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Hansen is a die-hard Mountaineer and a Hoosier, but he married a Hokie. He plays several stringed instruments and is still trying to find one he is good at! Dr. Hansen is blessed to play music on occasion in church with his mother and children. In addition to music, he enjoys training and participating in triathlons – swimming, biking and running — and completed a 140.6 mile Ironman in 2015.
Bradley M. Lane, OD, MBA, MEd
Dr. Brad Lane is a Wyoming County native, growing up in Mullens, West Virginia, and is a proud son of a West Virginia coal miner. He earned his undergraduate degrees in psychology, sociology, and pre-professional biology from the Honor’s Program at Concord University in Athens, West Virginia. He graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry with a Doctorate of Optometry in 2007 and joined Dr. Hansen as a practice owner of Appalachian Eye Care and New River Eye Care. In 2016, he completed work earning an MBA and in 2020, he earned a Masters of Education in Instructional Design.
Dr. Lane is a staunch advocate for his profession and serves on many boards that seek to advance Optometry, eye health, and patient care. He is a frequent contributor to AOA Focus magazine and is the Co-Chair of the American Optometric Association’s Education Committee. He is a past president of the West Virginia Association of Optometric Physicians and currently serves as a Trustee to the Southern Education Congress of Optometry (SECO) based in Atlanta. Dr. Lane is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and was honored as the West Virginia Young Optometric Physician of the Year in 2013 and as the Optometric Physician of the Year in 2017.
Dr. Lane is also committed to his community and is the Chairman of the Concord University Board of Governors, a founding member of Concord University’s White Coat Society and has created and funded three scholarships. In 2013, he was honored as the Concord University Young Alumnus of the Year and as the Concord University Philanthropist of the Year in 2021. He also serves on the board of the Jonathan Powell Hope Foundation, a local charity that raises money for families who have children battling cancer.
He enjoys traveling, sports, golf, country music, and all things Philadelphia! Fly! Eagles! Fly!
McKenzie VanDyke, OD
Dr. McKenzie VanDyke grew up in Grundy, Virginia and graduated from Grundy High School. She earned a bachelors degree in Biology from University of Virginia’s College at Wise in Wise, VA in 2016. She graduated from the Kentucky College of Optometry with honors in 2020.
Dr. McKenzie fell in love with West Virginia during her clinical rotations and wanted to provide quality health care to residents in the area. Her hobbies are traveling, kayaking, and binge watching TV shows. She is a Duke basketball fanatic and loves attending games.
Dr. McKenzie is an active member of the American Optometric Association and West Virginia Association of Optometric Physicians.
Cassandra Ortiz, OD, MS, FAAO
In 2011, Dr. Ortiz was named a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry, an academic designation that not many in the optometric profession receive.
She is a member in the American Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry, and the West Virginia Association of Optometric Physicians.
Alexandra Horne, OD, FAAO
Dr. Alexandra Horne was born in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She completed her undergraduate degree at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts where she studied Biology as a dual degree student with the New England College of Optometry (NECO).
She graduated from NECO as a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society in 2017 and continued her training as a primary care and ocular disease resident in the VA Maine Healthcare System. In 2018, she became a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Horne enjoys all the outdoor recreation that West Virginia has to offer and spends the majority of her free time whitewater kayaking, cooking vegan recipes, and walking her dog, Talise, a Double Merle Australian Shepard who was born blind and deaf.
Josiah Bolyard, OD
Dr. Josiah Bolyard is a native of Green Bank, WV. Despite being raised in Pocahontas County, Dr. Josiah attended high school in Colorado, graduating as valedictorian of his high school class. After high school, he attended Western Nebraska Community College, playing soccer, and receiving an Associate of Science degree.
In 2018, he finished his undergraduate studies at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree with honors. He graduated from the Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) with honors in 2022. As a graduating student from KYCO, he received the “VSP Global Private Practice Award”, based on academic achievement, clinical and patient care, and leadership qualities with a special focus on private practice.
Dr. Josiah is excited to make the return to West Virginia and practice in the heart of Appalachia. He and his wife, Jayna, love spending time in the outdoors fishing, hiking, and going to Mountaineer games.
Our Team – Giles, VA
Giles is staffed with highly trained professionals that look forward to answering your questions and helping care for your eyes. We are confident the attention you receive is second to none. We take pride in our staff’s knowledge and experience. They are a valuable part of our team. All of us at Appalachian Eye Care look forward to meeting you.
Andi Fleming, BA, CPO