About UsPrinceton, WV & Giles, VA
Meet Our Optometrists in Princeton, WV & Giles, VA
Christopher Hansen, O.D.
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 Lane, O.D., M.B.A.
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 degree 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.
Dr. Lane is a staunch advocate for his profession and serves on many boards that seeks to advance Optometry, eye health and patient care. He is a frequent contributor to AOA Focus magazine and serves on the American Optometric Association’s Education Committee. He is the past president of the West Virginia Association of Optometric Physicians and currently serves as Trustee to the Southeastern Congress of Optometry 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 Secretary of the Concord University Foundation Board of Directors, founding member of Concord University’s White Coat Society and has created and funded two scholarships. He sits on the board for the Jonathan Powell Hope Foundation as well as serves the local Red Cross as a Disaster Relief coordinator. He enjoys traveling, sports and all things Philadelphia! Fly! Eagles! Fly!
Misty Lane, O.D.
Dr. Misty Lane grew up in Herndon, WV and graduated from Wyoming East High School. She earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and pre-professional biology from Concord University in Athens, WV. Later, she graduated with an associate’s degree in laboratory science from New River Community and Technical College and was employed as a medical technologist at Raleigh General Hospital and Plateau Medical Center in West Virginia and North Oak Regional Medical Center in Mississippi. In May 2018, she graduated from Southern College of Optometry with honors, earning her doctorate of optometry degree.
Dr. Misty Lane feels blessed to have the opportunity to provide eye care in the area she is from. She loves to travel through the deep south and has an interest in Indian Health Services. Her hobbies include hiking, biking, paddleboarding, and watching live music. She plans to join the Air Guard and hopes to become more involved with Leader Dogs for the Blind, a nonprofit organization that trains guide dogs.
Dr. Misty is an active member of the American Optometric Association, serves on the Student Liaison Committee for the West Virginia Association of Optometric Physicians and serves on the Concord University alumni council.
Cassandra Ortiz, O.D.
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.
McKenzie VanDyke, O.D.
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.
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