Dr. Ryan Cazares is a native of Scott, LA. He attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he obtained his bachelor of science in 2007. He then received his doctorate in optometry at the University of Houston in 2011.
In 2013, Dr. Cazares founded Scott Eye Care in his hometown. He’s grown the clinic from scratch to having served over 21,000 patients.
Dr. Cazares founded the Lafayette Community M.I.Brary in 2018. A collaboration with the Lafayette Public Library, the M.I.Brary allows library patrons to check out musical instruments with a library card.
Dr. Cazares has been a member of the705 for 10 years, and he is a former board member. He is also an active member of the Scott Business Association, the American Optometric Association, and the Acadiana Optometric Society.
In 2017, Dr. Cazares graduated from Leadership Lafayette Class XXX. In 2018, he was awarded a 20 Under 40 Award.
His hobbies include playing music, exercising, sports, spending time with his dogs and his niece, and mental health advocacy.