About Uptown Eyes
Where elite eyecare meets exclusive eyewear.
Dr. Megan Baureis and Dr. Holly Anderson provide Northwest Arkansas with comprehensive eye care and customized eyewear. As an independent, doctor-owned office, our focus is on the eye health of our patients. As healthcare providers, and patients ourselves, we understand the importance of personalized care. Uptown Eyes is committed to maximizing the visual quality of life for our patients and our community. From eyeglass exams to postoperative care, we here for your eye health needs.
Holly Andersen, O.D.
Dr. Andersen grew up in Yukon, Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelors in Biology. She was accepted to Northeastern State University of Oklahoma College of Optometry where she completed her Optometric Doctorate. Dr. Andersen continued her education and was accepted in the Primary Eye Care Residency program through NSUOCO with Fayetteville VAMC Eye Clinic. After completion of her residency, she continued working for the VA as a staff optometrist. Dr. Andersen then went onto work for McDonald Eye Associates as the Refractive Surgery Optometrist for five years. Dr. Andersen is a member of the American Optometric Association, Arkansas Optometric Association and the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians. When she is not working at Uptown Eyes, she enjoys spending time with her family. Dr. Andersen enjoys backpacking, running, painting, photography and traveling.
Megan Baureis, O.D.
Dr. Baureis is a graduate from University of Arkansas here in Fayetteville with a degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science. She went on to attend The Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, where she graduated Valedictorian and magna cum laude. She has had experience in primary care, contact lenses, ocular disease, and post-operative care. Dr. Baureis is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Arkansas Optometric as well as the Arkansas Alumni Association and Tri Delta Alumni Association. She is a graduate of Leadership Fayetteville, hosted by the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, and has been accepted into the LEAD Program, hosted by the Arkansas Optometric Association. She and her family enjoy all the fun Razorback and outdoor activities Fayetteville has to offer. She and her husband, Joe, have two children, ten-year old Luke and six-year old Naomi. When not working at Uptown Eyes, she enjoys spending time with her family, boating on Beaver Lake, attending concerts and other local events such as Farmers’ Market, and traveling.
Samantha Herrod, Office Manager
Samantha grew up in Marvell, Arkansas where her love for fashion and design started early. She spent many afternoons in her grandparents’ department store, Davidson’s, dressing up in hats and shoes. Samantha graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a degree in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Community Health Promotion. She began her Optical career in 2004 as an Optician and Buyer bringing both the sharp fashion sense she honed in her grandparents’ store and her interest in healthcare to the benefit of patients and customers. Samantha joined our team inJanuary 2017 as our insurance and accounts receivable guru. When outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering, cooking, and trying new culinary experiences.
Lexie Graham, Public Relations Director
Lexie is the voice of Uptown Eyes! She has over 10 years in customer service experience, and is always making every patient and guest feel welcome when they walk through our doors. She joined our family in June 2014 and we are thrilled to have her greeting all our wonderful patients and clients with respect and sincerity. Her multi-tasking abilities while wearing a smile (and some amazing eyewear) makes the rest of us want to work just as hard. Lexie’s favorite eyewear lines are Salt and Matsuda. When Lexie has some free time, she is always up to some kind of DIY adventure or volunteering in the community.
Traci Wyatt, Licensed Optician
Traci is a licensed optician who has been successfully providing fashionable, exclusive frame options since 1991 in Fayetteville. Many of you were clients of hers from Eye Fashions and we welcome you to Uptown Eyes! We are so fortunate to have her expertise in frames, lenses, coatings and style here at Uptown Eyes. Traci graduated from University of Missouri-St. Louis with her BS in Biology. She is licensed as an Optician in Arkansas. She is a member of the Opticians Association of Arkansas and Opticians Association of America. When not working at Uptown Eyes, she works with people who have low vision and spends time with her husband and two children.
Micki Butler, Licensed Optician
Micki is a licensed optician and has been in the optical industry since June 2006, She has been licensed since October of 2010. She is certified as an optician by the American Board of Opticianry, and is licensed as an optician in Arkansas. She is a member of the Optician Association of Arkansas. Micki moved to NWA in the spring of 2011 from Clarksville, AR. We are thankful Micki joined our Uptown Eyes family in August of 2016. One of Micki’s favorite Optical lines is Ann Et Valentin. She and her husband, Eli, have one daughter, Aria. When not helping out patients and clients of Uptown Eyes she enjoys spending time with her family and crafting.
Jennifer Cowan, Optometric Assistant
Jennifer is our amazing Optometric Technician. She joined the Uptown Eyes family in November of 2017 and assists our team across all areas, especially in pretesting and optical. Jen has held her paraoptometric certification since 2015. She started working as an Optician in 2014 and fell in love with the eye industry; now works as a technician and enjoys learning about medical diagnosis and treatments. Jen, her boyfriend James, and their two dogs moved to NWA in the fall of 2017 from Virginia Beach, Virginia. When not working at Uptown Eyes she enjoys taking her dogs on long walks around Lake Fayetteville, traveling, and shopping