Meet Our Optometrists at Lakeside Eye Associates


Dr. Brad Hearn

Education | Professional Career. Dr. Hearn, a North Carolina native, received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Elon College. Dr Hearn received his Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia Pa.
Experience. Dr. Hearn began practicing in 1986. His office is located in Huntersville NC serving the Birkdale Community and Lake Norman area.Dr. Hearn provides comprehensive vision care and excellent patient care through high-quality performance and innovative diagnostic technology. He served as the President of the Piedmont Optometric Society and is currently a Clinical Examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.Dr. Hearn is a member of the Davidson United Methodist Church in Davidson, NC.
Personal Life. He resides in Huntersville with his wife and 3 children. In his free time, he enjoys waterskiing and snow skiing.


Dr. Brandi Salazar

Education | Professional Career. Dr. Salazar was born and raised in Michigan. She attended Western Michigan University for her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Chemistry. She moved to Memphis, TN to pursue her doctorate degree at The Southern College of Optometry where she graduated as a member of The Beta Sigma Kappa Honors Society in 2012.
Experience. Dr. Salazar joined the team at Lakeside Eye Associates in 2015. She enjoys focusing on family and pediatric eye care.  She is an InfantSEE provider, which offers complimentary eye health and vision examinations for infants ages 6-12 months old.
Personal Life. Dr. Salazar enjoys exploring new places and staying active with her husband and two young sons.  She is an avid runner and has completed several half and full marathons.  She is a member of Crossroads Church in Concord, NC where she volunteers regularly.


Dr. Bradford Hearn

Education | Professional Career. Dr. Bradford Hearn was raised here in Huntersville, NC. He attended North Carolina State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in molecular, cellular and developmental sciences. He followed his father’s footsteps and received his optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
Experience. He has a special interest in contact lenses and serves as a Brand Ambassador for Acculens, fitting specialty lenses for various needs.
Personal Life. In his free time, you can find him out on Lake Norman or cheering on the Wolfpack and Carolina Panthers during football season.