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Our Doctors

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors who make Heritage Eye Care the leading provider of vision care products and services in Wake Forest.

Dr. Dan Yoakum, O.D., P.A.

Dr. Dan Yoakum, a native of Indiana, moved to Raleigh in 1985. He graduated cum laude from NC State with a Bachelors degree in Microbiology and a minor in Genetics. He attended the prestigious Pennsylvania College of Optometry where he graduated in 1995 with Clinical Honors. He completed general Optometric externships at Quantico Naval base and Hahnemann University School of Medicine, and a Pediatric externship at The Eye Institute of Philadelphia. Dr. Yoakum has been practicing as a licensed Optometrist in Wake Forest for over 15 years. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and NC State Optometric Society.

Dr. Yoakum is married to Kim, who works in our optical department. They have four children, three of whom are triplets. Dr. Yoakum is active in his church and in his spare time he enjoys working out, hiking, reading and learning to play the banjo. He is also an avid N.C. State fan….Go Pack!


Dr. Blair Stone, O.D.

Dr. Blair Stone is a North Carolina native. She grew up in Raleigh and received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in Public Health. She also received her doctor of optometry degree from the prestigious Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2005.

Dr. Stone completed a post-doctorate residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation at William Feinbloom Rehabilitation Center at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she provided visual care to individuals of all ages with visual impairment and focused on ocular disease diagnosis and management, emergency care, glaucoma treatment, neuro-ophthalmic disease and pre-and post-operative care. She is an active member of the American Optometric Society and the North Carolina Optometric Society.

Dr. Stone is married and has three children. She also enjoys running, going to the mountains, and spending time with her family.


Aleshia Luu, O.D.

Dr. Aleshia Luu is a native of Pennsylvania, and recently relocated to Raleigh in 2016. She received her undergraduate degree from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Biology and completed the accelerated program at the prestigious Pennsylvania College of Optometry where she graduated with clinical honors in 2009. After graduation Dr. Luu spent seven years working in ophthalmology where she gained experience in the treatment and management of ocular diseases, including dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, corneal disease, and pre- and post-surgical care of LASIK and cataract patients. She is also an active member of the American Optometric Association and the North Carolina Optometric Society.

Dr. Luu is married to Dr. Adam Palo who is a fellow optometrist in the Raleigh area. They have an energetic fur baby named Rocky who occupies their time at home. She enjoys running, cooking, outdoor activities, and immersing herself in family.