Meet Your Eyedeal Team
Dr. Derrick Badaracco
Dr. Derrick Badaracco, a Pittsburgh, PA native, grew up as an athletic kid and consequently suffered an array of sports-related concussions, resulting in his vision being severely damaged. Luckily, his family was able to find a local optometrist – very similar to what Eyedeal Family Eye Care is today – that was able to diagnose and treat his symptoms. It was this very experience that motivated Dr. Badaracco to dedicate himself to learning how to “Give the gift of vision.”
He attended Penn State University where he received his Biology degree and would soon after venturing to New York College of Optometry in Manhattan. After graduating, Dr. Derrick spent years practicing full-scope optometry slowly making his way south to North Metro Atlanta to be closer to his family and open his own family-focused optometry practice.
Dr. Badaracco is a standing member of the American Optometric Association, the Georgia Optometric Association, and the Scleral Lens Education Society which teaches contact lens practitioners the science and art of prescribing scleral contact lenses. Dr. Derrick now offers full-scope optometry, to Buford, GA, and surrounding areas, including pediatrics, eye disease, emergency eye care, and the treatment of vision effects after a concussion. He is keenly interested in treating amblyopia (lazy eye), and binocular vision issues relating to eye focusing and teaming & tracking skills. Other things that He specializes in are specialty contacts for the treatment of keratoconus, post-op LASIK ectasia, corneal transplant patients, and a unique technique to control myopia (nearsightedness) progression.
In his spare time, Dr. Badaracco can be found hiking with his wife, Jen, at the Chattapoochee Dog Park with his three-legged dog, Nevus, or at the LA Fitness in Buford, GA crushing his personal bests. He has become widely known in the optometric community for his use of modern technology and his vast skill set.
Leslie is a born and raised native of Georgia. She’s a recent graduate of the medical assisting program at Gwinnett Technical College. Leslie has been with Eyedeal Family Eye Care since 2018. She loves to get to know her patients and looks forward to building long-lasting relationships with them. In her time away from the office, Leslie enjoys spending time with close friends and family. She loves to go out on mini-adventures, loves to bake, and thrift shop.
Jenni has been in the eyecare field for almost 20 years. She holds two national certifications and her state license to fit glasses and contacts. She has worked in nearly every capacity but has the most experience and the most fun in the optician role. Jenni enjoys helping patients find flattering, fun, and functional glasses that meet everyone’s lifestyle needs. In her spare time, Jenni loves cooking, reading, and spending time outdoors with her husband, 2 kids, and 2 dogs.
Born and raised in the South, Sarah is new to the Buford area after living in CA for a few years along with her husband and two teenage daughters. She loves exploring the area and finding local flavor and things to do. When she’s not at work, Sarah can be found in her garden, in the kitchen trying new recipes, refinishing a piece of furniture, or hanging out with friends and family. If you have a favorite restaurant in the area or know of a good farmer’s market, let her know! She’s always open to a conversation about good food and interesting places.