Welcome to MS EYE CARE

At Mississippi Eye Care, you will find eye care professionals who genuinely care about your health and are dedicated to providing exceptional personal service to everyone who walks through our door! We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services and join our patient family by scheduling an appointment.

Your Optometrist in Mississippi

Mississippi Eye Care is a full service eye and vision care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Our regional presence and eight office locations make Mississippi Eye Care offices the eye and vision care providers of choice. Our experienced team of doctors offer comprehensive vision exams and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, conditions, and problems. Patients come to Mississippi Eye Care because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Our team is dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times.

Our Services

At Mississippi Eye Care, we offer full optometric services that include eye exams to diagnose vision disturbances, conditions, or possible diseases. Our doctors use only the most advanced state of art technology and eye are products available. At Mississippi Eye Care, you will find eye care professionals who genuinely care about your health and are dedicated to providing exceptional personal service to everyone who walks through our door.

We also provide referral and pre- and post-operative examinations for LASIK and other eye procedures. LASIK is a procedure for treating conditions like farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism, and nearsightedness (myopia).

Our Offices

The professional staff of Mississippi Eye Care work closely with vision plans and insurance partners to get you the vision services you need. We accept CareCredit, cash, personal checks, and most credit cards.

Contact Mississippi Eye Care Today!

Give our friendly professional staff at The Mississippi Eye Care a call, stop by  or schedule an appointment online now. Let us help you see the beauty of the world more clearly.

Meet The Doctors

  • Dr.
    Kent Stribling
    Optometrist

    A native of Philadelphia, Mississippi Dr. Stribling is a 1983 graduate of the University of Alabama/Birmingham School of Optometry. He has been in private practice in Philadelphia, MS since 1983. He has been a partner in Louisville Eye Care with Dr. Gil Davis since 1999.

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  • Dr.
    William "Gil" Davis
    Optometrist

    A native of Louisville, Mississippi, Dr. Gil Davis is a 1986 graduate of The University of Alabama School of Optometry. He began his career in an O.D. /M.D. practice in Georgia before returning to Mississippi to purchase the Newton Eye Clinic in 1989. The Newton Eye Clinic is a primary eyecare clinic which services the residents of Newton county and surrounding areas.

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  • Dr.
    Jacob Ivey
    Optometrist

    Dr. Ivey is originally from Quitman, MS. He received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of West Alabama, and his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2006.

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  • Dr.
    Emily Nail
    Optometrist

    Dr. Nail is originally from Tupelo, MS. She received her Bachelor of Arts in biological science and mathematics from the University of Mississippi, and her Doctor of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis in 2008.

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  • Dr.
    David Otto
    Optometrist

    Dr. David Otto earned his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry where he was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, Gold Key, Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, SVOSH and was the vice-president of his class. 


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  • Dr.
    Audrey Otto
    Optometrist

    Dr. Audrey Thompson Otto earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry where she was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Optometrists and SVOSH. She completed an additional year of training in Family Practice Optometry at UAB. Dr. Otto is a native of Meridian, MS. She completed her undergraduate studies in biological sciences at Meridian Community College and Mississippi College. 

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  • Dr.
    Amy Crigler
    Optometrist

    Dr. Crigler received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from southern College of Optometry in 1980. While at Southern College of optometry, she was inducted into Beta Sigma Kappa honor Fraternity. She was named Mississippi Optometrist of the Year in 2004. Her memberships include the American Optometric Association, Mississippi Optometric Association and the Northeast Optometric Society.


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  • Dr.
    Sarah Fratesi
    Optometrist

    Originally from Jackson, TN, Dr. Fratesi joined Crigler Family Vision Center in June of 2003. Dr. Fratesi received her Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from Mississippi State University in 1999. While attending MSU, Dr. Fratesi was a member of the Delta Gamma fraternity serving as Director of Sponsorship, and she also received the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Research Award in 1999.

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  • Dr.
    Christopher Herring
    Optometrist

    A Starkville native, Dr. Herring joined Crigler Family Vision Center in June of 2017. Dr. Herring received his bachelors of Accounting and Masters of Taxation degrees from Mississippi State University in 2010 and 2011. While attending MSU, Dr. Herring was a member of Alumni Delegates, Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.

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Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Nail and staff are awesome! Highly recommended!"
    Jennifer M.H.

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