About Us - Your Mississippi Optometrists Serving Bay Springs


Everyone needs a great eye doctor, whether you realize it or not. Your eyes are two of the most important sources of input for your brain. They allow you to see your kids grow up, watch your favorite team win a championship, or read a NY Times Bestseller. At Mississippi Eye Care, we understand how vital your eyes are. That's why we combine our years of expertise to serve Macon, Union, Starkville, Louisville, Newton, Philadelphia, Meridian, and surrounding areas. 

About us - Your Mississippi Optometrists serving Bay Springs

Why Do You Need a Regular Eye Exam?

We understand that life gets busy. Each eye doctor across our wide-range of locations is fully prepared to work alongside your hectic schedule to ensure top-quality eye care. Regular eye exams can predict and prevent broader health problems, as they act as direct windows into internal health. Moreover, we can get ahead of vision problems such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Check out our list of eye doctors below, and feel free to get to know them further by reading their personal profiles. We're positive we can find the right fit and create a long-term relationship between you and one of our specialists. 

Our List of Practitioners

Not only can our doctors provide a vision exam and routine eye care, but we also offer a variety of specialized treatments. Our services treat conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye disease, and more. Our experts provide corrective eye services, from fitting eyeglasses and contacts to LASIK eye surgery. We strive to meet and anticipate the various needs of the entire community. That's why we have offices serving Bay Springs, Starkville, Lousiville, Meridian, Macon, Newton, Philadelphia, Union, and surrounding areas. 

Schedule an Appointment Today!

Our staff members pride themselves on combining great customer service with an elite understanding of optometry. We work closely with insurance plans and partners to ensure you and the whole family gets the best care at an affordable price. We invite you to read our optometrist profiles to learn more about us, but the best way to build a relationship is to stop by and visit! Contact us today or schedule an appointment online to get started. We can't wait to meet you!

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. Dr. Otto is a native of Atlanta, GA where his parents still reside. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Georgia and still enjoys cheering on the bulldogs during football season. He is an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.  In his free time Dr. Otto enjoys family time and outdoor pursuits.

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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.  Dr. Otto has been married to her husband Dr. David Otto since 2013.  She enjoys spending free time with her husband and their son Henry. Her family is active at Poplar Springs United Methodist Church. Dr. Otto sees patients of all ages and is excited to meet all of your medical and visual eye care needs! 

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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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