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About Us

Since 1989, Mississippi Eye Care Newton (formerly Newton Eye Care) has been the leader and preferred provider of quality vision care products and personalized optometric services to our patients in Newton, Mississippi, and the surrounding areas. Our experienced doctors and staff offer comprehensive vision examinations and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, conditions, and problems.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Trent Stribling, Dr. Jacob Ivey or Dr. Gil Davis today!

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Meet Our Doctors

William "Gil" Davis, OD

A native of Louisville, Mississippi, Dr. Gil Davis is a 1986 graduate of The University of Alabama School of Optometry. He began his profession in Thomaston, GA before returning to Mississippi to purchase the Newton Eye Clinic from Dr. Horace May in 1989.

After 10 years of private practice Dr. Davis partnered with Dr. Kent Stribling and purchased Louisville Eye Care. That partnership has since grown to 8 locations and 11 optometrists in East Central MS.

Dr. Davis is active in professional service to optometry. He served the Mississippi Optometric Association as legislative chairman and moved through the executive committee chairs to President of MOA. Following MOA service Dr. Davis was appointed to MS State Board of Optometry by Governor Hailey Barbour and served 3 terms. Currently Dr. Davis serves on Board of Trustees for Southeastern Congress of Optometry.

One of the things Dr. Davis enjoys most about optometry is the close personal connection to patients and community. Therefore, he has served the community as President of Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club where he is a Paul Harris Fellow. Dr. Davis also served 15 years on Newton Reginal Hospital Board as Trustee and President.

Dr. Davis and his wife Jerri Anne split their home time between Newton and her home town of Water Valley, MS. They enjoy restoration of older homes there where they have a B&B and event venue in an 1870 Greek Revival Home. They also enjoy time with their 3 daughters, 2 grandsons and, 1 son Dr. Justin Zampella who practices optometry in Bruce and Grenada.

William "Gil" Davis, OD

Jacob Ivey, OD

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.

As a student of UABSO, he was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, American Optometric Association, Fellowship of Christian Optometrist and Student Volunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity. Upon graduation, Dr. Ivey received the VSP Excellence in Primary Care Award, Gas Permeable Contact Lens Award, University of Alabama at Birmingham Deans Award and the BSK Honors Award for highest GPA. He and his wife, Audrey, currently reside in the Clarkdale community. Dr. Ivey enjoys fishing, hunting and landscaping in his spare time. He and Audrey have two children, Paisley and Asher.

Jacob Ivey, OD

Trent Stribling, OD

A native of Philadelphia Mississippi, Dr. Trent Stribling received his Bachelor of Biological Sciences from Mississippi State University (MSU) in 2015. While attending MSU, Dr. Stribling was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, National Biological Honor Society and Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society.

After graduation, Dr. Stribling was accepted to the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry (UABSO) where he completed his Doctorate of Optometry in May 2019. As a student at UABSO, Dr. Stribling was member of Private Practice Club and National Optometric Student Association. He is currently a member of the Mississippi Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.

Dr. Stribling is a member of First United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, MS. He enjoys the outdoors, golfing, and following his favorite sports teams.

Trent Stribling, OD

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We are located at 107 Decatur St in Newton. Come visit us today!

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Phone: (601) 683-3241  ·  Fax: (601) 683-3233


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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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