Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our Meridian optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet Our Meridian Eye Doctor:
Dr. Phillips is a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, MS. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS and went on to receive his degree in Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.
Dr. Phillips likes a challenge and working with a diverse array of patients from kids to cataracts. “I always enjoy seeing the big smiles on children’s faces when they put their first pair of glasses on and their whole world lights up”.
Dr. Phillips recalls one of his more memorable experiences:
“I had been seeing her for several years for routine care. One particular visit, we were just unable to get her left eye as clear as we could in previous years. Additional diagnostic testing revealed some mild neurological deficits. She was referred to a neurologist who found a brain mass. The patient underwent successful surgery to have the tumor removed, and of course we always have plenty to talk about when she comes into the office.”
Dr. Phillips lives in Philadelphia, MS with his wife and 3 children. He enjoys coaching youth softball and soccer and spending time outdoors with their kids/family.