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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Louisville Eye Care the leading provider of vision care products and services in Louisville.

Dr. KentKent Stribling, OD

Graduate of Philadelphia High School

Mississippi State University: Biochemistry

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry: Doctor of Optometry

Past President of the Mississippi Optometric Association

Past President of the Philadelphia/Neshoba County Chamber of Commerce

Past President of the Philadelphia Sertoma Club

Personal: Married to Mitzi B. Stribling

Three sons: Taylor, Tyson, and Trent

Hobbies: coaching youth baseball and soccer, hunting.

Dr. GilGil 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 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.

The Newton Eye Clinic is a full scope eyecare clinic that includes the following services: comprehensive eye examinations, glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, cataract surgery, laser refractive surgery and medical treatment of all eye diseases. Newton Eye Clinic also has a full service optical laboratory and dispensery where glasses are made on the premises. Newton Eye Clinic has a large inventory of contact lens including toric lens for astigmatism and bifocal contacts, one day contacts and tints to change or enhance any eye color.


American Optometric Association

MS Optometric Association

University of Mississippi Alumni Association

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry Alumni Association

Professional Service

State Board of Optometry Member – 2005 – present

President – Mississippi optometric Association – 2000

President Elect – Mississippi Optometric Association – 1999

First Vice President – Mississippi Optometric Association – 1998

Second Vice President – Mississippi Optometric Association – 1997

Secretary/Treasurer – Mississippi Optometric Association – 1996

Board Member – Mississippi Optometric Association – 1994 – 1995

Legislative Chairman – Mississippi Optometric Association – 1995 – 2000

Community Service

President – Newton Chamber of Commerce – 1991

President – Newton Rotary Club – 1996

Chairman – Newton Regional Hospital Board of Trustees

Board Member – Newton City Zoning Board


Dr. Davis resides in Newton with his wife Jerri Anne. They have four children, Taylor, age 21; Anna Claire, age 20; Justin, age 15; and Leigh Leigh, age 10. He enjoys all outdoor activities including hunting, fishing and riding motorcycles.

Dr. JacobDr. Jacob Ivey

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 one child, Paisley Jaden Ivey.

Dr. EmilyDr. Emily Nail

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. As a student at SCO, she was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, American Optometric Association, Fellowship of Christian Optometrists and the president of the Mississippi Optometric Student Association. Upon graduation, Dr. Nail received the UPS achievement scholarship, the 4th year student clinical excellence award, the Ocular Science award for excellence in Ocular Disease, and the Bay Family Service award. Dr. Nail currently resides in Philadelphia.