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Meet Our Meridian Optometrists

Dr. Minh Duong Optometrist in MeridianDr. Minh Duong, OD

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Dr. Duong is an Optometrist in Meridian providing complete eye care services for the surrounding communities.

As a licensed optometrist, Dr. Duong provides exams, diagnoses, and treatments of all disorders that affect the eye or vision. In addition to training in eye diseases and disorders, Dr. Duong is also trained in anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology. With this background, Dr. Duong is trained to recognize a range of health issues; such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes and hypertension.

Dr. Duong works hard to stay current on the latest advances in eye health and vision care and regularly attends continuing education seminars and advanced training courses. It is because of Dr. Duong's dedication to continuing education that our Meridian patients receive the most modern and progressive vision care available.


Undergrad: University of Alabama @ Birmingham - B.S. in Biology
Optometry: University of Alabama School of Optometry (UABSO) @ Birmingham

Dr. Duong enjoys tennis, golf, fishing, basketball and racketball. 


Dr. Jennifer Dooley Optometrist in MeridianDr. Jennifer Dooley, OD

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Dr. Dooley received her Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry and received her B.S. degree in biology at Mississippi College. She is a graduate of Clarkdale High School. Dr. Dooley is a member of American Optometric Association & Mississippi Optrometric Association. In her free time she enjoys reading, baking and spending time with family.


Dr. Jennifer Dooley Optometrist in MeridianDr. Robert "Slater" Smith, OD

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Primary Eyecare and Optical of Meridian would like to welcome Dr. Robert "Slater" Smith to our practice. Dr. Smith, a recent graduate of the prestigious Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN, hails from Quitman, MS. He states that he received his solid foundation from his parents. His father Berry Smith, who works at Georgia Pacific, instilled in him a strong work ethic, while JoEtte Smith, his mother, was his Anatomy and Physiology and his chemistry teacher. In addition to Dr. Smith, his parents can also brag on his brother Graham, a lawyer in Texas, and his sister Virginia, a registered dietitian with BCBS in Jackson.

When not examining eyes, Dr. Smith is an avid outdoorsman. He says that when not hunting or playing sports, he is watching sports or spending time with his wife, Arlette. Since meeting at Jones County Junior College, the Smiths have supported each other as they both pursued medical professions. As Dr. Smith commences his career with Primary Eyefare, Mrs. Smith begins her journey as a Family Nurse Practitioner with Rush Pain Treatment Clinic.

When it comes to eye care in particular, Dr. Smith feels strongly that "it is essential for every patient I come into contact with to receive the absolute best comprehensive care as if he or she were a member of my own family." He focuses on building trust and rapped as well as educating the patient fully and honestly so that he and his patients "can work together to strive for optimal ocular and general health."

I choose to join Dr. Duong at Primary Eyecare," Dr. Smith continues, "because I loved the family atmosphere as they interacted with the patients and each other--it felt like joining a family. Primary Eyecare has also built a reputation for being the number one primary eye care provider in the Meridian area with a modern state-of-the-art eye center that focuses on giving their patients the most up-to-date quality of care." He adds that he was also "impressed with Dr. Duong's dedication and motivation to serve and improve the community," which parallels Dr. Smith's own passion to bring the best eye care possible back to his own rural Mississippi home.