At Primary Eyecare and Optical of Meridian, each member of our vision care team is carefully selected by Dr. Minh Duong based on their experience, demeanor, and dedication to providing the most personalized care to all of our optometry patients. Our entire staff of Meridian MS eye doctors are committed to ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of each and every patient. We do our best to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointment times that work for you. The knowledgeable staff at Primary Eyecare & Optical of Meridian works with you to help you understand your vision insurance coverage and provide financial alternatives to ensure that you receive the best vision care possible.
Dr. Minh Duong, OD
Dr. Minh Duong is the owner of Primary Eyecare and Optical of Meridian. He was born in Vietnam and came to America in 1980 to Athens, Alabama. He went to the University of Alabama in Birmingham to get his B.S. in biology and chemistry. He stayed in Birmingham to receive his Doctorate of Optometry at the UAB School of Optometry in 2003. That is where he met his future wife, Dr. Thi Bui, who grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi.
After graduating, Dr. Duong and Dr. Bui moved to Jackson, Mississippi to practice for a couple of years. They realized that they wanted to build their own practice. Fate brought them to Meridian, MS. In 2008, they opened Primary Eyecare and Optical of Meridian. They added on to the building in 2015 and again in 2017.
Dr. Duong prides himself on delivering the best primary eye care possible. He uses the latest in ophthalmic technology to drive maximum efficiency so that the patient can get the most accurate and comprehensive eye exam without being here for hours.
Spending time with his three children is his favorite pastime.
Dr. Jennifer Dooley, OD
Dr. Jennifer Dooley joined Primary Eyecare in 2015 after completing her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry. As a local graduate of Clarkdale High School, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mississippi College. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Mississippi Optometric Association. While out of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Colton Dooley, a Portfolio Manager at Citizen National Bank, and her two sons, Cannon and Grayson. She is a member of Jones Chapel Church of God in the Clarkdale community. Dr. Dooley looks forward to continuing to serve the patients of her wonderful hometown and surrounding areas for many years to come.
Dr. Robert "Slater" Smith, OD
Primary Eyecare and Optical of Meridian welcomes Dr. Robert “Slater” Smith as our newest optometrist. Dr. Smith is a recent graduate of the prestigious Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN and hails from nearby Quitman, MS.
Dr. Smith is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys 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 Eyecare, Mrs. Smith has begun her journey as a Family Nurse Practitioner with Rush Pain Treatment Clinic.