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. 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.
Dr. Eric J. Johnson, II. OD
Dr. Eric Johnson is a native of Meridian, MS. He is a 1992 graduate of Meridian High School and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 1997. Dr. Johnson
completed his Doctorate of Optometry Degree from Southern College of Optometry in 2002. He practiced Optometry in Meridian for 18 years before serving as the Director of Vision Services for the Choctaw Health Center for 2 years.
Dr. Johnson is a father of five, Clarke, Ryan, Regan, Bryce and Jace and is married to Keemonica Johnson. Dr. Johnson is a member of Haven Chapel United Methodist Church, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and Eastend
Temple Lodge #476.
Dr. Johnson enjoys sporting clays, hunting, fishing and golf.