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Doctors & Staff

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

Kent Stribling, O.D.

A native of Philadelphia, Mississippi Dr. Stribling is a 1983 graduate of the University of Alabama/Birmingham School of Optometry. He has been in private practice in Philadelphia, MS since 1983. He has been a partner in Louisville Eye Care with Dr. Gil Davis since 1999.
In 2008 Dr. Stribling was awarded Mississippi Optometrist of the Year Award by Mississippi Optometric Association.

  • American Optometric Association
  • Mississippi Optometric Association
  • University of Alabama/Birmingham Alumni Association

Professional Service

  • President- Mississippi Optometric Association 1999
  • President Elect- Mississippi Optometric Association 1998
  • First Vice President- Mississippi Optometric Association 1997
  • Board Member- Mississippi Optometric Association 1986-2000
  • Vision Service Plan- Mississippi State Profession Representative 2004-present

Community Service

  • President: Philadelphia/Neshoba County Chamber of Commerce 1999-2000
  • President: Philadelphia Sertoma Club 1990
  • Board Member: Philadelphia Neshoba County Parks and Recreation 2002-present
  • United Way: Board of Directors 1986-1992, Funds Chairman 1991-1992
  • Neshoba County Forestry Association: Board of Directors 2006-2010
  • First United Methodist Church: Presently on Leadership Team and Allocations Committee 2006-present

Dr. Stribling resides in Philadelphia with his wife Mitzi. They have three sons Taylor, Tyson and Trent and one granddaughter Hallie Grace. Taylor has a daughter named Hallie Grace. Dr Stribling enjoys coaching youth sports and hunting.

Dr. 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 two children, Paisley and Asher.

Dr. 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 she was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, American Optometric Association, Fellowship of Christian Optometrists and the Mississippi Optometric Student Association. Upon graduation, Dr. Nail received the UPS achievement scholarship, student clinical excellence award, the Ocular Science award for excellence in Ocular Disease, and the Bay Family Service Award. She currently resides in Philadelphia and is a member of First Baptist Church of Philadelphia. Dr. Nail enjoys running and spending time with her family.

Dr. Ken Toler

Dr. Toler was born in Greenville, Mississippi. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981. After graduating from Ole Miss, he began his professional career as a football player with the New England Patriots. He then received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1991. He completed an internship and residency training at the University where he also served as Chief Ophthalmology Resident in 1995.
Dr. Toler specializes in diseases and surgery of the eyes, cataracts, and LASIK refractive surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Medical Association.

Janice Payne, Office Manager

Graduate of Philadelphia High School
1971 American Optometric Association National Registry for Allied Optometric Assistant
Paraoptometric Continuing Education Seminars
National Certified Paraoptometric
Charter Member of MS Optometric Assistants -1st Sec./Treas.
2003 MS Paraoptometric of the Year
2004 Paraoptometric of the South
Family: Married to Uhl Payne
one son, Paul Payne and wife Cindy
Grandaughters, Baileigh and Landry
Attends Trinity Baptist Church
Alderman at Large for the city of Philadelphia – 16 years retired
Community Development Partnership Board Member
Mainstreet Board President
Philadelphia Business Women’s Club – Past President and Woman of the Year

Paula Lucas, Optician

1987 Graduate of Adams Christian School Natchez, MS
One daughter Brooke Lucas
Attends Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

Brenda Yates, Receptionist

Graduate of Sebastopol High School
Married to Lynn Yates
One son, Keith Yates married to Stefanie Giveans Yates
One daughter, Janet Yates Allen married to Shane Allen
Three Grandaughters, Kirsten Yates, Emma Yates and Taylor Allen,One Grandson, Gavin Yates
Attends Spring Creek Baptist Church

Brandy Hitt, Optician/Techinican

1995 Graduate of Neshoba Central High School
1997 Graduate of East Mississippi Community College- Applied Science Degree- Ophthalmic Dispensing Technology
Married to Kiah Hitt
One son, Owen Hitt
Attends Sandtown United Methodist Church

Vickie Sharp, Certified Paraoptmetric

Graduate of Philadelphia High School
Graduate of East Central Community College
Certified National Paraoptometric
Married to Tony Sharp
Three sons: Eric is married to Amanda Clark Sharp, they have two sons, Eli and Evan
Jason married Anna Marie Hailey
Corey Sharp
Attends Grace Baptist Church

Juliana Pope, Paraoptmetric

2006 Graduate of Neshoba Central High School
2008 Graduate of East Central Community College, Liberal Arts Degree
2010 Graduate of Meridian Community College with a Respiratory Therapy Degree.
Married to Tyler Pope, they have one daughter, Rivers.
Attends First United Pentecostal Church of Philadelphia