Meet the Optometrist

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My road to optometry may be considered ‘one less traveled’. I was 41 when I decided to go to optometry school in Memphis, Tennessee. Afraid, out of my element and a long way from home, I walked into my first class with 20 years of experience as an optician and as a manager of private and commercial optometric practices. I brought with me an AAS in Medical Laboratory Technology from Central Virginia Community College and a BA with a major in Chemistry from the University of Lynchburg. Most importantly, I brought a family and friends supporting me all the way. In 2001, I graduated from Southern College of Optometry summa cum laude and as Clinician of the Year.

I met my husband, Jim while in school in Memphis. This Mississippi boy with 7 siblings just knocked me off my feet. After graduation, we left the area to begin years of adventure in Pensacola and in Virginia where I established my own successful private practices. We decided in 2012 to come back to the Mississippi area to be closer to our children and grandchildren. 

I realized after we settled into our home in Taylor that I was ‘not finished yet’! Eyes, etc. is about allowing me to bring together the ‘good’ from times past along with the ‘good’ that modern technology offers in order to provide each and every patient my very best in a pleasant and comfortable environment of caring for you, your family and our community.

Please come in and relax! Have a cup of coffee. Enjoy conversation on the front porch. I am sure you will see Jim, one of his sisters or many neighbors out and about. You may even run into our little Schnauzer, Bella Bea. She wants to be a therapy dog but I don’t know…..

So now you know our story. We would love to know yours!! Come see us soon.


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Testimonials

  • Dr. Darby is the best! The first thing I noticed is the care and attention she gives each patient, not rushing through the very thorough examination, so I have confidence she will notify me of any issue with my eye health that needs attention. In prescribing and fitting my eyeglasses, I am always surprised and delighted that the fit is so perfect right from the outset and never requires the period of adjustment while I got used to the new glasses that I almost always had before I started going to Dr. Darby. So glad she is opening an office here in Taylor!

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  • I was very excited to learn that Dr. Darby was opening her own practice in Taylor. I have gone to her for years and have always loved the vision, comfort and look of the glasses I’ve gotten from her. She listens carefully and performs meticulous exams. What I especially like, however, is that she takes the time to talk with you and explain your options.  Here in Memphis she provided “small town” customer service, and now the folks in Taylor will get that same service in a state-of-the art facility.   I will be one of the first patients through her doors the second she gets the OK to open!

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  • Possibly the most enjoyable annual check up ever. The new eye clinic in Taylor (Eyes, etc.) is not only the most precious office I've ever been in but Dr. Elizabeth Darby is delightful, informative and thorough.

  • Dr. Darby is by far the most outstanding optometrist I've ever been to see. My eye exam began with a blood pressure check and a thorough, relevant general health check demonstrating acumen and care level on par with an ophthalmologist. The prescription I ended up with was so much more exacting than I’d received before that when I received my new eyeglasses I’d never had such a major improvement in my vision. Her professionalism is enhanced by genuine warmth and compassion, and I think this encourages patients to be more open with her about health issues which contributes to the results she consistently delivers.  I believe any patient who chooses Dr. Darby for their eye care needs will be in awe as I was and never want to see anyone else!

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  • "Thank you, Dr. Betsy at Eyes, etc. for a very thorough exam, explaining all of the test results, and so helpful with the fitting of my glasses. So pleased, I got 2 pair."

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Friday

Closed

Saturday

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

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