Meet the Team

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From the time I knew what a teacher was, I wanted to be one. Teaching was my dream job. I was an educator for thirty years - twenty in the classroom and ten in administration.  I was not disappointed - for me, still, being an educator is the most important and rewarding profession there is. I love to travel and to experience new cultures and ways of life and wanted my students to have the opportunity to experience these also, so I organized trips every few years to Europe and took as many students as wanted to go.  Every time I saw a student in awe at seeing the “Mona Lisa”, Michelangelo’s “David”, Saint Peter’s Basilica or saw the confusion and sadness of visiting a concentration camp or the beaches of Normandy, I was experiencing it for the first time. After retiring as an educator, I became an independent contractor for a start-up company writing the scripts and overseeing the production process of making instructional videos for our client companies. During this time, I was lucky enough to spend five weeks in Singapore and China doing a needs’ assessment for a client company which allowed me to see and experience many things that the typical tourist never got a chance to experience making this the trip of a lifetime. Before I retired, I told everyone that when I retired, I wanted to get a job working in the front office of a clinic. I now am working in my second dream job! You cannot find a friendlier and more fun place to work. I love going to work!


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Carrie Owens

Carrie has worked in the medical field since the age of 18, starting her career in the operating room as an operating room tech and ending her career in the OBGYN field. After a few months of retirement she realized she has too much energy and too much time on her hands. She also realized she missed caring for patients and is thrilled to be part of the Eyes team! Carrie loves being with family and friends. She has a passion for traveling, cooking and being around animals, especially her two pups, Hershey and Yoko!

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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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