Eye Care Associates is where you’ll find everything from diabetic eye exams and specialty contact lenses, to management of glaucoma, macular degeneration, eye infections, and foreign body removal, all under one roof! We also have the latest fashions in eye glasses and sun wear along with prescription safety and sports glasses.
Our eye doctors care about your vision and overall health and strive to provide exceptional personal service. Originally established in 1950, we have been providing care for our patients in Laurel, Waynesboro, Monticello, and Ellisville for over 70 years. Our dedicated service to our communities has made us one of the largest and most trusted practices in the area.
To provide the best eye care services possible, our eye doctors use the most advanced diagnostic technology and eye care products available such as the Zeiss Clarus 500 retinal camera and the RightEye eye tracking system. By staying current with the latest developments in eye care, prescription lenses and advances in contact lens technology, Eye Care Associates can provide you with the best vision, advice, and fit.
Give your vision the care and attention it deserves. Download and complete our forms conveniently provided for you online and schedule your annual eye appointment with one of our doctors today!
E. Watts Davis, OD
Dr. Davis graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN in 1967. He opened his first practice that year in Monticello, MS, where he still practices today. Dr. Davis has served as president of the Mississippi Optometric Association as well as president of the Mississippi Board of Examiners in Optometry. He is currently a member of the American Optometric Association, the Mississippi Optometric Association, and the Southeast Mississippi Optometric Society. When not at the office, Dr. Davis enjoys spending time with his wife, Martha, and the rest of his family, especially his four grandchildren. He also loves raising and training quarter horses.
Dr. Watts Davis
Evan W. Davis, OD
Dr. Evan Davis is a native of Jones County and graduated from West Jones High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. He joined his father, Dr. E. Watts Davis, in practice at Eye Care Associates in 2010 after earning his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. He is currently a member of the American Optometric Association, the Mississippi Optometric Association, and participates in the InfantSEE program. In his spare time, Dr. Evan Davis enjoys spending time with his wife, Lori, and their two children, Eva and Easton. He also enjoys attending University of Southern Mississippi sporting events and playing golf.
Joshua W. Patrick, OD
Originally from Brookhaven, MS, Dr. Patrick received his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and his doctorate from the University of Houston College of Optometry. He is a board member and the vice president of the Mississippi Vision Foundation and a member of the International Keratoconus Academy, Contact Lens Society of America, and the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Patrick practices full scope optometry but specializes in specialty contact lenses and sports vision. Outside of the clinic, he is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys attending MSU sporting events and spending time with his wife, Sarah, and their two dogs.
Dr. Josh Patrick
Tiffany McElroy, OD
Dr. Tiffany McElroy is originally from Clarksdale, MS. She received her bachelor’s from Mississippi State University and doctorate from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. She is a member of the AOA and MOA where she is serving as chairman of the Grassroots Committee. In 2020, she was voted Jones County’s Best Optometrist and was also the recipient of the 2020 Helen St. Clair Young Optometrist of the Year Award. In her spare time, Dr. McElroy enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Justin, and their two children, Henry and Claire. She is also a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Laurel Main Street, and Laurel Arts League.
Dr. Tiffany McElroy
Justin McElroy, OD
Dr. Justin McElroy is a native of Natchez, Mississippi. He earned a Bachelors and a Masters degree in English Literature from Mississippi State University and minored in Chemistry at the University of Memphis. He earned his doctorate from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN, and is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Mississippi Optometric Association. Dr. McElroy practices full scope Optometry. When not practicing Optometry, Dr. McElroy enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with his family and his pets. He attends St. John's Episcopal Church, where he serves on the Vestry.
Dr. Justin McElroy
Dr. Evan Davis
"From the office staff to the optician, I found the office friendly and professional. The state of the art equipment gave me confidence in knowing my eye exam was thorough. Dr. Patrick was patient in answering my questions and I never felt rushed. Great experience."
"It was very easy to set up the appointment and I had a very calm experience with everyone being so friendly and helpful. They also received my glasses 5 days sooner than expected, and sent an appreciation letter to me in the mail!"
"Very professional staff and doctors, who are friendly, conscientious, and caring. Facilities and equipment are up to date. Services provided were top notch. I could not have been in better care."