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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 Optos California 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!

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About Us


Comprehensive/Diabetic Exams


We recommend a comprehensive exam for adults at least every two years, and every year after age 55. Dilation for diabetic patients is standard of care. 

Specialty Contact Lenses


No contact lens fitting is too complicated for our team. We offer scleral, hybrid, RGP, multifocal, and soft disposable contact lenses. 

Pediatric Examinations


Every child should have a comprehensive eye exam between ages 3 and 5, and every year after while in school.

Glaucoma/AMD Management


Eye Care Associates has the latest and most advanced technology to diagnosis and manage any eye disease. 

Foreign Body Removal


When it comes to removing a foreign object from the eye, trust the experts who perform this procedure on a daily basis.

Conjunctivitis/Eye Infections

There are many causes for red, irritated eyes. Our doctors perform a thorough exam and prescribe the right treatment for you.

Dry Eye Treatment


When artificial tears just won't cut it, our team will put together a comprehensive approach to improve your quality of life.

Full Service Optical


From luxury frames to prescription sun wear, our optical has it all. Adjustments and repairs are a breeze for our experienced staff. 

Our Services
Our Doctors


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

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

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.

Dr. Evan Davis

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

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, the Mississippi Optometric Association, and is also an InfantSee provider. When not practicing Optometry, Dr. McElroy enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with his family and his pets. He is a member of the Laurel Kiwanis Club, and he attends St. John's Episcopal Church, where he serves on the Vestry. 

Dr. Justin McElroy

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Kathleen Tariq, OD

Dr. Kathleen Tariq is a native of Hazleton, Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate degree at Pennsylvania State University and her doctorate at Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA. She practiced in Northeast Pennsylvania for several years before relocating to Mississippi. Dr. Tariq is excited to provide optimal eye care to her community with an emphasis on glaucoma management and diabetic eye exams. Dr. Tariq and her family reside in Petal and love being part of the Petal Panther community. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. 

Dr. Kathleen Tariq

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"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."

Maria S.

"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!"

Angelina G.

"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."

Douglas P.

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1431 West 10th Street

Laurel, MS 39440



519 Mississippi Drive

Waynesboro, MS 39367



602 Hill Street

Ellisville, MS 39437



825 F E Sellars Hwy

Monticello, MS 39654



100 Eastbrook Drive

Petal, MS 39465


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