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Doctors & Staff

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

Dr. JacobDr. Jacob Ivey

Dr. Jacob 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 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. 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 the highest GPA. He has been a partner in Louisville Eye Care and Noxubee Eye Care with Kent Stribling and Gil Davis since 2009.


  • American Optometric Association
  • Mississippi Optometric Association
  • UAB School of Optometry Alumni Association

Professional Service:

  • MOA Board of Directors
  • MOA Third Party Committee
  • Sight Savers, Optometry Giving Sight, and Lions Club

Community Service:

  • Coopers Chapel United Methodist Church
  • Poverty Home Rebuilding Project
  • Relay for Life

He and his wife, Audrey, currently reside in the Clarkdale community. He and Audrey have one daughter Paisley Jaden Ivey and one son Asher Brantley Ivey. Dr. Ivey enjoys fishing, hunting and landscaping in his spare time.

Dr. GilDr. Gil Davis

A native of Louisville, Mississippi, Dr. Gil Davis is a 1986 graduate of The University of Alabama School of Optometry. He began his career in an O.D./M.D. practice in Georgia before returning to Mississippi to purchase The Newton Eye Clinic in 1989. Dr. Davis resides in Newton with his wife Jerri Anne. They have four children Taylor, Anna Claire, Justin and Leigh Leigh. He enjoys all outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycles.


  • American Optometric Association
  • MS Optometric Association
  • University of MS Alumni Affairs
  • UAB School of Optometry Alumni Affairs

Professional Service:

  • MS State Board of Optometry, 2005 – Present
  • President MOA – 2000
  • President Elect MOA – 1999
  • First Vice President MOA – 1998
  • Second Vice President MOA – 1997
  • Secretary/Treasurer MOA – 1996
  • Board Member MOA 1994 – 1995
  • Legislative Chairman MOA 1995 – 2000

Community Service:

  • President Newton Chamber of Commerce 1991
  • President Newton Rotary Club 1996
  • Chairman Newton Regional Hospital Board of Trustees
  • Board Member Newton City Zoning Board

Dr. KentDr. Kent Stribling

A native of Philadelphia, Ms., Dr. Stribling is a 1983 graduate of UAB 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, to be joined by Dr. Jacob Ivey in 2009. In 2008 Dr. Stribling was awarded Mississippi Optometrist of the Year by the MOA.

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


  • American Optometric Association
  • Mississippi Optometric Association
  • UAB School of Optometry Alumni

Professional Service:

  • President MOA 1999
  • First Vice President MOA 1999
  • President Elect MOA 1998
  • Board Member MOA 1986 – 2000
  • VSP Mississippi State Professional Representative

Community Service:

  • President Philadelphia Neshoba County Chamber of Commerce 1999 – 2000
  • President Philadelphia Sertoma Club 1990
  • Board Member 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 – Present
  • First United Methodist Church: Leadership Team 2006 – Present