Dr. Shackelford completed his undergraduate studies at North Carolina State University (Go Wolfpack!), and pursued his training as an optometrist at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.
He has been practicing optometry in the Mid-South for more than 30 years. He currently independently owns and operates two optometry practices, with locations in Hernando, MS and Walls, MS. In order to maintain his focus on providing the best possible care to his patients, Dr. Shackelford regularly participates in continuing education opportunities and community involvement.
Dr. Shackelford prides himself with a large, loving family, and welcomes any and all of his patients to come enjoy the family atmosphere provided at Shackelford Family Eye Care.
Emily Ridge, O.D.
Dr. Emily Ridge grew up in Panola Country near Batesville, Mississippi. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Delta State University in Cleveland, MS, and will forever bleed green as a Fighting Okra! She then earned her doctorate degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.
She completed externships at Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, Alaska and also in Dover, Delaware. She is very excited to join the practice of Shackelford Family Eye Care, become involved in the DeSoto County community, and to provide excellent eye care to families of North Mississippi.
Dr. Emily Ridge enjoys all things outdoors, spending time with family and friends and attempting any and all crafting projects.
Our Office Staff
We have a fantastic team ready to assist you! Whether you need to schedule an appointment, order contact lenses, or discuss which eyewear options are best for you, our friendly, knowledgable staff is readily available to welcome you into our office and make your experience with us the best!
We pride ourselves in providing the most up-to-date information on contact lenses and eyewear options, and we would love to help you with any and all of your eyecare needs!
Our dedicated eye care team strives to insure that your visit to our office meets all your visual needs in a pleasant, friendly atmosphere.
Expertise. Experienced. Trusted.
Optical Department For those patients needing glasses or contact lenses, we offer a complete optical department. We carry a wide selection of high fashion eyewear and designer frames.
Comprehensive Vision and Eye Health Examinations Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining healthy eyes by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. The entire exam process can take an hour depending on the complexity of the problem. Each patient will be evaluated with a refraction, slit lamp, intraocular pressure and a retinal exam.
Pediatric Eye Care We take pride in maintaining the vision of our younger patients in an environment that is lighthearted and fun. We want to insure the good sight, vision, and eye health for the rest of your child's life and take a preventative approach to his/her general health and eye health. We will work with your child's primary care physician to help keep his/her eyes healthy. It is important that all of our pediatric patients have healthy and efficient visual systems to help make visual demands of learning in school easier and fun.
Contact Lens Exams and Fittings Thanks to the advances in optical technology, almost everyone is a candidate for contact lens use. This includes patients with astigmatism and also those who prefer bifocal or multifocal lenses. At our office, we offer a comprehensive array of contact lenses to suit each individual patient's needs. We offer daily disposables, extended wear soft lenses to gas permeable contact lenses. We offer regular and custom lens services for both healthy and difficult to fit patients.
EyeGlass Guide EyeGlass Guide will help you better understand the many lens choices available to you. This on-line tool will guide you through a series of questions about you, your lifestyle and your specific eyewear needs. At the end, you'll receive eyewear suggestions specifically tailored to meet your needs. EyeGlass Guide is brought to you by Transitions.
Photochromic Demonstrations View an instant demonstration of Transitions photochromic technology. See how lenses darken and fade back to clear to provide continual visual comfort and protection. Demonstrations brought to you by Transitions.