Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make The Eye Care Center the leading provider of vision care products and services in Senatobia.
Dr. Samuel Scott
Dr. Samuel Scott is a new and not-so-new addition to the office. He graduated from the The Southern College of Optometry in 2019 to become a licensed optometrist but has been in the office since he was a little boy where he would spend his days after school in the office with Dr. Sallye. He was raised in Senatobia where he attended Magnolia Heights and then went on to graduate from Mississippi State University. No time was wasted as he was enrolled in SCO, one of the top optometry schools in the country, immediately after graduating from MSU. Dr. Sam is comfortable practicing to the full-scope of optometry but he really enjoys managing ocular disease which includes but is not limited to diabetes and hypertension, glaucoma, dry eye, viral and bacterial infections, and age-related macular degeneration. He believes constant daily study is important to keep up with the latest trends and newest technologies in eyecare. Lately his focus has been better understanding chronic dry eye, myopia control, and educating patients on their latest contact lens and spectacle lens options.
Dr. Sam married his wife Emily Scott right before heading off to Nashville in 2018 for his externship at Loden Vision Center in Nashville where he learned much about glaucoma, the cornea, and cataract surgery. They now have a home in Hernando and are the proud parents of 2 Shih-Tzus. Dr. Sam is active in the Mississippi and National Optometric Associations, attends church at the Senatobia Church of Christ, and when not working enjoys reading and travelling.
Sallye S Scott O.D.
Dr. Sallye Sawyer Scott has practiced optometry for over thirty years. She specializes in diseases of the eye as well as routine eyecare for all age groups. She comes from a long line of small business entrepreneurs. Her late grandfather, Dr. R.P. McCaa was the first dentist in Sardis, her other grandfather the late Roy Sawyer Sr. owned an auto dealership and later a Ford tractor dealership in Senatobia. Dr. Scott’s late father, Tom Sawyer Sr. also owned and operated a Ford tractor dealership in Sardis.
After graduating from North Panola High School she attended Northwest Community College and the University of Mississippi. Dr. Scott earned her Bachelor of Science degree and in 1978 her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis.
An active member of the Mississippi Optometric Association, she has served a term on the board of directors and continues to serve on many communities. She is also an active member of the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Scott has been blessed to travel on mission trips to Russia, Honduras, Mexico and Panama. While on these missions, she diagnosis and treats eye diseases, fits glasses and evaluates patients for cataract surgery. She and her husband Randy have one son still at home, Samuel and two grown children, Heather and Randall and 4 grandchildren.
Lisa Lambert is the Office Manager at both Senatobia and Sardis locations. She has been with The Eye Care Center for 34 years! Lisa is so much more than an office manager, she is a corner stone to our office family. Her caring and humble spirit is like none other.
Lisa has one daughter and three grands. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and anything that involves coffee or chocolate!
Jeanie Carr is the Receptionist at our Senatobia location. Chances are if you have called or stopped by in the last 22 years you would recognize her kind voice and sweet smile!
Jeanie has been married to her husband for 42 years, together they have two children and three grands. In her free time you can find Jeanie jamming to The Beatles or working in her flower beds!
Alicia Hudson is the Receptionist in our Sardis location. She has been with The Eye Care Center for seven years! Her role is multifaceted and includes much more than the warm greeting she gives when you walk through our door.
Alicia is a wife and mother to their four-legged fur baby, Murphy Jean! In her free time she enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with family and friends.
Ashley Smith is the Insurance Clerk for both Senatobia and Sardis locations. She has been with The Eye Care Center for three years. To summarize her role, she makes sure your insurance pays, so you don’t have to!
Ashley is the mother of three children and two fur babies and is in a committed relationship. In her free time she enjoys shopping and all things home décor!
Katie Ayers is the Certified Optometric Technician at both Senatobia and Sardis locations. She is new to us, but has been in the field for sometime. Katie is responsible for getting your most up-to-date health information so the doctor is well informed!
Katie is in a committed relationship and in her free time enjoys spending time with her family and friends!