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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Sawyer Scott Eyecare 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 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 diseases, which includes but is not limited to diabetes, hypertension, glaucoma, dry eye, age-related macular degeneration, viral, and bacterial infections. 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, anterior segment disease, and cataract surgery. They now have a home in Hernando and are the proud parents of a son, Sullivan Sawyer Scott, who was born in January of 2021. Dr. Sam is a member of the Mississippi Legislative Committee, the Mississippi Optometric Association, and is part of the MOA’s Leadership Program Class of 2022. He attends church at the Senatobia Church of Christ and when not working enjoys reading, eating at new restaurants, and travelling.


Sallye S Scott O.D.

Dr. Sallye Sawyer Scott has practiced optometry for over 40 years. She specializes in diseases of the eye as well as routine eye care 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 two terms 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 over 20 mission trips to places such as Russia, Honduras, Mexico, and Panama. While on these missions, she diagnosed and treated eye diseases, fitted glasses and evaluated patients for cataract surgery. She and her husband Randy have three grown children, Heather, Randall, Samuel, and 5 grandchildren.


Lisa Lambert

Lisa Lambert is the Office Manager at both Senatobia and Sardis locations. She has been with Sawyer Scott Eyecare Center for 34 years! Lisa is so much more than an office manager; she is a cornerstone 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

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

Alicia Hudson is the Receptionist in our Sardis location. She has been with Sawyer Scott Eyecare 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

Ashley Smith is the Insurance Clerk for both Senatobia and Sardis locations. She has been with Sawyer Scott Eyecare Center for four 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!


Rose Houston

Rose Houston is the Optical & Optometric Technician/Office Coordinator at both Sardis and Senatobia Locations. She has been with Sawyer Scott Eyecare Center for over 3 years. Her job includes, but is not limited to, helping patients select the perfect frame and lens options, ordering office supplies, and filling in wherever she is needed.

Rose is a wife and bonus mom to a little boy whom she adores! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and shopping.


Lauren Holland

Lauren Holland is the Optometric Technician and the newest staff member at both Sardis and Senatobia locations. She helps prepare you for your visit with the doctor by documenting any changes with your vision and medical history.

Lauren enjoys traveling to new places with her significant other, spending time with friends and family, and working on her many DIY projects!


Lauren Axthelm

Lauren Axthelm is an Insurance Clerk and helps with the front desk, she has been with Sawyer Scott Eyecare Center for a year. Her job is to ensure your insurance claims are submitted properly, and she also helps work to get you the most out of your insurance benefit.

In her free time Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends, snuggling up with her many fur babies, especially her beloved cat, Dodo.