Medical Resources

PLEASE NOTE: These resources ARE NOT connected to our project in any way other than that we are listing them in the event you would like to contact them directly to find out more information. 


If you need to obtain a vision evaluation, please feel free to use this pdf form for your eye_report.  It can provide us and your educational team with much clearer information so that we can better serve your child.  We really like this form developed by the Texas School for the Blind for obtaining information from the eye doctor.

For obtaining either hearing or vision evaluations, you might try contacting:

South Mississippi

Audiologists with experience with children with dual sensory impairments:  Vickie Cruse, Au.D., Laurie Starek, Au.D., Gordon Stanfield, Ph.D. can be found at:

Gulf Coast Audiology
15190 Community Road
Suite 100
Gulfport, MS  39503


2781 CT Switzer Drive
Suite 400
Biloxi, MS  39531

Rod Fields, OD
Tri-County Eye Clinic
15122 Dedeaux Road
Gulfport, MS  39503


431 Bertucci Blvd.
Biloxi, MS  39531


Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation (CSVR)
Dr. Joseph Fontenot
Dr. Stephanie Montgomery
600 Bel Air Blvd., Suite 110
Mobile, AL  36606
251.476.4744 (phone)
251.476.4741 (fax)


9229 Highway 49
Gulfport, MS  39503

The University of Southern Mississippi
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
Audiology Clinic
118 College Drive #5092
Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001

Central Mississippi

Alicia Swann, Educational Pediatric Audiologist
Auditory Processing Center, LLC
604 HWY 80 West
Building B, Suite O
Clinton, MS  39056
phone/fax: 601.488.4189
cell: 601.497.1240

DETECT of Mississippi
Improving the health of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing educational opportunities, hands-on training and patient consultations to healthcare providers in Mississippi.
Hudspeth Regional Center
100 Hudspeth Center Drive
Whitfield, MS 39193


The Mississippi School for the Blind
Low Vision Clinic
ATTN: Margie Owens
1403 Eastover Drive
Jackson, MS  39211

The Mississippi School for the Deaf
Audiology Clinic
ATTN: Dr. Emily York
1253 Eastover Drive
Jackson, MS  39211

University of Mississippi Medical Center
Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences

Dr. Jeffrey D. Carron

UAB Center for Low Vision Rehab
Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital
Dr. Dawn DeCarlo
1720 University Blvd. Ste. 405
Birmingham, AL  35294

North Mississippi

ENT Physicians of North Mississippi
618 Pegram Drive
Tupelo, MS


Dr. Rashmi Pandya-Lipman
3964 Goodman Road E #125
Southaven, MS  38671


Southern College of Optometry
The Eye Center
Debra Moore
1225 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
(901) 722-3276


Resources for Free or Low-cost Eye Exams and Glasses
Eye Exams:

EyeCare America

A public service foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) that provides comprehensive eye exams and care for up to one year, often at no out-of-pocket expense to eligible candidates age 65 or older.


A public health program that provides comprehensive vision assessment by member optometrists to ensure early detection of eye conditions in babies during the first year of life, regardless of a family's income or access to insurance coverage.

Lions Clubs International

A volunteer service organization with local chapters; sponsors community programs that may help with the purchasing of corrective eyewear or obtaining eye health care for individuals that meet their criteria.  use the Club Locator on the organization's website to find a Lions Club near you.


Coordinated by the American Optometric Association (AOA), this program provides free eye care to eligible uninsured, low-income workers and their families.

Consumer Affairs - Eyeglasses

The Consumer Affairs team developed a buyer's guide all about purchasing glasses online. The guide was created to help consumers find verified reviews, compare brands, and determine which online eyeglasses best fit their needs.

Sight Savers America

Sight Savers America works to identify and secure treatment for vision needs, from the first pair of eyeglasses that allow a child to succeed academically and gain more self-confidence, to extensive sight saving treatment for serious eye conditions.


Mission Cataract USA

Provides free cataract surgery to people of all ages who have no other means to pay.  surgeries are scheduled on one day each year.


New Eyes for the Needy

Purchase new prescription eyeglasses through a voucher program for children and adults in the U.S. who cannot afford prescription glasses on their own.

Sight for Students

A Vision Service Plan (VSP) program that provides free eye exams and glasses to eligible low-income and uninsured children 18 years and younger.