Dr. Dax M. Eckard is a native of Tupelo, Mississippi and graduated from Tupelo High School. Dr. Eckard finished his Doctorate of Optometry at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 1999. He also completed externships in private practice and referral based surgical management of patients in Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee at the Baptist Eye Institute. His areas of interest are in primary eye care and disease, specialty contact lens fitting and surgical management of LASIK, cataract and corneal transplant patients.
Dr. Eckard is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Mississippi Optometric Association. He currently serves as chairman of the Public Relations Committee for the Mississippi Optometric Association and is also the current President of Mississippi Eye Care Alliance, a private practice based vision service plan unique to the state of Mississippi. Dr. Eckard has been at Wesson and Mothershed Eye Center since 2004 and sees patients Monday through Friday.
On a personal note, Dr. Dax is married to Dr. Beth Eckard who is also a practicing eye doctor at Wesson and Mothershed Eye Center. They have two daughters, Massie and Addison. Among his hobbies, Dax enjoys spending time with his family and dog, golfing, hunting and travel, especially to the beach.