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 (MOA). He's the current president of the Mississippi Optometric Association for 2021 and has been on the executive board for the past 6 years. He has served on both the Legislative & Public Relations Committees of the MOA.
Dr. Eckard is one of the partners of Wesson and Mothershed Eye Center. He has been practicing here 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.