Dr. Fred Mothershed is from Tupelo, MS. He graduated from North Panola High School, attended Northwest Junior College, and the University of Mississippi. He received his Doctorate of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. He has postgraduate pharmacology studies from Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
Dr. Mothershed served on the Mississippi State Board of Optometry for 11 years. He served as secretary/treasurer for two years and president of the State Board for three years.
Dr. Mothershed has practiced primary care optometry in Tupelo since 1976 with special emphasis in contact lenses. His primary interest is treatment of pathological conditions, especially the management of glaucoma. Dr. Mothershed is an active member of both the American Optometric Association and the Mississippi Optometric Association. He has also served the state as a past board member of the Mississippi Optometric Association.
He is married to Dr. Belinda Mothershed, a retired school administrator who now has her own educational consulting firm. They have two daughters, Olivia Grayson and Chelsea Mothershed.