Complete Eye Care


Green eye Institute Ophthalmologists

Because healthy vision is important to your family, the board certified ophthalmologists at Green Eye Institute are committed to providing you with complete eye care. You can have the confidence you will always see a physician, not a technician, for your eye evaluations, surgery, and ongoing treatment. It’s part of the Green Eye Institute philosophy of providing high quality lifelong ophthalmology care for your entire family.



Our Optical Dispensary is staffed with experienced opticians. We have a large variety of stylish frames in all price ranges. Our opticians will help you select frames in a style and color most suitable for your personal needs. A wide selection of contact lens types are available. With over 30 years combined experience our opticians are ready to meet your optical needs.

About Us

The Green Eye Institute is dedicated to the lifelong care of our patients’ vision needs.

The Green Eye Institute was established in 1938 by Dr. Earl W. Green. Dr. Green, a pioneer in ophthalmology, built a reputation for delivering modern, comprehensive eye care in a caring manner to the people of South Mississippi.

Many outstanding ophthalmologists have practiced at the Green Eye Institute over the years including, Dr. Emmett M. Herring, Dr. John E. Green, Dr. John L. Pendergrass, Dr. John V. Petro, and Dr. G. Michael Atkinson.

The name, Green Eye Institute, reflects our proud origin and indicates our commitment to providing modern, comprehensive, total eye care. We strive to continue Dr. Earl Green’s legacy of care and concern for our patients.

Complete eye care involves the diagnosis, prevention, surgical and medical treatment of eye diseases and the provision of optical goods and contact lenses. At the Green Eye Institute you can have confidence you will always see a physician, not a technician, for your examinations and ongoing treatment.

Today, the Green Eye Institute is the oldest ophthalmology practice in the state.
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A Tradition of Excellence since 1938