HOMEGROWN: Wood Eye Clinic

By Carlie Kollath/NEMS Daily Journal

Dr. Terry Wood, right, owns Wood Eye Clinic in Pontotoc. He and Dr. Miranda Wood Maynard are the two optometrists at the nearly 30-year-old business.

Wood Eye Clinic

Owner: Terry Wood
Address: 26 S. Main St., Pontotoc
Phone: (662) 489-5907
Est.: 1981
Primary business: Optometrist and sales of eye glasses and contacts
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; closed Thursday.
Employees: 6
Website: WoodEyeClinic.com
Facebook: Wood Eye Clinic
Advice: “I think the little things make a difference. When people come in here, we try to make them feel comfortable.”

Wood Eye Clinic celebrates 30 years of doing business in November.
The practice has moved over the years, and Dr. Terry Wood and his staff now are in a spacious building in downtown Pontotoc.
The building, at 26. S. Main St., was gutted and rebuilt. The lobby of the clinic has exposed brick walls and a tin ceiling.
The retail area is stocked with budget frames all the way up to designer frames. Brands include Gucci, Dior, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Michael Kors and Costa.
Wood and his niece, Dr. Miranda Wood Maynard, are the optometrists at the business. Wood’s wife, Melinda, is the office manager and their daughter, Sarah Grace, also works at the clinic.
Along with selling frames, the clinic performs vision exams, medical exams, retinal scans, diabetic eye exams and vision therapy for kids, which Wood said helps kids with vision-related learning problems.
“My business is built on personal service,” Wood said. “When someone comes in here, they want to see me or Miranda. … I’ve been seeing some patients for 30 years.”
“I treat people on a personal level,” he said. “It doesn’t matter who they are.”
Added Sarah Grace, “I have heard him say (to patients) so many times, ‘If you were my child …’”
Wood and his staff also help out patients after hours as needed, by writing lost prescriptions on Sunday nights or taking calls at home.
“We have a lot of patients that come back because of that,” Sarah Grace said.

carlie.kollath@journalinc.com