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Our Eye Doctors

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Dr. Brooks & take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet Our Eye Doctors In Columbus, Mississippi :

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Dr. Robert Phyfer O.D.

Dr. Robert Phyfer is originally from West Point, Mississippi. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Mississippi State University in 2012 where he was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. In May 2016, Dr. Phyfer earned his Doctorate of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. In July 2017, he completed a residency in Ocular Disease and Primary Care at the William V. Chappelle VA Hospital in Daytona Beach, Florida. Dr. Phyfer is also certified in primary eyecare procedures. He is passionate about patient care. His assertive approach assures his patients very proactive care and treatment. When asked about joining our practice, his response was: “I’m excited to work in such a progressive optometric practice that offers it’s patients the best technology available.”

In his free time, he enjoys exercising, hiking, skateboarding, music production, and spending time with his family. Dr. Phyfer has hiked 720 miles on the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Virginia and 120 miles on the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.

Dr. Troy Johnson O.D.

Dr. Troy Johnson O.D.

Dr. Troy Johnson was born in Columbus, MS in 1992, but spent most of his life growing up in Shannon, MS. He graduated from Tupelo High School in 2010. He began his college career at Itawamba Community College where he was nominated for Who's Who Among America's Colleges and Universities and received the Chemistry award in 2012. He chose to further his college career at Mississippi State University where he graduated Magna Cum laude with his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in December 2014. Dr. Johnson was a member of both Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Alpha Lambda honor societies while attending MSU. He decided in August 2016 to further his studies to become an optometrist. He became engaged with optometry through physics courses taken in his undergrad program. Concepts of how light refracts as it passes from one medium to another really interested him and altered his footsteps leading to optometry. While attending Southern College of Optometry, Dr. Johnson traveled to Frome, Jamaica as a member of the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists to provide eye exams to many individuals in need.


He graduated from Southern College of Optometry in 2020. Dr. Johnson has several family members with vision problems who developed his interest in preserving and improving sight. He has a passion for the medical aspect of optometry and believes Brooks Eye Center has provided him the support and state of the art equipment needed to provide the best quality eyecare to all his patients. He is proud to be a member of both the American and Mississippi Optometric Associations.


During Dr. Johnson's free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as his pets. His hobbies include attending college football games, swimming, bike riding, tennis, and playing board games.