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James E. Brooks, O.D.


Dr. Brooks is the longest practicing optometrist in the Columbus area, establishing his practice in 1977. Dr. Brooks’ delivers superior, cutting-edge eye care administered through his highly-trained, knowledgeable, and caring staff. Our goal is to provide excellence in eye care to the patients of the Golden Triangle area through technology and personal attention. Come by and experience the superior service and vision care of Brooks Eye Center today.

Dr. Brooks is a graduate of Southern College of Optometry and has been in private practice since 1977. He is a member of both the American Optometric Association and Mississippi Optometric Association, including the Northeast Central Society.

In recent years, Dr. Brooks served on the MOA education committee, as president of the Northeast Central Society, and treasurer of Pushmataha Boy Scouts. He has also held memberships with the Columbus Lions Club, Heritage Academy Sports Boosters, Heritage Academy PTO, Kiwanis Club, and has served as president of the Optimist Club.

Dr. Brooks has completed the Dale Carnegie Course and is an active member of the Columbus Rotary Club, and the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link.

Dr. Brooks has a wonderful wife, Rosemarie, and two children, Alliemarie and Tinsley. He is a member of the Seventh Street Church of Christ, where he has taught Sunday School.

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Watch Dr. Brooks discuss Eye Health issues with WCBI, our local TV Station


Valued Patients,

Here at Brooks Eye Center, our patients’ and staff’s health and safety is our utmost priority. Given the recent outbreak of COVID-19, we are closely monitoring the situation as it applies to our patients and staff and adjusting procedures accordingly. We want our patients to know that we will do everything within our scope to keep providing quality eyecare while being diligent about infection control and prevention.

Our exam areas are being cleaned and disinfected after each patient is treated and all our staff are following strict hand-washing and sanitizing regimens. We have also implemented a pre-screening process and are taking measures to minimize waiting in common areas.

In addition to our in-office efforts, please consider the following preventative measures: if you have traveled internationally, been on a cruise, or traveled to a high-risk area, please call our office before coming in. Also, if you have a compromised immune system, have experienced any respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness, or fever), please reschedule to been seen at a later date.

These procedures are an effort to minimize any unnecessary exposure to possible viruses and infections to our staff and patients, as well as to prevent the spread of this virus as much as you can. Your patience and understanding during this time is greatly appreciated. Please don’t hesitate to call our office with any questions or concerns.

Thank you!