Dr. Cox is now retired.
Born in St. Paul, MN, Rebecca Cox Patton, O.D., attended three years of high school in Jefferson City, MO, before being accepted into Central Methodist College in Fayette, MO. After graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in Biology, Dr. Patton interned at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and worked as a medical technologist specializing in blood banking. In 1994 she graduated cum laude from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN, and externed with an emphasis in ocular disease at the Naval Hospital in Millington, TN.
After practicing in Memphis, TN, Dr. Patton relocated to Jackson, MS, in 2001. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Mississippi Optometric Association, ALL DOCS, and a board member of Mississippi Vision Foundation, and is active in the community as a member of Jackson 2000, Parent of Public Schools, and the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. She supports the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, and the Mississippi Academy of Ancient, and is currently serving on the boards of New Stage Theatre, Fish Tale Group, as well as the Governor's Initiative: Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi. In 2019 Dr. Patton was appointed to the Mississippi State Board of Optometry by Governor Bryant.
Outside of work she travels, reads, gardens, attempts to practice yoga and pilates and attends art and theatre events. She has one daughter, Kristin, an actress who lives in New York City. And a "grand dog" named Jack!
A native of Yazoo City and a graduate of Jackson Preparatory School, Dr. Nettie Hines loves providing outstanding ocular care to her community. She realized her passion for Visual Optics while completing her studies in Physics at the University of Mississippi.
Dr. Hines received her doctorate of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Over the last couple of years, she has created a unique practice utilizing the most innovative designs of contact lenses.
A national lecturer and an active member of the contact lens industry, Dr. Hines is committed to correcting your vision and protecting your eyes, no matter what. Dr. Hines is an optometrist in Flowood, MS. providing complete eye care services for the surrounding communities.
As a licensed optometrist, Dr. Hines provides exams, diagnoses, and treatments of all disorders that affect the eye or vision. In addition to training in eye diseases and disorders, Dr. Hines is also trained in anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology.
With this background, Dr. Hines is trained to recognize and treat a range of health issues; such as keratoconus, dry eye disease, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, and hypertension.
Dr. Hines works hard to stay current on the latest advances in eye health and vision care and regularly attends continuing education seminars and advanced training courses. It is because of Dr. Hines's dedication to continuing education that our Flowood patients receive the most modern and progressive vision care available.
Christopher C. Evans, O.D., joined Spectacles in 2019. As a medical optometrist, he is able to diagnose and treat ocular conditions including dry eye, allergy, infection, and glaucoma. He has been in practice for over 30 years.
Originally from the Florida panhandle, he did his undergraduate work at Auburn University before obtaining his B.S. in Physiological Optics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. He completed a residency in ocular disease and is American Board Certified in Medical Optometry. He has also served as a preceptor for the Southern College of Optometry.
He is a member of the Pothole and Portico running clubs and is also a member of Broadmeadow Methodist Church.
Dr. Anna Nations was born in Jackson, Mississippi, raised in Brandon, and has lived in the Jackson metropolitan area for most of her adult life. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies from Millsaps College, graduating magna cum laude. After undergraduate work, she attended Mississippi College, completing a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art with an emphasis on painting. Upon graduating, she served as an adjunct professor, teaching a wide range of studio courses including drawing, design, and papermaking. During this time, Dr. Nations actively participated in local art shows and competitions, while also making time to produce some commissioned works of art.
After devoting a few years to her art, Dr. Nations moved to Memphis, Tennessee to attend Southern College of Optometry; she graduated cum laude four years later. Highlights of her time at SCO included performing school vision screenings, working alongside retinal specialists, and serving in the TearWell dry eye clinic. As a student, Dr. Nations also made time to serve on mission trips to the Yucatan Peninsula, providing eye care and eyeglasses to underserved communities. She completed externships in Olive Branch and Magee, Mississippi, where she gained unique experience in primary care working with the special needs population.
At Spectacles, Dr. Nations performs comprehensive eye exams for patients of all ages and especially enjoys serving pediatric and special needs patients. She also addresses ocular surface diseases, including dry eye, and performs contact lens fittings.
When not at work, Dr. Nations continues to enjoy producing art, supporting local art shows and theatre productions, gardening, staying active and traveling.