OUR DOCTORS

Amy A. Crigler, O.D.
Sarah B. Fratesi, O.D. 

 

OUR LOCATION

#6 Professional Plaza
Starkville, MS 39759
662-323-3330

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Our Doctors

 

Amy Crigler, O.D.

Dr. Amy Ajax Crigler 
 
Dr. Crigler received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from southern College of Optometry in 1980. While at Southern College of optometry, she was inducted into Beta Sigma Kappa honor Fraternity. She was named Mississippi Optometrist of the Year in 2004. Her memberships include the American Optometric Association, Mississippi Optometric Association and the Northeast Optometric Society. She has served as chairperson of the State Legislative Committee, state chairperson of Vision USA Program, and chair of Optometry for Progress. Having served on the executive committee of the Mississippi Optometric Association for five years, she was elected president of the Mississippi Optometric Association in 2006-2007. She has served as the Mississippi trustee for the Southern Council of Optometrists and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.  Dr. Crigler is a member of the Delta Gamma Alumnae and First United Methodist Church where she has served as a member of the Administrative Board, the Staff/Parrish committee, and the Finance committee.
 
She and her husband, Sid, have two children, Carley, an architect in Jackson,  and Coleman, a funeral director in Hattiesburg. They are also thrilled to have 2 wonderful grandchildren Merritt and Sam.  Dr. Crigler enjoys following Mississippi State University Athletics where she serves as a vision consultant.
 

Sarah B. Fratesi, O.D.

Dr. Sarah Barnes Fratesi 
 
Originally from Jackson, TN, Dr. Fratesi joined Crigler Family Vision Center in June of 2003. Dr. Fratesi received her Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from Mississippi State University in 1999. While attending MSU, Dr. Fratesi was a member of the Delta Gamma fraternity serving as Director of Sponsorship, and she also received the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Research Award in 1999. Following graduation she pursued her Doctor of Optometry degree at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. As a student at SCO, she served as Treasurer for the class of 2003 for four years, and was also a member of the Student Government Association. She was selected from a group of candidates nationwide to receive the Minnie F. Turner Low Vision Research Award in 2002. Upon graduation, she was nominated by SCO faculty to be included in the 2002-2003 Who's Who Among American College Students. Her memberships include American Optometric Association, Mississippi Optometric Association serving as InfantSee Committe Co-Chair, and the Northeast Optometric Society. Currently Dr. Fratesi serves as the Communications Advisor for the Delta Gamma chapter at MSU, and is active in the Rotary Club of Starkville. In 2012 she was awarded Greek Advisor of the Year for MSU.  An avid Mississippi State fan, Dr. Fratesi also serves as a vision consultant for Mississippi State University Athletics.  She and her husband, Joe, are members of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and are proud parents to 3 wonderful children: Nate, Caleb, and Leah. 

 

Dr. Chris HerringDr. Chris Herring
 

 

A Starkville native, Dr. Herring joined Crigler Family Vision Center in June of 2017. Dr. Herring received his bachelors of Accounting and Masters of Taxation degrees from Mississippi State University in 2010 and 2011. While attending MSU, Dr. Herring was a member of Alumni Delegates, Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. After earning his CPA license and working in public accounting, Dr. Herring decided a career change was needed. Dr. Herring pursued his Doctor of Optometry degree at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. As a student at SCO, he served as a Student Ambassador, National AOSA Advocacy Liaison, Student Government Association Treasurer and President of the Mississippi Optometric Student Association. Upon graduation, he was nominated by SCO faculty to be included in the 2016-2017 Who’s Who Among American College Students. His memberships included American Optometric Association, Mississippi Optometric Association, and the Northeast Optometric Society. A lifelong Bulldog fan, Dr. Herring is proud to serve as a vision consultant for Mississippi State University Athletics. Dr. Herring and his wife Danley, a Registered Nurse, are members of First Baptist Church and are actively involved in the Starkville Community.