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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Curtis Optometry Group the leading provider of vision care products and services in Columbus.

Dr. David CurtisDavid H Curtis, OD

Dr. Curtis received his Bachelor of Science from Mississippi State University in 1974 and then continued with his education at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis where he received a Doctorate of Optometry in 1978. Prior to entering private practice in 1982, he served four years in the US Air Force as an Optometrist. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Mississippi Optometric Association, serving on various committees and as president in the MOA. He was voted Optometrist of the Year in the state of Mississippi for the year 2005. In addition to his professional service, he has been involved in the area community activities also. He served as a Board member for the East Lowndes Water Association, a Board member of the Golden Triangle Regional Hospital and is currently a Board member of the Pickens County Hospital. He was a member of the North Columbus Lions Club and continues to provide services and materials for the local Lions Club Sight Program. He and his wife, Lynne have two adult children (Jenny Bennett of Birmingham and Ben Curtis of Tupelo) and five grandchildren (Conner Bennett, Mary Bishop Curtis, Corrie Bennett, Logan Bennett and Livingston Curtis).

Susanne S Cunningham, OD

dr-sscDr. Cunningham received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama in 1998 and then continued with her education at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN where she received a Doctorate of Optometry in 2002. Prior to beginning practice in Columbus, she practiced for several years in Jackson, MS area. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Mississippi Optometric Association, serving as current Co-chair if the Children’s Vision and InfantSEE committee, and has served as President of the MOA in 2009-2010. She has been named “Young Optometrist of the Year” in Mississippi as well as “Young Optometrist of the South” in 2007. She was also named by the Mississippi Business Journal “Top 40 Under 40” in 2010. In addition to her professional service, she has been involved in numerous community activities, currently serving on the Columbus-Lowndes LINK Board of Directors and a graduate of the Leadership Lowndes County Program. She is currently a member of the Columbus Junior Auxiliary, having served as Treasurer. She and her husband, Jeff  have two children (Colin and Kate).

JPNJohn Nail, OD

Dr. Nail received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi in 2008 where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In May of 2012 Dr. Nail received his Doctorate of Optometry, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. In his final year at SCO, he was honored with the Outstanding Fourth Year Clinician Award. Dr. Nail is involved with the Mississippi Optometric association where he serves on the Education Committee as co-chair and has served on the Young OD Committee as well as the board of the Mississippi Vision Foundation, whose goal is providing vision care to underserved populations. Dr. Nail completed the Leadership Lowndes County program sponsored by the LINK in 2014. Prior to joining the practice, he volunteered in the optometry clinic at Church Health Center in Memphis. Dr. Nail serves as a deacon at Main Street Presbyterian Church where he and his wife are members. Dr. Nail and his wife Hannah have made their home in downtown Columbus.

HJNHannah J. Nail, OD

Dr. Nail is a 2013 graduate of Southern College of Optometry where she was named an Outstanding Clinician in her final year. Prior to joining our practice, Dr. Nail completed a residency training program at the VA Hospital in Memphis, TN, making her one of only a handful of residency trained optometrists in the state of Mississippi. Dr. Nail was active in SVOSH and has gone on mission trips to Central America to provide eye care to underserved areas. She is currently involved with the MOA as co-chair of the Education Committee. Dr. Nail is a member of Rotary International in the Columbus chapter. She is also the treasurer and a founding member of her chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO). Dr. Nail is a part of the 2016-2017 class of Golden Triangle Leadership. Dr. Nail is a native of Waukesha, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Dr. Nail and her husband John  have made their home in historic downtown Columbus, and they are members of Main Street Presbyterian Church.

Lynne Curtis – Business Manager

Judy Nickoles – Insurance


Lisa Williams – Check Inlisa

Nicole Watkins – Check Out

Crystal Benge – Insurance Verification

Cecelia HonnollCecelia Honnoll – Optician

Michael EvansMichael Evans – Optician/Lab

Kimberly Kidder ABOC, CPOT – Optician/Technician

Melissa Mason – Technician

Trish Robbins – Technician

Pam WestPam West ABOC – Optician

Ginger Jones – Technician

Jaden King – Part Time