Shackelford Eye Care Clinic in Walls

Dr. R.C. Shackelford, along with City of Walls officials and Horn Lake Chamber of Commerce representatives look on as the ribbon is cut for the new clinic at Delta View and U.S. Hwy. 61 in Walls.

Dr. R.C. Shackelford has opened his Shackelford Family Eye Care Clinic in Walls to serve the greater northwest Mississippi Delta region.

Shackelford, along with the Horn Lake Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Patti Denison and Walls City Board, recently cut the ribbon on the new 3,500 square-feet clinic at Delta View and U.S. Hwy. 61.

"It's important to have access to local eye care and not have to travel great distances," Shackelford said.

Shackelford, who has been a practicing optometrist in the Mid-South for the past 30 years, said his practice has moved from Robinsonville to Walls and the reception has been very positive.

"This practice adds another 15,000 people to our practice area," Shackelford said. "We thought we would position ourselves to provide the very best in eyecare to this region."

Shackelford also operates a practice in Hernando.

"This is a great addition to the services offered to our citizens," Walls Mayor Patti Denison said during the eye clinic's recent ribbon cutting.

Robert Lee Long is Community Editor of the DeSoto Times-Tribune. He may be contacted at or at 662-429-6397, Ext. 252.

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