About Us

Ensight Eyecare was founded by Dr. James Barton, O.D. and is locally owned and operated. Dr. Barton and the team love the community and enjoy building long-term relationships with patients by providing expert, quality eye care in a warm, friendly environment.

Dr. James Barton, O.D.

Dr. James Barton is a Covington County native who graduated from Straughn High School, Troy University, and the University of Alabama School of Optometry. Returning home in 2010, Dr. Barton began practicing full-scope primary care optometry managing everything from nearsightedness to macular degeneration. He is currently a member of the Alabama and American Optometric Associations.
When not at work, Dr. Barton is an active member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. He and his wife, Monica, have three children, Josiah, Tiber, and Barrett. They also have three rescue cats, Jynx, Marsh, and Orange Cat (named by Josiah). He enjoys hunting, tinkering with new technology, and spending time with his family.

Monica Barton

Chief Operations Officer
Monica Barton is a native of South Dakota and brings a Midwestern accent to our otherwise Southern office. Monica grew up in a military family and moved several times before finally relocating to Andalusia in 2003 to be closer to her mother’s family. She graduated from Open Door Christian Academy and received her undergraduate degree from Troy University. Monica has served in the medical industry since 2006 having had the privilege to work with several different physicians in a variety of medical disciplines. She currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer at Ensight Eyecare. 
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Monica has also recently passed the Certified Paraoptometric Technician exam which provides a greater foundation for her work. She is currently pursuing the NCLE certification (National Contact Lens Examiners.) to better serve patients with their contact lens needs. After a miscarriage and infertility issues, Monica, and her husband James, were blessed with their rainbow baby, David Josiah Barton, on April 12, 2016. They were also blessed with two more boys: James Tiberius Barton, on March 6, 2018, and Arthur Barrett Barton, on May 13, 2020. In her spare time, she is actively lecturing in the optometry field.

Kelsey Worley

CPOT, ABOC – Office Manager

Kelsey is a native of Gainesville, Florida. Despite having lived in Alabama since 2004, she remains a die-hard Florida Gator fan. Kelsey graduated from LBW Community College with an associate’s degree and has completed her bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration at Liberty University in May 2017. Kelsey has passed the Certified Paraoptometric Technician exam in 2019 and passed her American Board of Opticianry exam in 2021 giving her a solid foundation to help you with all your eyecare needs.

Kelsey married Ryan Worley in 2014 and they were blessed with a beautiful baby girl, Kaelynne Worley in October 2016. They also have one goofy dog named Rosebud. When she is not working, she enjoys volunteering in local community activities, spending time outdoors, and spending time with her family.

Dixie Templeton

CPO, ABOC – Optician
Dixie Templeton is one of our opticians. She has lived in Covington Country for the majority of her life. She attended school at Pleasant Home where her three children go now. Dixie attended LBWCC and Reid State Technical to become a phlebotomist. She recently regained her certification in 2017.
Dixie got with Randy Templeton which led to a whirlwind romance, a wonderful marriage, and three beautiful children. Dalton (2000), Scarlett (2004), and Savannah (2005) are all loving kids who pursue their passions with big hearts. Dixie loves fur babies almost as much as her children. She has five cats, – Mulder, Scully, Eleven, Mercy, Mango, – and one sweet dog Bella. She also is a crafty person hat crochets and makes string art.

Her love for optical led her to take her American Board of Opticianry exam in 2021. Dixie is also a Certified Paraoptometric.

Rachael Jackson

CPO – Lead Technician
Rachael Jackson was brought up in Florala, Alabama with two loving siblings. She graduated a proud Wildcat from Florala High School in 2011. She later attended LBWCC. From there, she began working in the medical field in 2013. Rachael recently attained her certification as a Certified Paraoptometric. She is currently studying for her CPOA.
Rachael has married her high school love, Colt Jackson in October 2015, and they are happy parents to twins, Waylon Daughtry and Jonni Rilynn. If you ever need someone to hunt or fish with, Rachael is the perfect partner.

Kalyn Gentry

CPO – Biller
Kalyn Gentry is a native of Pace, Florida and graduated from West Florida Baptist Academy in 2009. She has always known that she wanted to work in the medical field and went on to graduate from the University of South Alabama in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Health Sciences. After graduating college, she moved to Mckenzie, Alabama where she worked in billing and marketing for home health. It was her desire to have a more hands on role in patient care that brought her to Ensight Eyecare. She was very eager to get certified and did just that after her first 6 months of employment. She is a Certified Paraoptometric.
Kalyn is happily married to Albert Gentry and they adore their fur babies, Phoebe and Gizmo and hope to add some human babies to their family soon. In her spare time, she enjoys playing piano, going to comic cons with her husband, and loves watching Star Trek, Star Wars and anime.

Amy Blackburn

Amy Blackburn is our Director of First Impressions. She received this title due to her happy, energetic personality. She is originally from Greenville Alabama and is a graduate of Fort Dale Academy. She is currently studying for her first certification to become a Certified Paraoptometric. She is also our Certified Tempsure Envi operator.
She is happily married to Taylor Blackburn, owner of Blackburn Cabinets. Together that have a precious son named Reid. They also have a little cattle farm as a hobby. Although Amy loves make-up, she can have a great time getting messy. You will catch Amy with Reid at the beach or playing at the park in her spare time.

Reece Sheppeard

CPO – Optician
Reece was born and reared in Red Level Alabama. After attending Red Level High School through the 10th grade, she transferred to Andalusia High School. This was to be a part of a larger school with a larger high school band to explore her passion for music. Reece then attended college at LBW, Faulkner University.
After earning a bachelor’s in science from Faulkner University, Reece began to work in the Criminal Justice field to explore an interest in Crime and Law. One would ask how Reece went from crime to medical. The answer is simple: she came in as patient and she could never leave. She loved the environment as much as we loved her. She is a Certified Paraoptometric.

Reece loves animals and has 3 fur babies, Little Girl, Bibo and Baby which she loves dearly. If you see her around town, outside of work, she will have Baby with her most of the time. Reece is a great addition to our team.

Allison Bass

Allison Bass joined our team in 2020 as a technician. She is from Andalusia and graduated from Pleasant Home in 2013. Allison is currently in pursuit of her CPO.
She is a proud mom to Lynnli Kate who was born in 2018. Allison loves spending time with her family. You will catch her and Lynnli by or in the pool, her and her father in the woods hunting, and her and her mother shopping. Allison loves to travel. In the summer, she goes to the beach as much as she possibly can.

Jenna Stanley

Director of First Impressions
Jenna was born here in Covington County and has since made her home in Red Level, AL. She graduated from McKenzie High School with honors in 2017. She married her best friend, Dillan Stanley, in November 2019. They welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Emmie, in March of 2022. When she’s not at work she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and enjoying motherhood. You can often catch Jenna and her family riding backroads. Jenna joined our team in August of 2021 and is studying to become a certified paraoptometric in 2023. She works as our Director of First Impressions and is one of the welcoming voices you will hear when you call our office.

Cassidy Worley


Cassidy is a native of Covington County. As a local, she can take you anywhere in the county on backroads. She married an Opp native, Justin, who continues to encourage her to become an  Auburn fan. Cassidy and Justin have three kids, Andrew (AJ), Serenity, and their forever baby Eli. When not at work you will find Cassidy on her front porch with a coffee in hand or planting flowers and vegies.  Cassidy’s kind heart has had her working in the medical industry for a long time. She started her journey at Ensight Eyecare in 2015.  She is actively pursuing American Board of Opticianry certificate in hope of getting her National Contact Lens Examiner certificate.  She is currently our Front Desk Manager and Contact Lens Specialist.  

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Kerrady Davis

Director of Lasting Impressions
Kerrady was born and raised in Andalusia, Alabama. She graduated from Crenshaw Christian Academy in 2017. In March 2020, she welcomed the most beautiful bundle of joy, Brynlee, into this world. Kerrady and Brynlee love to travel. You will often catch them heading to the beach. Fun fact about Kerrady – she is an amazing planner! She loves to plan and organize events in her spare time. Kerrady works alongside Jenna and is our Director of Lasting Impressions. You will often hear her friendly voice on the other end of Ensight Eyecare’s telephone. Kerrady has been with us since May 2022 and is studying to become a certified paraoptometric in 2023.

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