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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Barrow Eye Center, PLC the leading provider of vision care products and services in Russellville, Kentucky.

Dr. Darla S. Barrow O.D.

Dr. Barrow is a native of Logan County and a graduate of Logan County High School. After completing her studies at Murray State University in Biology and Chemistry, she was accepted at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. She graduated in 1998 and was awarded membership in the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. In October 1998 she opened her practice, Barrow Eye Center, PLC, in Russellville, KY. Dr. Barrow was awarded the Kentucky Young Optometrist of the Year 2000 to 2001 and served on the Kentucky Optometric Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2007. She currently is a member of the Logan County Health Board and is the treasurer for the Kentucky Eye Care Alliance. She is an active member of New Friendship Baptist Church in Auburn, KY, and is married to Jon Barrow with two children Macon and Chaney.


Jon Barrow

Jon is a native of Logan County and a graduate of Logan County High School. Prior to opening Barrow Eye Center with his wife, Darla, he attended Western Kentucky University for his Bachelor of Science and the University of Florida for his Master of Science. Jon is responsible for the day-to-day operations at Barrow Eye Center.

Erica Coursey, CPO           

Erica is a native of Logan County and has been at Barrow Eye Center since February 2008. She also has over three years of experience working for a former optometrist. Erica is a Certified Paraoptometric and has an Associates degree from Western Kentucky University in Applied Science. She primarily works in the lab and helps patients in selecting eyewear, and also assists the optometrists when needed. When not at work Erica enjoys spending time with her husband, Bryan, and their two daughters Alexis and Emma.

Destiny McGovern

Destiny is a native of Morgantown, Kentucky and has worked here since March 2020.  She is a 2000 graduate of Butler County High School.  Her primary responsibilities include patient scheduling and insurance eligibility/benefits but helps out when needed, doing patient work up, additional testing, and procedures.  She also works the front desk assisting patients and answering phones.  She graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2014 with a Bachelors Degree of Interdisciplinary Studies in Social/behavioral Science.  Destiny married Scotty McGovern October 2020 and they have 2 sons, two daughters and a grandson.  When she is not working she loves spending time with her family/friends and enjoys trips and shopping.

Janet Wright

Janet has been working at Barrow Eye Center since August 2009 as a receptionist. Her primary responsibility is scheduling appointments, making referrals, and checking out patients. She is a graduate of Logan County High School and attended Hopkinsville Community College and graduated with an Associates of science degree. Janet and her husband Wesley have two children, Weston and Anniston. She has always lived in Logan County and loves working in her hometown. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, singing at church, traveling, and shopping.

Melissa Hardison

Melissa started waking for Barrow Eye Center in March of 2021 as a receptionist.  She is a native of Logan county and graduated Logan County High in 1994; and graduated Brown Mackey Medical & Business Institute in 2003 with an Associates degree in Medical Assisting, Melissa and her significant  other, Anthony Ray; have 3 boys, Tyler, Caleb, and Derek; and 2, granddaughters.  When not at work she enjoys vacationing, camping and spending time with family.

Rhonda Wood, CPO                   

Rhonda is a native of Logan County and has been a member of the Barrow Eye Center team since November 2010. She is a Certified Paraoptometric and primarily performs patient work up and assists the optometrists with any additional testing or procedures. She is also responsible for all of the contact lens ordering. She is a 1994 graduate of Logan County High School and attended WKU. Rhonda and her husband Jason have three children; Jacob, Blake and Haleigh. When not at work, Rhonda enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and watching her kids play sports.

Brittany Knuckles

Brittany is a native of Logan County and has been a member of Barrow Eye Center since December 2014. She primarily works in the lab, helping patients select the eye wear that best fits their prescription needs. She also helps out with work up and special testing when needed. She is a 2008 graduate from Logan County High School and attended Bowling Green Technical College. Brittany and her husband Zach have been married for 6 years and have 1 daughter; Everlee Grace and 1 son; Grayson. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and attending church.


Hannah Statton

Hannah is a Logan County native and has been with Barrow Eye Center since May of 2017. She works primarily in the lab helping patients choose the best eye wear; and also helps work up the patients when needed. She has an associates degree in applied science and arts from SKYCTC. She married her husband Davis in October of 2019, they have one daughter Kendall and now resides in Auburn with their two dogs; Lilly and Cooper. Hannah and Davis enjoy traveling and spending time with their friends and family.

Teresa Vargas, CPO                     

Teresa is a native of Logan County. She previously worked for Barrow Eye Center for 2 years in 2007 before moving to California. She and her family moved back in August of 2019 and she has been a member of the team since then.  Teresa is the Accounts Administrator and is responsible for filing insurance claims and overseeing accounts receivable. She is a Certified Paraoptometric and an Optometrist Assistant occasionally assisting with patient work up and any additional testing or procedures needed. She is a 2006 graduate of Logan County High School. Teresa and her husband Andrew have been married since 2011 and have 1 son Aaden and 2 daughters, Abigail and Arlie. When not working she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and attending church.


Candy Carpenter

Bio coming soon.