Meet The Doctors

  • Dr. George D. Shida, O.D. | Optometric Physician

    Meet Dr. George Shida. Dr. Shida graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Pre-Med Biology. In 1980, Dr. Shida obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Alabama/Medical Center at Birmingham. The following year, Dr. Shida established his private practice career, serving the Atlanta area.

    In addition to prescribing eyeglasses, Dr. Shida practices family and medical eye care. He also specializes in pre and post-operative surgical care, as well as treating keratoconus. One of Dr. Shida’s specialties is Corneal Refractive Therapy, or more commonly known as Ortho-K. A process that uses gas permeable contact lenses that reshape corneas temporarily to provide days of clear vision at a time.

    Dr. Shida is a former college football player from the University of Maryland, lettering for 3 years. His passion for football continues by his support for his favorite NFL football team, the Atlanta Falcons. When Dr. Shida isn’t practicing, one of his favorite things to do is to spend quality time with his family and grandchildren.

  • Dr. Vikarma Brooks

    Dr. Brooks graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Microbiology. He started his career in the ocular pharmaceutical industry working for Bausch and Lomb. He then attended the Southern College of Optometry and earned his Doctorate in Optometry. During optometry school, he was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists and participated in mission trips to Costa Rica and Jamaica. After optometry school, he completed an Ocular Disease Residency at the Baltimore Veteran's Affairs hospital.

    In addition to prescribing glasses and contacts, Dr. Brooks specializes in the treatment and management of diseases of the eye such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, dryness, and diabetes. He also co-manages LASIK and cataract surgery. He is a member of the American Optometric Association.

    When not at the office he enjoys volunteering, hiking, tennis, camping and time with his wife (who is also an optometrist), friends and family.

  • Dr. Clare Masson

    Dr. Masson, having grown up as the daughter of an optometrist, has years of experience working in the optometric field. She graduated magna cum laude from Eastern Michigan University with a B.S. in Chemistry. She completed her Doctorate of Optometry in Phoenix, Arizona at Midwestern University and earned membership into Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society. While in optometry school, she was president of Lions Club, participated in mission trips to Mexico, and volunteered locally at events such as the Special Olympics. Before moving to the Atlanta area, Dr. Masson had the opportunity to work alongside her father in private practice for four years.

    In addition to prescribing glasses and contacts, Dr. Masson treats and manages diseases such as diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, dry eye and cataracts. She also co-manages LASIK and cataract surgery. Dr. Masson has a special interest in pediatric vision care.

    When not practicing optometry, Dr. Masson loves to be outdoors with her husband and son. She enjoys traveling, hiking, golfing, jogging and boating. She also loves spending time with friends and family.


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We Listen...We Care

At Eye 1st Vision Center, our optometrist not only helps patients with vision concerns. Dr. George D. Shida will listen to all of concerns and answer any questions you may have regarding his techniques or services. He cares about his patients and wants all to have an enjoyable experience while in the office. Contact our Sandy Springs optometrist today at 404-252-1702 to schedule an appointment!

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