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

Dr. George ShidaDr. George Shida graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Pre-Med Biology. He played football, lettering for three years. Dr. Shida received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1980 from the University of Alabama/Medical Center at Birmingham. He began his private practice career in 1981 in the Atlanta area, where he continues to practice. His specialty is family and medical eyecare, pre and post operative surgical care, as well as eyeglasses 

Dr. Sally Dillehay

Dr. Sally DillehayDr. Sally Dillehay received her Doctor of Optometry and Master of Science in Physiological Optics Summa Cum Laude and was the valedictorian at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. She also holds a Doctor of Education degree from Nova Southeastern University. She began her career at a multidisciplinary vision rehabilitation practice in Columbus, Ohio, and then joined the faculty of The Ohio State University College of Optometry. She moved to Georgia and joined CIBA Vision as Director of Academic Development and Medical Affairs. She currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Visioneering Technologies, Incorporated, located in Alpharetta GA.
Dr. Dillehay is a member of the American Optometric Association, and the Georgia Optometric Association. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a Diplomate in its Cornea Contact Lens and Refractive Technologies Section, a distinction held by less than 150 eye care professionals worldwide.  She received the Eminent Service Award from the American Academy of Optometry in 2003 and the Vision Monday Most Influential Women in Vision Award (Executive Category) in 2015. She has published extensively in the field of contact lenses as well as graduate professional education.

Dr. Dillehay specializes in contact lenses and interventions for myopic progression. Dr. Dillehay and her husband have two children, and she  enjoys gardening and traveling.

Dr. Meha Patel 

Dr. Patel is a native of the Atlanta area. She received her Bachelors Degree in Microbiology from the University of Georgia and then went on to earn her Doctorate in Optometry at Southern College of Optometry. During optometry school, Dr. Patel was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society and completed multiple humanitarian missions through SVOSH in Mexico and Central America. After optometry school, she went on to complete an Ocular Disease and Primary Care Residency at the Veterans Affair of Central California.

In addition to prescribing glasses and contacts lenses, Dr. Patel specializes in the management and treatment of diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration and the co-management of cataracts and LASIK. Dr. Patel also has a special interest in the treatment of ocular injuries, eye infections, dry eye syndrome, computer vision syndrome, multifocal contact lenses and corneal refractive therapy for myopia control (CRT).

When not practicing she loves watching football, traveling, cooking and most importantly eating! .

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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!