Welcome to Eye 1st Vision Center!

Optometry for Sandy Springs, Marietta, Brookhaven, Roswell, and Atlanta, GA

Welcome to Eye 1st Vision Center, your family resource for high-quality optometry serving the Roswell, Marietta, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs and Atlanta, GA areas. Our skilled optometrist Dr. George Shida can provide you and your loved ones with a high standard of eye health and vision care services -- while ensuring that you remain comfortable, reassured and well informed at all times. Our Sandy Springs optometrist invites you to explore this site in depth and learn more about how our eye care clinic can help you maintain optimal vision for life.

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High-quality optometry begins with high-quality optometrists, and you'll find that both optometrists on the Eye 1st Vision Center team fit that description beautifully. Dr. George Shida has provided family/medical eye care, pre-operative/post-operative eye surgery care, and corrective lens prescriptions since 1981. Our optometrists has the skills, experience and professional credentials you want in a trusted eye and vision care advisor.

Optometry Services at Eye 1st Vision Center in Sandy Springs

Eye 1st Vision Center offers a full suite of eye health and vision care services for all ages and eye conditions. You'll benefit from such services as:

  • Comprehensive eye exams - Regular eye exams allow us to check your eye function, coordination, tracking, peripheral vision, color vision and other essential for accurate vision.

  • Diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases - Dr. Shida can detect sight-threatening diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, dry eye syndrome, keratoconus, etc. Our optometrist can then recommend the proper course of treatment for your condition.

  • Diagnosis of disease-related eye disorders - If you are showing signs of a diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma aggravated by hypertension or other eye disorders linked to systemic ailments, we will advise you on the proper avenues of treatment to control these conditions before they can rob you of your eyesight.

  • Pre-operative and post-operative eye surgery care - If you are undergoing cataract surgery, LASIK vision correction or some other form of eye surgery, our team can run the necessary evaluations to ensure that your surgeon can perform the most accurate procedure possible. Dr. George Shida can then perform all the necessary follow-up eye evaluations and vision testing to monitor your recovery.

  • Vision testing- We can check your vision on a regular basis to determine whether you're having trouble due to refractive problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or presbyopia. 

  • Corrective lenses- If you need corrective lenses, we can write the necessary prescription and provide you with a variety of options, including a wide range of contact lens types.

We encourage residents of Roswell, Marietta, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs and Atlanta, GA to contact our clinic today to schedule an eye exam and vision testing. Our one-on-one approach to optometry and dedication to high-quality services distinguish us from other eye-care providers. Discover why Eye 1st Vision Center should be your first choice in eye care! Call us at (404) 252-1702 today.

Dr. George Shida
Sandy Springs Optometrist | Eye 1st Vision Center | (404) 252-1702

901 Abernathy Rd #100
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

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

    Dr. 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. 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.


Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

    To give this place a FIVE STAR is such an understatement! I absolutely love this place--the people, the environment, even the bowl of Jolly Ranchers that seem to always appear in my pocket as I leave! From the time I stepped in the door, I was not disappointed. Everyone was professional; the staff was very knowledgeable and the doctor was very thorough! They gained a customer for LIFE!

    LaToya T. Newman

    This place was GREAT their professionalism was Awesome and my experience was even better. The employees was the best I could ask for a better experience Thanks and I'll be back

    Jerrie B. Brooks

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