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. 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.
Dr. Aldina Jakupovic, OD
Dr. Jakupovic, after starting out as an optometric technician, has years of experience in the Optometric world. She majored in Biology while attending Georgia State University. Dr. Jakupovic received her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Optometry in 2017. While in optometry school, she was inducted in the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society and received clinical honors in primary eye care. She completed her internship training at the Birmingham VA in Birmingham, AL, Gainesville Eye Associates in Gainesville, GA, and Georgia Eye Partners in Atlanta, GA.
In addition to providing complete ocular health examinations and contact lens fittings, Dr. Jakupovic manages a wide variety of ocular diseases including uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and keratoconus. Dr. Jakupovic has a special interest in specialty contact lens fittings for Keratoconus and corneal transplant patients.
In her free time, Dr. Jakupovic loves to spend time with her husband and family. She enjoys traveling, hiking, and swimming.
Kelly Heren, OD
Kelly Heren, OD, is a board-certified optometrist specializing incomprehensive eye exams, treatment of ocular diseases, dry eye management, and specialty contact lenses.
Dr. Heren was born and raised in Pennsylvania, where she earned her undergraduate degree from Penn State University in Biology. In 2012, she moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to attend Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. In her time with the college, Dr. Heren completed training programs in glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and various retinal conditions. She is also experienced in fitting all types of contact lenses and glasses. In 2016, Dr. Heren completed a training program in pediatrics and vision therapy.
Upon graduating optometry school in 2016, Dr. Heren joined a private practice in Boca Raton, Florida, and specialized in fitting scleral and hybrid contact lenses for keratoconus, CRT contact lenses for myopia control, and was a member of the Dry Eye Rescue specialists program.
Dr. Heren and her husband moved to Georgia in 2021 and joined the Eye 1stVision Center team. She has enjoyed working in private practice, treating various eye conditions for patients of all ages. She is a member of the Florida Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and the Georgia Optometric Association.
Outside of optometry, Dr. Heren is a certified yoga instructor and yoga enthusiast. She enjoys spending time outdoors and staying active with her husband, Trey. They enjoy their time together boating, hiking, and tryingany new restaurant they can find.
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!