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Qualifications and Experience
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 and contact lenses.
Dr. Shida is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Georgia Optometric Association, and the Greater Atlanta Optometric Asssociation.
Dr. Shida and his wife Patricia have four children. For leisure he enjoys golf and spending time with his family.
Verified Patient Reviews
He is very thorough! I would definitely recommend him!
The visit with the doc was good. I had to wait almost a half hour before I was able to see him. The receptionist asked me to fill out paperwork. I filled it out online so I wouldn't have to do that this morning. After I completed everything, (again) she said, 'oh, I just saw that you already filled this out, sorry'.
George helped me find the right contacts, something I've been struggling with for years. He took the time to test several different types, using various prescriptions and contact alignment. I would recommend him to friends
Felt like I was going to the mechanic with the amount of upselling garbage during my entire visit. Despite me repeatedly telling them I only wanted a glasses prescription, they were trying to push me to get contacts and glasses there during my entire appointment.
the office is bright and cheerful. everyone was very professional and pleasant. They were very thorough and took time to make sure I was happy and understood my issues. Patiently gave me information on new needed glasses. Understood when I said I could not get them right now.
Good doctor, good staff. No complaints.
The nurse and doctor were very friendly and informative.
Very helpful and conversational with the method in which he gives information.
Very professional and fast! The wait for doctor to come was a bit long. But the visit was pleasant.
Dr. Shida comes in, checks out your eyes and gets you on your way.
Really nice guy, very friendly. Nice, clean, new office. All staff were friendly and helpful.
As always, my experience with eye first was excellent. I highly recommenced them to anyone needling their services.
Not good on followups. Not much recommended
Was fine. The only disadvantage with this clinic as I see is that there are only 2 doctors who run this clinic. So, I think it obviously takes more time.
Mr. Shida is an expert, and he's rather friendly. He also helped me to understand how corrective lenses would impact my lifestyle in a positive way.
Had to wait 30 minutes and no one at front desk took time to let us know they were delayed. Would coach front desk people on letting clients know status on getting going on appointment.
Great new office. Smooth and efficient visit.
He was very pleasant and knowledgable...taught me a lot about my eyes!
Very thorough and professional, answered all my questions.
Dr. Shida was extremely helpful and very professional. I felt like his only patient as he spent lots of time explaining everything.
My appointment with Dr. Shida went very smoothly. Once I filled out the initial paperwork I was attended to right away. Dr. Shida was very professional as usual & was thorough in explaining everything that was going on with my eyes. I would recommend Dr. Shida to my friends, family, & colleagues.
Appreciate my time with Dr. Shida. I received a very thorough eye exam and he picked up on a health problem I need to address with my primary care doctor.
Dr. Shida is a very nice man and he takes good care of his patients. His staff is very friendly and the experience is always pleasant
I have been a patient for years and the whole family are patients.
Dr. Shida's office answers the phone promptly with no automated message system. And they changed my prescription within minutes after the pharmacy did not stock the original prescription.
Dr. Shida is pleasant, an active listener, and committed to his patients' satisfaction and visual well-being. This was my first visit, and I was very impressed!
Doctor was great. Staff not so great.
He seems like a nice doctor overall but he just kept trying to sell me. I am highly disappointed with the fact that I spent more money with insurance coverage than I ever have out of pocket before without insurance. Also, he didn't seem to have any concept of a budget as he kept pushing me to get daily contacts (which cost 3x more than what I usually get) and get glasses on top of that. The staff was very down to earth though and I appreciated their help and candor.
No complaints at all!
Great doctor, excellent exam and nice inventory of sunglasses and frames.
Dr. Shida was awesome! Wouldn't hesitate to refer other patients to him.
I felt very educated on my eyes....
He was GREAT. made me feel really comfortable and he explained everything to me. Was very pleased
Very efficient and comforting in his examination of my eyesight.