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Dr. George Shida, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • University of Alabama, Birmingham, Doctor of Optometry

Professional memberships

  • American Optometric Association
  • Georgia Optometric Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1508834516

Office locations

Eye 1st Vision Center

901 Abernathy Rd. NE, Ste #100

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Eye 1st Vision Center

901 Abernathy Rd Northeast, Suite #100

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

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Dr. Shida was amazing! I say this in the best and most appreciative way possible, but I have not spent this long at an optometrist's office in years! The nursing staff was super nice from the get-go. Dr. Shida made thevisit feel personal and not super rushed like some typical chain eye doctor branches do. He took the time to understand my day-to-day habits, my concerns, and my feedback through the contact fitting process. I don't remember the last time an eye doctor scheduled a follow up to make sure I was liking the contacts I was trying out let alone let me try out two pairs to make sure I was going to order the right ones when the time came. All around an AMAZING experience! He is just the type of doctor I wish I could have in every field treatment! I never write reviews, but Dr. Shida and his staff are AWESOME!
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Very professional staff! Receptionist was prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable. She made copays clear right up front. Nicole the tech was awesome. Very friendly and efficient. Dr. Shida’s knowledge and technique really impressed me. Eyedoctors have always been pretty similar. Dr. Shida was one of the best ones I’ve been to. After the contacts were prescribed, another tech ordered them but not before it was clear how much the cost was. I was able to pay super fast with no wait.
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Best optometrist I’ve seen so far. Very friendly environment. The employees are amazing. 100 and more % satisfied.
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I liked his demeanor and the way he answered my questions. I’m impressed.
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Great office! The entire staff was pleasant and walked me through my options for contact lenses. They were very clear with what everything would cost, and I really appreciate it!
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Waited for at least 45 minutes to be seen. But the doctor answered all of my questions and was respectful. Hoping that next time the wait time will be less.
Less than 6 months ago
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Did a lot of exams, adviced good contacts
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Dr. Shida is a professional and well-mannered eye doctor, and I would recommend him to others. The wait at this office is always very long though when I have an appointment. My appointment was at 2:45 and I was not seenby the doctor until 3:45. Additionally, the young woman who performed the initial eye tests on me was very unprofessional, questioning my choice in marrying my husband at a young age. She kept asking me if I got married "for no reason", trying to squeeze out of me if I got pregnant and that's why I married young. No, that was not the reason, thank you very much. It made for a very awkward appointment.
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Short and cheap!
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Everyone was so great. He was awesome, and all the ladies I spoke to were so kind and helpful!
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The wait was short and the office issued any concerns I had. The office is also located in a prime location, it is easy to get to with plenty of parking! Dr. Shida was also very nice and friendly!
Less than 1 year ago
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They staff was friendly enough though it was a little pricey even with insurance. The doctor really seemed to know his stuff and was happy to answer any questions.
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Every professional I came in contact with during my visit was helpful and pleasant. I have no complaints, and will continue using this establishment for the rest of my vision care needs!
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The doctor and other staff was great with an exception of the front office girl. She was a little snobby and being a smart with me
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Very professional. Explained everything to me in detail, which is why Ihr gained my trust right away!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shida and his associates were very friendly and professional. Dr. Shida gave me a detailed examination, and answered all of my questions.
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Waited 45 mins after my appointment time before I was taken to the back and then the staff rushed through my appointment. I did not enjoy my experience nor do I trust that my prescription is as good as it shouldbe due to the rush to get through my appointment.
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Dr. Shida and his staff are great! They were very thorough and made sure to listen to all of my questions and concerns. Felt like I was in really good hands here.
More than 1 year ago
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Very thorough and makes good suggestions of ways to make your eyesight the best it can be.
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Everyone was friendly and professional. Kept things moving. Good job by all.
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I was finally done living without my frames and scheduled a last minute annual exam. Everything from the front desk staff to the young woman who handled the preliminary work to Dr. Shida was excellent. He is very attentive and doesa great job answering any questions you have and even explaining how the eye works in layman's terms. Dr. Shida, thanks for being an amazing optometrist. I've found my eye doctor. P.S think of me this football season. :)
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Super nice and helpful, testimg was efficent and was immedaitely able to get me fitted for glasses and order me a prescription.
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Great customer service and professionalism. I appreciated Dr Shida's honesty and integrity. He has a real interest in helping his patients. Patricia, was awesome as well. From beginning to end I will be a continuous customer.
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He is very thorough! I would definitely recommend him!
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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 dothat this morning. After I completed everything, (again) she said, 'oh, I just saw that you already filled this out, sorry'.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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
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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.
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Good doctor, good staff. No complaints.
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Really nice guy, very friendly. Nice, clean, new office. All staff were friendly and helpful.
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The nurse and doctor were very friendly and informative.
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Very helpful and conversational with the method in which he gives information.
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Very professional and fast! The wait for doctor to come was a bit long. But the visit was pleasant.
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Dr. Shida comes in, checks out your eyes and gets you on your way.
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Not good on followups. Not much recommended
More than 1 year ago
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As always, my experience with eye first was excellent. I highly recommenced them to anyone needling their services.
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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.
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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.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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Great new office. Smooth and efficient visit.
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He was very pleasant and knowledgable...taught me a lot about my eyes!
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Very thorough and professional, answered all my questions.
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Dr. Shida was extremely helpful and very professional. I felt like his only patient as he spent lots of time explaining everything.
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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.
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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.
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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
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I have been a patient for years and the whole family are patients.
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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.
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Doctor was great. Staff not so great.
More than 1 year ago
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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!
More than 1 year ago
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