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  • "Absolutely the best experience I have ever had with an eye doctor. I highly recommend him. He and his staff are amazing!
    Mar 7, 2018"
    Jennifer B.
  • "I love this office and the staff. I hated to hear that Dr. Woods was leaving and was skeptical the new doctor would be as good. I'll be the first to admit I was wrong. Dr. Pessoa was great! I believe he is going to do great things with this office.
    Jun 24, 2017"
    Rebekah D.
  • "I had the most amazing experience at this office today. I have never felt so impressed and confident in the care that I have received for my eyes than I did today. Everyone one was awesome and I got some really cute glasses that I cannot wait to wear. I will not go anywhere else as long as they are seeing patients! I will recommend this office and staff to everyone I know!
    Sep14, 2017"
    Abby L.
  • "Carlos is awesome with the kids and with the adults! He’s just great. Katia was amazing and friendly, she fitted us all and stayed late for me when we had issues with our flex spend account! She even offered to take care of us the next day when they were closed to make sure we got a chance to use the last of our flex spend account! I can’t tell you how happy I was after my experience yesterday! Katia made me a client for life! And I will tell everyone how great you guys are!
    Dec 29, 2017"
    Eric N.

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Family Vision Development Center (formerly Family Vision Center) is a premier eye care facility that has served Paulding County since 1979. Each member of our team is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care, clinical education, and optical services. Our doctors are leaders in clinical eye care involving eye and vision disorders. We provide only the highest quality lenses, frames and contact lenses to meet the vision needs of our patients.

We look forward to meeting you and taking care of your eye care needs!

Our primary focus at Family Vision Development Center is always the health and safety of your eyes!

We are proud to offer a drop-free, puff-free, and tear-free eye exam! Through the use of cutting-edge technology our doctors are now able to manage your eye-health with the most comprehensive and accurate testing available, and save you time and discomfort in the process.

Click on the links below to learn more about the iCare and the Optomap systems.

Dr. Carlos Pessoa
Behavioral & Developmental Optometrist

Family Vision Development Center

1498 Merchants Drive
Dallas, GA 30132

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  • Dr.
    Bill Woods
    It is with mixed emotions that I announce my upcoming retirement. It has been a great privilege to serve this community for 38 years, and I thank you for that opportunity! I sincerely hope that you will continue to allow Family Vision Center to meet your eye care needs in the future! I am very pleased to be leaving this practice in the capable hands of a trusted colleague, Dr. Carlos Pessoa. He is a caring and dedicated doctor, who will be honored to continue your care. Your records will remain right here with Family Vision Center. Dr Pessoa acquired the practice March 1, 2017. I will continue seeing patients part-time until May 2017, then on to a more relaxed life of retirement.
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  • Dr.
    Carlos Pessoa
    'I love caring for my patients! I find great fulfillment in helping every individual achieve GREAT vision. Whether it's finding the perfect contact lens, managing a long-term disorder, or playing a game of peek-a-boo with a young child in order to complete an eye exam, I enjoy the process. I truly believe that each patient is important and deserves the best care and attention possible every time they walk through my door.' Dr. Pessoa received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University where he also completed specialized training in optometric care for pediatric patients and patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other special needs. This training enables him to offer specialized and adaptive exams for such patients. As a father of a child with special needs, he has a great personal dedication to patient care for children and patients with special needs of all ages. Dr. Pessoa is pleased to offer comprehensive eye-care for the whole family! He provides exams in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
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  • "The best in the business!
    I've never been to a Optometrist that educates as well as demonstrates everything that is going on in your eyes as well as Dr. Pessoa. I left my appointment feeling happy to know that I had a good checkup but also why everything was well. He explained every process to me as we went through the routine and made me feel a lot better about the decisions I wanted to make with my contacts as well as glasses. I would highly recommend Dr. Pessoa and his team to anyone for their courtesy, friendliness, and professionalism.
    Jul 25, 2017"
  • "I love this office and the staff. I hated to hear that Dr. Woods was leaving and was skeptical the new doctor would be as good. I'll be the first to admit I was wrong. Dr. Pessoa was great! I believe he is going to do great things with this office.
    Jun 24, 2017"
  • "We were not sure what to expect when we came for our annual exams. We had been patients of Dr. Woods for several years. We were VERY pleased with our experience with Dr. Pessoa. He took time to explain everything to me and my 11 year old daughter. We did not feel rushed at all and we felt as if all of our vision questions and concerns were answered and addressed. The staff was the same wonderful and professional staff that was there with Dr. Woods. Great Dr. and Super staff.
    Jun 10, 2017"
  • ""Great optometrist. friendly service""