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.
Dr. Pessoa lives here in Paulding County with his wife and two children. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from NOVA Southeastern University where he also received specialized training in behavioral and developmental optometry. His warm and caring demeanor makes him the perfect person to take this practice forward. You can expect the same personal attention and service that you’ve enjoyed here all these years. Dr. Pessoa will continue to provide comprehensive eye exams for the whole family and accommodative exams for patients with special needs of all ages. He is pleased to offer services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. When I began contemplating the possibility of retirement, I spoke with several people interested in the practice. Dr. Pessoa (Dr. Carlos) is the one person in whose care I felt totally confident leaving my practice, knowing the quality of care you will receive. Our staff feels the same way, and will be here going forward to support Dr. Pessoa, making the transition to a new doctor of optometry as seamless as possible. Again, it has been an honor and a pleasure to serve you. Thank you!