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1498 Merchants Drive Dallas, GA 30132

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Comprehensive Eyecare For The Whole Family

At Family Vision Development Center, Dr. Pessoa and his staff are committed to providing the highest standard of health care and personalized service possible in a kind and caring environment. We carefully listen to each patient’s needs and concerns, take time to educate every patient regarding the best management plan for his or her visual system and utilize state of the art technology in every phase of diagnostics and dispensing.

We are committed to maintaining a professional atmosphere of cooperation and kindness among our team, and continually educating and improving ourselves in order to provide you with the best quality of life your vision can give you.

Our Unique Services

Español e Português Exames

Dr. Pessoa is pleased to offer comprehensive eye-care for the whole family. He provides eye exams in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, making it easier for you to get your questions answered in the manner you need.

No Ordinary Eye Exam!

We offer a drop-free, puff-free, and tear-free eye exam! Through the use of cutting-edge technology our doctors are able to better manage your eye-health with the most comprehensive and accurate testing available.

Specials Needs Patients

Dr. Pessoa completed specialized training in optometric care for pediatric patients and patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs. His training enables him to offer specialized and adaptive exams for such patients.


Dr. Carlos Pessoa

Ask Our Doctor a Question...

What’s the difference between Optometrist & Opthalmologist?

Although both professions have the capability of helping you with basic and simple visual issues, the ideal approach, and best use of your time and resources would be to have an optometrist, such as myself, be responsible for your primary eyecare and then be referred to the secondary or tertiary ophthalmologist should the need arise. My staff and I often hear reports from new patients that they were dissatisfied with a primary eye exam at an ophthalmologist’s office because they didn’t feel that the doctor spent enough time with them and that’s because they have to move faster on the simpler cases in order to have time to spend with more complicated cases.

For more information on this subject, head to our Eye Education Corner to learn more!

What’s the difference between Vision Plans & Health Insurance?

A vision insurance policy is not the same as health insurance. Regular health insurance plans protect you against financial losses due to unexpected eye injuries or disease. Vision insurance, on the other hand, is a wellness benefit designed to provide routine eye care, prescription eyewear and other vision-related services at a reduced cost.

What if I've been told I can't wear contact lenses or tried them before but was unsuccessful?

If you have dry eyes, astigmatism, or kerataconus, you may have been told that you can't wear contact lenses. However, we now have technology that allows us to fit all different types of patients with contact lenses that are comfortable and provide great vision. These contacts require special fitting, performed by an eye doctor who is trained in this area and knows which lenses will be best for your particular condition.

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