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We offer a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages - all with personalized attention and a smile. In our eye care office, every patient is treated warmly. Individualized attention is the foundation of our care, to ensure that your eyes remain healthy. We're dedicated to optimizing your vision!

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Dr. Dylan Reach

Dr. Dylan Reach

Dr. Reach, a Georgia native, graduated Cum Laude from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. Upon graduation, Dr. Reach was elected to the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. He completed an internship emphasizing ocular disease and contact lenses at the Charleston Airforce Base in Charleston, South Carolina.

Dr. Reach is a member of the Georgia Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, International Academy of Sports Vision, College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and American Academy of Optometry. He is board certified in primary eye care and the treatment of eye disease and injury.

He resides in Towne Lake with his wife and four children.

drreach@acwortheyes.com

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Dr. Pamela Schagren

Dr. Pamela Schagren grew up in Collinsville, Alabama. She graduated with Honors summa cum laude from the University of Alabama in 2004, where she concentrated in Biological Sciences. After receiving her Bachelor of Science, she continued to Optometry School at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. While there, she was involved in the Gold Key Honor Society and served as President of the Optometric Honor Society Phi Beta Sigma. She also was a member of SVOSH, a volunteer organization that served the needs of underprivileged patients in the United States and abroad. While a student at UAB, Dr. Shepard completed rotations at Veteran’s Affairs hospitals and an ophthalmology practice that specialized in refractive surgery. She also
received extensive training in primary care, pediatrics, and contact lens fittings.

Upon graduation in 2008, Dr. Shepard received the Alabama Optometric Society’s leadership award. She then began a residency in Ocular Disease at Omni Eye Centers of Atlanta, where she further developed her ability to treat various ocular conditions and care for pre and post operative cataract patients. While at Omni, Dr. Shepard served as an emergency on call eye care professional for over 400 optometrists in the Atlanta area. In addition to treating various ocular diseases, Dr. Shepard has also taught dozens of optometry students from around the United States and Canada through lecturing and clinical encounters. 
 
Dr. Schagren began working in the Atlanta area upon completion of her residency in 2009. She joined Acworth Family Eyecare in 2022. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Georgia Optometric Association. Dr. Shepard previously served as president of the Greater Atlanta Optometric Association. In her spare time, Dr. Schagren enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two children.
 
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Dr. Pamela Shepherd

Dr. Pamela Schagren

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Dr. Erik Kelly

Dr. Erik Kelly

Dr. Kelly, a Florida native, graduated Cum Laude from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. While there, he was involved with Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Georgia Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), and AOA Contact Lens and Cornea Society (CLCS). He completed his Externships Aker Kasten Eye Center and Malcom Randall Veterans Optometry Clinic in Gainesville, FL

Upon graduation he was awarded the Chancellor's Scholarship, Art Optical 2021 Speciality Contact Lens Award of Excellence, VSP and AAOF Practice Excellence Award, Davie Primary Care Clinic Award and, NSU Chancellors Scholarship.

His area of focus is Pediatric Eye Care, Vision Therapy, Sports Vision, Contact Lens Fitting, and Ocular Disease. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and family, hiking with his dog, playing sports and attending professional sports games, especially the Braves, Hawks, and Falcons.

DrKelly@acwortheyes.com

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