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Dr. John Mason graduated from West Virginia Tech in 1991 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. After a four year career with DuPont he decided he would like to return to school to study optometry. Dr. John graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 2000. While there he met his wife, Dr. Katie. After graduation they both moved to Columbia and joined a group practice. They started Mason Family Vision in September 2002. Dr. John enjoys examining patients of all ages and offers full scope optometric care. Dr. John is a member of the American Optometric Association, the South Carolina Optometric Association and the Midlands Optometric Society.
In his spare time Dr. John enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He also likes to exercise and attempting to catch fish.
Dr. Katie Mason graduated in 1996 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in biology and a minor in chemistry. While at the university, Dr. Katie served as a student ambassador to the chancellor and received the Student Ambassador Outstanding Service Award in 1995. After completion of her undergraduate degree, Dr. Katie attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, where she was involved with the Sports Vision Society, served as a student ambassador, and volunteered for Optometric Service to Humanity. At graduation in May 2000, Dr. Katie was awarded one of the top ten clinician awards and the Excellence in Contact Lens Fitting award. She is currently a member of the American Optometric Association, South Carolina Optometric Association and the Midlands Optometric Society. In August 2011 Dr. Katie became Board Certified with the American Optometric Association.
While Dr. Katie enjoys examining patients of all ages, particularly enjoys infants, children and children with special needs. She is a participating provider for the InfantSee program which provides a complimentary comprehensive eye examination to babies under the age of one. For the school aged patients and older, she also offers home based vision therapy to correct muscle imbalances, lazy eyes, and to improve reading skills.
In her time away from the office, Dr. Katie stays busy with her son and daughter. She also enjoys working out at the gym and boxing. In August 2011, Dr. Katie became a Diplomate of the American Optometric Association.”
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM We are closed for lunch 12:30 - 1:30 Office Hours: Friday - 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM We are closed Saturday and Sunday
Keeping Your Eyes Healthy: Get regular comprehensive dilated eye exams
Getting a dilated eye exam is the only way to catch eye diseases early, because with many, there are no warning signs.
You might think your vision is in good shape or that your eyes are healthy, but visiting Dr. Mason for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to be completely certain. When it comes to common vision problems, many people don’t realize their vision could be improved with glasses or contact lenses. In addition, many common eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and age-related macular degeneration often have no symptoms. A dilated eye exam is the only way to detect these diseases in their early stages. Talk to your eye care professional about how often you should have one.
During a comprehensive dilated eye exam, drops are placed in your eyes to dilate, or widen, the pupil. Dr. Mason uses a special magnifying lens to examine your retina and look for signs of damage and other eye problems. After the examination, your close-up vision may remain blurred for several hours.