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Chrissy recently joined the practice as a licensed optician. She was born and raised in Columbia, SC but moved to Charlottesville, VA about ten years ago. While in Virginia, Chrissy became a licensed optician, met her husband and had a wonderful baby boy. They have relocated back to Columbia to be closer to family. Chrissy is a talented optician who is very knowledgeable about ophthalmic lens options, skilled at frame adjustments, and excellent at frame selection.
Jean joined the office in February 2011 and is happy to assist our patients with appointments, referrals, checking in and out, and questions on billing and insurance. She enjoys family activities with her husband Steve, her son Sean and Lola the family dog. Jean also enjoys volunteering for church and working on home improvement projects.
Angel joined our team as an optician in August of 2011. She has experience working in the optical field for ten years. She assists our patients with a variety of optical needs, and other services including checking patients in and out and making appointments. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her precious daughter Laila, an aspiring ballerina with a keen sense of humor.
Ruth joined our team as an ophthalmic assistant in February 2013. She has 15 years' experience. She relocated to Columbia from Central Florida to join her husband who was fortunate to be offered a permanent position after working as a contractor for two years. She enjoys making trips back to Florida to see her family, going to the beach, walking, and going to the movies.
Alaina recently joined the practice as an ophthalmic assistant in June 2014. She primarily assists the doctors and patients with their needs. She was born and raised in the Columbia area and is currently pursuing a degree in Business Communications. She loves traveling, spending time with friends, and volunteering in the nursery at her church.
Shirley came to the Columbia area almost fifteen years ago when her husband, Peter, was transferred to Ft. Jackson from Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver. They have two grown daughters, who are married and one grandson who resides in Colorado. In addition to working “behind the scenes” at Mason Family Vision, Shirley is a long-time volunteer at her church and takes Tai Chi classes.
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.