Welcome to Dawson Vision.
Your Optometrist in Dawsonville, GA

Call us at (706) 531-9900 today.

Welcome to Dawson Vision in Dawsonville. Dr. Brian Burke and the Dawson Vision team strive to provide the best in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services and join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our Dawsonville office.

Dawson Vision is a full service eye and vision care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the Dawsonville area come to Dawson Vision because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Dr. Burke and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Dawson Vision, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patients' questions. Additionally, at Dawson Vision, we offer vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Dr. Burke and the Dawson Vision staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Dawsonville area. Our Dawsonville optometrist offers the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our Dawsonville office at (706) 531-9900.

At Dawson Vision, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment.Call us at (706) 531-9900 or schedule an appointment today online.

Dr. Brian Burke
Dr. Karla Thomason
Dawsonville Optometrist | Dawson Vision | (706) 531-9900
76 Bethel Dr.
Dawsonville, GA 30534 6583

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Meet The Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Karla R. Thomason

    Dr. Karla Reece Thomason was raised in Dawson County and loves being able to serve in her hometown community. Dr. Thomason started her career as a technician for Dawson Vision when the practice first opened in 2003. In 2006, She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with the distinction of Magna Cum Laude at North Georgia College & State University. She then earned her Doctor of Optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2013.

  • Dr.
    Brian Burke

    Dr. Burke, a native of Pennsylvania, earned his Doctorate of Optometry degree from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He has worked in the Dawson/Forsyth area beginning in 1995. Before establishing Dawson Vision in Dawsonville, Dr. Burke served the Cumming community through Pearl Vision. Dr. Burke received the Rotary Club of Dawson County's Robert Stubbs Award for the year of 2019-2020.

  • Dr.
    James Hays

    Dr. Hays is a board certified opthalmologist currently practicing cataract, corneal transplant and refractive surgery at Woolfson Eye Institute. Dr. Hays has extensive experience in refractive and corneal surgery, performing over 12,000 refractive surgeries and 25,000 cataracts during his industrious career. Dr. Hays earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is a Tennessee native.

  • Dr.
    Sylvia Choy

    Dr. Sylvia Choy, a New York native, had received her optometric degree from State University of New York College of Optometry in 2009. Prior to that, she had studied classical music in her undergraduate years at Binghamton University where she enjoyed performing as the pianist for the university orchestra. Her passion for the arts and ocular sciences together had led her to pursue optometry and is delighted that she is able to make a personal connection and a positive impact in others’ vision every day. Her training included ocular disease externships at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in New Haven, CT and low vision rehabilitation at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Northport, NY.


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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I had my very first eye exam ever today. 😳 My husband needed new glasses anyway, so we just made appointments for each of us. Everyone was super friendly. They let us sit through our appointments together, which saved us some time and they walked me through everything. Very pleased with the doctor and all of the staff. Thanks for an easy visit!"
    Melissa M. J.
  • "Took my 13 year old and 6 year old. The staff was wonderful with them. We will definitely use them in the future for the rest of the family."
    Jamie S.
  • "The Service that you get at Dawson Vision is Amazing.It was our first time there and I will definitely go back.Front desk was very friendly willing to go above and beyond.The office assistant were amazing as well.The eye doctor was out of this world.....Definitely A 5 Star....."
    Suzanne P.