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Dr. Brian Burke, O.D.

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 for over eleven years. Before establishing Dawson Vision in Dawsonville, Dr. Burke served the Cumming community through Pearl Vision.

He is the staff optometrist for Blind and Low Vision Services of North Georgia and prevent blindness of Georgia for Dawson and Forsyth Counties. Dr. Burke is a member of the Dawsonville Rotary Club.

Dr. Burke is a long-time road cyclist and participates in many ultra-distance rides. He is also an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan.

Dr. Brian Burke, O.D.

Dr. James Hays, M.D.

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. James Hays, M.D.

Dr. Karla R. Thomason, O.D.


Bachelor of Science in Biology Magna Cum Laude
North Georgia College & State University, 2006

Doctor of Optometry
University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2013


Licensed Optometrist
Georgia Board of Optometry, 2013

Services to the Profession:

Past President of Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society

Past Treasurer of American Optometric Student Association

Medical Mission Trip to Costa Rica

Participating Doctor of Health Access

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