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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Tulman Eye Group the leading provider of vision care products and services in Lithia Springs.


Dr. Daniel Tulman

Dr. Daniel Tulman grew up in North Carolina and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from NC State Univ. He received his Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry where was in the Honor Society and President of the Student Council.

Dr. Tulman is ABO Board certified, and has served in many elected or appointed offices including President of the Georgia Optometric Association, chairman of the GOA Board of Trustees and Georgia Trustee for the Southern Council of Optometrists. He was one of the select eye doctors chosen to be on the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games Medical Team. Dr. Tulman was Georgia’s Optometrist of the Year and most recently, the 2018 G. Bearden “Excellence in Leadership Award” recipient.

Dr. Tulman enjoys spending time with his wife Melissa, his two grown sons, playing guitar and volunteering time with a non-profit agency (VRS) that helps the blind and visually impaired.


Dr. Mehrdad Saadat

Dr. Mehrdad E. Saadat attended The University of Georgia after graduating from South Cobb High School in Austell, GA. He returned to the Atlanta from Athens early as he was selected to enroll in Emory University’s “House Staff Program”. After Graduation from Kennesaw University where he graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences, he received his Doctorate in Optometry from The Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.

Dr. Saadat is trained in areas of ocular disease. He has a particular interest in what is commonly known as “Dry Eye” also known as “Dysfunctional Tear Syndrome” which includes dryness, itching and watery eyes. Dr. Saadat even travels to educate other optometrists different methods of diagnosing and treating Dysfunctional Tear Syndrome. He is also trained in specialty contact lenses including lenses for astigmatism, bifocal/multi-focal, as well as keratoconus.

He is a 10 year member of the American Optometric Association, and the Georgia Optometric Association. He has served as the Treasurer/Secretary, Vice president, and President of the Greater Atlanta Optometric Association. He also serves on the State Board of Trustees. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry. He volunteers service to the South Cobb Lions club.

In his free time Dr. Saadat enjoys spending time with friends and family. His hobbies involve motorsports including autocross, track and drag racing as well as Formula-1 racing. He also enjoys camping, skiing and travel.


Dr. Pamela Shepard

Dr. Pamela Shepard 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.

Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Shepard began working full time at Tulman Eye Group. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Georgia Optometric Association. In addition to ocular disease, she enjoys primary care optometry and caring for pediatric patients. In her spare time, Dr. Shepard enjoys traveling, reading, yoga, and spending time outdoors.


Dr. Bryan Truong

Dr. Bryan Truong was born and raised in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, a small fishing town in the Northwestern region of Canada. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Victoria before making the move south to complete his doctorate at The Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.

During his time in optometry school, Dr. Truong was an active member of the Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) and Lion’s Club. As a member of both, he visited underserved villages in Nicaragua and Mexico during his summer breaks to provide free eye examinations and glasses. Dr. Truong completed his rotations at ophthalmology practices in Atlanta and Florida that specialized in refractive surgery and ocular disease. He has also received extensive training in pediatrics, specialty contact lens fittings for astigmatism, multi-focal, and keratoconus, and the pre-operative and post-operative care of patients. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Georgia Optometric Association, and Greater Atlanta Optometric Association.

In his free time, Dr. Truong enjoys cooking, staying active, and is a hockey enthusiast to the fullest extent. He considers himself a “foodie” and loves trying out new places to eat around Atlanta.


Meet Our Staff