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. 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.
Dr. Salman Bhatti
Dr. Salman Bhatti is a board-certified optometrist who specializes in comprehensive and medical eye care, including pediatric care, contact lenses, management of cataracts, dry eye, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, as well as co-management of post-operative ocular surgery.
Dr. Bhatti grew up in Lilburn, Georgia, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. He then went to the Southern College of Optometry (SCO) in Memphis, TN for his Doctorate of Optometry. At SCO, he was elected President and Treasurer of the Georgia Optometric Student Association. He was also elected as Class President of his first-year class and served as treasurer for the SCO Contact Lens Society.
Dr. Bhatti completed his rotations at the prestigious Omni Eye Services with Dr. Paul Ajamian, Dorfzaun Eye Group under Dr. Dorfzaun, and at the Southern College of Optometry.
Dr. Bhatti is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Georgia Optometric Association. He is happy to be back in his home state! He enjoys spending his free time with friends and family, hiking, and basketball.
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