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At Austin Vision Associates, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrist in Austin. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, Dr. Steven and Donna Shepard will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.

Evaluation

Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Shepard determines what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. An optometrist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation with our Austin optometrist, call 512-343-0406 today.

Corrective Lenses

After determining the level of refractive error, Dr. Shepard works with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. Call us at 512-343-0406 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.

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  • "I have been soo pleased with Dr. Donna Shepherd and with Austin Vision Associates. Her demeanor is fantastic, she never condescends about age, and she has great shoes :-) In addition, I have visited AVA next door for new glasses and Patrick really hooked me up with great sunglasses. The reason I'm posting this is that I asked for a recommendation for a person that could fix my old glasses and was referred to AVA. Alyssa said, "oh, I can do that for you right now." Didn't charge me and offered me a new eye glass case. What a wonderful experience! I'll never go anywhere else."
    Hope G.
  • "Our family has been going to this office for years (about 6) and it has been nothing but exceptional service. I have used both doctors and it's the same great treatment all around. They have a huge selection in eyewear from many designers. Great place and we won't go anywhere else!"
    Nikolai W.
  • "Dr. Shepard is AWESOME, just a great guy who is highly efficient in terms of getting you in & out. I highly recommend him. The rest of the establishment? Not so much. In fact, not recommended AT ALL."
    Nav G.

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