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At Austin Vision Associates, our goal is to promote good eye health and enable you to have the clearest vision possible. We accept several types of vision insurance, cash, checks, and most credit cards. We inform our Austin patients about exam and treatment costs at the beginning of your appointment. If you require a breakdown of costs, please let us know.

Vision Insurance

The knowledgeable staff at Austin Vision Associates is experienced in working with vision insurance providers. We will work directly with you and your vision insurer to submit claims regarding your vision care. We strive to ensure that you understand your insurance coverage and will answer any questions you may have regarding your benefits. Many current vision plans are designed to cover most of the basic vision-related costs, but not all costs associated with eye care. Most plans often require a co-payment for an office appointment as well as additional costs that are covered by the insured patient.

Contact our office at 512-343-0406 to find out if your insurance provider is accepted in our office or for more information about your vision coverage.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Many employers are offering Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options to employees. Sometimes these are referred to as cafeteria plans and are elective, supplemental insurance savings plans. These plans are designed to let you save money in an account, pre-tax, to pay for additional medical expenses such as eye exams, glasses, contacts, and often laser vision surgery. Check with the benefits administrator at your work to see if you are eligible for this program. FSAs can typically be used in conjunction with any vision insurance plan to offset any out-of-pocket costs on your behalf.

Other Payment Options

Our Austin optometry staff understands that cost is a concern when evaluating vision care providers. We do not want cost to be an obstacle to maintaining proper eye health and good vision. At Austin Vision Associates, we also accept cash, check, and major credit cards. Call 512-343-0406 today to schedule your eye exam today.

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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "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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