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At Austin Vision Associates, Drs. Steven and Donna Shepard and our entire Austin optometry team are committed to providing advanced vision care in a professional and comfortable environment. As optometrists in Austin, our primary eye care service includes a complete eye exam that analyzes eye health and function. In addition to eye exams and vision testing, the doctors and our team of optometry professionals provide testing for glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Austin Vision Associates also offers glasses, contact lenses, and pre- and post-operative care.

Eye Exams

Our doctors and the Austin Vision Associates team take even routine eye exams very seriously. During a yearly or bi-yearly examination, our Austin patients will receive a patient history review, a series of vision and eye tests, assessments of eye focusing and movement, and an eye health evaluation. Our optometrist will discuss any additional testing that may be required to diagnose an eye disease or condition. Call us a today at 512-343-0406 to schedule an appointment.

Contact Lenses

Not sure that glasses are for you? Ask our Austin staff about contact Lenses. Advances in the field of optometry have produced a variety of different types of contact lenses with a range of benefits. Rigid gas-permeable (RGP), daily-wear soft, extended-wear, extended-wear disposable, and planned replacement are the various types of contact lens options available today. Our optometrists will discuss the various options with you to determine which type will best fit your needs and lifestyle. Schedule your examination today by calling 512-343-0406. They are many advantages to consider when determining if contact lenses are right for you and our knowledgeable staff is here to answer any questions.

Lasik

Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, commonly referred to as LASIK, is a corrective alternative to glasses or contact lenses. Like glasses or contact lenses, LASIK is a method for treating refractive conditions including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. At Austin Vision Associates, our doctors provide pre- and post-operative exams for LASIK and other eye procedures. Call 512-343-0406 today to schedule an examination to determine if  you are a candidate for LASIK.

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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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