Dr. Minnick

Dr. Minnick

Dr. Minnick is a friendly, outgoing person who truly believes in educating the patient concerning the health of their eyes and spends the extra time required to ensure the patient fully understands any complications. She emphasizes that regular eye examines are an important component of an overall preventative health maintenance program. As she explains: The eyes are the only organ of the body that you can see inside of and observe the natural state of the blood vessels. Examining the eyes allows early detection of many disorders of the body, including brain tumor, diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and other vascular systemic diseases.

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Dr. Shafer

Dr. Shafer

Dr. Kathleen Shafer loves her patients! She graduated from The University of Notre Dame in 1997 and went on to earn her optometry degree from The Ohio State University in 2002. She then pursued further training in ocular disease through a residency at the Albuquerque Veterans' Affairs Medical Center.

Dr Shafer thoroughly enjoys each and every patient encounter. She takes the time to listen to each patient's needs and concerns and provide compassionate education on exam findings. She believes strongly in discussing ocular wellness with patients and offering suggestions on how to be proactive in ensuring a lifetime of healthy eyes and clear, comfortable vision.

Dr. Shafer and her husband are originally from Wisconsin but are now proud to call Austin home. They enjoy spending their free time outdoors hiking, swimming, and seeking out new playful adventures with their young son and daughter.

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Importance of Regular Eye exams

The eyes are the only organ of the body that you can see inside of and observe the natural state of the blood vessels. Examining the eyes allows early detection of many disorders of the body, including brain tumor, diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and other vascular systemic diseases.

Regular eye exams are an important component of an overall preventative health maintenance program. Early detection can lead to a more successful outcome.

Dr. Vanessa Minnick O.D. Dr. Kathleen Shafer O.D.