About Us

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While working her first job at an optometry office in high school, our owner, Emily Schottman, OD, FCOVD, had a dream. Someday she would build a practice that treated patients like “dear friends.” After graduating from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1996, “Dr. Emily” continued to shape her vision for great patient care. In 1999, she opened Stars in Your Eyes. Our goal is to earn your loyalty by helping you “see” and “be” your best in a friendly, comfortable setting.

Our doctors have a keen ability to listen to patients to solve typical vision concerns. They create innovative solutions for unique, frustrating vision problems. We have hand selected the latest technology that identify and explain your current visual issues and possible future vision threats. That way, you do not have to worry about your vision, we do! Most importantly, all of our staff observe the golden rule of treating our patients as we would want to be treated in a health care setting. Many doctor offices seem to forget that the patient is the reason we have (and love) our jobs.

We are locally owned and family operated. Ever since she peered “deep into” his eyes as a patient, our business manager, Steve Schottman, fell in love with both “Dr. Emily” and the idea of managing an Austin business that truly cares for its employees and clients. We love “paying it forward” to Austinites through our in-office philanthropy and community outreach. We are dedicated to being the place that families love to visit for their eye care needs year after year.

In 2012, Dr. Emily returned to school to earn a degree in Counseling. Check out her services for anxiety, depression, panic, trauma and relationship issues, www.austinmentalwellness.com.

We hope to see you soon!