About Us

Dr Emily Schottman and Steve Schottman

While working her first job at an optometry office in high school, our owner, Emily Schottman, OD, FCOVD, had a dream that 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 of what things make for great patient care while working in corporate, HMO and independent practice settings in California, Washington, DC and Dallas. In 1999, she opened Stars in Your Eyes with the goal of earning her patients’ loyalty by helping them “see” and “be” their best in a friendly and comfortable setting.

All of our doctors have a keen ability to listen to patients to solve typical vision concerns or to create innovative solutions for unique, frustrating vision problems. Our doctors have selected the latest patient friendly, high tech instruments that identify and explain both current visual issues and possible future vision threats. So, 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.

We hope to see you soon!