Staff

The trained professionals who work at Stars In Your Eyes Optometry are eager to assist you in meeting your individual vision needs. We look forward to meeting you!

Holly Richards, OD

Holly Richards, OD is originally from Houston, Texas. She attended The University of Texas at Dallas, where she was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Arts in biology. Dr. Richards (formerly Matthys) graduated in 2006 from The University of Houston College of Optometry, where she received distinction letters of excellence in clinical patient care. Dr. Richards also received an award for her outstanding clinical grand rounds and new developments case report that focused on the rare effects on the retina, secondary to Lupus.

Dr. Richards is licensed as a therapeutic optometrist and an optometric glaucoma specialist by the Texas Optometry Board and National Board of Examiners in Optometry. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, and The Central Texas Optometric Society.

Dr. Richards takes special interest in the treatment and management of ocular disease and emergencies, laser vision correction management, and vision correction with every type of contact lens. She also enjoys staying current on the latest trends and technologies within the eye care industry and incorporates many of these advances into her daily clinical practice. Outside the clinic, she enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Timothy WrightDr. Timothy Wright – Dr. Wright grew up in Iowa, but moved to Texas as fast as he could. He graduated summa cum laude in 1982 from Iowa State University with a degree in Construction Engineering and graduated valedictorian from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1991.

Dr. Wright has special interest and expertise in contact lens fittings and management of ocular disease diagnosis and treatment. He has a strong following of patients who appreciate his great listening and accurate prescription skills.

When not in the office he enjoys adventure motorcycling and has traveled to Alaska, Newfoundland, and Guatemala. He also enjoys swimming laps at Deep Eddy and crafting wood-working projects in his workshop. He works at our Downtown office.

Dr. Emily Schottman Dr. Emily Schottman – Our owner and founder is “Dr. Emily”.  She graduated with honors from University of California, Santa Barbara in 1992 and the Southern California College of Optometry in 1996. Named “Young Alumni of the Year” by her alma mater, she was licensed in Virginia, California and Texas before opening her own practice in 1999. She is well-known for her warm and responsive relationships with her patients and staff.

Dr. Emily has post-doctorate certification in Vision Therapy and Training, which is an exciting option for children and adults with visual issues that glasses, contacts and LASIK cannot fix. She is the founder and Executive Director of Stars In Your Eyes Vision Training Center: www.austinvt.com, a leading practice in the field of Neuro-Optometry, Pediatrics and Sports Vision cases in central Texas.

Emily also holds a Masters in Counseling from St. Edward’s University and is employed at Therapy Austin as a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern. See her: www.therapyaustin.com/emily-schott. She welcomes your questions and feedback through our contact page or personal email.

Dr. Stephanie ColoradoDr. Stephanie Colorado – Dr. Stephanie Colorado graduated with highest honors when she received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006 . She received her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2010. Besides holding her licensure as a Therapeutic Optometrist and a Glaucoma Certified Specialist, she is also a participant in the InfantSEE program, which provides free eye exams to infants 6-12 months of age. Dr. Colorado offers complimentary developmental vision “discovery” exams at our Rosedale office…these are a great way to see if your child has visual obstacles not detected at school or pediatric screenings.

Dr. Colorado is an active member of the Texas Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and Central Texas Optometric Society. As an undergraduate student at UT-Austin, she played a key role in donation of more than 200 donated, free eye examinations to indigent individuals enrolled in the Prevent Blindness Texas program in the greater Austin area.

Dr. Colorado’s specialty clinics in Houston included Pre/Post Cataract and Pediatric Strabismus Surgery. She specializes in fitting computer fatigue spectacles, multifocal contact lenses, LASIK co-management and pediatric exams. Additionally, her concentrations include dry eye treatment and retinal pathology.

Outside of the office, Dr. Colorado enjoys spending time with her daughter, Marissa. They enjoy kayaking, canoeing, and hiking at the Barton Creek Greenbelt.

Stephen Schottman Stephen Schottman – Steve learned his good manners and strong work ethic from his Midwestern and Southern roots, a graduate of Georgia Tech University in 1989 and University of Texas graduate program in 1991. Originally trained as an architect and regional planner, he has morphed his love of design and numbers into our business manager position of the three Stars In Your Eyes offices.

Emily and Steve co-lead the managers, opticians and team members at each location through biweekly meetings so that we can provide the highest level of responsive and collaborative service to all of our patients.

The rest of our awesome team are:

Downtown:
John – Office Manager and Senior Optician
Michael – Optician and Optometric Assistant
Emily – Optometric Technician
Erika and Tiffany – Front Desk and Friendly Patient Interaction

Rosedale:
Courtney -Office Manager

Brooke – Optician

Anjelica – Optician

Holly and Sara – Optometric Technicians

Courtney and Brooklyn – Front Desk and Friendly Patient Interaction