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Advanced Eye Care for Your Entire Family

Dedicated Eye Doctor in Austin -
River Place Vision Center

We are dedicated to providing the highest level of eye care to all our patients and provide vision care to your whole family as if they were our very own. At River Place Vision Center, we offer a wide range of services and perform eye exams, emergency care, dry eye treatment and manage a variety of ocular diseases.

We believe that educating our patients is a key factor in keeping their eyes healthy. Our expert staff takes the time to discuss and answer any questions you might have and supply you with the most up-to-date information to help you maintain excellent eye health.

Call today to book an appointment with Dr. Dennis Smith and receive the quality attention that you deserve.

What Makes River Place Vision Center Unique?

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Managing Eye Disease


At River Place Vision Center, Dr. Dennis Smith takes an aggressive approach to diseases that previously had few treatment options. We diagnose and manage diseases like Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, and Diabetic Retinopathy.

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Dry Eye Treatment


Have you tried eye drops for dry eyes, but they still feel scratchy and irritated? Our optometrist in Austin can treat dry eye syndrome, from mild to severe. Whether it’s an occasional irritant or a debilitating daily problem, we can help restore your ocular comfort.

Dr. Dennis Smith Optometrist in Austin
Dr. Smith is a therapeutic optometrist dedicated to providing the best possible eyecare to his patients. He is a native Texan and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He graduated with honors from Nova Southeastern University...
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Eye Emergencies

If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Please call our office at 512-343-2020 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel your need to find the nearest emergency room.

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Patient Reviews

"Personally, Dr. Smith has helped me not simply with traditional eye care wherein I moved from standard lenses to progressives. But he also suggested punctal plugs to ease my dry eye issues & what a difference they’ve made, too! Likewise, Dr. Smith has helped me out when my eyes felt like swollen lumps of sandpaper during the peak of the various allergy seasons here in Central Texas. And, having been a contact wearer for about 2 decades - Dr. Smith has kept me updated with information about the latest in contact lens advancements." - Laura, Google review - Sep. 2021

Hours & Location

We have convenient hours and are easy to find!

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At River Place Vision Center - we not only offer comprehensive eye exams and prescribe glasses or contacts, but we take our time to listen to your story and develop a complete picture of your ocular and medical history. Your eye health and peace of mind is important to us.