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Advanced Eye Care for Your Entire Family

River Place Vision Center | Eye Doctor near you in Austin, Texas

Your local Eye Doctor and Optometrist near you in Austin; we truly care about the health of your eyes, and offer local vision care to all family members.

Many eye diseases can be quickly and easily diagnosed during a Comprehensive eye exam, Pediatric eye exam or Contact lens eye exam. If you were diagnosed with an eye disease, such as Myopia, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular degeneration, Diabetic retinopathy, or Dry eye, you may be overwhelmed by the diagnosis and confused about what happens next. Will you need medications or surgery – now or in the future? Is LASIK eye and vision surgery an option for you ? Or you just need help with conjunctivitis, Red eyes or even Twichy eye, our Austin eye doctor is always available and ready to answer your questions about eye disease and Contact lenses.

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.