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Dr. Katie Kaufman | Doctor of Optometry

Dr. Katie Kaufman, O.D. was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. After one year at Wichita State on a cheerleading scholarship she transferred to the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology.

Dr. Kaufman - Licensed Therapeutic Optometrist and Glaucoma Specialist

Dr. Kaufman graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Houston College of Optometry. She then completed a year of extensive internships at Sharp Eye Consultants in San Antonio, Lakeline Vision in Austin and the University Eye Institute in Houston before beginning her career in Austin, TX.

Dr. Kaufman is a licensed Therapeutic Optometrist and an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. She is currently a member of the American Optometric Association, the Texas Optometric Association and the Central Texas Optometric Society.

In her free time, Dr. Kaufman enjoys swimming, wakeboarding, reading, traveling, watching Longhorn football and spending time with her husband, Jonah, her new son Maxwell and two dogs Chance and Rylee.


Elizabeth Combs | Optometric Assistant

A true Austinite, Elizabeth has lived in the Austin area since she was 2 years old! She grew up in Cedar Park and in 2007, graduated with honors from The University of Texas at Austin.

She has been working in the Optical field for about 4 years and has discovered a true passion for addressing patient concerns and tailoring each appointment to the needs of the individual.

In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys reading, running and playing recreational sports, like softball and kickball, with her friends.


Lupita Garza | Head Optician

One of the first things you will notice about Lupita is her friendly smile and willingness to help! She has a love for glasses and a passion for helping people look and feel good wearing them. She is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to making lenses and, in particular, using the latest advances in digital lens technology. Additionally, she can work magic on a broken or damaged frame!

Lupita has been working as an Optician for over 20 years and her experience is evident in selecting the perfect size, shape and color frame for any face! When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her children and grandchildren.

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