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Dr. Holly Richards, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

*Appointments are not confirmed until booked over the phone with our staff* *We have a 24 hour cancellation policy* Thank you for your interest in Stars In Your Eyes Optometry. We look forward to helping you with all your eye care needs. To finalize your ZocDoc appointment after it is scheduled, we will contact you directly to discuss what the exam will entail and to let you know what professional fees to expect. If you have routine vision or medical insurance, we will need to confirm that we are a provider under your specific plan(s). 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 practic

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Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • University of Houston, Doctor of Optometry
  • University of Texas, Dallas (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Optometric Association
  • Central Texas Optometric Society
  • Texas Optometric Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1831117977

Office locations

Stars in Your Eyes Optometry

714 Congress Ave.

Austin, TX 78701

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I love Dr. Richards! She is so friendly and informative and never pushes services or merchandise you may not want. She explains things thoroughly and in a way a non-medically inclined person understands (without being patronizing). I highly recommend "seeing" this doctor. Get it? :D
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Great location right downtown. No waiting... Dr. Richards spent time with me during the tests and staff were great at helping with frames!
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The staff were very friendly and helpful. Dr. Richards was wonderful and explained everything thoroughly.
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All the staff with Dr Richards was very professional, informative, and I got exactly what I needed to help correct my vision. Would recommend!
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Excellent visit. Helpful people all around, calm and relaxing atmosphere. Came in and had a technician help me perform my eye exam and measurements almost immediately. After, the doctor helped me further, explained what she was going to do,and helped examined my eyes thoroughly. The glasses guys were helpful too, sitting down, picking frames, and adjusting as requested.
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the best of any doctor visit i have ever had
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Great staff, smart and quick, helpful, beautiful atmosphere, convenient spot. Dr. Richards and her office are top notch.
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Holly and the staff were wonderful, professional and very thorough with the eye exam! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an eye doc!
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Dr. Richards was very knowledgeable, thoroughly answered all the questions I had, overall a great experience!
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Great visit and very timely, just not right away. All in all, they were very thorough and made the entire eye-exam process painless!
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Friendly, nice doctor. None-too-subtle upsell to their retinal scan machine though (vs. dilation).
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Very personable, answered all my questions and then some!
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Very professional and personable. Best eye exam I've ever had
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It was great! She was very knowledgeable and I never waited long.
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Overall, this was a great visit. The staff was polite, efficient, and knowledgable. I felt like their only customer even though the office had a constant flux of patients. Finally, there was a fine selection of glasses to choose from after my appointment.
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She was great, and loved her whole staff.
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Great experience and great staff! Got me in and out quickly while still taking the time to provide excellent service. Definitely going back.
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Thanks for helping me before my appointment date :-)
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It was very good. I plan to see her again.
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She was great at explaining everything. Was perfect visit.
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Nice visit. Everyone there was polite and so helpful. The doctor was knowledgeable and made me feel quite comfortable. She answered all my questions and explained everything that was going on during the visit. Michael did an excellent job in helping me find the perfect frames.
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I waited for 10 min then had a few tests run by an assistant then waited again for about 10 min inside for the doc to arrive. I found her to be competent and efficient.
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Entire staff was very helpful. Even though I was the last patient of the day, Dr. Richards went into great detail explaining every test that they ran on me during the appt. and what she found.
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Dr. Richards explained everything very thoroughly.
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She is very faced paced and straight to the point. Not warm or nuturing which I expected being a first time customer. She did seem knowledgeable.
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I have really high anxiety when it comes to optometrist visits and exams, but the entire staff was great! They really put me at ease through the entire process. While the Congress location might be a little inconvient due to parkingetc, it is the best optometrist I have ever been to in my life! I would highly recommend Dr. Richards!
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Very professional and sweet!
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She was great! Highly recommend her!
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The doctor I saw was very nice...
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