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Dr. Mark Chavana, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Mark Chavana is a graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. He holds an associate of Arts in Biology from Del Mar College, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. He also performed research and received further medical training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His externship training at Houston Eye Associates provided a primary care education with emphasis on cataract and glaucoma treatments. As a therapeutically licensed optometrist, he is experienced in diagnosing and managing ocular disease. He specializes in difficult to fit contact lenses, dry eyes, glaucoma, LASIK/RK/PRK, and cataracts.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • University of Houston, Doctor of Optometry
  • University of Texas, Austin (Bachelor’s)
  • Houston Eye Associates (Externship)
  • University of Houston, Residency in Glaucoma

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1922168228

Office locations

Today's Vision

9607 Research Blvd., Ste. 120

Austin, TX 78759

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Very nice and personable. I would definitely recommend his services.
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Had not had an eye exam in several years and Dr. Chavana provided a pleasant and informative experience. Thank you!
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Way too long of a wait
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Chavana was very friendly. He explained everything and answered all my questions. Patient and kind. The staff were all wonderful, I am glad I found him and won't be going anywhere else ever. Would recommend him to everyone looking for a great optometrist.
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They use more sophisticated testing tools than I normally see at the optometrist (think no more blasting air into your eyeball!), and all of the staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and quick to help out.
Less than 1 month ago
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He was so awesome! I’m a new patient and I’m happy to have found my new eye doc!
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I always enjoy my visits with Dr Chavana. He is very personable and thorough. I’ve always understood my exam findings and have never left without knowing what’s going on with my eyes.
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The staff were all so personable, kind and helpful!! I really enjoyed my experience and will recommend them to all my friends in search of an eye doctor.
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He was friendly and helpful.
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He was nice and helpful.
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He was nice.
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Was a great consult and the entire staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back for future check-ups.
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I woke up at 3:00am on Sat. with severe pain in my left eye and was unable to see out of it. I spoke with the on call nurse trying to get an after hours appt with my medical Dr. Butafter speaking with her she determined I needed to see an eye specialist instead of a medical Dr. Thankfully, Dr Chavana scheduled time to see me right away that morning and discovered I had scratched my cornea. He prescribed medicine to treat it. He also made sure I was able to schedule a follow up appointment to see him a week later so he could reexamine my eye and make sure the scratch had healed. Dr Chavana has been my family's eye Dr for years. I wouldn't trust anyone else to care for my family's eye care needs. He is so knowledgeable, patient and truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him.
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Great doctor! He was very patient with helping me with my first contacts. I will definitely use him for my next appointment!
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The doctor wrote a prescription after my examination and the technician led me to the eyeglass selection area. I'm sure there are assuming that I would purchase there. After not being able to decide I left and checked out the competitiononly to find out that the doctor had not signed a prescription and left the premises right afterwards. So I had to come back to get it signed. I thought that was a little unscrupulous. Why would an optometrist write a prescription not sign it and then leave the premises?
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Very thorough and explained everything. Staff is great!
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Doctor was chatting with friends in the store front and I waited an unnecessary 20-30 minutes in the exam room. Almost left. Nice folks but won't be returning.
Less than 6 months ago
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Annual eye checkup.
Less than 6 months ago
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I was the only customer in the office and I got forgotten about for 30 minutes. The communication needs to come up a few notches. He said one thing they said another. They were all over the place.
Less than 6 months ago
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I went in for a routine eye exam and contacts. I was in and out the door with new contacts in under 30 minutes! The staff were all extremely nice and professional. I highly recommend them and will be back.
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He is very professional and kind to my son who has been treated by Dr. Chavana for about 4 years now. Highly recommend. And the staff is very kind too.
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Very quick and very considerate of my concerns and questions
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Pretty disorganized and scattered. It didn’t seem like anyone in the office cared much about their job except for the doctor.
Less than 1 year ago
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Not satisfied
Less than 1 year ago
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This was my 1st visit and I was very pleased with everything...I definitely will be going back
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Very informative, friendly, and made me feel comfortable.
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I think that the optometrist and glasses sales Need to be two companies, it seems lit there is a collusion , and the lines are blurred...
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Dr. Chavana was very friendly and personable. He answered all of my questions and did a thorough eye examination.
Less than 1 year ago
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He saw patients in between. I had waited more than 1.5 hours. He asked me to go do a test which took 60 seconds and then came back to wait another 20 minutes for him.
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Very good visit. Dr. Chavana was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. He even helped me pick out a pair of glasses! Highly recommend.
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Great office and staff. We did not have to wait at all and the Dr. was attentive and personable. Very good experience.
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Best optometrist appt I have been to yet! Staff was wonderful. Doctor was patient and thorough. Thank you!
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Amazing staff!
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We booked our appointment online and filled out all of the paperwork in advance, so when we got there, we were able to head back into the exam room. Dr Chavana and his assistant were both knowledgeable and helpful.
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Mark Chavana, OD was excellent. Professional, quick, and took the time to answer my questions. I would probably not go back because of the office staff. The appointment was for 3:30 - the office called to ask me to come inat 3 instead, which I agreed to. I showed up just before 3 and got check in. I then waited until 3:40 to be seen. I understand that doctors offices get behind and sometimes the wait is long but I was specifically asked to come in half hour earlier and wasn't even seen until after the original appointment time. No one came to apologize or let me know what was going on and when I mentioned it they dismissed me. No apology or acknowledgment of the inconvenience they caused after I tried to accommodate them by coming in early.
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Had a great visit. A little bit of a wait due to the amount customers, but good service.
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Spent over two hours in the office. There was a lack of communication between the staff and no one seemed to know what was going on. The staff and doctor were not very personable and were not very apologetic for the long wait time.
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Great staff as well
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Great doctor, he listens to you and explains issues or diagnosis very thoroughly.
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I walked in 45 minutes early to the appt because in the past I’ve gotten in a little earlier than my scheduled time. I was not greeted, just told “have a seat in our lobby, we will be with you ina sec” by a small technician with an attitude. I’ve never had a rude reception here before so that was disappointing. I ended up waiting...and waiting...I was not seen until an hour and a half AFTER my scheduled time. Once the actual exam was done it took another twenty minutes before my bill was ready? I’m pretty sure the same girl who forgot me the first time forgot about me again leaving me in the exam room. They were not busy and there were plenty of them there. I will say this was my only bad experience in this office, normally I have a pleasant experience which is why I keep going back. I really like Dr. Chavana and most of his technicians are nice and helpful...except for this one today. They also gave me a discount to try and make up for it, which was appreciated.
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As always, a pleasant visit to a nice office with competent and friendly staff.
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Great experience! Doctor was very helpful.
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Had a great experience! Very knowledgeable and explains everything with high detail.
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Dr. Chavana was courteous and professional -- visit for contacts and prescription eye glasses.
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Very professional and comprehensive service. Will make Mark my regular optometrist! Thanks.
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The doctor was a little snippy. Additionally, the wrong prescription was ordered for my left eye contacts, and when I came to get it corrected, the tech argued that it was correct and tried to send me home with an incorrecttrial lens to "let it settle." I told him multiple times that the first trial was fine, but that the official box of lenses was wrong and that I simply could not see, that my left eye was struggling to adjust properly. He insisted that they were right and I was wrong. As I started to leave - with the still wrong lenses and a wrong trial lens - he finally called me back to the front desk and said that he could see the problem - about a 100° difference in the tilt in the lens. I have the right lenses now, but I was definitely annoyed that he didn't take the time to review it closely before insisting that they were correct.
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Very professional and kind people Thanks a lot
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Very appreciative that they accommodated me running late in traffic! Staff was awesome, Dr. Chavana was very knowledgeable and professional. Would definitely recommend the office to anyone!
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It was good, but my insurance info had not been verified yet. That took a while.
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Pleasant and professional
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