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Austin Ophthalmologists & Eye Care Specialists – Austin Eye

Pictured (left to right): Ashley Deese, OD, Max Medert, MD, Shannon Wong, MD, John Odette, MD, Katherine Elkins, OD

The eye doctors at Austin Eye utilize the most advanced techniques and technologies to provide patients with renewed vision and improved visual clarity. They are deeply committed to providing the best care possible to each Austin Eye cataract surgery, LASIK and eye care patient in the comfort and safety of their state-of-the-art vision correction offices in Austin, Texas.

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Shannon M. Wong, MD

Undergraduate: Rice University

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (Stanford-Affiliated Hospital) – Transitional Internship

Residency: Temple University School of Medicine – Ophthalmology (Chief Resident)

Cofounder and Affiliate faculty in the department of ophthalmology, Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

Certification: Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Honors: Texas Monthly Magazine Super Doctor in Ophthalmology 2012-2021
Austin Monthly magazine has recognized Shannon Wong as a “Top Doctor” in Ophthalmology 2013, 2019-2022.
Texas Monthly magazine selected Dr. Shannon Wong as an Ophthalmology “Super Doctor” in every year from 2012-2021.
Summit-Autonomous Society-2000 (An Honor given to ophthalmologists who perform 1000 or more LASIK procedures in one year.)

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John D. Odette, MD

Undergraduate: Texas Lutheran University

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston, TX

Internship: John Peter Smith Hospital – Ft. Worth, TX.

Residency: University of Missouri Ophthalmology (Chief Resident)

Certification: Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Texas Monthly Magazine Super Doctor in Ophthalmology: 2017-2022

Austin Monthly Magazine Top Doctor in Ophthalmology: 2018-2020

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Max Medert, MD

Undergraduate: Miami University (Oxford, OH)

Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA)

Internship: Aventura Hospital and Medical Center (Aventura, FL)

Residency: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute – Ophthalmology (Miami, FL)

Fellowship: Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO) – Glaucoma and advanced anterior segment surgery

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Ashley Deese, OD

Undergraduate: University of Missouri – Columbia

Optometry School: University of Missouri, St. Louis – School of Optometry
Surgical co-management and ocular disease fellowship – Surevision Eye Centers – St. Louis, MO

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Katherine Elkins, OD

Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Optometry School: New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA

Residency in Ocular Disease: Illinois Eye Institute, Chicago, IL

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The Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute

The Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute

The Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute, recently created at the Dell Medical School, is poised to become a leading-edge center for training future ophthalmologists and providing patients with the best medical and surgical eye care possible.

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Austin Eye

11901 Jollyville Road
Austin, TX 78759

Phone: (512) 250-2020
Fax: (512) 250-2612

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Office Hours
Monday – Thursday 8am – 6pm
Friday 8am – Noon
Saturday/Sunday Closed

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