An uncommon union of Advanced Personal Eyecare and Fine Optical Boutique

Dr. Minnick provides personalized eye care to the familes of Austin, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Leander, Round Rock & Surrounding areas

Optometrist Dr. Minnick at children's charity function


Optometrist, Dr. Vanessa Minnick provides eye exams to the familes of Cedar Park, Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Leander and surrounding areas. Dr. Minnick graduated from the University of Houston, TX - Optometry school, one of a handful in the nation. Dr. Minnick began her career in the eye care field as an optician in 1991. She soon realized being an eye doctor was what she wanted to do and was determined to become an Optometrist.

Advanced Optometry

After being awarded first place in the Health Occupation Student of America, National Optometry Competition, she was offered a research and development position to work with NASA astronauts and assist them in developing their mission eyewear requirements. At the same time, she worked as an optician to put herself thru undergraduate school until entering optometry school.

NASA Astronaut Joe Tanner wearing eye glasses from Dr. Minnick

In addition to her Texas license, Dr. Minnick is licensed to practice in California and Florida. Dr. Minnick is trained in the specialties of Corneal Disease and Glaucoma Management and is licensed in the Treatment of Glaucoma. She also has many years of LASIK co-management experience, including assisting in the surgery. First hand observation of cataract and retinal surgery has provided her with the training to educate prospective patients concerning these surgical procedures.

Patient is the priortiy

Dr. Minnick is a friendly, outgoing person who truly believes in educating the patient concerning the health of their eyes and spends the extra time required to ensure the patient fully understands any complications. She emphasizes that regular eye examines are an important component of an overall preventative health maintenance program. As she explains: The eyes are the only organ of the body that you can see inside of and observe the natural state of the blood vessels. Examining the eyes allows early detection of many disorders of the body, including brain tumor, diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and other vascular systemic diseases.


Dr. Minnick opened Fine Eyewear with the patient foremost in mind. In addition to having state of the art diagnostic equipment, her goal was to make the patient experience a pleasant one and ensure the patient would have many options for their eyewear needs. Right away you will notice the huge selection of fashion eyewear and sunglasses. While you visit, please enjoy a cup of our fresh ground gourmet coffee. We look forward to meeting you!


Whitestone Market
2800 East Whitestone Blvd
Suite 210
Cedar Park, TX 78613

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305 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78701
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