About Our Austin Eye Doctors
What’s In An Eye Doctor?
A great eye doctor enters into every patient visit with three priceless abilities:
- An expert grasp of the form and function of the human eye
- Mastery in the diagnosis of ocular diseases and conditions
- The willingness to listen to each patient’s needs, lifestyle, and preferences for their vision care
The doctors of Anderson Lane Vision Source hold nearly 50 years of optometric experience. We spot the subtleties and nuance that show up, even in the earliest stages of ocular malfunction. Additionally, our practice’s investment in the very best diagnostic technology allows ALVS to proudly say that we’re at the head of the pack in preventative eye care, early diagnosis, and patient comfort.
Eye-Health Peace of Mind
With our decades of experience and advanced optometric equipment, you can be confident that your vision is under expert care. During and following your consultation, our doctors take that expertise and translate it to easy-to-use, practical counsel that fits into your day-to-day life.
The ALVS orientation is always toward the very best ocular health for our patients, so they can enjoy their highest quality of vision, and quality of life.
When you come in for a visit, you’ll know what this means. ALVS patients rest easy knowing that their preferences and concerns are not only heard, but valued and incorporated into a partnership for the well being of your eyesight.
Dr. Mark Schaper
Dr. Schaper graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1977. He moved to Austin in 1981 and has practiced at this location since 1987. Dr. Schaper has over 37 years in the field of optometry and specializes in Family eyecare and contact lenses.
Dr. Schaper grew up along the coast in Texas City. He wanted to become an optometrist since it would be rewarding to help people with their vision. Away from work he enjoys backyard gardening and reading. Family time includes wife Gina, children Stacy and Greg, and three grandchildren.
Dr. Kevan Whelan
Dr. Adam Drees
Dr. Drees graduated from Kansas State University in 2005. He then graduated Cum Laude from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2009. Educational honors include memberships in Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, Tomb and Key Honor Society, as well as recognition on the Dean’s list in both Academic and Clinical excellence.
After Graduation from the Illinois College of Optometry Dr. Drees went on to receive advanced training by completing his Family Practice Residency at Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry and WW Hastings Cherokee Indian Hospital in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. His time during his residency gave him the experience to diagnose and treat advanced ocular disease, perform minor surgical techniques, fit advanced/post surgical contact lenses, as well as provide routine annual eye health exams.
Dr. Drees is board certified by the American Board of Optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, the Kansas Optometric Association, and past President of the Central Texas Optometric Society. He is past Chairman of the Board for the Westlake Chamber of Commerce as well as past President of the Kansas State Austin Alumni Catbackers. He enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Dr. Amy Stevens-Drees, daughter Bellamy, and son William. Hobbies include snow skiing, hunting, and “anything on the water!”
Come & See Us
We are grateful to have the privilege of serving the eyes of Austin, Texas. We know there are many fine optometrists here in ATX, and our entire optical team is humbled at being entrusted with the eye care of so many Austinites.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us! Feel free to give us a call at (512) 451-6586 if you have any questions, or think it’s time to set up an appointment. One of our courteous staff members will be happy to speak with you.
To your vision,