Our Doctors

Brad Dobson, O.D.

Therapeutic Optometrist
Optometric Glaucoma Specialist

Brad Dobson, O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO), and earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Dobson is a licensed Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist, and is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Texas Optometric Association, and the Central Texas Optometric Society. He particularly enjoys pediatric optometry and advanced contact lens fittings.

While at the UHCO, Dr. Dobson participated in several special studies in the areas of pediatrics, glaucoma, and complex contact lenses. As an intern at Texan Eye Care in Austin, Texas, his primary duties were the management of LASIK and cataract surgeries. Shortly after completing his second internship at Vision Centers, Dr. Dobson began practicing optometry at Bee Cave Vision Center.

Originally from the Kansas City, Kansas, and the Lake Ozark, Missouri, areas, Dr. Dobson now makes Austin, Texas, his home along with his wife and their two children. In his free time away from the office, Dr. Dobson stays very active with his family. His hobbies include traveling, exercising, and exploring all the great things about Austin and the Texas Hill Country


  • Licensed in Texas as Therapeutic
  • Optometrist Licensed in Texas as Optometric Glaucoma Specialist


  • Bachelor of Arts at the University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Doctor of Optometry at the University of Houston College of Optometry


  • Member of the Central Texas Optometric Society
  • Member of the Texas Optometric Association
  • Member of the American Optometric Association
  • Member of the BSK Honors Society
  • Member of the Gold Key International Optometric Honors Society

Alexandra Nelson, O.D.

Therapeutic Optometrist
Optometric Glaucoma Specialist

Dr. Nelson was born and raised right here in Austin, TX. She decided to stay close to home and was accepted to the University of Texas, where she met her husband. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 08’ she was off to Optometry school in San Antonio, Tx. Dr. Nelson successfully completed her Doctor of Optometry degree and became one of the inaugural doctoral graduates from the University of The Incarnate Word.

When Dr. Nelson isn’t seeing patients you can often find her attending a local concert with her husband or fervently cheering on her Longhorns. Hook em!!

Patient Testimonials

Today was my first visit to DSVC. I haven’t been to an eye doctor in over 20 years and I was apprehensive a bit. Once I arrived it all went great with the exceptional staff and state of the art equipment. Then my evaluation from the doctor was so professional and comforting. I then had a meeting with the expert who set me up for choosing frames and a set of glasses to help me out with driving at night. All I can say is that they took really good care of me and made me feel comfortable at the same time!

J.C. P.

My entire family has been seeing Dr. Dobson at Bee Cave Vision center since 2007. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. He makes it a point to make sure that whatever you need to have the best vision possible he will get for you. He will work tirelessly to make sure you have the best fitting contact lenses, regardless of factors that can make it difficult to fit. Such as astigmatism and vision loss as we age. His entire staff is fabulous! Smart, friendly and accommodating in every way.

Leslee S.

Such a great experience at the DSVC! It’s been ages since I got an eye exam — wow, has technology changed. I felt ultra confident after the exam. Dr. Dobson explained all of my results and options. The staff was super helpful and Margarita, their Optician, was really helpful picking out my first pair of glasses. Their office is beautiful too!! I’m a huge fan and so happy to have DSVC in our backyard. Highly recommend.

Rob H.

Dr. Dobson is a great doctor. He takes time with you and answers all your questions! His staff is super duper awesome! We are so lucky to have him in Dripping Springs!

Sally L.

Had a great experience. Dr. Dobson was very thorough and took his time in my exam to make sure I was happy with my vision before he moved on at each step. One of the best eye exams I have had. Thank you Dr. Dobson and staff!

Dustin M.

Great service! Very thorough exam. Always very confident in Dr Dobson and his staff. So Glad they are in Dripping!

Charlotte P.

The office got me in quickly as a new patient with an urgent issue. Dr. Dobson had my eye feeling better in less than 12 hours. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. It is so clean and gorgeous! Their safety protocols were great. I definitely recommend the Dripping Springs office.

Ashleigh L.

My family has been going to Bee Cave Vision for years for eye exams, glasses, and contacts. We wouldn’t go anywhere else! Always friendly and personal service. I just went today to have my current glasses adjusted and the nose pads replaced, and received the usual efficient and professional service as always!

Cindy C.

Everyone at DSVC is so nice! Exams were thorough, and everything was explained as we proceeded. Optometrist and optician in one place, but they print out your prescription if you ask, so you can take anywhere you like for glasses.

Leah M.

Very friendly and polished staff and well versed all the way around. Felt like I had a very thorough exam with state of the art equipment that led me to feel I was in great hands. Staff was great in assisting in finding glasses that looked great. Highly recommend especially for those worried about COVID. They went above and beyond.

Justin H.

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