John William Branch, M.D.
John William Branch, M.D. was raised in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the east Tennessee town of Kingsport. He grew up playing baseball and football, as well as hiking along the Appalachian Trail and the several national parks of the area. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at Clemson University where he was an active Young Life leader and assistant football coach of the area’s high school football team. He completed his medical training at the University of South Florida followed by a transitional internship at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas.
He then moved back to finish his ophthalmology training at the University of South Florida where he performed more cataract surgeries than anyone in the history of the program. After completing his residency, Dr. Branch moved to Greenville, South Carolina to help establish a division of ophthalmology for the Greenville Hospital System. He was the staff surgeon during his time there and lectured both the residents and medical students. He is married to his lovely wife, Melissa, who is an Austin native, and has three beautiful children, Noah, Averie, and Ella.
In his spare time, Dr. Branch enjoys running, cycling, music, and traveling. Most of his spare time is spent with his wife being entertained by watching their young children doing the weird things kids do. He enjoys playing guitar and piano and watching his children dance along with his music. He has completed several road races, including the Nashville and Tampa marathons.
Along with routine eye exams, Dr. Branch performs a variety of surgeries including cataract, eyelid surgery, and LASIK/PRK. He offers the most advanced technology in custom LASIK surgery. He has experience with a variety of new lenses that are used to help correct presbyopia (the need for reading glasses). He established Texas Vision to provide the highest level of care for his patients, both clinically and personally.
Austin Chang, M.D.
A native of Austin, Texas, Dr. Austin Chang earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from The University of Texas at Austin, graduating magna cum laude. He received his training at UTMB and was appointed chief resident by the faculty. He served as a clinical professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston where he instructed other ophthalmologists in performing cataract and LASIK surgery. Prior to joining Texas Vision, he was the Chief ophthalmologist at King’s Daughters Clinic since 2005 performing cataract and refractive surgery.
He performs laser and cataract refractive surgery to correct for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Dr. Chang also provides medical and laser therapy for glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration.
When not working, he enjoys outdoor activities, team sports, and spending time with his family. He also devotes his free time to serving others at his local church.
Dr. Chang has served as a physician for St. Vincent’s indigent community care clinic as well as participated in international mission work. He is married to his lovely wife, Julie, and has two children, Sarah and Andrew. Dr. Chang is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Texas Medical Association.
He has served on the board of directors for King’s Daughters clinic as well as the medical director for Temple Surgery Center and the medical director for Central Texas Day Surgery Center.
Jake Reynolds, M.D.
Dr. Jake Reynolds was born and raised in Austin, TX. He grew up playing several sports including basketball and swimming, and attended Anderson high school where he graduated valedictorian.
He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, where he competed as a collegiate swimmer and spent a semester studying abroad in Ireland.
Setting his sights on medicine, he was accepted into McGovern Medical School in Houston to train in the largest medical center in the country. He completed his ophthalmology residency training at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, where he was elected to serve as chief resident.
In his free time Dr. Reynolds enjoys running, boating on Lake Austin, finding the best tacos in town and spending time with family and friends (including his twin brother and two younger twin brothers).
In addition to routine eye care, Dr. Reynolds performs cataract surgery and laser vision correction to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.