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Our team works together to ensure your visit is comfortable and completed in a timely manner. We have a qualified team of professionals that will work around your busy schedule and address any questions or concerns prior to the appointment.

Whether it’s a general eye exam or treating a condition that requires an in depth diagnosis, our team provides undivided attention to each patient so we can evaluate a plan based on your needs and our professional opinion. Our doctors offer full vision examinations and will diagnose and treat an array of eye diseases and conditions to keep your eyes healthy!

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Our Doctor


Dr Keshav Bhat


Dr Keshav Bhat

Founder, Chief Optometrist, Executive and Visionary


Dr. Bhat has been passionate about enhancing the lives of his patients since he began his career as an optometrist in 2001 by assisting them in achieving optimal vision and comfort.

He recognizes that vision problems have an impact on a variety of daily activities. Nothing is more satisfying than when a patient notices an improvement in their visual clarity.


Dr. Bhat is certified in the following specialized areas:

  • General Optometry - Comprehensive eye exams for children and adults
  • Specialty Lenses - Specialty and custom contact lenses like scleral lenses 
  • Anterior Segment - Diseases affecting the front of the eye like Dry Eye Syndrome

Dr. Bhat grew up in a family of physicians and has always been attracted to a career in healthcare.

He wanted to follow in the footsteps of his dad, who was a physician. His first introduction to optometry was at one of the world’s leading vision institutes, Sankara Nethralaya and the Elite School of Optometry, a unit of the Birla Institute of Technology. Through a fully funded scholarship, he was fortunate to pursue a Master of Science program at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Following this, his Doctor of Optometry degree was earned at the New England College of Optometry, Boston.


Union Family Eye Associates  was started in 2007 as Austin Village Eyecare.  A couple of years into starting this practice, he noticed that a number of his patients and their families were not just from Indian Trail but as far out as Mineral Springs, Marshville and Peachland. He then re-branded the business as Union Family Eye Associates.  Service offerings expanded from routine eyecare to advanced dry eye treatments.  

It’s Bhat’s vision to have a practice for people who want to experience thorough and accurate care, a personal experience, progressive treatments, and great eyewear. 



"None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful."
Mother Teresa


Call our friendly staff today with any questions or to schedule a consultation!



Angela Waller

Your Friendly Greeter



Natalie B

Contact Lens Specialist / Patient Services





Pam Berrier

Appointment Scheduler




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Why Choose Us?

Our Goal is to help you lead a better life.




With more than 20 years in the field, you’ll get the treatment you need.



We receive constant training and certification, and attend workshops on a regular basis.



You’ll receive complete documentation for full insurance compliance.



The clinic is easily accessible via two exits [57 and 52] on I-485.