Professional Eyecare Associates of AbileneDr Angela Nicolini built a thriving practice in Abilene, Texas. In 2000, she decided to build a stand alone building to better serve her patients. She chose the current site at 3225 S 27th Street. The practice continued to grow because of her commitment to quality service and excellent eyecare.

In 2010, she started the process of hand-picking the perfect replacement, and after a ton of searching and evaluating, she decided to sell the practice to Dr Shanks on July 1st, 2011. He has since renamed the practice Professional Eyecare Associates.

Dr Nicolini retired December 31st, 2011 and is now serving the Abilene area in a variety of community service opportunities. Dr. Shanks is committed to giving the Big County high quality service, cutting edge eyecare, and a friendly experience when patients come and visit Professional Eyecare Associates.


At Professional Eyecare Associates, our mission is to ensure patients the best possible vision by providing the highest quality vision care. We enjoy evaluating the health and condition of all of our patient’s eyes using the most advanced procedures, and instrumentation available. We strive to educate our patients about their vision and enhance their quality of life through professional care. Our philosophy is to strive for excellent customer service for the entire family. Helping the world see its beauty clearly, one eye at a time.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Michael Shanks and the rest of the friendly staff at Professional Eyecare Associates.