One Place for Excellence in Eye Care
At McCormick Vision Source our doctors not only provide comprehensive eye exams, but use the latest tools such as Wave Front Technology, iCare Tonometry, and retinal scans using Optomap technology and Ocular Coherence Tomography. This technology allows us to scan and detect macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems.Of course, we treat conditions such as conjunctivitis (pink eye), dry eye, and allergies. Additionally, our doctors are licensed Glaucoma Specialists and treat glaucoma, as well as providing emergency services for abrasions, foreign bodies and other eye injuries.
We provide specialty contact lens services for our patients, ranging from astigmatic correcting lenses and multifocal contacts, to unique hybrid contact lenses used to treat corneal disease, such as keratoconus. We also have a full service optical with over 1500 frames to give our patients a full range of choices in their eyewear. We offer the latest in Digitally Surfaced lens products, and our highly trained opticians are available to answer questions and help with selection.
Q&A with Dr. McCormick | Focus on Keratoconus
Your cornea is held in place by numerous collagen fibers. Normally, corneal cells produce damaging by-products that are kept in check and destroyed by protective anti-oxidants. However, sometimes the amount of protective antioxidants is reduced. When this happens, it weakens the tiny collagen fibers and they become too fragile to preserve the rounded shape of the cornea.
This ocular condition is relatively rare, with about one person out of every 2,000 being diagnosed with keratoconus. Typically, it appears during teenagehood and can then advance rapidly or slowly – every individual case is different.
Keratoconus tends to run in families. Therefore, if you have a relative with keratoconus, it is critical to visit your eye doctor for regular comprehensive eye exams. People who have suffered a serious eye injury are also at an increased risk of keratoconus.
Certain diseases and systemic conditions also raise the risk of developing keratoconus, such as:
- Vernal keratoconjunctivitis
- Retinitis pigmentosa
- Retinopathy of prematurity
- Down syndrome
- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Usually, the first treatment recommended for keratoconus is new prescription eyeglasses. If this doesn’t work well enough, specialty contact lenses are the next option.
Specialty Contact Lenses
Due to the cone shape of a cornea with keratoconus, standard contact lenses do not rest well on the eye. That’s why specialty contacts are a common solution for vision correction.
Regardless of your age or physical health, it’s important to have regular eye exams.
During a complete eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
Looking for an Optometrist in Austin, TX?
If you’re in Cedar Park or Round Rock, our optometrists are just a short drive away! Regular eye exams can be the key to the early detection and treatment of emerging vision problems, eye diseases and a number of other health issues. When you come to McCormick Vision Source for an eye exam, you will receive comprehensive service designed to find and correct any vision or eye issue you may or may not be aware of.
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- Monday:8:45 AM - 6:00 PM
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