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 Austin patients, ranging from astigmatic correcting lenses and multifocal contacts to unique hybrid and scleral 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.
McCormick Vision Source: Eye Doctors, Eye Exams & Eyewear in Austin
Our optometrists are trained in the most up to date advancements in eye care. Your Austin eye doctors will evaluate your eyes, including checking visual acuity (near and far vision), eye teaming, peripheral eyesight, eye mobility, and eye-hand coordination. If you have any specific questions about your eyesight, we encourage you to share them with us. We’ll gladly take the time to address your concerns.
Q&A with Dr. McCormick | Focus on Keratoconus
What is 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.
Who is at risk for Keratoconus?
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
What is the Treatment for Keratoconus?
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.