" I live in Fort Worth, TX, I travel to Austin to insure that my eyesight will be there for me to enjoy my grandchildren so Thank you, Dr. Vendal for my 20/20 vision."
Carolyn B. Patient since 2009
"In 2010 I was diagnosed with aggressive glaucoma. In Oct. 2013 I found Dr. Vendal and by Nov. 2013, she performed glaucoma surgery called Canaloplasty. My glaucoma is now under control and I have 20/20 vision."
Melanie R. Patient since 2013
" At age 49 I found it hard to get prescription glasses that would allow me to see comfortably. Dr. Vendal recommended cataract surgery with the TORIC Lens. Without hesitation, it was the best decision I ever made for my eye health."
Since patients with Cataracts often have no early symptoms, Westlake Eye Specialists recommend routine eye care appointments, particularly if you are over age 45, have diabetes and/or if you have a family history of Cataracts or are at risk for other eye diseases. Click here to learn more about Cataract Treatment in Austin Texas.
An unhealthy cornea affects your vision by scattering and distorting light, causing glare, and blurring your vision. A cornea transplant may be necessary to restore your functional vision. Our doctors at Westlake Eye Specialists in Austin are skilled and experienced with this kind of delicate procedure, and outcomes are very good. Click here to learn more about Cornea care.
Unfortunately, the majority of patients cannot tell if they have glaucoma. This is because, glaucoma robs the eye of its extreme peripheral vision first, and we are not as sensitive to this type of vision loss. Everyone should be screened for glaucoma with vision testing, eye pressure checks and optic nerve examination during a routine visit. Click here to learn more about Glaucoma detection.
Westlake Eye Specialists is Your Dry Eye Center of Excellence
Our dry eye team is now offering the latest cutting-edge technology for dry eye treatment in Austin, TX. The serious discomfort dry eye causes can now be treated by our expert doctors in our Certified Tear Lab at our Austin Dry Eye Center. Dry eye, or keratitis sicca/ keratoconjunctivitis sicca, related discomfort is one of the most frequent afflictions brought to eye doctors from their patients. Click here to learn more about Dry Eye Syndrome.
Westlake Eye provides Oculoplastics and Cosmetic services in our Austin and Kyle locations. Orbital and oculoplastic surgeons specialize in conditions that involve the upper face, eyelids, and orbit. Click here to learn more about our orbital and oculoplastic services.
Patients decide to have LASIK for many reasons. Some don’t like the way they look with glasses on; some are tired of the hassle of contact lenses. Some want to continue their active lifestyle uninterrupted by glasses or contact lens maintenance! Whatever the reason, patients find that LASIK helps them to live more hassle-free lives. If you are tired or wearing glasses or contacts and want improved vision, click here to read more about LASIK Surgery at Westlake Eye Specialists.
General Eye Care Center
In order to maintain decent vision and to keep your eyes healthy you must have routine eye exams. For certain age groups, it may be alright to have an exam every two year; however, if you are a senior or have diabetes it is a good idea to be checked every six to twelve months. Click here to learn more about other Eye Care options in Austin, Texas.
See the most recent podcasts from Dr. Vendal about topics in Ophthalmology.
If you suffer from dry eye syndrome, it can feel like there is no relief in sight. Having dry eyes can be painful. They can limit your vision. Dry, itchy, painful, and watery eyes can cause crusting around your eyelids that seem to last forever. Fortunately, there are treatment solutions for your dry eye symptoms.... Read More
Cataracts are one of, if not the most common eye-related conditions you can have. Chances are, you’ll get them at some point in your life. Some people get them earlier in life than others, and some people who have them don’t need immediate treatment. But what do you do when you get cataracts? When will... Read More
Meet Our Team
Westlake Eye Specialists is staffed by ophthalmologists, eye doctors and professional staff dedicated to providing patients with excellent care to ensure the best possible outcomes. Our technical personnel undergo extensive training and continued education including certification by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Professionals in Ophthalmology requiring rigorous written and practical testing. From the front desk to the business office, every member of our team will work hard to make you their priority throughout every step of your care.
When you need cataract surgery in Austin, Texas, Westlake Eye Specialists is the home to both the best cataract surgeons and cataract surgery in the greater Austin area. The only way to effectively treat cataracts is through their surgical removal. Thanks to huge medical advances, cataract surgery is one of the safest and most successful procedures performed today. As the first laser approved by the FDA for cataract surgery, the LenSx® laser provides patients with computer-controlled precision as it automates some of the most challenging steps of refractive cataract surgery.
Westlake Eye Specialists is Your Dry Eye Center of Excellence
Our dry eye team is now offering the latest cutting edge technology for dry eye treatment in Austin, TX. The serious discomfort dry eye causes can now be treated by our expert doctors in our Certified Tear Lab.
Human tears are full of growth factors including cytokines, albumin and vitamins, and not only is Platelet-Rich Plasma made of similar content as natural tears, but it also has no preservatives, stabilizers and additives found in the artificial treatments for dry eye. Read more about Protein Rich Plasma, or PRP Serum for Dry Eyes.
Don't let dry eye prevent you from doing what you love. Dry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Consequences of dry eyes range from subtle but constant eye irritation to significant inflammation and even scarring of the front surface of the eye. For many years, this problem was almost impossible to solve. Now, however, there is a new weapon called Avenova® that is designed for removal of microorganisms and debris that contribute to these conditions.
There are many over-the-counter options for dry eye treatment, in Austin, TX but most are traditional cleansers derived from man-made chemicals, that can be harmful to you. Fortunately, there’s an all natural, preservative-free lid, lash and facial cleanser that’s safe and easy to use on a daily basis. Westlake eye Specialists is now offering Cliradex® which is formulated with special ingredients to get to the root of your dry eye symptoms. Cliradex® kills bacteria and alleviates redness and dryness associated with many eye conditions.