The Leading Central Austin Eye Doctor

We are a full service optometry clinic with all of the basic eye exams and eye health treatments needed, including Ortho-K for all ages and dry eye for our community in the Austin, TX area.

We also specialize in having the best and most modern optical boutique featuring the latest fashion eyewear from artisan designers from around the world. Our selection of frames are as unique as the individuals who wear them. Many of our frames are handmade and hand polished providing you with a one of a kind look that will enhance your unique personality.

We are distinctly Austin; trendy but not stuffy and fashionable without pretense. We are locally owned and operated, our opticians and optometrist have over 40 years of total experience and are ready to assist you with all your eyewear needs with care and service you expect.

Great Eyewear and Eye Care in a Single Location

From our eye doctor’s office in Central Austin, TX, Spectacle Eye Design serves patients from Travis County in Texas – schedule an appointment today. If you have a moment, please give us your feedback about our site and your experiences with our eye doctor’s office.

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Q&A with Dr. Tam

Dr. Tam Answers Your Eyecare Questions

Can diabetes be seen during an eye exam?

Diagnosis is usually from a routine physical with blood tests, but those who don’t get a check up will notice frequent urination, thirst, hunger, fatigue and blurry vision. The blurry vision is from the blood sugar elevation in the eyes changing the refraction to more myopic or near sighted vision. This vision fluctuates with the blood sugar levels. More severe cases can lead to blindness. It is important to have the eyes dilated and evaluated for leakages of blood or fluids. If there are enough changes, a retinal surgeon can use laser photocoagulation to help stop the leakages. All of this is monitored with a routine eye exam. So if you know of anyone who needs a diabetic eye check, have them see me.

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Dr. Collin Tam

Dr. Tam AustinDr. Collin Tam is committed to the very best eye care possible for his patients. His areas of expertise include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, LASIK and CRT. His patients describe him as thorough, clear and deeply caring about their welfare and vision. His volunteer work has taken him to Central and South America, and more locally, to conducting vision screenings for schools in Austin. When not treating patients, he enjoys exploring Austin, and enjoying the great food available in Austin.

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What’s New in Our Optical:

Modo <<>> Schnuchel <<>> Dailies Total1 Contacts <<>> iCare Tonometer

Come to Spectacle Eye Design to check them out!

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Your Medical Eye Care Specialist in Central Austin, TX

Have you ever dreamed about having great vision without glasses or contacts?

Ortho-K are lenses that gently reshape your cornea while you sleep, so you have great vision while you are awake. This amazing technology is available for everyone in your family, from children who don't want to wear glasses to school or for sports, to adults who have dreamed of waking up without reaching for their glasses. Book an appointment for an Ortho-K consultation today!

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Do you suffer from dryness, scratchiness or burning in your eyes?

You may have Dry Eye Syndrome, a condition that can be treated. After conducting an eye exam focusing on your symptoms, Dr. Colin Tam will recommend treatment to relieve your symptoms, which may include prescription eyedrops, nutritional supplements, or punctal plugs. Call today to book an appointment for an eye exam for dry eyes!

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Eye Allergy Treatment

Are your eyes red, itchy, watery or have a burning feeling?

You may have eye allergies. Allergic conjunctivitis is an eye inflammation caused by an allergic reaction to substances like pollen, mold spores or other allergens. You don't need to suffer, treatment is available. Make an appointment today with Dr. Colin Tam to discuss treatment options which may include eyedrops or medication.

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Our Eye Care Specialties

Focus on Designer Eyeglasses

Our staff will help you find the best fit for your specific needs and explain how different lenses and frames will impact your vision.

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Comprehensive Eye Exams

Learn about eye exams, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.

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Focus on Technology

Learn about the different types of tests and equipment you may experience during a visit to Spectacle Eye Design.

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Spectacle Eye Design

4800 Burnet Rd, Ste A-100
Austin, TX 78756

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