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Collin E. Tam, O.D. Therapeutic Optometrist

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Spectacle Eye Design – Eye Exams in Austin, TX

Serving Central Austin including: Rosedale, Hyde Park, North Loop, & Allandale

Patient, Caring Staff and Glasses for Every Face & Every Style.

Spectacle Eye Design is 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 treatment 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.

Our Optometry Center

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

Selection of Acuvue Contact Lenses

We carry the most advanced contact lenses, and can fit virtually every eye with lenses that are comfortable and provide great vision.

pageImage6271951Our optometrist, Dr. 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. Dr. Tam’s 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 – especially enjoying the great food!

Our Medical Eye Care Specialties

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

Ortho-K lenses gently reshape your cornea while you sleep, so you have great vision while you are awake. This amazing technology is available for both children and adults who are tire of hassling with glasses!

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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, Dr. Colin Tam will recommend treatment, which may include prescription eyedrops, nutritional supplements, or punctal plugs.

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

You may have eye allergies. Most people who suffer from eye allergies have allergic conjunctivitis - an eye inflammation caused by an allergic reaction to substances like pollen, mold spores or other allergens.

Q&A with Dr. Tam

Dr. Tam Answers Your Eye Care 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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New Arrivals

What's New in Our Optical Department?

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Modo | Schnuchel | Dailies Total1 Contacts | iCare Tonometer

Come to Spectacle Eye Design to check them out!

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