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SPECIALTY CONTACT LENSES IN CEDAR PARK, TX.

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General Eye Doctor or Eye Doctor Trained in Fitting Contact Lenses? —Specialty Contacts in Austin, Texas

"Hard-To-Fit" Contact Lens Patients

In the world of healthcare, there are many conditions that are treated by a specialized doctor rather than a general practitioner. Eye doctors are no exception. When it comes to certain ocular conditions and complications, the most effective care is delivered by an eye doctor trained in a particular area of eye health. While a general practitioner is typically familiar with the condition, it's still going to be the eye doctor with special training and greater experience who will provide the most effective treatments and solutions.

Hard-To-Fit Contact Lens Patients

Certain individuals with corneal irregularities or other ocular aberrations require custom-made specialty contact lenses. These patients are called “hard-to-fit”, as they cannot wear standard contact lenses and struggle with standard prescription eyeglasses. Fitting specialty contact lenses needs to be done by a contact lens specialist, who will use the latest corneal imaging and topographic technology to customize the lenses to your unique dimensions. At , our eye doctors are experts in fitting specialized and custom contact lenses in Austin. 

Do You Struggle With Contact Lenses?

Do you find wearing traditional contact lenses painful or uncomfortable? You aren't alone. There are many people who fall under the "hard-to-fit" category, whether due to corneal conditions, such as keratoconus or other problems such as sensitivity or chronic dry eye. People in this category are incorrectly told that they can’t wear contact lenses at all. The truth is that most patients can be successfully fitted with scleral contact lenses, which deliver impressive visual clarity and unparalleled comfort.

    Scleral Lenses Can Be Worn By People With These Conditions

    • Astigmatism
    • Dry eyes
    • Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC)
    • Keratoconus
    • Post-refractive surgery (LASIK)
    • Corneal irregularity or corneal dystrophy
    • Post-Corneal Transplant

    Any of these problems will typically require eye care beyond the scope of general care optometry.

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    What is an Eye Doctor Trained in Fitting Contact Lenses?

    The eye doctor that fits patients with scleral lenses has extensive training in the techniques and technologies required to create and fit customized contact lenses. At Lakeline Vision Source's Scleral Lens & Keratoconus Center, we provide hi-tech contact lens solutions to adults and children alike. Drs. Laurie Sorrenson, OD, FAAO, Eric Hammond, OD, & Dipa Kodukula, OD will assess your contact lens needs and recommend a contact lens solution that provides the comfort, stability, and clarity you need.

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    When Should I See an Eye Doctor for Scleral Lenses?

    If you have any corneal irregularity or visual disorder that prevents you from wearing regular contact lenses, or if you're seeking to correct your myopia in a non-surgical way, schedule a consultation with Drs. Laurie Sorrenson, OD, FAAO, Eric Hammond, OD, & Dipa Kodukula, OD. The first step of any treatment is the assessment, which requires specialized diagnostic and digital imaging tools, such as a corneal topography which produces high-resolution corneal imagery. A detailed mapping of the contours of your eyes will allow us to create custom-fit contact lenses uniquely fitted to your eyes. The most common specialty contact lenses used are Scleral lenses. Ortho-K lenses are typically worn by children for myopia control or adults who seek a non-surgical alternative to LASIK.

    Scleral Lenses

    Scleral Lenses are large-diameter gas-permeable contact lenses that rest on the sclera and create a tear-filled vault over the cornea. The lenses, therefore, sit over an irregular cornea and not on it. Sclerals provides a perfectly smooth optical surface to correct refractive errors with tremendous accuracy while retaining maximum comfort. Scleral lenses are also fixed in place to avoid discomfort and remain in place. These specialized Scleral Contact Lenses are often the ideal solution for patients suffering from:

    • keratoconus
    • chronic dry eyes
    • SjÖgren’s syndrome
    • sensitive eyes
    • corneal ectasia
    • Steven-Johnson syndrome
    • neurotrophic keratitis
    • aniridia
    • microphthalmia
    • higher aberration of the eye
    • pellucid degeneration
    • complications from eye surgery
    • sensitive eyes
    Ortho-K Lenses

    Your contact lens specialist may also recommend the use of Orthokeratology (Ortho-k) lenses for your vision. These are rigid gas permeable contact lenses that you wear overnight. They gently reshape the cornea so that you can enjoy corrected, accurate vision during the day.  Orthokeratology is a safe, effective, and non-surgical alternative to  LASIK or similar surgical procedures. The use of Ortho-k has also been demonstrated to effectively manage the progression of myopia in children.

    The corneal reshaping lenses quality of orthokeratology can be used to correct refractive problems such as near-sightedness, astigmatism, and hyperopia. In some cases, it can also be used to correct for presbyopia as well.

    Meet Our Contact Lens Specialist

    Our Current Interns: Lauren and Sarah

    Lauren is from right here in Austin, Texas and received her undergraduate degree from “The” Ohio State University.  She has interned at Cedar Springs Eye Clinic in Dallas, and worked as a tech at Texas State Optical.Lauren enjoys working out, swimming, binge watching shows on Netflix/Hulu, watching sports and spending...

    Our Current Interns: Iqra and Zinnia

    Zinnia’s hometown is Dallas and received her bachelor degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her extern sites have been at UHCO in the Summer and Cedar Springs in Dallas. Zinnia loves to travel! Iqra is from Lawrence, New York and received her bachelor degree from Stony Brook University....

    Our Current Interns: Carmen and Tasqeen

    Carmen is from Houston, Texas and received her bachelor of science degree in Biology from the University of Houston. She has worked as an optometric assistant and optician in several optometric practices around her hometown of Houston. Off work, Carmen loves playing with her dogs Brownie, Dexter, Finn and Jake....
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    Jennifer Catalasan, OD

    Jennifer Catalasan, OD Specializes in: NeuroVisual Medicine Binocular Vision Dysfunction MultiFocal Contact Lenses Glaucoma InfantSee® Dr. Jennifer Catalasan was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. After completing her bachelor’s degree, Dr. Catalasan worked as an office...
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    Eric Hammond, OD

    Eric Hammond, OD Specializes in: Dry Eye Treatment Specialty Contact Lenses Glaucoma Sports Vision Training Cataract Co-management InfantSee® Vision Testing for the Deaf Dr. Eric Hammond was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He is a second generation optometrist practicing with his mother, Dr. Laurie Sorrenson, and never fails to...
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    Melodi Esmaili, OD, FAAO

    Melodi Esmaili, OD, FAAO Specializes in: Dry Eye Treatment Specialty Contact Lenses including Sclerals Glaucoma LASIK Co-management Cataract Co-management Eye Emergencies InfantSee® Dr. Melodi Esmaili graduated in 2010 with High Honors from the University of Houston with her bachelor’s degree in nutrition. She went on to attend the University of...

    Manny Faz

    Manny Faz was born and raised in Del Rio, TX, and got to Austin as quickly as he could! A patient favorite, he loves his job and loves helping the variety of eye patients that come through the door at Lakeline Vision Source. In his spare time, Manny likes to...

    Marcus Jones

    One of our most talented American Board of Opticiany certified opticians, Marcus has been at Lakeline Vision Source since 2014, and has been in the optical field for over 24 years!  He absolutely loves everything about being an optician, and invites you to come and let him paint the perfect frame...

    Shawn Tripputi

    Shawn graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Advertising. After a few years in the industry he decided to make a career change and pursue an Optometry degree. He loves helping others and wants to be able to do that for the rest of his life. When Shawn...

    Jennifer Howard

    Jennifer began working in the optical field in 2012 and loves it! She especially loves the positive impact she makes in helping people see more clearly. Born and raised a Texan, Jennifer enjoys hanging out with her family - especially her two nieces. She loves to watch movies, documentaries and...
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    Brittany Montiel

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    Jessica Mitchell

    Jessica is a Certified ParaOptometric and has been with Lakeline Vision Source since 1989. She grew up in the Cedar Park/ Leander and loves staying active with her kids Kelsey and Sean....
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    Michelle Wiggins

    Michelle is a Certified ParaOptometric Assistant through the American Optometric Association. She also became a Certified ParaOptometric Coder in 2011. She has worked in the optometric profession since 1988, and has been with Dr. Laurie Sorrenson for 22 years. In the past, Michelle has served as President and board member of...
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    Joel Hickerson

    Joel wears many hats for Lakeline Vision Source…  None of them seem to fit....
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    Brooke Hernandez

    Patient Advocate/ Optical Manager
    Brooke is a Certified ParaOptometric and is working towards becoming a Certified Optician.  Born and raised in Texas and Brooke wouldn’t have it any other way! She loves reading, listening to Britney spears, shopping, going to church, and spending time with family, her husband Luis and their Yorkie, Daisy!...
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    Tiffany Packer

    Accounts Manager
    Tiffany is a Certified ParaOptometric. She has worked in the optometry field since 1996 and has worked at Lakeline Vision Source since 2002. Tiffany graduated from Texas State University in 2002 with a Bachelors degree in Healthcare Administration. She was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and...
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    Marlin Dodson

    Marlin has been in the optical field for over 20 years and has been with Lakeline Vision Source since 1998. Marlin is a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant and American Board of Opticianry Certified. He enjoys playing music with his band The Red Dirt Coalition and collecting guitars....
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    Carol Lynn Jaecks

    Lynn is certified with The American Board of Opticianry and the American Optometric Association. She has been an Optician since 1980. Lynn has lived in the Austin area since 1968. She enjoys a wonderful life with George at their home in the Zilker Neighborhood which is filled with the beauties...
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    Kendall Ausborn

    Kendall has been with Lakeline Vision Source since May of 2007. She is married to David, who serves in our U.S. military. They have a fine boy named Milo and a good doggie by the name of Kit Kat.  Kendall is a full-time student majoring in Education (Pre-k – 6th)....
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    An Duong

    An is a Certified Paraoptometric Technician and has been with Lakeline Vision Source since February 2011. She has been in the eyecare field since 1997. She deals mostly with everything contact lens related, and is the driving force for keeping the office organized and running smoothly. An’s hobbies include reading, movies,...
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    Amber Gregor

    Amber has been with Lakeline Vision Source since January of 2012 and has proven herself invaluable. She was born in Round Rock, TX, is an avid Country & Western Dancer, a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae-Kwon-Do, and has played Cello for 8 years.  She loves animals (especially her cat, Roxanne), and...
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    Tracy Campbell

    Tracy has been in the optometric field since 1992, and has been with our office since 2003.  She is a Certified ParaOptometric Assistant and is Lakeline Vision Source’s “go to” person for contact lenses.  If she doesn’t know it about contact lenses, it probably isn’t worth knowing!  Tracy lives in...
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    Debbie Atkinson

    Debbie is a Certified ParaOptometric Assistant through the American Optometric Association. She has worked in the Optometric profession since 1985, and has been with Dr. Laurie Sorrenson since 1990. Debbie has served as President and board member of the ParaOptometric Section of the Texas Optometric Association. When she isn’t working,...
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    Haley Casady

    Haley is a certified ParaOptometric, she graduated from High School in 2013 and plans to get her associates in Applied Science in the near future. She loves to swim, go shopping, animals and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves anything pink or cheetah!...
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    Lauren Maxwell

    Lauren is a Certified ParaOptometric who loves to learn. She enjoys reading, music, church, exploring antique shops and doing anything creative! She also has a proper puppy named Quentin and a family she absolutely adores....
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    Brenda Brice

    Brenda has been with Lakeline Vision Source 2009, she counts them all as fabulous years! She has a CPA certification through the American Optometric Association and is a great asset to our front desk/administrative team. Brenda enjoys watching horse racing, NASCAR and being the No. 1 Lifetime Denver Bronco fan...
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    Kim Slaughter, OD

    Kim Slaughter, OD Specializes in: Glaucoma Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) Geriatric Eye Care LASIK Co-management Cataract Co-management InfantSee® Kim Marez Slaughter received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College...
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    Susan Shauger, OD

    Susan Shauger, OD Specializes in: MultiFocal Contact Lenses LASIK Co-management Cataract Co-management Pediatric Eye Care Diabetes Glaucoma InfantSee® Dr. Susan Shauger received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 1998. In 2002, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston with a Doctor...
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    Laurie Sorrenson, OD, FAAO

    Laurie Sorrenson, OD, FAAO Specializes in: Dry Eye Treatment Glaucoma Specialty Contact Lenses including Sclerals Macular Degeneration Diabetes LASIK Co-management Cataract Co-management InfantSee® Dry eyes Dr. Laurie Sorrenson, opened Lakeline Vision Source in 1995. She is Board Certified (less than a dozen optometrists in the Austin area hold this distinction)...
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    Dipa Kodukula, OD

    Dipa Kodukula, OD Specializes in: Dry Eye Treatment Specialty Contact Lenses including Sclerals LASIK Co-management Cataract Co-management Glaucoma InfantSee® Dr. Dipa Kodukula attended the University of Houston where she received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees. She completed her internships at Lakeline Vision Source and Bridge Builders...
    Serving Patients From

    Austin | Cedar Park | Brushy Creek | Round Rock | and the state of Texas

    If You’re Looking For A Eye Doctor Near Austin, Texas , Drs. Laurie Sorrenson, OD, FAAO, Eric Hammond, OD, & Dipa Kodukula, OD Of Lakeline Vision Source's Scleral Lens & Keratoconus Center Is The Destination.

    Don’t let discomfort or a corneal condition prevent you from having clear, comfortable vision. Contact us to asses and fit you with the contact lens solution you need.

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    Austin | Cedar Park | Brushy Creek | Round Rock | and the state of Texas

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