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Lara Dudek, MD - Ophthalmologist at Heart of Texas Eye Care

Lara Dudek, MD

Lara Dudek is a board-certified ophthalmologist from the American Board of Ophthalmology and licensed by the Texas Medical Board. Dr. Dudek has practiced general ophthalmology in Austin, Gonzales, and San Antonio and now in her hometown of Dripping Springs where she welcomes patients of all ages with a wide-variety of eye problems including: diabetes, glaucoma, cataract, infections, inflammatory disorders, and dry eye. She offers the latest in surgical techniques in cataract surgery, cosmetic procedures, and medical laser procedures.

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Erica Payne, OD - Optometrist at Heart of Texas Eye Care

Erica Payne, OD

Erica Payne was born in Houston and raised in Sealy, Texas. She received her Bachelor’s Degree of Science and Arts from The University of Texas at Austin. She then went to Chicago to attend optometry school at the Illinois College of Optometry and earned her Doctorate of Optometry with clinical honors. Dr. Payne is a licensed therapeutic optometrist by the Texas Optometry Board. She enjoys being a member of the Central Texas Optometric Society.

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