Lara Dudek, MD

Lara Dudek, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in comprehensive eye care and laser vision correction. Her practice, Heart of Texas Eye Institute, is located in Dripping Springs, TX, just west of Austin, TX. Dr. Dudek treats patients with a wide variety of problems including diabetes, glaucoma, cataract, infections, inflammatory disorders, and dry eye. She offers the latest in cataract, laser vision correction, and glaucoma surgery.

Personalized consultation and customized treatment plan is always the goal for Dr. Dudek when she meets with her patients. She takes time to explain a patient’s eye problems and treatment or surgical options and makes sure that questions are answered to a patient’s best understanding. Dr. Dudek insists on quality testing and diagnostics to ensure the best results.

Refractive surgery is an enjoyable part of the practice at Heart of Texas Eye Institute. The quality of vision and freedom from glasses for most patients is a rewarding part of performing this life-changing procedure. Dr. Dudek and her staff count it a privilege to help patients with their refractive surgery needs and take pride in their customer service, attention to detail and excellent results.

Dr. Dudek received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in Electrical Engineering followed by her medical degree from Oregon Health and Science University. She completed a general medicine internship and Providence St. Vincent Hospital in Portland, Oregon before training in San Antonio for her ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center.

Lara Dudek, MD is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Texas Ophthalmology Association, Austin Ophthalmological Society, Texas Medical Association, Travis County Medical Society and Christian Ophthalmology Society. She holds a current license by the Texas Medical Board. She holds medical privileges at a number of Seton Hospitals in the Austin area and four ambulatory surgery centers. Throughout her medical career, Dr. Dudek has traveled to distant satellite communities to care for patients where medical resources are more scarce. Currently, she is serving in the town of Eagle Pass on the Texas border.

Dr. Dudek lives with her husband and two children in Dripping Springs where she involves herself in community projects, community education, is active in a local church and a busy mom. She enjoys many hobbies and interests and is an avid traveler, cook, and photographer.


Heart of Texas Eye Institute


13830 Sawyer Ranch Road, Suite #202

Dripping Springs, TX 78620 USA

Telephone – 512-213-2220

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