Heart of Texas Eye Institute Brings State-of-the-Art Eye CareDripping Springs,Texas, Just Outside of Austin


“We are so happy to introduce our practice to the Dripping Springs community and greater Austin area. Our top priority is to help patients achieve and maintain healthy vision,” said Dr. McIntire.

The mission of Heart of Texas Eye Institute is to provide the best in eye care by offering the latest advancements in ophthalmology and delivering ethical patient care.

“Our goal is to create a positive impact in our patients lives by providing extraordinary care and results. We want to ensure that each patient has a sense of comfort and feels like they are treated like a family from the moment they step through our doors,” said Dr. Dudek.

Dr. Lisa McIntire is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract removal, refractive (LASIK) surgery, and cornea transplants. Dr. McIntire received her medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and completed a Transitional Internship at the University of Tennessee. She completed her residency in ophthalmology at Wake Forest University Eye Center, where she was chief resident. Dr. McIntire completed her fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Tulane University in her hometown of New Orleans. Dr. McIntire is a member of several professional organizations including The Cornea Society, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Texas Medical Association.

Dr. Lara Dudek is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract removal surgery, eyelid lift surgery (blepharoplasty), and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Dudek received her medial degree from Oregon Health and Science University and completed her general medicine internship at Providence St. Vincent Hospital in Portland, Oregon. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center. Dr. Dudek is a member of several professional organizations including American Academy of Ophthalmology, Texas Ophthalmology Association, Austin Ophthalmological Society, Texas Medical Association, and the Travis County Medical Society.