(Dr. Mitchel will be retiring from Austin Eye Clinic as of 12.31.19. Having served the eye care needs of Austin and the surrounding areas for 50 years, it’s with a heavy heart that we say goodbye and good luck as Dr. Wong transitions to the next phase of his life. He will forever remain part of the Austin Eye family and the traditions of excellence he has instilled will be carried on through the experienced team of distinguished professionals he leaves behind.)
Mitchel Wong, MD, a native of Austin, graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Baylor Medical School in Houston, Texas. He completed a surgical internship at Ben Taub Hospital followed by a residency in ophthalmology with the Department of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He also completed a fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology at Baylor.
Dr. Wong founded the Austin Eye Clinic in 1969. Since its inception, the mission of Austin Eye has been to provide the best, most caring and advanced medical and surgical eye care for Austin. Austin Eye was one of the first practices to provide small incision cataract surgery, intraocular lens technology and topical anesthesia cataract surgery in Austin. The tradition of being a leader in ophthalmic technology continues today with the use of premium lens implant technology for cataract and refractive lens surgery. Approximately 50% of Dr. Mitchel Wong’s cataract surgery patients choose to receive the latest technology presbyopia-correcting lens implants. Our mission is the continual improvement of your vision utilizing the most advanced technology.
Austin Eye Clinic has the latest in glaucoma diagnostic technology with the High Definition Optical Coherence Tomography (HD-OCT) diagnostic system. This permits us to analyze individual retinal nerve fiber layers within the eye using scanning laser technology to determine if they have been damaged by glaucoma or other eye diseases. An additional advance in the treatment of glaucoma utilizes an SLT laser. This laser treats glaucoma in a very effective, but non-invasive manner. It has the potential to improve your glaucoma control and decrease your use of glaucoma medication. This is done with a brief outpatient treatment.
Austin Eye Clinic provides the latest and most advanced technology used in lasik known as custom intralasik (aka iLASIK). This all-laser blade-free procedure coupled with the latest in wavefront technology gives the safest, most accurate laser vision correction available today. Austin Eye has always believed when it comes to your eyes, the best technology and care are the standard, second best is not good enough.
Another new advance in the improvement of your vision utilizes multifocal and accommodative lens technology. This can restore your distance and near vision, making you much more independent from glasses. This can help those with and without cataracts. These lenses are the Symfony, Restor, Tecnis multifocal and the Crystalens. In 2012, Dr. Wong was instrumental in bringing Laser Cataract Surgery to Austin. This represents the new gold standard in the art of cataract surgery.
Dr. Wong could not achieve these goals without the support of his wife, Rose, and their four sons, Michael, Shawn, Patrick, and Shannon. He and Shannon have practiced together since 1997 and together form the stable nucleus of Austin Eye enabling them to provide the best of eye care now and for years into the future.
In 2016, Dr. Mitchel Wong, his wife Rose and their children made a transformative gift to the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School to found the Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute at the Dell Medical School. This Eye institute will help care for patients, perform research in ophthalmology in eyecare, and train medical students and future ophthalmologist and residents to benefit the community and generations to come.
Personal service is the hallmark of eye care at Austin Eye. We invite you to call with any questions concerning your eyes. We look forward to caring for your vision. Seeing is believing!
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