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Dr. Rhodes founded Lake Travis Eye and Laser Center in order to bring state-of-the-art general eyecare and surgery to the West Austin area. As you will see during your visit, the clinic is extremely efficient and hassle-free.

Dr. Rhodes graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science with Highest Honors. His medical school training was at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Rhodes’ internal medicine internship and ophthalmology training were completed at the prestigious California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California, where he served as Chief Resident. He then returned to Texas for a glaucoma fellowship at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Research Experience

  • Intraocular Pressure Reduction in the Untreated Fellow Eye After Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Central Retinal Vein Occlusion after Intravitreal Avastin Injection
  • Glaucoma Surgical Treatment Results in a Third World Setting: Guatemala
  • Glaucoma Research Epidemiology
  • Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide for Refractory Diabetic Macular Edema
  • Synthesis of Alkanesulfonyl Halides for Non-Chemically Amplified 248nm Resist Formulations

Awards and Honors

  • American Board of Ophthalmology Board Certified
  • Baylor College of Medicine Presidential Scholar
  • Dean’s Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology
  • National Merit Scholar at UT Austin
  • Distinguished Scholar at UT Austin
  • Recipient of The Michael John Fink, M.D. Endowed Presidential Scholar at UT Austin
  • Co-President of the Baylor Medical Student Ophthalmology Club
  • 2013, 2014 and 2015 Texas Rising Star as seen in Texas Monthly Super Doctors

Dr. Rhodes is a leading Austin ophthalmologist and Austin eye care specialist. He was the President of the Austin Ophthalmology Society in 2011, and is currently a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Glaucoma Society, the Texas Ophthalmological Association, and the Texas Medical Association.

In April 2009, Dr. Rhodes joined Howerton Eye Clinic in South Austin as their lead cataract, glaucoma, and LASIK surgeon.

Why Lake Travis Eye & Laser Center?

Dr. Rhodes opened Lake Travis Eye and Laser Center with the belief that the area could benefit greatly from a state-of-the-art ophthalmology practice specializing in cataract surgery, complete glaucoma care, and refractive surgery such as LASIK.

Lake Travis Eye & Laser Center is a member of the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Four Points Chamber of Commerce and is located in the beautiful Tuscan Hills Lakeside building on RR 620. Dr. Rhodes strongly believes in providing the best possible care for each patient that comes through the door. This is seen in the medical records system and diagnostic equipment that we provide:

  • Our electronic medical record integrates fully with your pharmacy to provide you with easy access to your medications, with your primary care physician to provide them with updates on your eye health, and with your insurance to quickly confirm that they will cover the cost of your visit. You can even login from home and view your exam notes!
  • There are two important measurements that must be accurate to ensure a predictable result from cataract surgery: the shape/power of your cornea, and the length of your eye. These are used to calculate the exact lens implant to place into your eye during the surgery. We are one of the only clinics in the Austin area to provide the most advanced equipment for both of these measurements: the Pentacam topographer for corneal measurements, and the Lenstar LS900 for the eye length measurement.
  • Our newest technological advancement is the addition of laser cataract surgery integrated with the Verion alignment system. This equipment allows for the most precision astigmatism treatment lens alignment possible during laser catact surgery. There are two important tests that glaucoma patients need yearly to ensure that their disease is not progressing: a visual field exam that tests the function of your optic nerve, and an OCT scan to measure the thickness (correlates with health) of the optic nerve. We provide top-of-the-line diagnostic machines for both of these tests: the Humphery Visual Field Analyzer with Glaucoma Progression Analysis, and a Spectral domain OCT.

We look forward to providing you with compassionate and cutting-edge Austin ophthalmologist care.