Dennis R. McCarty, OD
Dr. McCarty has lived in the Austin area his entire life and founded Cedar Park Eye Care in 2002. He has many family members in and around the Cedar Park/Austin area. Since graduating from optometry school in 2000 he has provided family eye care and co-managed hundreds of LASIK surgery cases. Dr. McCarty received his bachelor of science degree in biology from Southwest Texas State University and his doctorate from the University of Houston College of Optometry.
Dr. McCarty is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Texas Optometric Association, and Central Texas Optometric Society. He has served as President and Secretary for the Central Texas Optometric Society, and currently serves on the Continuing Education division of the Texas Optometric Association. He has worked as an adjunct Associate Professor for the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. McCarty is licensed in the state of Texas as a therapeutic optometrist and an optometric glaucoma specialist. He is a member of the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. McCarty partakes in many activities that central Texas has to offer. He enjoys golfing, running, boating, competitive pistol and rifle shooting and most of all, spending time with his wife, Shannon and their daughter, Jolie Ann, born August 12, 2015 and son, James Roland, born March 12, 2017. Family has always been a huge part of his life as most family members live within a few miles of his practice.
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Karissa is our office Insurance Guru. Although not on the front lines of the office – she can sometimes be seen helping out up front on our busy days. She has over 17 years in the Optical Industry and worked as an A.B.O. Certified Optician for 13 years before going behind the scenes to work on the insurance processing and claims management side. Karissa is a native Californian but has come to love being in Texas for over 15 years now, where she moved after meeting her husband Jason of 12 years now. They have two awesome kids together and love spending time as a family and visiting their extended family in San Antonio. Karissa has been with Cedar Park Eye Care for almost 4 years now and loves the close knit- family vibe we have here. See if you can spot her when you’re here on your next visit…like a “Where’s Waldo” adventure!
I have been an optician since 1971. I was licensed in Massachusetts and Florida. I took some time off to pursue other interests, but am now back to what I enjoy: working with patients and frame-styling. I am currently the frame manager in charge of all eyewear purchases. When I am not spending time with my wife, a native New Englander like myself, I enjoy working out daily, playing golf and following my New England teams.