Meet Our Medical Director

What is low vision?

“Low Vision” is a phase used to describe reduced vision which cannot be corrected with even the best regular glasses, contact lenses, or surgery.

Dr. Carman is ready to serve:

  • All ages including children and adults
  • Any visual impairment due to ocular disease, congenital or genetic disorders, ocular injury, brain injury, or other conditions causing visual difficulty
  • Mild visual difficulty to severe visual loss
  • Persons with special needs


4 Clinical Care Options:

  1. Comprehensive Low Vision Care
  2. Brain-Injury (Neuro) Visual Care
  3. Advanced, Technology-Focused Care
  4. Special Needs Vision Care

For appointments or information:

Call 214-420-5090

Located in the Envision Dallas Office Building

4306 Capitol Avenue

Dallas, TX 75204

A note from Dr. Carolyn Carman:

“Serving patients with visual impairment demands attention to individualization and the ability to be a good listener. For example, while I have worked with thousands of patients with macular degeneration or glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy, I have not found 2 patients who are exactly alike. That’s what makes being a low vision eye care provider so special. I enjoy the challenge of learning about the uniqueness of each patient I see and determining the best plan to help each person.”

Feel free to contact Dr. Carman to find if she might be of assistance to you! 214-420-5090

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MEET THE DOCTOR

Carolyn Carman, OD, FAAO

  • Board Certified/Diplomate, American Board of Optometry
  • VisionMAX Clinic, PLLC. President/Clinic Director
  • Medical Director, Envision Dallas
  • Clinical Professor, University of Houston, ret.

Education and Training

  • Optometry Residency in low vision and ocular pathology @ VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO
  • Doctor of Optometry and B.S. degree @ Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN
  • B.A. @ University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Professional Experience

  • President/Clinic Director, VisionMAX Clinic, PLLC
  • Clinical Professor, University of Houston College of Optometry
  • Director, Center for Sight Enhancement, University of Houston Eye Institute
  • Founder/Clinician, Vision Rehabilitation Clinic, Baylor Scott and White Institute for Rehabilitation, Dallas
  • Founder/Clinician, Vision Rehabilitation Clinic, Our Children’s House, Children’s Medical Center Dallas
  • Founder/Clinician, Advanced Low Vision Clinic, VA Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Founder/President/Clinician, Low Vision Centers of Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Awards and Recognition

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
  • Member of the American Optometric Association, past Chair or Member of various national committees including the Neuro- Optometric Rehabilitation Committee, Ethics and Values Committee, provider of InfantSEE
  • Member of the Texas Optometric Association, past Chair or Member of various state committees including the Board of Directors
  • Past Chair or Member of the Texas Optometry Board by Governor appointment
  • Awarded the TOA “Molly Armstrong Leadership”
  • Award and the TOA “Young Optometrist of the Year” --Awarded the Texas Rehabilitation Association “Physician of the Year” Award
  • Produced syndicated radio program, “Carman and Thompson”, geared toward persons with blindness/low vision or reading disabilities
  • Participated in multiple peer-reviewed publications and research studies
  • Lectures nationally and internationally