Meet the Doctors

  • Dr. Gina Cottle is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract surgery, LASIK and corneal transplantation. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has completed additional fellowship training in the fields of Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery. She is an active speaker in the fields of cataract surgery, dry eye disease and corneal disorders.

    Dr. Cottle is a native of Texas. She completed her undergraduate education at Bucknell University, her Ophthalmology Residency at the Medical College of Virginia, and she completed a Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at Eye Consultants of Atlanta and Emory Vision Correction Center, where she learned from some of the most experienced refractive surgeons in the world. Dr. Cottle was in private practice in Atlanta, Myrtle Beach and Birmingham, Alabama. It was during these years that she had the opportunity to fine-tune her surgical abilities. She has been performing cataract, corneal and refractive surgery since the year 2000. She offers a wide selection of premium intraocular lenses and laser assistance for her cataract surgery patients, to accommodate a variety of lifestyles. She offers the most technologically advanced procedures for LASIK eye surgery. She has extensive training in corneal disorders and performs the most minimally invasive transplantation procedures. She also offers corneal crosslinking for the treatment of keratoconus, and she is an expert in dry eye disease. Dr. Cottle was the first surgeon in Texas to perform the Implantable Miniature Telescope for advanced macular degeneration after the FDA approved the device in 2011.

    Dr. Cottle is excited to be able to offer advanced technology and quality patient care to her community and surrounding areas. She enjoys the ability to help patients become free of glasses or contact lenses and to improve their quality of life through better vision. In her free time, Dr. Cottle enjoys spending time with her family of six, enjoying the outdoors, listening to live music and taking in the various cultural events around town.

  • Dr. Annie Chan is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained in cornea, cataract, refractive, and external diseases. She has a special interest in collagen crosslinking, the latest corneal transplantation techniques such as DMEK and ultra-thin DSAEK, and dry eyes. She is a leading surgeon in laser cataract surgery and offers the latest intraocular lens options.

    Dr. Chan is a native of Austin, but her educational pursuits took her to Stanford University for a degree in Biology and UT Health San Antonio for medical school. She completed a rigorous ophthalmology residency program and fellowship in cornea, cataract, refractive surgery, and external diseases at the Dean McGee Eye Institute in Oklahoma City, OK. She then joined faculty at UT Health San Antonio as Assistant Professor and Director of Corneal and Refractive Services where she brought advanced techniques in cataract surgery, corneal transplantation and other anterior segment surgeries to the department. She especially enjoyed teaching and training medical students, ophthalmology residents, and other medical professionals. In July 2017, she joined Lake Austin Eye and brought her academic experience to her hometown community.

    Dr. Chan is delighted to be back in Austin to serve with excellence and dedication to her patients. She is passionate about community service and has served through Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps, iCare San Antonio, and international missions with SEE International. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, is active in her church and loves exploring all that is new to Austin, photography, hiking, and traveling.