Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet Our Austin Eye Doctor:
- Therapeutic Optometrist
- Optometric Glaucoma Specialist
- Refractive and Cataract Surgery Co-Management
- Specialty Contact Lens Fitting
Dr. Azadi, whose last name is Persian for Freedom, arrived in the United States at age 11 as a political and religious refugee from his native home country of Iran. He considers Austin his home. He is proud to have attended UT Austin, and after graduation attended the University of Houston College of Optometry. He returned home to Austin to practice Optometry for 8 years before opening Freedom Eye Care. Dr. Azadi loves spending time with his kids, Elijah and Sonia and in his spare time, enjoys playing basketball, tennis, and traveling.
Using the latest technological advances for early detection of disease for preventative care is an integral part of how Dr. Azadi practices Optometry. He frequents continuing education courses to stay on top of the latest research, connect with other top professionals in his field, and learn all the latest techniques to help serve his patients better. Dr. Azadi is national board certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease and state board certified optometric glaucoma specialist.
- Doctor of Optometry, University of Houston College of Optometry, Houston, Texas, 2004.
- Bachelor of Arts, Microbiology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 2000.
- Graduate, Round Rock High School, Round Rock, Texas, 1996.
- American Optometric Association
- Texas Optometric Association
- Central Texas Optometric Association
Dr. Roxana Hemmati is a specialty contact lens fellowship-trained optometrist practicing out of Austin, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and then went on to receive her Doctorate of Optometry from University of Houston College of Optometry.
Dr. Hemmati continued her training by completing a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cornea and Contact Lenses with the Texas Eye Research and Technology Center, where she gained experience fitting specialty contact lenses and participated in a variety of clinical research projects. After completing her fellowship, she stayed on as faculty at the University of Houston, involved in both clinical education and research related to contact lenses. Her primary research project was an NIH-funded study on Wavefront-Guided scleral lenses.
Dr. Hemmati went on to complete the Boston Foundation for Sight PROSE Clinical Fellowship and joined the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, where she continued her involvement in clinical research and clinical care managing complex corneal cases with many specialty contact lens modalities, including PROSE and EyeprintPRO.
Dr. Hemmati has since relocated to Austin, Texas and continues to practice with a primary focus on specialty contact lenses. She is a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society and the American Academy of Optometry.
Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Dr. Liranzo has gone on a long journey. His education took him to Orlando, FL to receive his bachelor’s in health sciences at the University of Central Florida before heading to the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree.
During his time in Memphis, he was active in clubs that emphasized community outreach and mission work such as the Lions Club and SVOSH (Student Volunteers in Optometric Services to Humanity). He continued his training by completing his residency in Ocular Disease at the Memphis VA Medical Center.
In his free time, he likes to join Chess tournaments online, watch his favorite Anime series, and plays some mean Pickleball.
As a new transplant to Austin, TX, Dr. Liranzo is excited to build bonds with his patients over the course of their lives and his passion is driven by the enjoyment of preserving their gift of sight.