Meet the Doctors of Saland Vision
Karen Saland, MD – Comprehensive Ophthalmologist
Dr. Karen Saland specializes in performing comprehensive eye exams for your whole family. She is known for being meticulous in treating all diseases and conditions of the eye, specializing in glaucoma, dry eye, diabetes eye exams, and cataracts. Dr. Saland focuses on preventative eye care with vision testing to ensure better health for your eyes and to catch any potential issues early on. She maintains staff privileges at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Parkland Hospital, Greenville Surgery Center, and Park Central Surgical Center. She is trained to utilize Alcon’s Ora System enabling her to use the most advanced equipment when performing cataract surgeries on her many satisfied patients. Furthermore, she is able to implement the cutting-edge refractive multifocal and toric intraocular lens implant technology to ensure the best possible vision for every patient based on their individual needs.
Dr. Saland earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, attended a specialized comprehensive pre-medical program at Texas A&M and earned her medical degree from the prestigious medical program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She went on to complete her residency at the Maryland General Hospital/Jonas Friedenwald Eye Institute. Her commitment to education is evident as she continues to serve as a Clinical Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern recently earning her 10-year certificate recognizing her commitment to teaching. In addition to being an assistant professor, she is also involved with coordinating the ophthalmology residency program at UT Southwestern to help train future ophthalmologists. She is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and she is a continuing participant in Project Access, which is a charitable organization that allows her to help those in need.
She has been featured in D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Dallas every year consecutively since 2006.
In her free time, Dr. Saland is a competitive tennis player, an avid cross trainer and enjoys spending time with her family and her puppy Hazel.
Julie Joy, OD – Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist
Dr. Julie Joy received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry, Texas’ leading optometry program. Her education includes the completion of several externship rotations in clinics that include Robert Cizik Eye Clinic at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Good Neighbor Healthcare Center, Bellaire and Katy Eye Consultants, Texas Eye Institute and San Jose Clinic. Dr. Joy provides regular eye exams and personalized treatment programs for patients at Saland Vision. As an active member of the local community, Dr. Joy also enjoys volunteering her time to provide eye exams for underprivileged patients.