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 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 a 10-year certificate of recognition for her commitment to teaching. In addition to being an assistant professor, she is also involved with coordinating the ophthalmology residency program at UT Southwestern and is a member of the internal medicine teaching faculty at Texas Health Presbyterian. 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.
Hiep H. Duong, OD –Therapeutic Optometrist
Dr. Hiep Duong is a therapeutic optometrist with a certification as an optometric glaucoma specialist. He practices all scopes of optometry from primary eye care and contact lens to treating complex ocular diseases. As with the values of Saland Vision, he firmly believes in providing exceptional and individualized eye care to his patients.
Dr. Duong was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. Dr. Duong received his Doctorate of Optometry at the University of Houston, College of Optometry, where he was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. His training also included an externship rotation at Community Eye Clinic, a non-profit clinic in Fort Worth, where he provided care to the underprivileged and indigent population with an emphasis on cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.
Outside of the office, Dr. Duong enjoys spending time with his wife, traveling, and learning how to cook.
Mindabeth Levin is originally from Alabama. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition at the University of Florida and then attended Optometry school at Nova Southeastern in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. After Optometry school she completed a residency specializing in ocular disease and cataract surgical pre/post-operative care. She then went on to attain a fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry. This achievement required rigorous qualifications that less than 10% of Optometrists in the United States hold. To broaden her scope of practice Dr. Levin chose to spend several years in pediatrics treating common eye conditions as well as fitting all ages in contact lenses.
Dr. Levin has authored several articles on treatment and management of ocular disease. She served on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Optometry and for many years has been a consultant to individual state boards for Optometry licensing. She is a Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist.
In her spare time, Dr. Levin enjoys crossfit, attending sporting events, anything and everything football, snowboarding, and spending time with her beautiful toddler.