Meet the Doctor

Meet the Doctor

An experienced eye care specialistDr. Gina Cottle’s passion for eye care came early as she completed completed her undergraduate education at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where she double-majored in Biology and English.  She went to medical school at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, where she graduated in the top 5% of her class and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.  Dr. Cottle completed her medical internship at Pennsylvania State’s Hershey Medical Center, where she excelled and won “Intern of the Year”.  She returned to Virginia and completed her Ophthalmology Residency at the Medical College of Virginia and had the honor of being selected as Chief Resident in her third year.  In an effort to fine-tune her corneal and LASIK surgeon skills, she was accepted into the Corneal and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at Eye Consultants of Atlanta and Piedmont Better Vision, where she had the opportunity to learn from some of the most well-renowned corneal and LASIK surgeons in the country.  As a certified ophthalmologist and corneal specialist, she stayed and practiced with this Atlanta group for three years, then honed her surgical skills in South Carolina and Birmingham, Alabama.  With a desire to be closer to her family, Dr. Cottle finally returned to her home in Austin, Texas in 2008.
Dr. Cottle and Family

Dr. Cottle and her family love to spend time on Lake Austin, and this gave her the inspiration for the name of her new ophthalmology practice. The beauty and serenity of the water, combined with the culturally rich and unique qualities of Austin, make this an ideal location for work and play.