Dr. Courtney Crowell, O.D.

Dr. Crowell is an Optometrist at Alliance Vision Institute, serving the Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX community. She specializes in treating and managing ocular diseases, including glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, dry eyes and ocular surface disease, as well as pre and post-operative care for vision correction patients.

Education & Experience

  • University of Arkansas
    Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Minor in History
  • University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry
    Doctorate of Optometry
  • Community Eye Clinic, University of Houston College of Optometry
    Ocular Disease Residency


Ocular diseases, including diabetic eye conditions

Diabetes is a disease that can affect the entire body, but it’s infamous for having significant effects on your eyes. That’s why, if you have or are at risk for diabetes, it’s important to have an eye doctor look for related conditions like diabetic retinopathy.

Dry eyes and ocular surface disease

Dry eye disease is an exceedingly common condition when your eyes aren’t getting enough hydration from your tears.


Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide, and due to its tendency to cause vision loss without warning, it’s been dubbed the “silent thief of sight.”

Full-scope optometry

Minor trauma and ocular infections

Pre and post-operative eye care

Get to Know Dr. Crowell

Dr. Crowell grew up in a small Mississippi town nestled just outside Memphis, Tennessee. Her pursuit of knowledge led her to the University of Arkansas, where she proudly cheered on the Razorbacks. After relocating to San Antonio for optometry school, Dr. Crowell decided to make the Lone Star State her home. She completed her residency at a community clinic in Fort Worth. During her time there she encountered ocular diseases in their most formidable manifestations while tirelessly serving an underserved population.

In the process, Dr. Crowell discovered her deep-seated passion for improving the lives of patients through vision and overall health. Her involvement in local and statewide optometric and public health societies became a testament to her commitment. These organizations work to enhance, protect, and educate on the quality of eye care for Texas patients and ensure equal access to vision and eye health services for all residents. She dedicated substantial time and effort to advance patient care across Texas.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Dr. Crowell enjoys cheering for her favorite sports teams, indulging in culinary adventures as a dedicated foodie, exploring new destinations through travel, and staying active with her love for running.

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Open Letter to Patients

In the fifth grade, I had a life-altering encounter with a boomerang that introduced me to the world of optometry in the most unexpected way. A mishap with a boomerang during playtime resulted in a painful and bloody injury to my eye. It was a terrifying moment, and I was left with an inerasable memory.

However, amid the chaos and fear, I was fortunate to have an incredible optometrist by my side. They didn’t just mend my eye; they mended my spirit. Their patience, reassurance, and coaching guided me on the path to a full recovery. As I navigated through the healing process, I couldn’t help but be captivated by the intricate world of eye health.

This unforgettable experience set the stage for my lifelong passion for optometry. The care I received ignited a spark within me, driving me to explore the wonders of the human eye and the profound impact it has on our lives.

As I pursued a career in optometry, my journey naturally led me to ocular disease. I found myself drawn to the complexities of diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the eyes. The more I delved into this field, the more I realized the importance of educating my patients about every aspect of their eye health.

From diabetes to hypertension, and even autoimmune disorders, the eyes serve as a window into our overall health. Every day at Alliance Vision Institute, there’s a new opportunity to engage with my patients, share insight and knowledge about eye health, and connect the dots between ocular symptoms and potential underlying conditions.

As I reflect on my journey from that fateful day in the fifth grade to where I am today, I am reminded of the impact my optometrist had on my life. I promise to pay forward that kindness and care to every patient who walks through our doors, ensuring they receive the same level of dedication and expertise that ignited my love for optometry!

Q&A With Dr. Crowell

What made you decide to become an optometrist?
I took a boomerang to the eye in the 5th grade that put me in my first optometry office. My doctor took the time to help, teach, and laugh with me throughout the whole process it has always left me fascinated about eye health & helping others
What is the most satisfying part of your job?
I love to help improve my patient’s quality of life through their vision. I often get just as excited as they are when I witness that “Ah-hah!” moment my patients have when they realize how much better their vision is.
What differentiates Alliance Vision Institute from other practices?
The entire community here at AVI shares a passion for helping people. We genuinely care about each patient who walks in the door and takes the time to provide individualized care unique to every situation from the moment you arrive. Through the use of our cutting-edge technology and experienced staff, we want every patient to have the best experience possible while in our care.

  • Texas Public Health Association, Vision Care Section (TPHA VCS)
    • Chair-Elect
  • Texas Optometric Association (TOA)
    • Future Optometric Leadership Development Program (FOLD)
  • Tarrant County Optometric Society (TCOS)
    • Executive Board
  • American Optometric Association (AOA)
  • American Academy of Optometry (AAO)

Oral Presentations

  • Eplerenone Treatment in a Steroid-induced Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
    AAO Residents Day Poster Presentation
  • Optometrist’s Guide to Oral Medications
    CE Lecture presented at local optometric society meetings

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