Collom & Carney Eye Institute

Welcome to Collom & Carney Eye Institute
The fact that you placed your trust in us is a responsibility that we do not take lightly.  Rest assured that we will do our utmost to justify your confidence.  Our physicians at Collom & Carney Eye Institute are all Eye M.D.'s able to provide complete vision services from the most basic eye exam for glasses or contacts to the comprehensive management of eye diseases and surgical treatment all in one convenient location.  Our caring staff has been well trained and specially chosen to be responsive to your needs and to work with our physicians in their commitment to excellence.
  About Collom & Carney Clinic
Collom & Carney Clinic is a private medical group practice that has provided 70 years of caring as of 2017.   This means that it is a group of specialists and primary care physicians who have pooled their skills and resources with the goal of the highest possible standards of medical and surgical care.  By gathering together, it permits a wide arrangement of specialties within the clinic, to use their cumulative training and experience for your benefit.  All physicians on the clinic staff are either Board "Eligible" or Board "Certified" in their specialty.  In some instances, staff members also have additional sub-specialty certifications.
  History of Collom & Carney Clinic

It is said that the measure of greatness is not in what a man does, but in what he leaves behind for those who come after. Collom and Carney Clinic Association, which started as an idea of "group practice" in the minds of two physicians in Military Service, has now grown into one of the largest and most important medical services complexes in the East Texas area.

From its humble beginnings in a renovated duplex on Main Street in Texarkana, Texas, the clinic now boasts a facility of over 88,000 square feet at 4800 Texas Blvd., plus facilities at Central Mall, Wake Village, Summerhill Road, Galleria Oaks, New Boston, and Hope, Arkansas. Collom & Carney Clinic provides a full range of services, including diagnostic radiology, laboratory, ultrasound, on-site pharmacy, physical therapy, optical shop and some limited respiratory therapy services.

From 1945 to 1966, Collom & Carney Clinic was located in a renovated duplex at 619 Main Street in Texarkana.

 What is more important is the impact that Collom and Carney Clinic has made on thousands of individuals in the Texarkana area. One patient said this: Dr. Carney saved my life. I was a senior at Texas High School in 1947 and would go to his office down the street [at 619 Main] on my lunch hour. I had fever and nosebleeds all the time. He found out I had something wrong with my spleen and found
a way for me to go on the train to John Sealey Hospital in Galveston, Texas. Dr. Carney was so patient and caring. I loved him. I'm here today because of him.

Another patient who had broken her leg while climbing a tree as a child in the 1940s, was bedfast in a back bedroom for six months because her mother, who worked the night shift at Red River Army Depot, could not afford a physician. Someone told Dr. Collom about her, and after he examined her leg, he immediately provided an ambulance and rode with her to Galveston, Texas. Osteomyelitis and gangrene had set in, and after two years of treatment at John Sealey Hospital with the threat of amputation, she received full use of her leg and learned to walk again.

Texas Blvd. facility boasting 88,000 square feet from 1966-2001.
Dr. Collom saved my life. Because of him, I can walk today. My Mom supported herself and three kids, and Dr. Collom told us, 'Don't feel bad. No one in Texarkana could have paid for what needed to be done for you.' Dr. Collom was so soft-spoken and kind. And he did it all for free.
It was in this spirit that Collom and Carney Clinic was born. The caring attitude and zeal for excellence exhibited in Dr. Henry M. Carney and Dr. Spencer Allen Collom have been the driving forces behind the success of Collom and Carney Clinic for the past fifty years. The above was taken from the Introduction to "The History of Collom and Carney Clinic Association.

Collom & Carney Clinic
5002 Cowhorn Creek Road
   Collom & Carney Eye Institute

Collom & Carney Eye Institute 1977.


The Collom & Carney Eye Institute started as an office in a small corner of a triple wide trailer in back of the old Collom & Carney Clinic on Texas Boulevard in 1977.  It has steadily grown to it's present size and progressed into a state of the art eye care clinic.  In May of 1995 the Collom & Carney Eye Institute moved to it's present location, 5402 Summerhill Road.  Dr. E.T. Ellison was the founding physician of Collom and Carney Eye Institute and Dr. Wanda Northam joined him in 1991.  Dr. Gary Womack joined the practice in 1997.


Collom & Carney Eye Institute's has progressed to a state of the art facility.

Our physicians at Collom & Carney Eye Institute offer a complete range of consultative ophthalmologic services including medical and surgical management of corneal and anterior segment conditions and disorders, vitreous and retinal disorders, uveitis and glaucoma services, cataract surgery with introcular lens implants.  Refractive surgery including LADARVision CUSTOM LASIK, Intralace LASIK, and Conductive Keratoplasty (CK).  Specialized services include laser surgery for diabetic eye diseases and glaucoma, fluorescein angiography for retinal and diabetic diagnosis, and botox.


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