Dr. James D. Lehmann – Ophthalmologist

meet dr. lehmann

Dr. Lehmann is a board-certified eye surgeon who specializes in cataract, corneal, and refractive surgery. He is a graduate of Seguin High School and the University of Texas at Austin (Plan II). After finishing medical school in San Antonio, he completed his residency and fellowship at the UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In 2007, he returned to South Texas to join Focal Point Vision. Over the last 13 years, the Consumers Research Council has consistently named Dr. Lehmann as one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists.”

Dr. Lehmann’s practice includes medical and surgical ophthalmology, and he manages both common conditions, like cataracts and rare, complex diseases, like corneal dystrophies and ocular surface injuries. He has an interest in complicated anterior segment surgery and has pioneered the use of the Boston Keratoprosthesis, Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty, Humanoptic's Artificial Iris, and DMEK in San Antonio.

Dr. Lehmann is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Order of St. John, and is an assistant clinical faculty member at the UT Health San Antonio.

In addition to clinical research and scientific presentations at national and international conferences, Dr. Lehmann performs volunteer clinical and surgical duties monthly at the I Care Clinic at the Haven for Hope where he regularly performs cataract and pterygium surgery gratis for indigent patients.

Click here to view Dr. Lehmann’s photo page that includes pictures from his missionary trips and climbing adventures.

Dr. Lehmann often partners with ORBIS, Sightlife, and the Episcopal Church and travels abroad several times a year to teach and perform surgery. Over the last few years, Dr. Lehmann has traveled to China, Peru, Myanmar, and India to teach doctors new techniques in cataract and corneal surgery. Lastly, he has visited Jerusalem five times in the last decade, carrying corneas to teach and perform corneal transplants.

Dr. Lehmann is married with three children, and he speaks Spanish fluently.

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"Dr Lehmann is amazing. Before my eye surgery I couldn’t see the “Big E” on the chart. Now I drive without glasses and my far vision is 20/20."



"I had a great experience at Focal Point Vision. I only had to wait a few minutes before heading back to the exam rooms. My surgery experience was also efficient and painless. Overall, I am very pleased with DR Lehmann's care and would highly recommend him to friends needing eye care."



"Great experience on my first visit. Staff was very friendly, prompt and answered all my questions. Dr. Lehmann was gracious, very detailed in explaining my diagnosis and very patient in answering my questions. Very pleased with my visit ."



"Dr. Lehmann was thorough in his examination of a potential eye disease that would have needed a procedure. To his credit, his findings were such that no procedure was warranted at this time. He is great in my book!"



"I got to say that this is one great place for anyone that has eye problems you can't put a price on your vision they treat you like a person they're there for you from the beginning they make you feel special the staff is super nice and carrying I have seen a couple of eye doctors that couldn't diagnose my eye problem the first day I went they diagnosed my problem they set up the appointment right away I was blind after cataract surgery in my left eye for six months you don't know how it feels when you're used to seeing with both eyes and then losing your sight in one but thanks to the doctor and staff I am gaining my sight back slowly but surely it is like getting a second chance when you feel that there is no hope here is the place to go I highly recommended you will not regret it they will do everything possible to give you back your vision And by the way I want to thank dr. Lehmann couldn't ask for a better doctor"



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