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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"Fantastic Doctor! - Dr Lehmann is fantastic. He is thorough yet kind and compassionate. He takes the time to listen to your needs, concerns and answers any questions you may have. He diagnosed and operated on me several times for a rare eye disease. I never had complications from the surgeries, he always checked up on me after and was quick to respond when I had any concerns. He also went above and beyond to help me find a compounding pharmacy that could make my specialty eye drops. If I could give him more than 5 stars, I would. I highly recommend Dr. Lehmann!"



"Five Stars - Dr Lehmann is a great doctor. Explained everything thoroughly and respected my preferences for treatment options"



"Five Stars - Great doctor. So kind."



"Dr. Lehman is an excellent doctor. He made me feel comfortable as I was very nervous about the dense cataract in my eye. He was very professional, informative and just by talking to him I knew he was the one to do my cataract surgery. I highly recommend him. Thank you Dr Lehman for the great experience and now being able to see better."



"Dr. Lehmann is a great doctor! The staff is amazing as well!"



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