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.

Medical Privileges


"Dr. Lehmann, Dr. Conner and Dr. Daughtry have all made a positive impact on my life with their help on my ICL surgery. I had an eye infection nine years ago that created scar tissue over my right eye’s cornea. When I first sought out LASIK doctors told me my eye was too fragile with its scar tissue; I was pretty disappointed that there may not be a way for me to get out of my glasses. I have been a dancer all my life and the change in my eye’s health changed the way I was able to dance and perform. It wasn’t until this past year that a doctor in Austin recommended Focal Point Vision for its surgeons, Dr. Lehmann and Dr. Maverick, and the ICL procedure. I went in for a few consultations before I was green-lit by Dr. Daughtry to meet with Dr. Lehmann, who performed my surgery. I am impressed by how well the entire team handled my scheduling and worked together to make sure I was informed and comfortable for the operation. I was filled with great relief when Dr. Lehmann told me I was a candidate for ICL after so many no’s on LASIK (understandably after I learned more about the two operations). While ICL could not ‘erase’ the scar tissue on my cornea, the operation has already brought a great improvement to my day to day life. The day of my surgery, Dr. Lehmann’s surgical techs, Holly, Gina, and Ashlea took great care of me before the surgery and I want to make sure to give them a shout out and thank you! They were all professional and inspiring in how well they treated me. The operation itself was short and easy. A few hours post-operation I met with Dr. Amy Conner. She blew me out of the water with her professionalism, empathy, and knowledge; Within minutes under her care I joked I was going to find a way to put her into my will for how great of a doctor she is. I will settle for naming my first born child after her (Kidding). A huge thank you to Dr. Amy Conner, I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for an informed doctor who leads with her knowledge and emotional intelligence. She took care of me on an intense day with swiftness and expertise. The evening of my operation Dr. Lehmann called me to check in. He knew the details of my follow up with Dr. Amy Conner and was there in case I needed anything. After the call I looked to my mom and said, “Holy cow. I bet he’s been up since 3 or 4am and just finished his day and still called me. Wow.” It was definitely above and beyond. I don’t expect my surgeon to give me a personal call - they are busy giving people new eyes! Still I felt like my operation was in the best hands it could have been. The day following my surgery I woke up feeling incredible. My mom could not believe how well I could see. I was even able to drive both myself and my mom home and have felt comfortable ever since. To anyone contemplating ICL, I cannot recommend this team enough. I am so grateful I can see now without my glasses. I have been through some tough times these last nine years with my vision. I have also had some pretty depressing eye doctor visits that left me feeling hopeless and some that misdiagnosed me in other clinics. I am so fortunate to have been able to visit Focal Point Vision. Thank you, FPV, for giving me my dancing freedom back without the stress of contacts or glasses. It means the world to me."



"I was asked back only a couple of minutes after my appointment time. The technicians were courteous and competent. They did a good job of explaining tests and procedures and answering questions. Dr. Lehmann's examination was quick but thorough. I was concerned the practice might hard sell their advanced products and procedures, but Dr. Lehmann seemed to offer the options that best fit my needs and desires. This was a great first experience with Focal Point Vision."



"I was asked back only a couple of minutes after my appointment time. The technicians were curteous and competent. They did a good job of explaining tests and procedures and answering questions. Dr. Lehmann was quick but thorough. I was concerned the practice might hard sell their advanced products and procedures, but Dr. Lehmann seemed to offer the options that best fit my needs and desires."



"By Grace of God I found Dr . James D.Lehmann, you DESERVE a 1000 stars ⭐️ I had a very unique procedure done almost five years ago. My ophthalmologist, couldn’t do anything for me , didn’t put any effort yet I felt like a “guinea pig “, have more than 5 people come in just to look at it , while I was having issues . No respect , this eye Dr., an older man was already set in his ways and when he couldn’t help me he shrug his shoulders “ well If you want me to call around to see who can ?” .. he never follow up BY The grace of God ( not exaggerating ) .. I starting to search myself , when googling ..Focal Point vision, Dr. Lehmann’s office ,had high reviews. A shot in the dark paid off , only by chance Dr. Lehmann has done extractions of this type of implants . I quickly booked an appointment . At this point my left eye I could NOT see , my eye was totally cloudy with build up . He quickly diagnose my situation , made a plan and off the journey started . We first took one implant out , then few weeks later did a partial cornea . Both procedure healed nicely and took the other implant out . This procedure is highly rare and for me to have found such a GIFTED eye doctor I would have been satisfied and thankful he gave me my sight back . But what puts this experience over the moon , gifted physicians like himself are mostly arrogant and lack people skills . James Lehmann , is so friendly , non-judgmental and listener; his a true gentlemen . The whole staff is very professional as well . He EVEN called my right after the surgery personally to check up on me . WHAT doctor does this now these days ?? The Alamo heights location is very nice and comfortable space . The staff look at me and greet me by my Last name even before I say anything AND the acknowledge me when I leave. Thank you James , as we discuss .. “ I dodged a bullet “ , …you’re my Hero . - [ ]"



"I had the honor of having a cornea transplant done by Dr. Lehmann and I am very please with the outcome. From my first appointment to post-op visits he has been nothing but encouraging and so helpful. His workup technicians in the San Antonio locations are so nice and positive. I love everything about the practice!"



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