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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"Wish I could give Dr. Lehman 10 Stars! I began to have problem driving because of light flaring because of cataracts. Pretty quickly I could only read very large print. Dr. Lehmann diagnosed and encouraged immediate correction. He removed my natural lenses and replaced them with plastic lenses. I went from having to wear glasses/contacts since elementary school to having 20-10 vision--for life.  These plastic lenses will not change as I get older.  Another eye surgeon I visited performs cataract surgery using another common procedure: remove the cataract, reshape the natural lenses to 20/20.  But in this procedure, the patient's eyes will flatten as they age-requiring glasses or contacts again. This other surgeon encouraged me to wait out the (increasingly dangerous and lost vision) eyesight situation, until my eyes were just unusable.  However, Dr. Lehmann said there is no reason to wait at all (because implants won't age). The surgery went smoothly. I overheard him praying for the patients around me, prior to surgery. He operated on my eyes in the afternoon, and by 8 am the next morning I had perfect vision. A year later, I'm still very grateful that I had an amazing and Godly eye surgeon.  I wake up and can see close or far away perfectly--no eye products--no regimen.  Yay!"



"Amazing results and amazing people...Dr. Lehmann did a great job, I very much recommend Focal Point Vision if your looking to get anything done with your vision!  LASIK is a big blessing, thank God for the technology!  Best investment!"



"Great docs, great customer service. This place can handle all kinds of vision problems including complicated vision correction. Dr. Lehmann is great! Definitely recommend this place."



"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"



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