Meet Dr. Maverick
Dr. Maverick is a fifth generation Texan, having returned home to San Antonio after many years of ophthalmology and corneal and refractive surgery training.
He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and Fellowship trained in Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgery. He specializes in advanced technology cataract surgery, refractive surgery (Lasik) and corneal transplantation. He was asked by the American Academy of Ophthalmology to author the refractive surgery chapter of the Eye Care Skills software, the primary source of content for teaching other physicians about new technologies in refractive surgery.
For over a decade Consumers Research Council has named Dr. Maverick as one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists,” and San Antonio Magazine has named Dr. Maverick as one of the “Best Physicians in San Antonio.” He has also named one of the “Best Doctors in America” for Ophthalmology by his peers according to Best Doctors, Inc., and year after year, he has been nominated as a “Super Doctor” by Texas Monthly.
Dr. Maverick is the first surgeon in San Antonio to perform such advanced surgery as laser cataract surgery, ICL, DSEK and DMEK.
For over a decade he has served as the Medical Director of the San Antonio Eye Bank and helped develop the first autologous serum tear program in the area for patients with severe dry eyes.
Education and Training
Dr. Maverick graduated with honors from Alamo Heights High School then attended the University of Notre Dame where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Professional Sciences. While at Notre Dame, he also acted as Sports Director at WVFI Radio, announcing Notre Dame sports and hosting a sports talk show.
After graduating from Notre Dame, Dr. Maverick attended the University of Texas Medical School in Houston where his interest in ophthalmology began. Upon graduation with honors from medical school, he completed an internship he completed his residency in ophthalmology at the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis, which consistently ranks at top national program for training and research.
During his residency, he presented or published original research on intraocular lens calculations in children; the safety of refractive surgery/LASIK in scuba divers (Received ARVO award); bioterrorism and the eye; corneal mapping and the effect of intraocular pressure; and new chemotherapies for ocular pemphagoid.
Dr. Maverick then completed fellowship specialty training in the Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgery at Washington University.
After his residency and fellowship in St. Louis, Dr. Maverick made the decision to return to San Antonio and join Focal Point Vision.
He is a scuba DiveMaster and pilot, but mostly enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He and his wife restored a 100 year old bank building to house the Maverick Whiskey Distillery and Brewery using traditional recipes and methods passed on for generations. The historic building sits across from the Alamo in downtown San Antonio on the original Maverick Family Homestead.
"Staff was courteous from the front door to the Doctor. Dr. Maverick was exceptionally professional, answered my questions and was truthful in his responses. He did not push me to have surgery but left it up to me to decide. Although I will eventually need the surgery he did say there was no urgency at this moment. I appreciated his assessment."
"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."
"Incredible team..Dr Maverick is amazing! Gave me the gift of my sight back which has changed my outlook on life to were I'm excited and see everything in a new light! Loving care...great support, skill and follow up. I have already sent clients and friends to Focal Point Vision! I met with a client today that had his eyes done last week!!"
"After Dr Maverick explained and did more exams I know why I have a problem not because of the cataract surgery. I was called a day after I posted a review and was treated very well and I am glad and happy the way I was taken care of."
"I was fortunate to have the LENSAR laser cataract surgeries performed by Dr. Kenneth Maverick resulting in an exceptional correction of my vision. I am so grateful to the team of Jason Daughtry,Rubi Rios,Lisa Navarro,and Jenny Cervantes who cared for and assisted me throughout this awesome journey.Thank you for the ability to see clearly again! Blessings Teresa"
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