Meet Dr. Peplinski
Dr. Lee Peplinski (O.D., FAAO) is honored to be the newest doctor of the Focal Point Vision team, thus fulfilling a promise to his San Antonio-native wife that he would one day return her to Texas. And he got here as fast as he could!
“Dr. P.” joins FPV after nearly thirty years with a group medical/surgical practice in Louisville, Kentucky, where he focused on medical management of eye disorders, including glaucoma, dry-eyes, and pre- and post-operative care. He also developed the Residency and Externship programs at the practice. Dr. P. is a graduate of Ferris State University College of Optometry, having received highest honors. He then received his post-graduate training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida.
Dr. P. was appointed to the Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners from 2017-2021. He is a past-president of the Kentucky Optometric Association (KOA) from 2002-03, and was honored with the KOA’s 2015 Leadingham Service Award. He has also been recognized as the 1995 Young Optometrist of the Year and received the 1997 President’s Award. He was the optometric representative for the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee, and has been active at both the state and federal levels as a voice to help shape healthcare policy.
He has been published in national optometric journals and lectured both internationally as well as throughout the country at various state, regional and national meetings. Dr. P. has also designed and patented a device to aid in the dispensing of eye drops.
Since 2011, Dr. P. has led teams of students and doctors with the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists on eye care mission trips to Belize, the Dominican Republic, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, and Peru. In 2018 he co-founded the Ret.Pray.Love.Foundation to “meet the physical and spiritual needs of those around the world through service and education.”
Dr. P. is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. He is adjunct faculty at several Schools and Colleges of Optometry.
When he is not working, Dr. P. enjoys traveling, scuba diving, culinary and cultural arts, and spending time with his wife and two adult children (and favorite son-in-law). He is an avid cyclist and prefers this method of exploring his new home state.
"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."
"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!!"
"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 . - [ ]"
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