OFFERING THE HIGHEST QUALITY VISION CARE IN SAN ANTONIO AND CASTROVILLE
Dr. Arthur Medina
Our eye doctor Arthur A. Medina, Jr. was born and raised in San Antonio, TX, and attended Central Catholic High School. He received his doctorate of optometry in 1972. The University of Houston, College of Optometry, appointed him to the faculty. Medina continued his postdoctoral training with Dr. Louis Girard, M.D, who chaired the department of ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine. That experience enhanced the philosophy that still serves as the foundation for his optometry practice.
Dr. Medina is a San Antonio native proudly serving the community.
Dr. Medina opened his private practice in 1983, after a decade as an associate of two prestigious ophthalmological practices. His experience with pre and post-operative care of cataract and refractive surgery patients led to working relationships with leading ophthalmic surgeons throughout Texas and the western United States. His incredible passion for the profession and quality patient care led to unique relationships with renowned, like-minded national and international physicians.
SinceDr. Medinafounded the practice, it has grown to become one of the largest refractive surgery optometric practices in the country. Today, he remains at the forefront of the field by:
Regularly contributing to peer-reviewed scientific journals
Lecturing nationally and internationally
Serving on the editorial boards of national optometric publications
Acting as the chairman for an advisory board that works with large surgical companies throughout the world
Dr. Medina, working alongside Dr. Gary Borawski and Dr. William Burges, is committed to our patients, our profession, and our community. We have remained a trusted fixture in the area for over three decades and are proud to continue upholding this standard of excellence.
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Our office is designed to make you feel welcome from the moment you walk through the door.
At Medina Eye Care, with offices in San Antonio and Castroville, you can trust our eye doctors with all of your eye care needs. Whether it’s a vision evaluation, annual eye exam, prescribing contact lenses, diagnosing eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, consulting for LASIK, or providing cataract surgery consultations, we have you covered.
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Two Convenient Offices to Serve Your Needs
Visit our San Antonio location or office in Castroville for a comprehensive range of vision care services. Our optometrists provide everything from eye exams to screenings for eye diseases and referrals to specialists.
Our San Antonio practice sees a large number of patients complaining of dry, red, and itchy eyes. This common frustration can be due to a variety of causes, which is why there is no single solution.
At Medina Eye Care, our optometrists' approach to treating dry eye syndrome begins with an in-depth consultation to learn more about your concerns, your goals, and lifestyle factors that might be contributing to your condition. This allows us to first diagnose the underlying cause of your symptoms and recommend the most conservative therapies. We offer a range of treatments, from medicated drops to eyelid scrubs, to restore your comfort and protect your eye health.
Contacts help us live freer, more active lifestyles, but did you know lenses that don't fit properly can cause serious issues? These concerns not only include discomfort or lenses falling out throughout the day, but corneal damage and eye infections. Lens fittings at our practice serve two purposes: we can reevaluate your prescription during these visits, making any necessary updates, and also ensure an optimal fit for your lenses.
Knowing what to expect during a regular eye exam is an important first step towards properly caring for your eyes. These examinations are simple, painless, and can typically be completed in under a half-hour. During this appointment, an eye doctor will analyze the surface of your eye and various aspects of your eyesight, such as depth perception and distance vision. They will also use a special tool called a slit lamp to view the retina and the optic nerve.
Similar to regular dental cleanings and check-ups with your doctor, eye exams are simply the best way to protect your health. Many progressive diseases do not produce any noticeable symptoms until it is too late.
Make regular appointments with our team a priority for yourself and for your family.
"We live by the mantra to ensure every patient feels good about their vision while providing exquisite eye care."
- Medina Eye Care
Protect & Enhance
As we age, our ocular health needs change. But one thing that remains constant is the need to protect and refine one of our most precious senses. From regular vision exams to cataract surgery consultations, we offer a range of services to meet the changing needs of every patient at our practice.
Nearsightedness, or trouble seeing objects far away, often goes undiagnosed in young children. If you notice your child squinting or having trouble in school, it could be time to schedule an appointment with our San Antonio eye doctor. These evaluations also allow us to catch milder forms of common pediatric conditions such as strabismus (crossed eyes), and begin treatment when it is most effective. We offer a range of cute and durable glasses for our younger patients, featuring specially designed materials like twistable, bendable frames.
Glasses and contact lenses remain trusted ways to correct the effects of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. But with advancements in the field, patients have a range of alternative options available, many of which can reduce or even eliminate your need for corrective eyewear. Most healthy adults with a stable prescription are good candidates for LASIK or a similar refractive surgery called photorefractive keratectomy (PRK).
Dr. Medina, Dr. Burges, and Dr. Borawski offer comprehensive vision correction for adults, whether you simply need your glasses updated or are interested in a more convenient solution. If you are considering refractive surgery, we can conduct an initial screening to determine your candidacy. We can also advise you on any limitations and provide treatment for conditions such as dry eye that might impact your eligibility. Our optometrists also offer referrals to trusted, highly trained ophthalmologists in the area and provide complete post-operative care.
Our health and medical needs evolve as we age, and our eyes are no exception. You might have found it increasingly difficult to read fine print, or notice colors are not quite as bright as they used to be. These common issues could be indicative of presbyopia (age-related farsightedness) or a cataract.
According to the National Eye Institute, over half of Americans over the age of 80< will have experienced a cataract. Many people live with this condition for several years, offsetting the effects with visual aids. Our doctors can work closely with you to determine when your independence or quality of life has been affected to a degree that may require surgery. Surgery is often fully covered by insurance and we can refer you to a local specialist for treatment. Our staff is glad to work with your insurance provider on your behalf to secure the best possible coverage for your treatment.
Reach Out to Our Eye Doctors in San Antonio and Castroville Today
When it comes to your eye health and vision care options, you deserve the very best. Our San Antonio offices provide a wide range of optometry services to meet your family's unique needs. Learn why we have been a trusted fixture in the community for over 35 years.
My Husband for the first time saw Dr. Medina and was extremely satisfied with him. He’s a keeper says my husband! Like him , so is the Staff. They were all wonderful, courteous and respectful.
- Evie O.
The best experience I've had with an ophthalmologist. Doctor Medina is very informative and really listens to our concerns. I have a few eye issues and his staff and him have been so patient and kind. I strongly recommend you make an appointment to see him and his staff.
- Carolina B.
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Medina for 27 years. He, Susan and the entire staff are amazing!Professional, courteous, trustworthy - and their personal touch, add up to make a perfect scenario for your vision needs!You will not have a better experience anywhere else....
- Paul M.
The staff here is amazing. Kind, good listeners, polite, good sense of humor, professional. Dr. Medina is not afraid to laugh at something funny. He’s thorough and very personable. You can’t go wrong here.
- Nancy W.
Dr. Medina and his whole team are are excellent! Extremely professional with exceptional customer service.