Our Doctors

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South Texas Eye Consultants has a team of three ophthalmologists and one optometrist on staff to provide a full range of vision services, from routine to advanced eye care in Corpus Christi, TX.

Click below to learn more about our doctors:

Dr. Sohocki

 

John B. Sohocki II, M.D.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Diseases and Surgery of the Eye, Laser & Traditional Cataract surgery, Glaucoma treatment and management, Oculoplastic surgery. Learn more

Dr. Dietze

 

Thomas R. Dietze, M.D.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Fellowship-trained Corneal, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Specialist, Laser & traditional Cataract surgery, Glaucoma treatment and management, Laser Vision Correction (iLASIK). Learn more

Dr. Ghoghawala

 

Shahed Y. Ghoghawala, M.D.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Fellowship-trained Corneal, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Specialist, Laser & traditional Cataract surgery, Glaucoma treatment and management, Laser Vision Correction (iLASIK). Learn more

Dr. Avila

 

Richard Avila, Jr., O.D.

Therapeutic Optometrist. Learn more

When choosing an eye care professional, it is important to know the difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist.

  • Ophthalmologist: A physician (M.D.) specializing in diagnosis and treatment of refractive, medical and surgical problems related to eye diseases and disorders. Most ophthalmologists specialize in certain eye conditions and surgeries, such as cataract surgery, retinal disorders, iLASIK vision correction, eye diseases and more.
  • Optometrist: Doctors of optometry (O.D.) are health care providers who examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures as well as diagnose related systemic conditions. Optometrists also perform testing to determine the patient's ability to focus, coordinate the eyes, judge depth and see colors accurately. They prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses, low vision aids, vision therapy and medicines to treat eye diseases.