Our Corpus Christi Eye Doctors
Our Corpus Christi eye doctors, Drs. McIntyre, Garza, Avila, & Jurica, make every effort to ensure that our patients not only receive comprehensive eye care services, but that they do so in an environment where they feel completely comfortable. The eye doctors at our practice have provided years of quality service to the Corpus Christi community – find out more about us below.
Dr. John McIntyre was born in Rhode Island in 1958. He received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston in 1980 and attended the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree. He is a member of the Texas Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and the Corpus Christi Optometric Society. Dr. McIntyre completed clinical externship in pediatrics, eye diseases, and contact lenses. He successfully completed Board Exams to treat glaucoma and to prescribe oral medication. Dr. McIntyre has attended numerous post graduate courses in Laser Vision Correction in U.S. and Canada. Dr. McIntyre has practiced as a Corpus Christi eye doctor since 1984 and has been the optometrist at this location since 1986. He is married and has four children.
Dr. Edward Garza, a Corpus Christi native, received his Optometrist degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1991. He completed clinical externships in eye diseases and contact lenses. He received his B.S. degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Corpus Christi State University. Dr. Garza was an Army Optometrist at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. As an eye doctor, he joined the practice in 1994. He is Board Certified in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease and has attended numerous postgraduate courses in laser vision correction in the U.S. and Canada. He has also completed board exams to treat glaucoma and to prescribe oral medication. Dr. Garza has been president of the Corpus Christi Optometric Society, has served as a board member for the Texas Optometric Association and is a member of the American Optometric Association. He is married and has two children.
Dr. Cathy Avila was born in Monterrey, Mexico and raised in South Texas. As a Texas Achievement Award Scholar, she attended the University of Texas at Austin from 1989 to 1992. In 1992 she was accepted to the University of Houston College of Optometry where she went on to earn her Bachelors of Science degree in Optometry in 1994 and her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1996. As a student, she was a member of Golden Key Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies. Dr. Avila is a member of the Texas Optometric Association, American Optometric Association and the Corpus Christi Optometric Society. She completed clinical externships at the Good Neighbor, San Jose, and Richmond clinics in Houston and San Antonio Eye Institute. As an eye doctor, Dr. Avila is board certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease and glaucoma and has attended numerous post graduate courses in laser vision correction. She is married and has three children.
Dr. Adam Jurica, a native of George West, Texas, was born in Corpus Christi in 1978. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A & M University, College Station in 2001. From then he was accepted to the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee and received his Doctor of Optometry in 2006. Dr. Jurica completed clinical externships in pediatrics, vision therapy, and contact lenses in Plano, Texas and the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas. As a student he was a member of Gamma Omicron service organization, Student Ambassadors, Beta Sigma Kappa National Honors Society & Gold Key International Optometric Honors Society. Dr. Jurica is now a member of the Texas Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association and the Corpus Christi Optometric Society. He is married and living in Corpus Christi.