Our Corpus Christi Optometrists
Our Corpus Christi optometrists, 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 optometrists at our practice have provided years of quality service to the Corpus Christi community – find out more about us below.
Dr. John McIntyre
Dr. Edward Garza
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. Catalina Avila
Dr. Catalina 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
Dr. David Browning
Dr. Alyssa Gamez
Dr. Richard Lazarte
Dr. Richard Lazarte, a native of Corpus Christi, was Valedictorian of Foy H. Moody High School in 1972. He attended the University of Houston and during the second year of his bachelor’s program, was accepted into the University Of Houston College Of Optometry. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Optometry in 1976 and his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1977 from the University Of Houston College Of Optometry. Dr. Lazarte has been associated for more than 5 years in medical surgical Ophthalmological practices and is experienced in the treatment of glaucoma, diabetic eye evaluations and the management and treatment of ocular diseases. After being in private practice for over 30 years, Dr. Lazarte joined Drs. McIntyre, Garza, Avila, & Jurica in 2008. Dr. Lazarte is board certified in the treatment and management of ocular diseases and glaucoma. Dr. Lazarte is a former president of the Corpus Christi Optometric Society. He is a graduate of Leadership Corpus Christi Class XII, and has served on various boards and associations such as the Women’s Shelter, Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers, Optimists and Lions Clubs. Dr. Lazarte is a deacon in his Church and has participated in missionary work both abroad and locally. Dr. Lazarte is married and has four children.