Our Dallas office offers access to affordable, high-quality vision correction surgery as well as practiced diagnosis and treatment of cataracts, retinal conditions, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye and other eye care conditions
We’re a comprehensive eye care and laser cataract option for residents of Dallas, Richardson, Garland, Carrollton, Farmers Branch and other Dallas metro cities. We offer an eye care van that picks up and transports patients to our facilities as needed. There is a nominal fee for our van service.
Routine eye exams are an important part of overall health. People under 40 without the need for vision correction should see an eye doctor every 2 years. People over 40 should have an eye exam every year. Time for yours?
Do your eyes consistently suffer from stinging and burning, pain and redness, blurred vision or fatigue? You may be suffering from a condition called dry eye.
If you’re over 50 and experiencing blurry vision that glasses can no longer correct, you may have cataracts. The good news is that there is a treatment for you – the most commonly performed procedure in the US: Cataract Surgery.
Common conditions affecting the retina are diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Treatment options include close monitoring, medication, injections, eye drops and laser-assisted surgery.
Corneal damage can majorly impact visual clarity and is important to treat as soon as symptoms present. Common conditions include pterygium and keratoconus. Treatments include corneal cross-linking and other minimally invasive surgical procedures.
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. However, with early detection and treatment, you can protect your eyes against serious vision loss. Treatments include eye drops, laser-assisted surgery and the iStent procedure.
Dallas Eye Care has served the Dallas area for over 50 years.
Dallas Eye Care prides itself on providing compassionate patient care, advanced eye care techniques and state-of-the-art eye surgery technologies. The Dallas Eye Care office is designed to put patients at ease because we understand that a vision issue or eye disease can be a source of anxiety.
Our experienced eye care professionals specialize in a range of eye treatment techniques to ensure you receive the ideal treatment to meet your needs. This level of individualized care is the first step in successful outcomes.
We want to ensure that all our patients are calm and comfortable with their treatment. We gladly co-manage patient care with your primary optometrist or physician to ensure you’re getting the highest quality comprehensive eye care and are confident in your decision to choose Dallas Eye Care for your eye care needs.
AI H. CHAVALA, MD
Sai Chavala, M.D., is a fellowship-trained retina specialist and serves as the Director of Retina Services. As a board-certified retina surgeon, Dr. Chavala is passionate about combining his retinal experience with the latest technology and innovative treatment options to help patients with retinal disease and vision loss. Dr. Chavala specializes in retina and vitreous surgery, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion.
Dr. Sai Chavala graduated from the University of Missouri in an accelerated program with his bachelor's and medical degrees. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Cole Eye Institute Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a research fellowship in stem cells and regenerative medicine at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Chavala then completed a fellowship in surgical retina at Duke University. He later served as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, where he taught the latest techniques in retinal surgery to ophthalmologists in training.
Dr. Chavala currently serves as a tenured, full Professor at the North Texas Eye Research Institute at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. There he leads a NIH funded research laboratory focused on stem cell approaches to repair and regenerate the retina. He has led or participated in more than 75 scholarly presentations, research publications and patents, and is heavily dedicated to several philanthropic activities. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Texas Medical Association, American Society of Retina Specialists, Tarrant County Medical Association, Retinal Society, and Macula Society, among others.
UJAHID HINES, MD
Mujahid Hines, M.D. is a board certified Comprehensive Ophthalmologist (Eye Surgeon and Physician). He specializes in refractive cataract surgery and prides himself on offering his patients the most advanced options for their vision needs including laser assisted cataract surgery and premium intraocular lenses. He also provides comprehensive eye examinations and is skilled in the early detection and treatment of diabetes, glaucoma, and other ocular diseases.
He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology/Biomedical Science. He received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma Medical School where he was named the McKinley Williams Scholar of his graduating class. He subsequently completed his medical internship at Unity Health System in Rochester, New York, and was recognized as the Intern of the Year. Dr. Hines completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Flaum Eye Institute of the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. In 2016, he was selected as a Super Doctor Rising Star by Texas Monthly Magazine.
Dr. Hines is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Phi Beta Kappa academic society. He has published numerous scientific articles and is passionate about continuing his interest in patient education and community service. He frequently holds seminars for students interested in pursuing careers in the medical profession.
In his spare time, Dr. Hines enjoys traveling, hiking, and cooking with his wife. Even though he was raised in Oklahoma, he is an avid fan of the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys.
ARK STEPHENS, MD
Mark Stephens, M.D specializes in cataract and refractive surgery using the most advanced techniques and technologies available to give patients a surgical alternative to glasses and contacts. He also specializes in glaucoma treatment using laser and microinvasive procedures. In addition, Dr. Stephens has experience with early detection and intervention of diabetic retinopathy and other diabetic eye diseases.
Dr. Stephens attended Southern Methodist University and received his medical training at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the Medical College of Georgia, where he was named Chief Resident his final year. Dr. Stephens is licensed in the state of Texas and has privileges at Walnut Hill Surgery Center in Dallas. He’s a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons, the Texas Medical Association and the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Stephens is a proud Dallas native, as is his wife. Together they’re kept busy by their young daughter.
ARK JAFFE, M.D
After the vision-enhancing benefits of LASIK, many people find that their vision is sharper and better than it has been in years. But now that their eyes are no longer hidden behind glasses, they may also notice little cosmetic details they had not previously observed. Sagging, drooping or heavy eyelids, bags under the eyes and fine wrinkles are suddenly in focus. Even when they’re rested, their eyes may look tired, less alert and certainly, less youthful.
That is why the doctors of Dallas Eye Care are now partnering with Dr. Mark Jaffe to meet the demand for an experienced and skilled ophthalmic plastic surgeon with expertise in procedures that can refresh and rejuvenate the entire orbital complex – from the eyes and eyelids to the brow. Dr. Jaffe brings to patients of Dallas Eye Care a myriad of cosmetic procedures, including upper and lower lid blepharoplasty, endoscopic brow lifts and techniques to reduce fine lines and wrinkles with BOTOX and injectable fillers such as Juvederm. In addition, the doctor provides lip enhancement and skin rejuvenation. Since 1991, he has performed more than 15,000 cosmetic procedures for patients in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
Dr. Jaffe grew up in Texas and received his medical degree from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He did an internal medicine internship at the Baylor College of Medicine and then completed an ophthalmology residency at his alma mater, the University of Missouri. Before entering private practice, he pursued advanced training in ocular plastic surgery during a fellowship in the Dallas area. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is also a member of the Dallas County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the American Medical Association.
“Rejuvenating the eye, eyelid and eyebrow area of the face offers patients many advantages and can be done with a minimally invasive procedure that offers minimal downtime or discomfort,” says Dr. Jaffe. Blepharoplasty can help create a more youthful, natural appearance and allows women to have a wider eyelid platform on which to apply eye make-up. It can also be done for medical reasons, including correcting abnormal positioning of the eyelids, removal of malignant or benign tumors or improving peripheral vision that has been compromised by heavy lids that overhang the eye. Dr. Jaffe uses a minimally invasive technique using local anesthesia. He frequently uses a laser rather than a scalpel to make incisions, which reduces bleeding during the procedure and bruising during recovery. The procedures are done in the office on an outpatient basis with patients going home the same day.
OHN F. HAARDE, II, OD
John F. Haarde, II, OD received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Texas Christian University. He then attended The University of Houston College of Optometry and completed his Therapeutics and Glaucoma studies.
Dr. Haarde is board certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and licensed to practice Therapeutic Optometry. He is also certified as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association and the Dallas County Optometric Association.
Dr. Haarde specializes in preoperative and postoperative management of cataract and refractive surgery patients, including LASIK. He fits hard and soft contact lenses, toric lenses for the correction of astigmatism, and multifocal lenses.
He resides in Dallas with his wife, Rachel, who is a registered nurse at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.
ICHAEL R. JAMES, OD
Michael R. James, O.D. attended the University of Houston College of Optometry where he received his Bachelor of Science degree, Doctorate of Optometry, and completed his Therapeutics and Glaucoma studies.
Dr. James is licensed to practice Therapeutic Optometry and is certified as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and Texas Optometric Association.
Dr. James joined Dallas Eye Care Associates in 2007 as a full-time Doctor of Optometry. He specializes in soft and hard contact lenses, including toric lenses for correction of astigmatism and multifocal lenses. He provides low vision exams, LASIK screening, cataract care, and treatment of glaucoma, diabetes, and ocular emergencies.
Dr. James is a proud member of the First Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Dallas Historic Preservation, and the Dallas Museum of Art.
ONATHAN M. STARCHVILLE, OD
Jonathan M. Starchville, O.D. graduated cum laude from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He then attended the University of Houston College of Optometry where he received his Doctorate of Optometry degree with special focus in therapeutics, retinal disease, and sports vision training. After receiving his doctoral degree, he pursued an ocular disease residency at Cedar Springs Eye Clinic in Dallas, Texas where he trained extensively in the treatment and management of anterior and posterior segment disease as well as pre-operative and post-operative ocular surgical care.
Dr. Starchville specializes in the treatment and management of ocular disease, particularly glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic ocular care, and in the management of retinal surgical care, cataract surgery, and LASIK. He is experienced in fitting hard contact lenses for the correction of corneal ectasia and astigmatism, and he is passionate about utilizing his sports vision experience to provide specialty vision training for athletes.
Certified by the National Board Examiners of Optometry and licensed to practice in the state of Texas as a Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist, Dr. Starchville is also a member of the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, and Dallas County Optometric Association. He is currently pursuing Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry along with Diplomate board certification by the American Board of Optometry.
Dr. Starchville resides in Dallas and enjoys sports, staying in shape,traveling, and attending concerts.
Kay Murphrey has been working in the eye care field since 1989 and has done everything from practice management, to scrubbing for cataract surgery, to cutting and edging eyeglass lenses. Kay also makes time for volunteer work to bring eye exams and glasses to under-served communities. At Dallas Eye Care, Kay is responsible for day to day administrative activities that keep the business of the clinic running smoothly such as hiring, educating and training staff. The best part of her day is any time she is able to spend with patients – be it as a technician getting patients ready to see the doctor, performing needed tests, or scheduling patients for surgery. Interacting with patients and being a part of giving Dallas Eye Care patients the best care they can receive is the highlight of Kay’s position as practice leader.
In her youth, Kay trained to be an opera singer. She’s now the proud mother of a teenage son and enjoys spending time with him and their beloved Labrador, Thumper.
Francisco brings 20 years of leadership in outpatient services to the Dallas Eye Care team. His years of experience in Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic surgery as well as Ophthalmology and Ambulatory Surgery make him an ideal Practice Leader. After joining Dallas Eye Care in late 2016, Francisco is looking forward to continued business growth by focusing in areas such as integration of new services, quality patient care and client satisfaction. He believes guiding a team of educated and empowered employees are the best foundation to deliver exceptional patient care.
Franco is a graduate of U T Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Allied Health Science School, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services Administration. He has spent his career in the role of administrator and manager of multi-practices and multi-specialty services, always striving to deliver highest quality outpatient services.
Franco was born in Panama, Central America and after 30 years now considers himself a Texan. He enjoys spending time with family, friends and cherish his time with his first grandson. He spends his free time taking walks with his dogs, reading, working out, hiking, traveling and learning about new cultures and different cuisines.