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J. Ryan Brewer, D.O.

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Dr. J. Ryan Brewer's Bio and Credentials

Dr. J. Ryan Brewer, D.O. is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Born and raised in central Texas, Dr. Brewer has quickly established himself as one of the most respected and most successful LASIK surgeons throughout the state and is one of the highest volume LASIK surgeons in Austin and San Antonio. In addition to his roles as Medical Director of LasikPlus Austin and LasikPlus San Antonio, Dr. Brewer has previously served as Department Chief of Ophthalmology at Audie L. Murphy VA Medical Center, STVHCS and Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, MS. He has been a core faculty member and Adjunct Assistant Professor, teaching at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he’s trained resident doctors in performing eye surgery. In 2019, he was presented with UT Health’s “Excellence in Teaching Award” for his success in surgical education. In 2020, the Business Journal selected Dr. Brewer as a “40 under 40 Business leaders’ honoree” for his work within the community and leadership in multiple organizations. Dr. Brewer also serves as an Associate Professor at the Department of Defense with The San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC).

Dr. Brewer began his LASIK training in the Air Force, completing his residency training at SAUSHEC, one of the nation’s premier ophthalmology residency programs located in San Antonio, TX. While serving as an active duty Flight Surgeon, Dr. Brewer flew many hours in high-performance fighter jets including the F-16 and T-38 airframes. He applied this knowledge to his patients, many of them pilots, utilizing military-grade LASIK to ensure mission-readiness for our Nation’s elite warriors. In 2017, Dr. Brewer deployed to the war in Afghanistan, operating as the U.S. Military and NATO’s lone Eye Surgeon in theatre. As a member of the surgical trauma team, Dr. Brewer performed many surgeries and procedures in support of our U.S. service members and NATO allies.

Throughout his career, Dr. Brewer has cultivated a keen interest in education while serving as professor of medicine at multiple medical schools across the United States. He continues to give lectures and educational opportunities to eye care professionals at local and national events. In his free moments, Dr. Brewer enjoys spending time with his wife and children, exercising, running and exploring all the outdoor wonders that Austin, San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country have to offer.

“LASIK is my passion, my focus and it’s the best gift anyone could ever receive! My wife and siblings, the medical support staff in our local LASIK centers, and THEIR family members have ALL trusted US with their LASIK procedures- not to mention the many professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, models, celebrities, engineers, military officers, pilots and everyone in between who are now enjoying the FREEDOM to see clearly after LASIK! See what you’re missing, Look better!”
-Dr. J. Ryan Brewer, D.O

Dr. Brewer's Education

  • Touro University, D.O.
  • Baylor University, B.S.
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Surgery, PGY-1
  • San Antonio Military Medical Center, Ophthalmology Residency

Additional Certifications, Affiliations, & Memberships

  • Chief of Ophthalmology, STVHCS
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio
  • Associate Professor, Department of Defense, SAUSHEC
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Bexar County Medical Society
  • 40 under 40 award recipient - San Antonio Business Journal 2020
  • UT Health Excellence in Teaching award recipient 2019
  • U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal recipient 2017
  • U.S. Air Force Achievement Medal recipient 2014

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