Fred Farias III, OD, Mcso, FAAO

Dr. Fred Farias is a national and state award-winning optometrist who has earned a Bachelor of Science from The University of Texas at Austin, a master’s degree from Harvard University, and a doctorate from Southern College of Optometry. He has more than 30 years of experience in caring for patients in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley.

Dr.Farias has been named national and state Optometrist of the Year by the American and Texas Optometric Associations. The University of Texas at Austin named him Outstanding Young Texas Alumnus, and The Southern College of Optometry honored him by naming him a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr.Farias is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and has served as a member of the Texas State Board of Optometry as a gubernatorial appointee. He has served on the board of trustees of the American Optometric Association, past president of the Texas Optometric Association, and past president of the Rio Grande Optometric Society.

He is currently the chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, which oversees all Texas public universities and colleges, including community colleges and technical colleges.

Dr.Farias is very involved in the McAllen and Rio Grande Valley communities. He is chair of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Council and serves on the board of Futuro Rio Grande Valley. He has served on many community boards, including the Vannie E. Cook Cancer Center Board of Directors, the Rio Grande Valley Arthritis Foundation, and the McAllen Boys and Girls Club.

Accomplishments

  • Southern College of Optometry 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award
  • National Optometrist of the Year Award from the American Optometric Association 2016
  • Texas Optometric Association Optometrist of the Year Award 2015
  • Texas Optometric Association Young Optometrist of the Year Award 1998

Welcome to 20/20 Vision Care DR. FRED FARIAS III
Your Optometrist in McAllen, TX.

Call us at (956) 630-2020 today.

Welcome to 20/20 Vision Care in McAllen. Dr. Fred Farias III and the 20/20 Vision Care team strive to provide the finest in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services, and invite you to join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our McAllen office.

20/20 Vision Care is a full service eye and vision care provider and will take both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the McAllen area come to 20/20 Vision Care because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Dr. Farias III and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At 20/20 Vision Care, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patient's questions. Additionally, at 20/20 Vision Care, we offer vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Dr. Farias III and the 20/20 Vision Care staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the McAllen area. Our McAllen optometrist offers the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our McAllen office at (956) 630-2020.

At 20/20 Vision Care, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment. Call us at (956) 630-2020 or schedule an appointment today online.

Dr. Fred Farias III McAllen Optometrist
20/20 Vision Care I (956) 630-2020
1313 South 10th St. McAllen, TX 78501

Testimonials

  • "This is the best place ever!!!"
    Stephanie P. McAllen, TX

Office Hours

Monday:

10:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

10:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

10:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday:

10:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Friday:

10:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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