Andres Parra, MD

Andres Parra, MD

Renowned Refractive Specialist and LASIK Surgeon

At Eye Associates of South Texas, we’re proud to welcome Dr. Andres Parra to our team of distinguished eye care professionals. Dr. Parra is a board-certified ophthalmologist who brings with him a wealth of knowledge and an unwavering commitment to enhancing vision and enriching lives.

Dr. Parra stands at the forefront of ophthalmic technology, specializing in the art of refractive cataract surgery, LASIK, PRK, and refractive lens exchange. His mastery of the WaveLight® FS200 Femtosecond Laser and WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser ensures that each patient receives personalized care tailored to their unique vision needs.

Dr. Parra’s journey in medicine is fueled by his passion for helping others see the world more clearly. His expertise in Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) and proficiency with SLT and LPI lasers place him at the cutting edge of glaucoma treatment, offering our patients the latest in gentle and effective care.

With an educational background as impressive as his, Dr. Parra’s top-of-his-class graduation from Baylor College of Medicine and pivotal role as Chief Resident at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute only scratch the surface of his accomplishments. His active role as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Houston College of Medicine and Optometry highlights his commitment to fostering new generations of eye care experts.

Dr. Parra is no stranger to recognition, as evidenced by his Annika Rodriguez Scholarship for his undergraduate achievements and his nomination for the ASCRS Resident Excellence Award. His volunteer work, which includes organizing vision fairs for underserved communities, speaks to his belief in accessibility and community service.

Rooted in personal experiences, Dr. Parra’s patient-centric approach is characterized by empathy, attentive listening, and a personalized touch in surgical precision. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.

At Eye Associates of South Texas, we echo Dr. Parra’s commitment to outstanding patient care, embodying our shared vision for an exceptional patient journey. From routine checkups to advanced surgical procedures, Dr. Parra’s integration into our practice means enhanced care for our patients.

With roots in Bogota, Colombia and upbringing in Texas, Dr. Andres Parra brings a unique blend of cultural insight and medical expertise to our team. His early experiences, translating for family members at medical appointments, highlighted the importance of clear communication and compassionate care, principles that guide his practice today. Dr. Parra is known for his attentive listening and meticulous care, ensuring that each patient’s needs are met with precision and understanding. Outside the office, he enjoys the balance of travel and outdoor activities with his wife and daughter, valuing the same sense of community and family that he fosters with his patients.


New Braunfels, Classen, Seguin


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery Alliance Society
  • Texas Medical Association

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