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Steve G. Surratt, M.D.

Steve G. Surratt, M.D. earned a bachelor’s of science degree in biology from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1979 and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1984. After completing medical school, Dr. Surratt completed an internship in preliminary medicine and then spent 5 months in an internal medicine residency at Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas. He then completed a 3 year residency in ophthalmology at Scott and White Hospital where he graduated in 1988. Dr. Surratt spent the next year working at the Olin E. Teague Veterans Center in Temple after which he moved to Cleburne in December 1989 with his wife Carrie and 4 children. Dr. Surratt practiced at Kimbro Medical Center in Cleburne until 1993 when he established Cataract and Eye Center of Cleburne in its current location. Dr. Surratt performs cataract surgery, eye lid surgery, laser procedures and treats various eye diseases.

Dr. Surratt is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and was named Fellow in 1991. He enjoys hunting, fishing, working outdoors and spending time with his family; especially grandson Levi.

Lance Mitchel, O.D.

Lance Mitchel , O.D. earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M University before graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston. Dr. Mitchel performed clinical rotations in ocular pathology in Dallas and Houston; in addition, he has had specialty training in cornea and complex contact lens fittings. His primary case rotations encompassed diverse training in pediatrics, geriatrics, and low vision evaluations and management. He performed pre-op and post-op refractive surgery care with an emphasis on cataract surgery which, concluded his training prior to graduation.

Dr. Mitchel grew up in west Texas and enjoys spending free time on his family's ranch. When given the opportunity, you will find him performing various activities outdoors such as hiking, kayaking, hunting, playing golf and visiting state/national parks.

Robert Saldana, O.D.

Robert Saldana, O.D. received an Associate’s degree in Nursing from Southwestern Adventist University in 1986. He worked as a registered nurse in Southern California as he continued with his undergraduate and graduate studies. He earned a bachelor’s of Arts degree in Biology from Loma Linda University before graduating with a Doctor of Optometry degree from southern California College of Optometry in 1997. He has over 15 years of clinical experience as a therapeutic optometrist and holds a glaucoma specialist certification in his field.

Dr. Saldana was born and raised in South Texas. His interests include travel, music, genealogy, and reading. Most of all he enjoys spending time with his family.