Richard J. Ruckman, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Ruckman is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who was born and raised in Houston, TX but has chosen East Texas to be his home since 1978.  After moving to Lufkin, he established The Center For Sight in 1981 and has strived to make The Center For Sight a leading eye care facility in East Texas. The Center For Sight has grown from one doctor in one location to six doctors with full service eye care to include clinical services and optical shops in Lufkin and Livingston and a Medicare-approved and AAAHC-certified surgery center in our Lufkin office.

In addition to his work providing eye care and performing surgery, Dr. Ruckman is a nationally-recognized instructor, having authored numerous articles and having taught on a number of ophthalmic topics through The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).

Rice University, Houston, TX
Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Internship, Straight Medicine
1974-1975, University of Florida
Residency, Opthalmology
1975 – 1978, Department of Ophthalmology
Tulane University School of Medicine
Medical Licenses
Texas, 1974 By State Board Exam
Louisiana, 1975 by F.L.E.X.
Board Certified
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American College of Surgeons
American College of Eye Surgeons
Work Experience
The Center For Sight, P.A., Lufkin, TX
Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer
1981 to present
Professional Memberships
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American College of Eye Surgeons
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society
Texas Medical Association
Texas Ophthalmology Association
Angelina County Medical Society
Ophthalmology Management Magazine
Editorial Board
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
American Acadamy of Ophthalmology
Advanced Cardiac Life Support