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).

Here's to 35 wonderful years, Dr. Ruckman!

Congrats to Dr. Ruckman on retirement! After 35 years, Dr. Ruckman has given the practice to the best of the best, Dr. Daniel Kravitz & Dr. Carmon Lampley-Roberts. We're so excited for the future to come!


  • College: 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

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