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Dr. Ricardo R. Gonzalez


Dr. Ricardo R. Gonzalez is native of the Rio Grande Valley. He grew up in Edcouch, Texas and graduated from Edcouch-Elsa High School. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston. In 1983, Dr. Gonzalez completed his externship at the U. S. Naval Air Station Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston, College of Optometry in 1984. Upon graduation, Dr. Gonzalez returned to the Rio Grande Valley where he has been practicing since July 1984. He is therapeutically licensed and holds an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist certification. Dr. Gonzalez is an active member and past-president of the Rio Grande Valley Optometric Society and also a member of the American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometric Association.

Dr. Gonzalez has been voluteering his time in several non-profit organizations in the Valley for many years and is currently the Vice-Chairman and past-Chairman of the Workforce Solutions Board of Directors. He has also been a member of the Edcouch-Elsa Rotary Club since 1994. He has also been serving as member and former officer of both the Delta Region Revitalization Corporation and the Edcouch-Elsa-La Villa Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Gonzalez has extensive experience in family eye care (adults and children), including dry eye management, computer vision problem-solving, contact lens design and evaluation, glaucoma evaluation and treatment and LASIK and cataract surgery co-management. Dr. Gonzalez also treats eye allergies, infections and eye injuries.

Dr. Gonzalez, as an independent doctor of optometry, opened his current optometric practice called VALLEY EYE CARE in Elsa, Texas. Opened in August of 1988, Valley Eye Care & Optical is a full service optometric clinic, offering comprehensive eye examinations for all ages. Prescription reading, computer, driving, safety, sports and sun glasses, including contact lenses are all available at Valley Eye Care & Optical.


Our office is open!


Tuesday through Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm and closed for lunch 12:30pm to 1:30pm.

Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm

We will see patients that need an exam due to broken/destroyed glasses or for those having trouble seeing with a current prescription or if a Medical Doctor refers the patient for Treatment or Vision Exam.

Our staff is still available to take appointments, order contact lenses and glasses, and to have patients pick up their glasses or contacts if needed.

We are restricting the number of patients in the office at the same time.

Please call the office for further assistance or information regarding glasses.