Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, Lacy A. Koonce, MD, attended college at Abilene Christian University and completed medical school at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas in 1960.
Dr. Koonce then held internships at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA, and at the Naval School of Aviation Medicine in Pensacola, FL. He served active duty in the Navy until February, 1965, with the majority of his time spent as a flight surgeon.
After leaving the Navy, Dr. Koonce completed residencies at Baylor University College of Medicine in Houston, TX, Harvard University in Boston, MA, and the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX. In 1969, he opened a private practice in southwest Houston, serving that community for more than three decades.
Now Dr. Koonce brings his years of general eye care experience to the Mann Eye Institute team. Dr. Koonce reports he now sees the grandchildren of patients he treated during his earlier years of practice, making this three generations of patients under his care during his noteworthy career.
In addition to serving the eye care needs of Mann Eye Institute’s Houston-area patients, Dr. Koonce is also actively involved with Benevolent Missions International. This non-profit organization is dedicated to providing needed ophthalmic care to the underserved in many areas around the world.