Central Texas Eye Center







James Pickett, M.D.

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist

Dr. James Pickett is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has been practicing general ophthalmology in San Marcos since 1986. He was born in Oklahoma but has lived most of his life in Texas.

For his undergraduate degree, Dr. Pickett graduated with honors from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston.

Upon completion of his medical degree, Dr. Pickett spent a one-year internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Houston. He served his three-year ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio.

Dr. Pickett is committed to providing his patients with the most advanced surgical, laser, and medical technologies available for the treatment of eye diseases. This requires attending frequent continuing medical education seminars and courses. Dr. Pickett has been recognized as a Texas Super Doctor as published by Texas Monthly since 2006.

Dr. Pickett sees patients in the San Marcos and Wimberley offices.

Dr. Pickett lives in San Marcos with his wife, Claire, and their three daughters. He is active in his local church. In his spare time, he enjoys many outdoor activities, especially snow skiing and horseback riding.

John Doe
Since 2006


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy of Ophthalmology has instructed all eye care facilities to cease providing any treatment other than urgent or emergent care immediately.

Central Texas Eye Center is committed to continuing care on an emergency basis, in the San Marcos location. If you are in need of emergency eye care, please call 512-353-1300 and we will make the appropriate arrangements to see you.

Beginning Monday, March 23rd all non-emergent appointments will be cancelled, and you will be contacted. We will have someone available to refill medications. Please send requests to info@ctectx.com

It is critical we continue to support our healthcare community so patients with emergency conditions do not stretch the capacity of our hospitals during our country's greatest time of need.

We encourage our staff and patients to take proper precautions, and follow guidelines from public health officials.

We will update you on our re-opening status via email, our website, and social media outlets.