Texas Midwest Eye Center
"The Texas Midwest Eye Center is committed to providing the highest quality service to our patients. We pledge to work in your best interest through ethical service and personal attention."
H.M. Richert, M.D.
Dr. Richert is a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Summe Cum Laude, with a B.S. in biology and a minor in chemistry. He had a 4.0 GPA (4.0 system) in his major and minor fields and an overall GPA of 3.91. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma and did a rotating internship at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City. His residency training in ophthalmology was done at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Dr. Richert has practiced ophthalmology in Abilene since 1978 and was the first ophthalmologist to perform laser eye procedures in Abilene.
In addition, Dr. Richert was the first Abilene ophthalmologist certified to do radial keratotomy (1981) and the first to be certified by both Visx and Summit to perform photorefractive keratotomy (PRK) using their FDA approved excimer lasers for myopia, myopic astigmatism, and hyperopia and the first Abilene ophthalmologist to do myopic astigmatic excimer laser correction. He is also trained to perform the LASIK procedure for myopia, myopic astigmatism, and hyperopia as well as hyperopic PRK.
Since 1979, Dr. Richert has served as the Medical Director of the District 2E-1 Lions Eye Bank, Inc. And since 1984 has served as a clinical instructor for ophthalmology at the Dean McGee Eye Center at the University of Oklahoma Department of Ophthalmology. He has also served as the chairman for the ophthalmology section at both Hendrick Medical Center and Abilene Regional Medical Center. He has served as the chairman for the Grievance Committee for the Taylor-Jones-Haskell-Callahan County Medical Society, and served as President of the TJHC County Medical Society.
He currently serves as the TJHC County Medical Society representative to the Texas Medical Association. Dr. Richert is also a Director for the Texas Ophthalmological Association.
In addition to cataract surgery with intraocular lens implant, Dr. Richert’s subspecialty interests include: refractive eye surgery, corneal and anterior segment surgery, and external eye disease. He also does strabismus (eye muscle) surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthlamology, the American Board of Eye Surgery in Cataract and Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has served as a reviewer for Krames Publishing Company to review patient education pamphlets and has taken part in research on Suprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drop) for Alcon Pharmaceutical Company.
Dr. Richert is a member of the Texas Medical Association, the Taylor-Jones-Haskell-Callahan County Medical Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Texas Ophthalmological Association, the American College of Eye Surgeons, the Castroviejo Corneal Society, the American College of Surgeons, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and the R. Townley Paton Society of the Eye Bank Association of America.
He and his wife, Diana, have two children and five grandchildren. Leisure time activities include shooting sporting clays, tennis, snow skiing, backpacking, and camping. He works with the Boy Scouts of America and has held numerous troop, district, and council positions. He currently serves as the Representative to the National Council for the Texas Trails Council.
Some of his honors include: Outstanding Pre-Med Student at SWOSU, Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges, Outstanding Young Men in America, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in Science and Medicine. In Boy Scouting, he has received the District Award of Merit, the Silver Beaver Award, and the Scoutmaster Award of Merit from the National Association of Eagle Scouts.
HM Richert, M.D