Dr. Rex Cole, MD

Dr. Rex Cole, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 77
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Dr. Rex Cole, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in San Marcos, TX and has been practicing for 47 years. He graduated from U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas in 1965 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

1300 Wonder World Dr

San Marcos, TX 78666

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Cole performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Astigmatism
very high
more than 93% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 92% of peers
Presbyopia
high
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Cole's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cole "Dr. Rex Cole is an Ophthalmologist who describes ophthalmology as prevention and treatment of diseases of the eye. Treatment may include medicine or surgery. Dr. Cole graduated as class Salutatorian from W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi. He earned his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Texas at Austin and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1965. Upon completion of his medical degree, Dr. Cole completed an internship at the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia in 1966. Prior to his residency, Dr. Cole served in the U.S. Army for two years and received an honorable discharge. His residency in ophthalmology, which he completed in 1971, was at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. In 1973, Dr. Cole was board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He continues his education with regular attendance at the meetings of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and other medical societies."

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

70  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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9  Procedures

  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1965
  • Mo Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1966
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1971

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cole has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cole's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cole to family and friends
4 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Cole's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Cole has been my eye doctor for 25+ years. I wouldn’t go to anyone else. He’s extremely knowledgeable, explains things very clearly, is courteous and helpful to me at all times. I love that he takes a few minutes at the beginning of my appointments to review my chart before he even starts my...more
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I loved the staff and have had great experiences with other doctors here but I've never had a painful eye exam (with 20 years of going to the ophthalmologist twice a year) until my visit with Dr. Cole. He was also incredibly patronizing and condescending. It was not a positive experience and I will...more
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I have no complaints with the doctors in this practice and have gone to Dr. Cole for years. I do have a complaint about an office staff who is inefficient and has no tact. I was called to be notified that my appt was canceled AFTER I was sitting in the waiting rm for my appt. No apology was given...more
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When I needed a piece of metal removed from my eye, not only did Central Texas Eye Center fit me into their very busy Friday schedule almost immediately but Dr. Cole had me back in on Saturday for a follow up. A very professional and courteous operation. Dr. Cole was very thorough and took time...more
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