Mark L. Mayo, M.D.

Mark L. Mayo, M.D.

Mark is a native Houstonian. He grew up in Spring Branch and is a graduate of Stratford High School. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he was accepted into the Plan II Interdisciplinary Honors Programs. In 1986, he graduated at the top of his class and was named a Dean’s Distinguished Graduate of the University. He was also Endowed Presidential scholar, a member of the Mortar Board, and Phi Beta Kappa.
He attended Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and in 1990 graduated at the top of his medical school class and was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Dr. Mayo completed his medical internship at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. In 1991, he moved to Philadelphia and completed a three-year surgical specialty residency at the Wills Eye Hospital. He also served as the Chief Resident in his final year at Wills.

Upon graduation from Wills in 1994, he returned to Houston and started his practice. In 2007, he merged his Houston laser eye surgery practice with Eye Center of Texas. He enjoys the practice of medicine and the specialty of Ophthalmology, and he brings the latest in surgical techniques to the practice.

Dr. Mayo has been the Chairman of Surgical Specialties at Bayshore Medical Center in Pasadena, Texas, and was named “TOP DOCTOR” in Houston listings.  He was one of the first cataract surgeons in Houston to offer bladeless cataract surgery and is ranked as one of the nation’s  top 10 cataract surgeons for a number of procedures using the LenSx Laser.  He is also the Medical Director for Opticare medical insurer for the entire state of Texas and is one of 15 physicians in the United States on the Physician Leadership Board for United Surgical Partners Corporation.

Mark is married to Abigail; they have 2 beautiful children, Lily Catherine and Jack Terry. Mark is passionate about golf, and he and Abigail support the Houston Opera and are avid moviegoers.



Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of Graduation: June 1994
Degree: Ophthalmology Residency
Elected Chief Resident for 1993-1994
Attended: 1991-1994

Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Date of Graduation: June 1991
Degree: Internal Medicine Internship
Attended: 1990-1991

Medical School:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
Date of Graduation: June 1990
Degree: M.D.
Class rank: 7 out of 192 (cumulative rank)
1 out of 192 (third-year rank)
Attended: 1986-1990

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Date of Graduation: May 1986
Degree: B.A. – Plan II Interdisciplinary Honors Program
Awarded with Highest Honors
Overall GPA: 3.998
Attended: 1982-1986

Honors and Awards

  • Chief Resident at Wills Eye Hospital 1993-1994
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society 1989
  • Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholar 1986
  • Awarded Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholarship 1986
  • Named a Dean’s Distinguished Graduate of the University of Texas in 1986
  • Phi Beta Kappa 1985
  • Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Achievement Award winner 1985
  • Endowed Presidential Scholarship winner 1985
  • Virginia Smith Scholarship for Outstanding Students 1985
  • Distinguished College Scholar 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
  • Mortar Board Student Leadership Society 1985-1986
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Golden Key National Honor Society

License and Certifications:

  • Pennsylvania 1993
  • Texas 1994
  • The American Board of Ophthalmology May 12, 1996

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association

Eye Center of Texas is an established laser vision correction practice, providing high-quality treatments to patients throughout Texas. In addition to performing LASIK eye surgery, Dr. Mayo and Dr. Wade are renowned cataract surgery Houston providers. Other procedures they perform include laser cataract surgeryPRK and iLASIK.

Edward C. Wade, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Edward C. Wade, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Edward Wade, M.D., F.A.C.S., a native of El Paso, Texas graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Illinois and was awarded the Bronze Tablet Award, a distinction given to only the top 2 percent of the class. He graduated first in his class from Baylor College of Medicine, where he was a member of the honorary Alpha Omega Alpha fraternity, comprised of only the top 10 percent of the class, and in 1984 was awarded the Michael DeBakey Scholar Award, given to the top medical student in the class. After completing his ophthalmology residency at Baylor College of Medicine, where he was named chief resident, he completed a fellowship in retinal disease and surgery at the prestigious Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Wade returned to practice LASIK vision correction in Houston where he is a partner and co-founder of Eye Center of Texas. He provides a full scope of medical and surgical eye care, including LASIK, PRK, Visian ICL, cataract surgery, glaucoma, and retina. He was one of the first cataract surgeons in Houston and the United States to offer bladeless cataract surgery to his patients.

Among his numerous recognitions, VISX named him ”Top 100 LASIK Surgeons in the United States“ and is among a select number of surgeons in Houston to perform Intacs for patients with keratoconus and Visian ICLs for extremely nearsighted people. He is ranked as one of the top ReSTOR IOL and LenSx surgeons in the country and has more experience with the ReSTOR IOL than any other surgeon in Houston. Dr. Wade is known as “The Eye Doctor’s Doctor”. He receives patient referrals from over 275 Houston-area eye doctors and has treated many of these doctors and their families. In addition to his medical practice, he lectures internationally on a variety of eye care subjects and has published numerous articles.

Dr. Wade speaks fluent Spanish, is a tri-athlete, played college tennis, loves photography, plays the piano and is married with two beautiful children.

Ting Fang-Suarez, M.D.

Ting Fang-Suarez, M.D.

Ting Fang-Suarez, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in vitreo-retinal disease and surgery. Dr. Fang-Suarez was the youngest student to be admitted to the University of Sao Paulo Medical School in Brazil, as she began her commitment to medicine at the age of 16. She completed her medical school and ophthalmology residency there in 1985. Upon graduation, she was selected to work as a faculty member at the University of Sao Paulo from 1986 to 1990, where she gained vast experience in treatment and surgery of vitreoretinal conditions and teaching. Later that year, she completed a year retina research fellowship at LSU Eye Center in the U.S.

For her achievement, she was awarded in 1991 a “Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst” stipend sponsored by the German government for a clinical and retinal surgery fellowship at the University of Bonn, Germany. In late 1992, she returned to the United States, where Dr. Fang-Suarez completed an internal medicine PGY-1/transitional year at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock, Texas, followed by an ophthalmology residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., in 1998. In 2000, she completed a two-year vitreoretinal fellowship clinical-surgical fellowship at the Louisiana State University Eye Center in New Orleans.

Dr. Fang-Suarez has been board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since the year 2000. Dr. Fang-Suarez is an American citizen, whose parents are from Mainland China. She was born in Taiwan, and a few months later they moved to Brazil, where she was raised. As her husband says, “she is really Brazilian”. She loves Brazilian music and soccer. She enjoys following tennis and baseball and dedicates time to photography.

In 2013, Dr. Suarez was honored to be the recipient of the Patient’s Choice Award, an award that recognizes her as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors.

Besides her profession and patients, her dedication goes to her beautiful West Highland white terrier named Ryan. Her love and training have helped Ryan become a well-behaved and loving little gentleman.

Dr. Fang-Suarez is also an avid world traveler and is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, and has knowledge of French and Italian!

In addition to her comprehensive medical knowledge and experience, Dr. Fang-Suarez is known for being compassionate and delivering quality care to patients with diabetes, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, vitreoretinal trauma and other vitreoretinal diseases.

Paul Stewart, M.D.

Paul Stewart, M.D.

Paul Stewart, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist, specializing in vitreoretinal surgery and ocular oncology.  He was raised in Gainesville, Florida before coming to Houston to attend Rice University, where he graduated Cum Laude with majors in Biology and French.  He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine where he also performed his first fellowship, a post-sophomore fellowship in pathology.  After completing his ophthalmology residency at Baylor College of Medicine as well, Dr. Stewart studied ocular oncology during a fellowship with Dr. Joan O’Brien at the University of California, San Francisco.  Upon the completion of his fellowship, he continued at UCSF and was appointed Director of the Ocular Oncology Service.

In this role leading one of the premier ocular oncology practices in the country, he worked with the full range of patients from infants with retinoblastoma to adults with ocular melanoma and lymphoma, with patients both from the western US and all over the globe.

Dr. Stewart also completed a vitreoretinal fellowship at California Pacific Medical Center, one of the leading fellowship programs in the country.  He has participated in numerous clinical trials advancing ophthalmic knowledge and published articles and book chapters on a variety of topics in retinal diseases and ocular oncology.  In addition to providing quality care, Dr. Stewart is known for being compassionate and patient, having an excellent bedside manner.

He loves spending time with his wife and two young children.  He speaks fluent Spanish and enjoys traveling, cooking and collecting wine.

Christopher D. Allee, O.D.

Christopher D. Allee, O.D.

Dr. Allee is a partner of Eye Center of Texas, providing administration and clinical care. He received his optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry.

Dr. Allee is an adjunct professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry and chief preceptor for student interns at Eye Center of Texas. Dr. Allee completed his training at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio and in Houston, Texas. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association and Harris County Optometric Society.

Our Locations


6565 W. Loop S. Suite 650

Bellaire, TX 77401

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276

LASIK/ReSTOR: 713-395-1515

LASIK/ReSTOR Fax: 713-357-7278


4415 Crenshaw Road

Pasadena, TX 77504

Medical Office: 281-977-8800

Medical Fax: 281-977-8877

Sugar Land

15400 S.W. Freeway, Suite 301

Sugar Land, TX 77478

Medical Office: 281-277-1010

Medical Fax: 281-277-4504

Clear Lake

455 E. Medical Center Blvd., Suite 110

Webster, TX 77598

Medical Office: 281-332-1397

Medical Fax: 281-338-1215


Kingsland Medical Plaza 777 S. Fry Road Suite 102

Katy, TX 77450

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276

The Woodlands/Conroe

Park Place Professional Building 100 Medical Center Blvd Suite 118

Conroe, TX 77304

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276