J. Jesse Benavides, O.D.
Dr. Benavides, a proud Texan, was born in San Antonio, just a few blocks from the Alamo. He attended public school in a small suburban town where he was an honor graduate in 1970.
His undergraduate studies were at the University of North Texas.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston.
In 1976 he received his Doctorate in Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry.
His postgraduate studies include certification as a Therapeutic Optometrist and certification as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist.
Dr. Benavides has continued his studies by attending yearly seminars throughout the United States and abroad. He has participated in optometric exchange programs in Puerto Rico, Brazil and China.
He has also been on the clinic faculty at the University of Houston College of Optometry student clinic.
Dr. Benavides is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the Texas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Benavides has also been involved in many civic organizations throughout his career. He has been an international ambassador with the Greenspoint Rotary Club. He has hosted doctors from South America and Asia, taking them to visit clinics in Houston and showing them this great city.
In his free time Dr. Benavides enjoys swimming, kayaking, hiking and fitness. He is also interested in birding and wildlife management.