The Manrique Difference

At Manrique Custom Vision, we understand that each individual has specific needs when it comes to their eyes. We also believe personalized service is the key to you gaining a clear view to better vision. Every patient benefits from a customized vision plan that we bring to life with state-of-the-art technology, a variety of options to help make your treatment an investment you can afford and the right people.

State-of-the-Art Technology

We only utilize the latest FDA approved technology. The WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser system is the newest and fastest laser on the market. Manrique Custom Vision can use this laser system to address a wide treatment range including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism as well as addressing glare and halo issues at night.


Z4-LASIK: More comfortable, less stressful for you!

  • 10 to 100x faster than any other femto laser
  • the fastest femto-LASIK procedure
  • the smoothest, most precise, easiest-to-lift flaps

Information provided from, June 2012.


WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser


  • only excimer laser to operate at 500 Hz
  • swivel bed to optimize procedure time
  • innovative engineering for patient safety & comfort
  • designed for accuracy and efficiency

Information provided from, May 2014.

Payment Plans

The decision to have laser vision correction is an investment not only in the quality of your vision, but in the quality of your life. We provide monthly payment options to fit any budget so you can focus on the wonder of your new vision without worrying about how you can afford it.

Meet the Manrique Custom Vision Team

Our doctors and friendly staff are an elite group of specialists dedicated to providing you with the highest quality eye care and laser vision correction.

Carlos Manrique de Lara, MD, F.A.C.S., Medical Director


Dr. Manrique is a dedicated Rio Grande Valley eye doctor specializing in refractive surgery. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Eye Surgeons, he is the Medical Director of Manrique Custom Vision, a leading Texas Z-Lasik and eye surgery practice with locations in San Antonio, Harlingen and McAllen-Edinburg.

Dr. Manrique was a professor at the University of Texas and has been a professor at Texas A&M University and the Scott & White Clinic. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and International Society Refractive Surgery. Dr. Manrique de Lara is a trainer and proctor for the IntraLase and WaveLight Laser systems. He is also a Medical Advisor for the Blade-Free Ziemer Laser (Z-Lasik).

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Nicholas Antoni, OD


Dr Nicholas Antoni

Raj Bhakta, OD


Dr. Raj Bhakta is a licensed Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. Born and raised in Texas and native to the Rio Grande Valley, Dr. Bhakta received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biosciences from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2014. He then furthered his education and traveled abroad to receive his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico in 2019. Dr. Bhakta has received extensive clinical training in different areas of optometry including primary eye care, contact lenses, vision therapy and has special interests in dry eyes, pre- and post-operative refractive and cataract surgical care and the treatment and management of various ocular diseases. Upon graduating, Dr. Bhakta decided to return home to help serve the increasing demand of eye care to the patients of the Rio Grande Valley and strives to provide exceptional care to satisfy the patient’s visual needs.

Dr. Bhakta has even undergone successful laser vision correction himself by Dr. Manrique! Outside of clinic, Dr. Bhakta has a passion for traveling, trying new foods, spending time with friends and family, watching and playing sports, and rooting for the San Antonio Spurs! 

Heriberto Manrique, Administrator


docs5_h-manriqueHeriberto Manrique de Lara attended St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas where he received his Bachelor in Biology and Chemistry. He also attended Yale School of Management in Summer of 2006 – Ophthalmic Administrator program. He joined Manrique Custom Vision as Assistant Administrator in 2003. In early 2005 he became Administrator for the practice. He has been part of the successful growth of the practice and has overseen the development and opening of offices in Harlingen, The Woodlands, and San Antonio.

“Beto” Manrique is a member of the Association of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA), and has served on the Board for the Better Business Bureau for Houston and Rio Grande Valley, and the McAllen Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as Vice Chair of International Trade. He is a former member of the Kiwanis Club and was founder of the Mexican Student Association in St. Mary’s University.

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Currently serves as Board Member for Friends for Hope benefiting Vannie Cook’s Children Cancer Clinic and Board member for McAllen Boys and Girls Club

Richard Doinoff, Director of Operations

docs6_richard-headshot Richard is Director of Operations for Manrique Custom Vision. He started out at The Woodlands location 7 years ago. After helping build the clinic he was transferred to the newest location in San Antonio where he oversees marketing and patient satisfaction. Extensively trained in all aspects of the eye, Richard has consulted thousands of patients on LASIK, PRK, and ReSTOR lens for cataracts.

Prior to his role at Manrique Custom Vision, Richard started his career in refractive surgery in Dallas, TX where he was Marketing Manager for a busy practice. He also spent 12 years serving his country in the US Navy, with several tours overseas and ended his career in recruiting duty. Richard then spent time as Director of Admissions at several schools. Richard has 3 children who are the center of his attention when he is not at work.

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Manrique Custom Vision Center

Manrique Custom Vision is considered a leading San Antonio, TX lasik eye surgery practice, specializing in lasik vision correction, cataract surgery and Intacs Corneal Implants. Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Carlos Manrique de Lara is considered as a leading lasik eye surgeon, with offices in San Antonio, McAllen-Edinburg, and Harlingen.

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