About Us

The LenSx® Laser What started as an office based, medical vision care practice in Lawton, has grown into be one of the largest eye care facilities in the state.

When Dr. Joseph J. Young came to Lawton over 28 years ago, he had one purpose: to develop a world class ophthalmic medical practice in Texoma.

At the Young Eye Institute, we've dedicated ourselves to the preservation and restoration of good vision: staffed by highly trained specialists, equipped with the latest technology and committed to the comfort and care of the patients we serve.

This is the Young Eye Institute.


We constantly strive to bring our patients the best techniques and equipment to maintain clear, healthy vision. From establishing the first Medicare approved ambulatory surgical center in Texoma dedicated to eye care, to being one of the first in the state to perform no-stitch cataract surgery, we always move forward.

This commitment to innovation continues, as we are one of fewer than 100 practices in the United States to provide the revolutionary ALCON LenSx® Laser Cataract Procedure to our patients. Combined with Advanced Technology Lens Implants, our state-of-the-art cataract surgery promises to bring clear vision to cataract patients without the need for glasses or contacts.


No matter how advanced our technology, it takes a highly educated staff of dedicated professionals to give our patients their best vision possible. That is why we're proud of the exemplary members of our staff who continue to dedicate themselves to being the best in the medical profession.

We live in Texoma and take great pride in our achievements, both professionally and within our community. Our reputation for excellence is second to none, and we constantly strive to improve ourselves as well as the services we provide.

We study hard to improve our services. Continuing education is a key component to maintaining our leadership in bringing new and proven vision restoration procedures to our patients.


For over 28 years, Dr. Joseph J. Young and his staff have served patients in Texoma with excellence in vision care. Many of our staff members have been with our practice for well over 15 years.

Dr. Young is one of the most experienced cataract surgeons in the United States, having personally performed over 50,000 cataract surgeries in our outpatient surgery center, The Cataract Center of Lawton. First, second and third generations of families trust his experience when it comes to their surgical care.

Dr. Young continually shares this experience with other eye surgeons, and has been a featured author and lecturer both nationally and internationally. He continually works closely with all Young Eye Institute staff members to ensure that patients receive the best in medical vision care available today.

Innovation. Dedication. Experience. It all comes together at the Young Eye Institute.