Dr. Calvin Mein is a board-certified Ophthalmologist with fellowship training in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous. He grew up on a farm in Southeast Kansas, where his brother cares for the farm to this day. While obtaining his graduate degree, he began working as a lab tech at a local hospital. That sparked his desire to go to medical school. He was then awarded a full scholarship by the US Army to attend medical school while on active duty.
Upon completion of a twenty-year Army career, he retired and founded Retinal Consultants of San Antonio in 1991. Today RCSA has joined the Retina Consultants of Texas family, where he continues to provide sight saving care for his patients.
“Dr. Mein and his staff are amazing. I’ve had all sorts of issues with my eyes, and Retinal Consultants takes excellent care of me. Dr. Mein is a very caring doctor with excellent bedside manner. He is a top-notch expert in the field yet very modest and down to earth. He explains everything well and does everything in his power to help his patients restore, preserve and improve their vision. I trust him and his team completely and appreciate all that they’ve done for me and my family members who are also patients in this practice. Thank you.”R.S.
Meet Calvin E. Mein, M.D.
Education and Training
He attended Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, completed an internship at Letterman Army Med Center in San Francisco, and completed his ophthalmology residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in retina at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. After tours at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center and the 97th General Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany, he was appointed Chief of Ophthalmology at BAMC.
Skills and Specialties
Dr. Mein enjoys caring for patients with complicated retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, retinal detachments, diabetic eye disease, and complications of intraocular lenses. He is principal investigator on numerous research protocols.
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Medical Association
- Texas Medical Association
- Bexar County Medical Association
- American Society of Retina Specialists (formerly the Vitreous Society)
- San Antonio Society of Ophthalmology
He enjoys fishing, playing golf, and tennis in his spare time. Above all, he enjoys spending time with Mary, his wife of 46 years and his three children and four grandchildren. Dr. Mein is fluent in English and some Spanish.