We Are Changing Our Weekend Hours:

Our Westside location will be open the 1st and 2nd saturday of each month and will be closed the remaining saturdays!

University Vision Centre

Dr. John
L. Ellis II, O.D.

Education & Background

John L. Ellis II, O.D., is an expert optometrist at University Vision Centre in El Paso, TX. Born in Milwaukee, Dr. Ellis has spent most of his life in El Paso. He attended the University of Texas El Paso where he earned a B.B.A. in Management. He followed that with an M.B.A. at Oklahoma City University.

While serving as a Field Artillery officer in the Army, Dr. Ellis’ optometrist encouraged him to pursue optometry, which led to him attending the University of Houston College of Optometry. Since 2003, he has provided trustworthy, comprehensive eye care and a personalized patient experience at University Vision Centre, and offers appointments in either English or Spanish.

Services &

  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Pediatric Eye Care
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Cataract Co-Management
  • LASIK Co-Management
  • Diabetic Eye Care
  • Scleral/Specialty Contact Lens Fittings

Associations &
Community Involvement

  • Former President — El Paso Optometric Association
  • Member — American Optometric Association
  • Member — Texas Optometric Association
  • Former Board Member — Prevent Blindness, Texas
  • Member — El Paso Five Points Lions Club
  • Member — Lions for Vision
  • Member — Knights of Columbus

Get to Know Dr. Ellis

Dr. Ellis is a proud husband, father, and grandfather who has thoroughly enjoyed making El Paso his home over the past twenty-plus years. When he’s not seeing patients or staying involved in the community, Dr. Ellis enjoys hobbies such as home improvement, woodworking, and of course spending time with his wife and family cat.
Dr. Ellis Woodwork hobby
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Dr. Ellis and his associates are all family-friendly experts who offer pediatric eye exams to monitor your child’s eye development and set them up for success!


Rebeca Alcantara
Rebeca Alcantara
Very professional and kind staff. They don’t keep you waiting very long.
cina maresca
cina maresca
This has been my eye doctor for over 20 years. Friendly and very knowledgeable staff and doctors.
Deana Duquesne
Deana Duquesne
Knowledgeable staff who are always courteous & helpful.
Cecilia Montoya
Cecilia Montoya
I'm Always Very Satisfied with my visits at University Vision Centre, Dr's & staff are very Professional and Caring. Left for a year & came back, service at other places Do Not Compare to University Vision Centre...
Lagana Intel Platforms LLC est. 2018
Lagana Intel Platforms LLC est. 2018
The Contact Lense Associates are 💯! And my Eye exam Doctor was very well Educated M.D. 👌

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