Dr. David Stager, Jr.

pediatric blindness

Welcome to DavidStager.org, the online platform dedicated to providing insights, cures, and knowledge about pediatric blindness. Our mission is to raise awareness, educate, and support families and individuals affected by this challenging condition.


Dr. David Stager, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., is a renowned ophthalmologist with a specialization in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. With a career spanning over three decades, Dr. Stager has been at the forefront of advancements in the field, contributing to research, patient care, and community engagement.


Dr. Stager’s passion for ophthalmology was ignited during his formative years in Dallas. After completing his education at St. Mark’s School of Texas, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Cum Laude from Southern Methodist University, where he also studied European history in Oxford, Spain, and Paris. Driven by his desire to make a difference in the field of medicine, he pursued his medical degree and residency in Ophthalmology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.


Recognizing the importance of specialized training in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, Dr. Stager pursued a fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., under the tutelage of Dr. Marshall M. Parks, a pioneer in the field and the founder of Pediatric Ophthalmology. Dr. Stager’s expertise in this subspecialty has allowed him to provide exceptional care to children with visual impairments and strabismus, improving their quality of life and offering hope to their families.


Beyond his clinical practice, Dr. Stager is actively involved in research, education, and philanthropy. He has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and contributed chapters to ophthalmology textbooks. As a guest lecturer, he has shared his knowledge and expertise with audiences across the globe, furthering the understanding of pediatric blindness and its management. Dr. Stager’s dedication extends to philanthropic efforts, serving on the Board of Directors of the Retina Foundation of the Southwest, the Lighthouse for Christ Mission, and Dallas Services, all aimed at providing eye care and support to underserved populations.


Dr. Stager’s professional affiliations include the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), Texas Medical Association (TMA), Texas Ophthalmological Association (TOA), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Dallas Pediatric Medical Society. His contributions to the field have been recognized through awards such as the AAPOS “Honor Award” and his acceptance into the prestigious American Ophthalmological Society.


At DavidStager.org, we aim to create a community where individuals, families, and healthcare professionals can come together to learn, share experiences, and find resources related to pediatric blindness. Dr. Stager and his team are committed to providing reliable information, compassionate support, and a platform for advocacy.


Thank you for visiting DavidStager.org. Together, let us work towards a world where every child with visual impairment can thrive and reach their fullest potential.

Professional Credentials


  • St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas (High School)
  • Southern Methodist University (B.A. History, cum laude)
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (M.D.)
  • Children’s National Medical Center (Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology)


  • Practicing Ophthalmology since 1992
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (1996 – Present)
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, Plano, TX (2010 – Present)
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology and the Center for Adult Strabismus, Dallas and Plano, TX (1996 – 2009)

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Thank you for visiting DavidStager.org. Together, let us work towards a world where every child with visual impairment can thrive and reach their fullest potential.


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