Meet Dr. Young
Dr. Allison Young is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. After graduating with honors from Columbia University in New York City with a degree in biology, Dr. Young returned to her home state of Texas to attend UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, where she earned membership in the AOA national medical honor society. Dr. Young completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, followed by residency training in Ophthalmology at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, the nation’s first ophthalmology training program. In her final year at Wills Eye, she was chosen to serve as co-chief resident. Dr. Young is also proud to be a contributing author to the Wills Eye Manual, the most commonly used ophthalmology reference text in the world.
Skills and specialties
Dr. Young specializes in small-incision, no-stitch cataract surgery, offering the latest in premium intraocular lens technology, as well as refractive surgery, utilizing all-laser custom LASIK. She provides comprehensive eye care for the entire family, including routine eye exams for glasses or contacts, diabetic eye exams, management of glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eyes, and many other eye conditions.
Dr. Young holds privileges at Stone Oak Methodist Hospital, the Baptist Hospital System in San Antonio, the Methodist Ambulatory Surgical Center North Central, and Alamo Laser Vision Center. She has been included in Top Doctors and Doctors of Excellence.
When she is not practicing medicine, Dr. Young enjoys spending time with her husband, Matthew, and chasing around their three little boys, Caleb, Ethan, and Luke.
"My husband goes to Dr. Allison Young. and suggested I see her for my bad eyesight and diminishing night driving. I knew I had cataracts, but didn't know they were as bad as I thought. I got in quickly for surgery for the first eye, and now I can see everything clearly. I see details and colors that had faded. Dr. Young also cares about her patients and her work. I felt very confident with her. Having my other eye done soon, and not a bit nervous this time."
"Dr. Held is an outstanding ophthalmologist! There is no other doctor like her in San Antonio!! She spends so much time with you and always goes beyond any other doctor I have seen. She is compassion, loyal to her oath, and is a true example of what a doctor should be. The wait time is worth it. So what that she is out of network....Most excellent doctors are!! This allows the government to stay out of medical health care."
"This practice is a really wonderful find. I saw Dr. Held for an unexpected eye injury. She was unusually patient and kind as well as effective and knowledgable. Everything you hope to find in a doctor (but frequently don't). I was able to discuss all my concerns without being rushed and feel like I got exceptional care. The staff members I interacted with were also very helpful. Highly recommend."
"The best exam I have ever had, Dr Young found a tear and got me in to have a surgery that same day. saved my sight Thank you Dr.Young."
"Really a very caring doctor. Would strongly recommend and have."