Back to school season! August Newsletter

General Office Hours
  • Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday's: 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Saturday's: By Appt. only. Call ahead for availability.
Early Weekend Closing
  • Thursday, August 25th: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday, August 26th: 8:00am-12:00pm

Scheduling an eye exam for your student

We hope we were able to see your child this summer for their annual eye wellness exam. If you haven't done so yet, call our office soon to schedule one so they start off the school year with the proper vision! We are booking in September, just in time for students to get acquainted with their new desk.

What's the difference between a medical exam and a vision exam?

As an optometry office, we perform vision wellness examinations. Simply put, we examine the health of your eye, making sure the entire organ (yes, your eye is an organ!) is in tip-top shape. Begining with the front of the eye, Dr. Blase will evaluate your eyelids & eyelashes, as well as determine how well your eye is producing fluid to lubricate the eye. Next, the iris, or otherwise known as your eye color, is examined and evaluated to make sure that it remains healthy. As Dr. Blase moves to the back of the eye, or the retina, he can examine the optic nerve and blood vessels to determine if any preliminary diseases need to be further evaluated. Our office offers the Optomap Retinal Exam to provide patients with a more engaging method to evaluate the posterior segment of the eye. Finally, Dr. Blase will perform a refraction, the term used to test you for a prescription. This is the part that you're probably most interested in, however the entire exam is important!

A medical examination is done primarily when you come in for eye emergencies or injuries. Vision plans do not cover these types of exams, therefore this is where your health insurance comes into play. If we treat you for eye diseases, such as glaucoma, then we are performing a medical vision examination. However, we primarily see patients for vision wellness examinations, so if you are ever diagnosed with any eye condition, we will most likely refer you out to a specialist.

Have you called our office recently?

We are pleased to announce that we are upgrading our phone system! Have you ever tried calling and were hit with a busy tone? That will be no more! In the next several weeks, when you call, you will always be able to connect through to our office. During open business hours, if all representatives are busy assisting other customers, you will be asked to be placed on hold OR to leave a voicemail. Either way, you will have the opportunity to let us know you called without having to worry about calling back at a later time.

Donate your old pair of glasses

Do you have a collection of old eyeglasses building up? We are a partner with the San Antonio Buffalo Lions Club. Internationally, the Lions Club is a non-for profit organization that aims to eradicate blindness. They collect eyewear and refurbish them to give to children in need. The Buffalo branch here in San Antonio has the same mission for children in our own community. Stop by our office and ask for the Lions Club donation bin.

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