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Contact Lenses and Eyeglasses in San Antonio, TX

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What Are Contact Lenses and Eyeglasses?

For individuals who have certain types of vision impairments, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or age-related vision loss, having the condition diagnosed and treated in one place makes things particularly convenient. The on-site optical shop at Texas State Optical Bandera boasts the latest vision technology and our own optics laboratory where we proudly provide our patients with one-hour prescriptions, a very large selection of fashionable frames, and numerous types of traditional and specialty contacts. For San Antonio, TX locals who require contact lenses right away, we maintain a large stock of the most common sizes and power ranges so you will be able to take them home the same day. Our professional team is here to ensure that you select the right frames or contact lenses for the perfect fit and look.


What To Expect When Getting Contact Lenses and Eyeglasses

During your exam and consultation, our optometrists and opticians will assist you in making the best choices for your specific requirements and lifestyle. At Texas State Optical Bandera, we will devote extra time and thought to make sure you get the right prescription and frames or the most comfortable contact lenses. Furthermore, we will try to ensure that you keep true to your budget. Plus, we are proud to teach an in-depth training session on how to put in and take out contacts for adults and children.

What Are the Benefits of Contact Lenses and Eyeglasses?

Obviously, the primary benefit of both contact lenses and eyeglasses is increased vision. However, each one also offers its own set of benefits for our patients in San Antonio, TX. At Texas State Optical Bandera, we notice a wide number of benefits from contact lenses and eyeglasses, such as:


  • Lower risk of eye infection or injury
  • Comfortable and easy to put on/remove
  • Can be customized to fit your style

Contact Lenses:

  • Easier to wear during exercise or physical activity
  • Doesn't cover your face
  • No need to clean smudges and debris

After an eye exam, we will determine whether contact lenses or eyeglasses are the best treatment for your vision needs. For many individuals, contacts are the most convenient way to get clear vision. We offer several of the most well-known types of contacts, including daily wear, disposable, bifocal, and astigmatism contact lenses. Today's contact lenses are more comfortable now than ever, with most contact lens users experiencing no discomfort.

Prescription glasses are also an effective option for people who may be hesitant to wear contact lenses or have specific eye conditions. On par with contact lenses, eyeglasses have had remarkable advancements through the years. They are typically more economical than contacts, less challenging to store when not in use, and not as easily damaged. Plus, glasses protect the eyes from external elements and won't aggravate dry or itchy eyes like contacts sometimes do. However, many patients choose to use a combination of both glasses and contacts to fit their lifestyle.

I have been going to this TSO office for 5 years and wouldn’t go anywhere else. The front desk staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Appointments are easy to get. Dr. Perez has the latest technology to assess your eye health and explains all of the results during your visit. She works with your needs and wants regarding the right type of glasses and contacts that will work best for you. Highly recommend them for all of your vision needs.

C.C. Google

Dr. Is very knowledgeable and allows you to ask questions. She is very kind and patient. Her staff are very friendly.

M. Google

Great experience! The staff is super friendly and they tool care of all of my needs!

B.A. Google

Wife and I went in for Vision check and new glasses. Extremely friendly and helpful people. Highly recommend everyone to make them first call .

J.C. Google

Friendly staff,, professional service and responsive too. All are wonderful to work with. They take excellent care of you and take the time to get to know you. I highly recommend.

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What Happens After Getting Contact Lenses and Eyeglasses?

Usually, patients won't have to schedule a follow-up visit if they just choose eyeglasses. For individuals who choose contacts, Dr. Perez recommends a follow-up in a few weeks to ensure that the lenses fit well and are improving acuity appropriately. Please note, however, that follow-up assessments never replace routine full eye exams. Complete eye exams need to happen about every two years. During complete eye exams, Dr. Perez will check the overall condition of your eyes, along with your prescription, to determine if it is ready to be updated.

Dependable Clear Vision

Your best vision is virtually one appointment away. Certain vision impairments, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and age-related vision loss, can create a lot of aggravation, but thankfully, all of them are very treatable. No one should have to battle for clear vision when performing their day-to-day activities. We invite you to visit our San Antonio, TX practice to get a stylish pair of eyeglasses or convenient contacts. At Texas State Optical Bandera, our team is ready to help you obtain your sharpest vision and your best look.

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What are the benefits of contact lenses compared to glasses?

Contact lenses offer a wider field of vision and don't get affected by weather conditions like fogging up in the cold. They're great for active lifestyles and sports. At Texas State Optical Bandera in San Antonio, TX, a variety of contact lenses are available to suit different vision needs and lifestyles.

Can I switch between glasses and contact lenses?

Absolutely! Many people use both, choosing glasses as a break from contacts or for certain activities. At Texas State Optical Bandera, you can explore a range of eyeglasses and contact lenses to find what works best for you.

How often should I replace my contact lenses and glasses?

Contact lens replacement varies depending on the type – daily, bi-weekly, or monthly. Glasses should be updated if there are changes in your prescription or if the frames are damaged. Regular check-ups at Texas State Optical Bandera will ensure your eyewear is up-to-date.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.