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Eye Exams in San Antonio, TX

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What Are Eye Exams?

Regular vision tests are fairly routine for most patients. Vision exams may become necessary when applying for a driver's license or for some occupations. Nevertheless, passing a vision evaluation doesn't guarantee your eyes are clear of eye disease. The vision acuity assessment simply can't enable a complete view of the health of your eyes. That is why getting a full eye exam biennially is extremely important.

At Texas State Optical Bandera, comprehensive eye wellness exams integrate many important testing methods that enable Dr. Victoria Perez to examine and monitor your complete ocular health. This is extra important because some serious vision-threatening problems, such as glaucoma, have no warning signs.

Stay on top of your eye health by making biennial appointments with Dr. Perez at Texas State Optical Bandera in San Antonio, TX. It is certainly important to go to an ophthalmologist if it has been more than 24 months since you had a comprehensive ocular assessment or if you have detected any potential concerns with your eyes or vision.

What To Expect During an Eye Exam

When you come in for your exam, remember to bring your contact lenses and eyeglasses, along with an up-to-date list of prescription and OTC medications you are taking.

The majority of eye evaluations at Texas State Optical Bandera last about 30 – 90 minutes. Your assessment will start with a basic visual acuity test to find out how clear your sight is. If it shows that you need corrective lenses, we will probably go ahead and do refraction testing to determine what your lens prescription should be. For refraction testing, we use a phoropter instrument to identify what photos you see as sharp or blurry.

Then, Dr. Perez will perform a visual field test, often referred to as a Goldmann visual field exam, which evaluates the degree of your peripheral vision, as well as helps in catching many other eye conditions.

We also might assess the alignment of your eyes by using a cover test. As the name suggests, we cover your eyes separately and have you focus on a certain spot so we can see how your eyes line up. We will also have you be very still and track a light using only your eyes.

Following the alignment test, Dr. Perez will generally perform a test that can find color vision irregularities and helps in catching other eye issues. To wrap up, she will perform a slit lamp exam to have a magnified, full-aspect three-dimensional view of the observable parts of your eyes, such as the upper and lower lids, cornea, conjunctiva, iris, and lenses.

It is quite beneficial to enlarge the pupils with eye drops to thoroughly evaluate the condition of the retina, retinal blood vessels, optic nerve, and macula, as well as to look for signs of glaucoma. Your doctor may have to widen your pupils to perform other tests, depending on your age and the original reason you contacted us.


Dr Perez did an emergency eye exam, diagnosed a detached retina, and referred me to an ophthalmologist that specializes in retina surgery. She and the staff were great about working me into the schedule on a busy Saturday morning.

K.P. Google

I have had the best experience! This was my son’s first time getting an eye exam & they were so kind & patient. There’s a cute kids area and the staff are hands on in giving him a great experience as well.

J.H. Google

From the moment you walked into office and were greeted it was a positive experience. Receptionist was polite and a real professional. Filled out standard paperwork with no issues. Back to do eye exam and then met with doctor who was personable, professional, and very knowledgeable!! Couldn't ask for better experience and highly recommend to anyone needing!!

J.W. Google

So happy we came across this office! It was clean, comfortable, and every staff member we interacted with was patient and kind. They spoke to my daughter like a person. The doctor was knowledgeable and we never felt rushed. Such a great place, I scheduled my eye exam before we left.

S.N. Google

An absolutely great eye exam, the best I've had here in Texas. Thorough, professional and explained everything to you in detail.

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Ensure Your Eye Health

Often, patients don't think about their eye health until a vision issue is noticed. However, the health of our eyes involves more than simply vision. We welcome you to schedule comprehensive eye health exams with Dr. Perez at her practice in San Antonio, TX. Texas State Optical Bandera uses state-of-the-art equipment and methods to evaluate your eyes to see to it that any issues will be discovered and treated early.

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