An estimated 61 million adults in the United States are at risk for serious vision loss, but only half visited an eye doctor in the last 12 months.
– Centers for Disease Control

Meet Our Doctors

Our Optometrists are Therapeutic & Glaucoma certified. They specialize in Routine eye care, Contact lens and gas permeable fittings, Bi-focal contact lens fitting, Kerotoconus fittings and Ortho-K fittings. Our Doctors work very closely with Focal Point Vision, Parkhurst Nuvision, and TLC centers co-managing Lasik procedures which includes pre-op and post-op care.

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Dr. Marlan Anderson

Blanco, San Pedro & Vinyard

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Dr. Anderson is a graduate of Baylor University and The University Of Houston Optometry School and has been in practice since 1982.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, The Bexar County Optometric Society, The Texas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. He is also a Therapeutic and Glaucoma licensed Optometrist. In his spare time, he enjoys being with his family, traveling to Hawaii, scuba diving and hiking!

Dr. May Ando

Culebra & Potranco

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May Ando, OD was born in Chicago, Illinois and at the age of 2 years old, her family moved to California. She has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area nearly her whole life, until the summer of 2015, when she came to San Antonio due to her husband’s job transfer. She graduated from Washington High School in Fremont, California and received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in microbiology from the University of California at Davis.

She obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Florida, and is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society. She has been in practice since 1999. In her spare time, Dr. Ando enjoys tennis, reading and gardening.

Dr. Richard Bell

DeZavala, San Pedro & Walzem

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Dr Bell was born in Wichita, Kansas. He graduated from Monterey High School in Lubbock and is a graduate of Texas Tech University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Upon graduation, Dr Bell moved to Houston and worked as a NASA Engineer at the Johnson Space Center. He was a member of the engineering team responsible for the operation of the Space Shuttle Simulators used for Astronaut crew training.

Dr. Bell is a member of the Bexar County Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. In his spare time Dr. Bell enjoys spending time with his family and boating at lake LBJ.

Dr. Edward Elder

Blanco, DeZavala, Potranco, San Pedro, Vineyard & Walzem

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Edward Carl Elder, OD is from San Antonio and is a 1977 graduate of Oliver Wendell Holmes High School. He participated in several sports and was an All-City Defensive Back. He has been inducted into the Oliver Wendell Holmes Hall of Honor. He received a BS degree from the University of Houston in 1981 in Biology. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1985 from the University Of Houston College Of Optometry. He is involved in the community and serves on several boards. Dr Elder is a member of the American Optometric Association, The Texas Optometric Association, and the Bexar County District Optometric Society. Dr. Elder is married to Bonnie Prosser Elder, who is chief counsel at Via Metropolitan Transit Authority.

They have one daughter Marissa, who is a first year student at UT Austin. In his spare time Dr. Elder enjoys spending time with his family and friends. His hobbies include snow and water skiing, wake boarding, basketball and golf. We are very proud to announce that our own Dr. Edward Carl Elder will be receiving Pillar of Caring by the 20th Northside Education Foundation. Dr. Elder has continually exceeded all expectations in the realm of patient care and in the community. We are happy and proud to be a part of Dr. Elder’s private practice. Caring, compassionate, empathetic, unselfish.

Dr. Hang Jiang

DeZavala & Vineyard

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Hang Jiang, O.D. was born in China but raised in Georgia for most of her life. Hang Jiang received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Georgia State University in May 2011. She received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the University of Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry in May 2016. During her internship she completed rotations at the Mcwethy optometry clinic at Fort Sam Houston and the VA Hospital in Fayetteville, NC.

During her spare time Jiang enjoys working out, music, trying new restaurants and traveling.

Dr. Jessica Saldivar-Alvarez

Culebra & Potranco

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Dr. Jessica Saldivar-Alvarez, O.D. was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Saldivar-Alvarez graduated from Burbank High School and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from Our Lady of the Lake University in May 2006. She received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in May 2010. She has been practicing at Eyetx since October 2010.

Dr. Saldivar-Alvarez is a Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. She is also a member of the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association and Bexar County Optometric Association. In her spare time, she likes spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. Christopher Trevino

Culebra & Potranco

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Dr. Chris Trevino earned a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Optometry at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Soon after, he decided to further his education by obtaining a Doctorate of Optometry degree from the UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio. Dr. Trevino joined EyeTx in 2019 and has been practicing optometry since 2013. He became an optometrist because he enjoys helping patients see their very best. Outside of work, Dr. Trevino loves to relax at home and spend time with his family!

Dr. Christopher Prough

Atascosa & Frio

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Dr. Christopher Prough, Therapeutic Optometrist

Dr. Christopher Prough grew up in Pleasanton and is a Pleasanton High School graduate. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas State University in San Marcos with a minor in Chemistry. In May of 2014 he earned his Doctor of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. In June 2014 he received his Texas Optometry license and became a Therapeutic Glaucoma Specialist in August of 2014.

Dr. Prough’s externships include training from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, The Eye Center in Memphis, Tennessee and with Draisin Vision Group in Charleston, South Carolina.

Dr. Prough is a member of the American Optometric Association. He also served with the Student Volunteers for the Optometric Services to Humanity. Dr. Prough served with this organization in Belize City, Belize; Merida, Mexico and in May Pen, Jamaica.

“I’ve always known that I wanted to be a health care provider. I worked as an ophthalmic technician just out of college and was blessed to work with some very caring optometrists that helped guide me into this field. I couldn’t be happier about this decision to become an eye doctor. I love that I can be part of the community and build lasting relationships with my patients. I enjoy seeing the smiles on children’s faces and helping those with eye health needs. I strive to provide each patient with high quality eye care and a lifetime of happy, healthy eyes.”

Dr. Stephen P. Planchet

Atascosa & Frio Family

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Dr. Stephen Planchet, O.D., F.A.A.O.Optometric Glaucoma Specialist.

Dr. Planchet is a 1996 graduate of New England College of Optometry. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. He served in the U.S. Army and was promoted to the rank of Major within eight years of service. He served as an associate clinical instructor for six colleges of optometry, participates on advisory panels to some of the top eye care companies in the world, and has lectured internationally on a variety of eye care topics.

Dr. Planchet and his wife Marcela have three children, Nicolas, John Paul, and Eva Marie. Dr. Planchet is one of the founders of Our Lady of Grace Academy, a Catholic primary school located in Pleasanton.

“I really care about people. This profession gives me the opportunity to work with people, improve their lives, and build long lasting relationships. I have always wanted to be in a profession that gives to the community, and helps make peoples lives a little better. I strive to be a caring, family oriented doctor.”

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Dr. Brandon Blaker

Kerrville & Hondo

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Education

  • University of Houston College of Optometry Doctorate of Optometry – 2003
  • Sul Ross State University B.S. Biology – 1998
  • Fredericksburg High School 1993

Certifications

  • Therapeutic Optometrist
  • Optometric Glaucoma Specialist

Professional Memberships

  • Texas Optometric Society
  • American Optometric Society

Dr. Shelly Blaker

Fredericksburg

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Education

  • University of Houston College of Optometry Doctorate of Optometry – 2004
  • University of Houston B.S. Biology
  • Spring High School

Certifications

  • Therapeutic Optometrist
  • Optometric Glaucoma Specialist

Professional Memberships

  • Texas Optometric Society
  • American Optometric Society

Dr. W. Steve Kroeger

Fredericksburg

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Education

  • American Academy of Optometry Fellow
  • University of Houston College of Optometry

Certifications

  • Therapeutic Optometrist
  • Optometrist Glaucoma Specialist

Dr. Jacklyn Alaquinez

Floresville

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Education

  • UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO), Doctor of Optometry, 2015
  • Texas Woman’s University, 2010
  • University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), Bachelor of Science­ Biology, 2006

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Optometry (AAO)
  • American Optometric Association (AOA)
  • College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)
  • Texas Optometric Association (TOA)

Clinical Experience

  • Richard Sharp: Sharp Eye Consultants – Spring 2015
  • Mario Gutierrez: Vision Source – Fall 2014­
  • Rosenberg School of Optometry Clinics – Summer 2014

Dr. Karen Henson

Kerrville & Hondo

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Education

  • University of Houston College of Optometry – Doctorate of Optometry 1991
  • Sam Houston State University – Bachelor or Arts in Biology 1985
  • Navarro College – Associate Applied Science in Medical Technology 1980
  • John Catholic High School Ennis TX 1978

Certifications

  • Therapeutic Optometrist

Professional Experience

  • Hill Country Vision Center – May 2017 – Present
  • Private Practice 1998 to 2018, Smithville, Bastrop, La Grange
  • Associate Optometrist 1991 to 1998, Austin, San Antonio

Dr. Gladdis Thomas

Bulverde

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Having spent the majority of her childhood in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Gladdis Thomas moved to San Antonio to pursue optometry at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Optometry. After earning her Doctorate Degree in Therapeutic Optometry, she decided to stay in South Texas to evade the frosty winters and enjoy sunny, hill country charm.

She attained her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from The Ohio State University. Dr. Thomas is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society – with a lifetime commitment to leadership and service in the community. She is also a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society.

When not seeing patients, Dr. Thomas enjoys hiking, crafting, traveling, and spending time with her husband, toddler, and two Havanese pups.

Dr. Omar Garza

Hondo & Floresville

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Dr. Omar Garza received his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Houston in 1999. His final year of optometric education included a year of externships in Madrid, Spain and the Spokane U.S. Veterans Medical Health Center. He also practiced briefly in Washington State following his graduation from Optometry school. In 200,1 Dr. Garza returned to the state he was born and raised in, Texas.

Dr. Garza was a government contractor for the United States Air Force (USAF). He was the head clinical optometrist for the Flying Class I (FCI) and Medical Flight Screening (MFS) programs at Brooks City Base located in south San Antonio. His tasks included comprehensive ophthalmologic and refractive examinations for all potential and future USAF pilots. Dr. Garza also supported the Aeromedical Clinical Services (ACS) Ophthalmology branch examining current USAF pilots who had any visually significant conditions such as glaucoma, keratoconus, cataracts and other eye diseases.

Dr. Garza is happily married, to his wife who is also a native South Texan, and they have two young children. His faith and his family are the main focus of his life. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Dr. Garza is also fluent in Spanish and enjoys conversational Spanish with his patients