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Dr. Debra Barnes, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Barnes is originally from North Carolina and graduated from Southern College of Optometry. She was an active duty Air Force Optometrist from 1978 to 1985. Dr. Barnes founded Schertz Vision Source, a member of the Schertz Chamber of Commerce and Randolph Area Chamber of Commerce, in 2000. Dr. Barnes is a member of the Bexar County Optometric Society, Texas Optometry Association, and The American Optometric Association. She is married and has two children, a son who graduated from Texas A&M University and a daughter who is currently attending the University of Texas in Austin.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Southern College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry

Professional memberships

  • Bexar County District Optometric Society
  • Texas Optometric Association
  • American Optometric Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1386687432

Office locations

Schertz Vision Source

17323 IH 35 N, #110

Schertz, TX 78154

Patient reviews
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Dr. Barnes is friendly and knowledgeable. I will use Dr. Barnes' practice as long as she is still active in eye care.
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Always a great experience when I come here. Myself and my family have been coming here since the beginning Claudia and Dr. Barnes are always great.
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Fast & professional .
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Barnes was very sweet and gentle. The wait time was unnecessarily long.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Barnes was very informative and made me feel comfortable. I would recommend her to anyone needing an eye doctor! Her staff is very knowledgeable and helped me pick out the perfect frames!
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Very professional and caring!
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Dr.Debra Barnes was professional and personable. I have confidence in her abilities and her diagnosis for a prescription. All her staff is very kind and accommodating.
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Pleasant as always.
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Dr. Barnes is exceptionally knowledgeable, professional, kind, and patient.
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I had a really good experience.
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They have the best customer service. I really like going to this place. I’ve had other vision specialists and they were pushy and the customer service was terrible.
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Always a good appointment here. Staff is friendly and willing to answer questions.
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Great experience . Top notch equipment. Great atmosphere.
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Dr. Barnes is very thorough and knowledgeable. She is sometimes running behind but that is because she spends time with her patients to really listen to their questions and concerns.
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Dr. Barnes was very thorough during my exam. She took her time with me. I didn't feel like she was rushing to get to other patients and her staff was very nice.
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Appointment is always on time. Very pleasant and efficient office staff and Dr. Barnes is very professional and friendly.
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Very pleasant and professional.
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I do not see how a doctor can file a claim when she can offer no help. I was in there for less than 5 minutes and was told to pick up meditating for a bothersome eye problem. I still hadto pay my copay for an appointment where she told me there was nothing she could do for me. I will not be coming back.
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Dr Barnes is amazing, as well as her staff.
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The interactions with the professionals were fantastic. My only lack of a star was because of wait time. I checked in online prior to arriving, and was at the front desk 6 minutes before my appointment, and told one of theclerks I was in a time crunch. My name was not called until 15 minutes after my appointment time. Some initial routine tests and measurements were conducted by an extremely professional technician, and I thought I would then go to the doctor, but was then shown back to the waiting room where I waited another 10 minutes. Again, my name was called and I was met by another technician who brought me back to the doctors office. I then was given the "read off the chart" test, and answered a few questions about my medical history. I was then asked to wait in the room for the doctor, which took another 9 minutes. The doctor then arrived, and I was extremely happy with her professionalism, knowledge, and efficiency. When finished, I was given my prescription, I was directed to the area where glasses are purchased. The clerks behind the desk remembered that I was in a hurry, and did not try to push glasses on me at that time, which I appreciated. Although I was a little frustrated at not being seen at my appointment time, I would definitely return back because of the professionalism of the staff once seen.
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Dr. Barnes staff was very friendly,professional and efficient. Dr. Barnes is extremely knowledgeable and informative, she explained everything in a way I was able to understand.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Barnes is a delight—very professional and precise!
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Dr Barnes is extremely knowledgeable. Very smart & educated professional.
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Excellent
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Since I was over due to get new glasses, treated with warmth and compassion. Will recommend Dr. Debra Barnes to family & friends
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Great visit. Dr. Barnes tells it like it is.
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I have visited with Dr. Barnes for several years now and would recommend her to anyone.
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Dr. Barnes s the only OD I have seen and have been a patient of hers for 14 years. The way she was yesterday is the way she is today and the way she will be tomorrow. She is simply the best.
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It was great! Dr. Barnes and her staff always make you feel welcome. I always enjoy my visit there.
Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent, Efficiency, and very Encouraging!
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The visit was a little to long 1.5 hours from start to finish. I do love the Saturday appointments though.
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Love Dr Barnes, I’ve been going to see her over 10 years.
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Sets the standard for everything to do with patient care.
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Very professional... Love the staff and very helpful.
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Dr Barnes has been my optometrists for many years and has always provided the very best care for my vision.
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Appt went on like clock work. Very professional and friendly staff.
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Dr Barnes is the finest OD that I have ever met. Highest quality and professionalism!!!
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The Dr.was very nice and helpful as were the staff. Glasses were expensive not many affordable frames or selection. I did have to wait awhile to be seen considering I filled out my forms online to save time.
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Dr. Barnes was incredible! Very educational and friendly. The entire staff was extremely helpful. I can't wait to go back to purchase contacts and glasses.
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Very good!
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Dr Barnes has been my optometrist for many years, more than 20, and she has always provided excellent care and advice.
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My favorite eye doctor
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Very helpful with my concerns and explained my diagnosis in detail. Very happy with my visit.
More than 1 year ago
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It was awesome, she was so nice and patient with me.
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She was friendly, discussed my results clearly,showed concern.
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We love the office staff at this location, and Dr Nowlin is fantastic, but this was our second experience with Dr Barnes and will definitely be our last. My teen was left at the check out counter without the doctor comingto speak to me about the visit. That wouldn't be recommended under a normal visit, but she discovered that he had a double eye infection. Surely that should have prompted an immediate discussion with the parent that brought him to the appointment! After I requested to speak to someone regarding his exam and the required after care I had to practically interrogate the doctor for every answer I needed. She wasn't at all forthcoming with her responses and didn't volunteer any information at all. Everything was in answer to the questions I asked.
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Dr. Barnes is a truly caring professional who goes out of her way to ensure patients are completely satisfied. I have been going to Dr. Barnes for several years and thoroughly enjoy my visits. Thank you Dr. Barnes!
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Dr. Barnes and her staff are very professional and at the same time personable and interested in the patients. I experience this every time I have an eye exam with them. It makes going there a pleasure, not a chore.
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Dr. Barnes is great and took the time to answer all of my 15 year old questions.
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Professional, friendly staff and doctor. They treated my 95 year old dad compassionately. He has alzheimers and they were very patient and thorough with their treatment of him.
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