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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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.
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.
Very helpful with my concerns and explained my diagnosis in detail. Very happy with my visit.
It was awesome, she was so nice and patient with me.
She was friendly, discussed my results clearly,showed concern.
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 coming to 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.
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!
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.
Dr. Barnes is great and took the time to answer all of my 15 year old questions.
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.
Dr. Barnes is very thorough and attentive.
Love this Office and the staff. Friendly and caring, I have been a patient for over15 years.
Dr. Barnes had an easy going personality and extremely informative. We were certainly pleased with her and her staff.
Love Dr Barnes she is great!
I received excellent, professional service from Dr. Barnes and all her staff--great experience!
Dr. Barnes was great.
They have always been so nice and understanding and helpful
Dr. Barnes was very courteous and professional. The result of my exam was clearly communicated along with recommendations to address the situation. She took the time to walk with me to the front desk rather than just leaving me in the examination room to wait for further assistance.
I was very comfortable and very well informed and would refer her to all friends and family
It was great as usual. Dr Barnes is one of my favorite doctors.
This place is great been here a couple times and have referred family.
My family and I have been going to Dr. Barnes for over ten years now! She was the first person to recognize that I might have a condition known as Sjogren's, which is an autoimmune disease. All these years later she's still taking care of me and is greatly appreciated! Tonya, her office assistant is also VERY knowledgeable and helpful with any insurance issues you might have! I highly recommend Dr. Barnes and her professional staff!!
Dr Barnes is absolutely the best OD I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. Her caring personality and the way she explains things are letter perfect. I highly recommend Dr Barnes to anyone that is looking for OD.
Great service and the staff was very helpful and explained everything. Rocky was very helpful and professional.
They were very nice. Rocky was so helpful and explained everything.
This is by far the best eye doctor around!! They are patient and listen to your concerns and answer any and all questions!!!
Staff was excellent and the doctor spent time with you, not rushed.
Everything about my appt went very well.
I've been a patient of Dr Barnes for years and love her patient approach. She takes the time to explain things and she really cares for her patients.
Very personable and professional.
This was my first time getting an eye exam. Everyone was very nice and helpful.
Dr. Barnes is absolutely the best optometrist I have ever seen. She changed my contact prescription just enough to improve both my reading and distance sight without the need for reading glasses or bifocal contacts. Her office staff is friendly and efficient. They take the time to help you pick out glasses that look good on your face and give you honest feedback. i have never experienced this level of care in any other optometrist office. it is a long drive for me to go out to Schertz but it is so worth it. I give them an A+ for quality and compassionate care.
Dr Barnes has been my optometrist for many years, more than 20, and she has always provided excellent care and advice.
Concerned professional. Good questions to assist me in taking care of myself. Outstanding relationship builder. Will continue with her care and recommend to friends.
Knowledgeable and efficient with prescriptions.
Doctor Barnes is GREAT!! Recommend her to anyone who has eye care concerns ...
Excellent! Very personable!!
I enjoyed meeting Dr. Barnes! Very professional. I have been going to Vision Source for many years and I am always happy with their service.
The doctor was so sweet and informative. Needed an emergency visit and was able to get in fast! My husband and son come here and they have a good section of glasses. Staff is very helpful. I did have to wait only because of my insurance.
I was seeing Dr. Barnes as a followup to my cataract surgery. She's a great doctor and very professional.
Efficient, clear and concise explanations. Very friendly.
Got right to diagnosing a problem with new glasses. Recommended a no additional cost fix.
Everything was great!
The charges for the "follow up" visit far exceeded the original visit and it was more than my insurance copay. They would not listen to anything I said about the costs exceeding what I would pay to see my family physician. I would never recommend going to this facility nor will I ever give them my business in the future !
Great experience as always.
Excellent atmosphere with a very knowledgeable staff. They have the absolute most modern technology and can provide instant feedback and exam results. Dr Barnes is really really good.
Great visit...as always!!
Very professional and thorough examination with excellent treatment recommendations for an allergy condition. Very seamless and on time appointment on behalf of a very courteous staff at every level. Very pleased with my visit, thank you. Bradley P. 6/8/2016
This is a military veteran and actually cares about her patients
I enjoyed my visit with Dr. Barnes this morning. She is very pleasant and has wonderful chairside manners.
Very impressed with her practice. The staff was friendly and helpful and the doctor was very professional, thorough and sincere. I would highly recommended them!
Dr. Barnes is extremely professional & nice. Took the time to explain everything to me . Would definitely recommend her.
A really great visit!!
Dr. Barnes has an awesome demeanor. I appreciate her patience, expertise, and fortitude to ensure that my high power contact lens script was 20/20. I look forward to being seen here for years to come due to the over professionalism of the office personnel.
Dr. Barnes is exceptional in all regards. In my 65 years of experience, none better.
i drive over 130 miles to get my eyes exam. I'm very happy with her
I have been Dr. Barnes patient for some years now and she is excellent. She is thorough, precise and sensitive to her patients.
I have been going to Debra Barnes for a number of years. She and her staff are very professional and have amazing equipment to do all kinds of diagnostics quickly and easily. And they are all such nice people!
Great and friendly office staff
Where should I start??? I walked in and was immediately greeted by two staff members, one working in the optimal side and the other was the receptionist with short highlighted hair who was so friendly and had a great sense of humor. They made me feel welcomed right away being a new patient! I filled out my forms and was called back WAY BEFORE my appointment time which was awesome since I thought I'd be waiting for at least 30 minutes or more. I don't even think I waited 10 minutes to be passed in the extremely clean waiting area they have. I was brought back by who I assume was either an MA or a tech and she was so nice explaining everything she would be doing (but not overly explaining to where you get out to sleep) and telling me why it was important. Then taken to my room where I was asked a couple of quick questions then Dr. Barnes immediately came in to examine me. She was beyond great, truly a doctor who you just know loves what she does! She answered all of my questions and had great bedside manner. Over all, this was the BEST experience I've had with an Optometrist and their office staff ever! I previously went to the same Dr for years in a different town before I moved and had such a hard time with rude staff and a doctor that was positive my vision was the same for years, yet I couldn't see clearly. I wish I had found Dr. Barnes sooner... I already started spreading the word about this great facility :)
The only complaint I have was the wait. I know sometimes there are unforeseen circumstances that cause appointment times to run late, but I arrived 15 minutes before my appointment and saw another person come in 30 minutes after I arrived, and he was called back to see the doctor before me. Maybe he had an emergency; I don't know.
Dr. Barnes is so nice. She is to the point and tells you exactly what you need to know. My son had his yearly eye exam and she put my worries to rest when I told her I was concerned that he would have the same eye disease that I suffer from. The staff, as always, is awesome! I love that the office has Saturday hours; very convenient so I don't need to pull my son out of school early!
A longer wait than usual but very good staff and facilities. Doc is as good as they get.
It was my first time to Vision Source Schertz and it was fabulous! The women who helped me pick out my glasses was honest and helpful and I can't wait to get them. Dr. Barnes was great as well. She didn't keep me waiting, was very thorough and informational and answered all my questions. The staff at the front desk were helpful as well as welcoming.
I felt a little rushed through. Usually a slower pace. I did not feel we talked about a critical experience the way I expected. Bedside manner has been better in the past
Dr Barnes is very knowledgeable and explains any issues very well.
I had a good appointment today, short wait time. She asked about my health and any concerns I may of had about my eyes. Very kind.
I've been seeing Dr. Barnes for a few years now. The Dr. And all of the staff always do a very good job. Thanks so much.
The best! Professional and caring.
Exceptional service, very knowledgable, and such a professional. Looking forward to telling family members and friends about Dr. Barnes. I'm so glad I decided to try Vision Source at Schertz, off I-35 N.
She was great
Took the time to answer any concerns and questions. Very friendly!
She is very thorough and explains everything really well. Very patient and pleasant. I felt very good after my visit.
Dr. Barnes was very polite and answered all of our questions. She was very patient with my daughter and explained everything thoroughly. We will be back!
Dr seems to want the patients to pay for her Opto machine in the first year. She wants to charge for it EVERYTIME you go in.In my case I'm going for follow up on cataract surgery so it will change every time. It's an argument to get her to dilate, even though surgeon said to for follow up.
CLEAN, FAST AND ACCURATE! STAFF IS AMAZING!
Dr Barnes was very professional and personable.
This morning I had a wonderful appointment with Dr. Debra Barnes at Vision Source in Schertz, TX. She is always professional, caring, and listens to all of my concerns and questions. After my appointment, I felt fully informed about my examination. I also did not feel shortchanged or rushed with the time she spent with me. Dr. Barnes, along with her entire staff, made my visit easy and comfortable. Everyone is kind and personable, with smiles for each patient who walks through the doors. The office is clean and neat and the equipment State of the Art. Dr. Barnes gets my highest recommendation.
Very professional but friendly
She was very professional and explained exactly what was going on with my eyes.
Dr. Barnes is always very professional and reassuring.
She was very professional and efficient - as was the overall process!
Excellent experience. Dr . Barnes is friendly, knowledgeable and caring. The staff is great, everyone is help and nice. The only feedback I have is that the front receptionist wasn't as warm and friendly as the rest of the staff.
Dr. Barnes is very friendly and very thorough in her exams. She has recommendations for helping you achieve your optimum vision, but does not push " the latest thing". Her staff is excellent. Many have been with her for a long time and know her system well. That makes for a smooth flow through the exam process in a timely manner. I love Optos, NO dilating and a more accurate view of the retina.
Dr Bsrnes is always friendly and really cares about her patients. Her staff is also very patient and friendly.
Extremely friendly staff from the front through checkout. Working with Rocky for my first pair of glasses was very relaxing. He is a great face for the professionalism of the whole team.
Excellent explanations and recommendations. Highly Recommended.
I would say my wait time was maybe 5 minutes. Staff very friendly and courteous. Dr Barnes was great! Very personable, professional, did not rush the appointment. My husband's appointment was 15 minutes after mine and we were both in and out of the office within 1 hour.
Professional service. Have been going there since 2009.
I have been with Dr Barnes for 10+ years. She always provides 1st class service!!
The whole visit from the office staff to Dr Barnes and the optical department was great. Very nice and pleasant.
I was very pleased with my visit, and looking forward to seeing her for a follow up in two months.
Staff is professional and very helpful. Dr. Barnes is thorough during office visit.
Dr. Barnes and her staff were very professional and friendly. I was informed of all the procedures that were going to be done, and given excellent information on my examination.
First time visit with Debra Barnes. She was awesome and professional through out the exam. Carefully explained everything in detail in a way I could understand. They all really care about our vision and eye health.
So very pleasant and the eye exam was very professional
This was my second time to the office. The last time was with a male doctor who was wonderful. This visit was with Dr. Barnes who was also wonderful. She was professional and easy to speak with. Will return!
Dr Barnes was extremely thorough and listened to my concerns. Awesome place, staff and doc!
I received new important information regarding my vision
Professional, accurate and very pleasant.
She is wonderful. She treated my eyes that I have been suffering a few years. Now I only need seasonal allergy drop.
It went very well as usual.
She has been my eye doc for a while and for good reason. She's good at it.
Very knowledgable and the staff was very helpful. Especially Rocky. He had a great knowledge of the products as well as my insurance and out of pocket costs.
Great! Very professional and fast!
service was very good however I also requested an appointment for my wife and they failed to address my request.
Dr Barnes was caring, involved, and professional. I would recommend her services to anyone.
Prompt and professional.
She's very professional, honest and kind
This appointment was concerning my 2nd Pro-Kera treatment, and to have the device removed; discussed my experience with the treatment, anticipated results. She always takes the time needed, excellent with answering my questions.
Quick and efficient but not very personable.
She was very pleasant but I felt the my appointment was rushed and not very personized.
Great customer service...
Dr. Barnes is patient oriented, i.e. aware that much may concern the patient which is germane to but not directly involved with the vision concerns at hand. This capacity on her part is reassuring to those of us who may be dealing with several medical/physical concerns at the same time.
I have been a patient of Dr. Barnes for many years and she is fantastic.
MOVED QUICKLY THROUGH THE DIFFERENT VISION TESTING STATIONS WITH A NICE CONCLUSION WITH ROCKY ORDERING NEW GLASSES AND A FRIENDLY GOODBYE ! VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE TECHNOLOGY ESPECIALLY THE PHOTOS TAKEN OF MY EYES WITHOUT THE DIALATION DYES THEY USE TO USE!
Took me in for appointment promptly. Dr Barnes was very professional and through. I would recommend to others.
My favorite eye doctor
I've visited Dr Barnes for the past several years. She represents everything I look for in a doctor and I would highly recommend her.
This was a follow-up visit regarding a new procedure/treatment. She did her usual very thorough evaluation and wanted my verbal response--she shared that not many have "tolerated" the moderate discomfort/inconvenience as well as I have. I am to have another follow-up in 5 days.
When a new treatment for "Dry Eye" became available, she thought of me and had the office contact me. I was able to get an appointment within a few days, and treatment was started at that time.
The exam took less time than the wait time. My appointment took 1hr and 15 min, which I felt was very long. Dr. Barnes was very professional and friendly.
I enjoyed seeing Dr. Barnes and will definitely keep using her!
Very professional and outstanding customer service, from the front desk to picking out frames and checking out. I have been seen, as well as my entire family at Dr. Barnes office for the last four years and have never had a bad experience here.
She is excellent. All of the staff members are kind and engaged with the patients. Dr. Barnes listens to the needs of her patients and provides solutions quickly and efficiently. You will leave smiling under this Vision Source's care.
Very informative and carinf
She is not very friendly and made me feel uncomfortable. I have been going there for the past 6 years. I will not go back for my eye exam next year. Also, instead of providing a new pair of contacts for my fitting they just had me put in my old contacts but still charged me for a fitting fee.
They have much improved the wait time. I was seen just a few minutes after 11am and out of there in no time flat. I appreciate their consideration of my time. I had a doctor's appt. yesterday and was there 1.5 hours and never saw the doctor. I walked out! Am now looking for another doctor. Thanks Dr. Barnes for the great service.
The visit with the Dr was ok. What needs to be work on is the demeanor of the front desk welcoming folks, the folks that give you your preliminary exam , and the personnel who ask about your medical history prior to seeing the Dr. It seems very cold and non-welcoming. Matter of fact the individual who ask about my medical history opened a alcohol prep that fell on the floor after she opened it and used it to clean the area where the patient rest their forehead and chin. To add to this once I told the Dr. Dr. Barnes did not re-clean the area. Which leads me to believe that cleanliness is NOT of paramount concern at this office, only the typical run of mill bill TRICRE as this is sure money! I don't think I will be visiting this office as the assisting personnel need their attitudes to be checked and their handling of patients monitored. They most definitely need some coaching. I will also be lodging my concern with the BBB, and TRICARE.
I do not have any factual reason to question Dr. Barnes diagnosis. I feel the need for a second opinion based on the warning of the exact prediction of this diagnosis and the same multiple medications by former patients. It could easily be my own fault but I felt rushed, and in trouble for asking questions. The bedside manner of multiple employees was subjectively unfriendly when I had questions about prescriptions that were handed to me without discussion.
She was very nice and you can tell she loves her job.
Very Professional, very Knowledgeable.
Very personable and thorough with exam.
Very thorough explanation of my exam. Showed genuine interest in me as a person as well as a patient. I have recommended her to several of my friends.
I have been a patient of Dr Barnes for 8-10 years and love the way she deals with patients. Her whole operation is a class act and I recommend her to all my friends.
Loved her so much that our whole family saw her!
Very personable - caring - asked questions - took an interest and spotted something else I had and provided me a prescription for it
Debra took the time to know me as a patient and to connect to me as a person. Efficient, expert in her field, newest technology in use. Nice from start to finish including the friendly and courteous staff.
Very professional. Dr. Barnes and her staff were very professional and courteous.
very prompt, and happy overall visit.
It was wonderful she is very nice and helpful.
Professional. Took her time, love the office staff. Extremely helpful and courteous.
Dr. Barnes is very professional and the wait was minimal. All of the tests for my eyes were completed quickly but thoroughly. I also purchased some cool sunglasses at her office for a great price!
As usual, Dr Barnes was very professional during my appt. I went in for post cataract surgery care, and she agreed that my one eye needs further work to get perfect vision. She made the appt with my eye surgeon and I will see her after the next surgery.
Very good visit, great doctor and staff.
This was our second visit to this office and seen by Dr. Barnes. It is a very pleasant office to be in. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Dr. Barnes was very nice and patient with my 8 yr old daughter.
No problems. Great service!
Everyone was friendly & helpful. All questions were answered.
Dr. Barnes took her time and was very kind and courteous. Before going to Vision Source, I've had to change doctors every year. Dr. Barnes gave me a brief background of her and Vision Source which made me feel comfortable and reassured me they would be around for a long time.
very pleasant and efficient staff. would recommend.
She is very professional and very helpful. Shetook her time to explain to my 10 year old what she was doing so he wasn't nervous. Very exceptional experience.
Excellent service from check-in to frames. All staff members were very professional. You can tell they enjoy their job and they demonstrate great teamwork. They were very efficient, I didn't have time to even finish a game on my I-phone! Superb service and very patient w/you when trying to pick out new frames. Excellent appointment.
I am always impressed with the care that Dr. Barnes gives. She is efficient but also treats her patients like people. I also like that her expectation of her office staff is high.
I liked that I could schedule my appointment On line. The Dr was quick and the staff were all very nice. Thank you.
Very patient friendly. She takes time to explain in laymen's term every test done.
I have been with her for 10 years and the service is always exceptional!
the exam was very thorough. I arrived 15 minutes early and I was seen within 10 minutes. I was very impressed with the entire staff and process.
Excellent explanation of my overall eye health.