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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Valerie Winfrey was born and raised in San Antonio. She attended the University of Incarnate Word where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then went on to the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry where she received her Doctorate of Optometry as a part of their first graduating class. Dr. Winfrey has been a part of the optometry field for 12 years; first as a certified paraoptometric technician, and now as a Therapeutic Optometrist. Dr. Winfrey is a Certified Glaucoma Specialist, but also focuses on the diagnosis and management of other eye conditions and diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, and cataracts. She also enjoys fitting the various types of contact lenses including toric lenses, multifocal lenses, and monovision lenses. In her spare time, Dr. Winfrey enjoys singing, hiking, and rooting for the San Antonio Spurs and Texas Rangers.
Verified Patient Reviews
Visit was good - however, wait time was too long. I was with an assistant or doctor for a total of 10 minutes at most, but I was in the office for more than an hour. Service was fine but not efficient, I'd rather have a specific time to be there instead of an hour long window in which I'm sitting and waiting for 50+ minutes.
She was wonderful! Wish it took less time to be seen but that's my only complaint. Fantastic doc!
She’s amazing. Very polite, thorough, and patient. Can’t wait to go back.
I really enjoyed my visit to San Antonio Eye Professionals. This is my second time there and they're very courteous and prompt. I was seen 10 minutes after my appointment time, which wasn't too bad considering it was very busy in there. Dr. Winfrey was very explanatory, helpful and polite when going over my digital eye exam and breaking down in detail what the photos meant. I would highly recommend her.
Dr. Winfrey was friendly and courteous, with a great sense of humor! She took the time to explain in details the results of diabetes eye exam. Not even my opthamologist does it as well as she did. She definitely has my trust and will be going back to her for my next yearly exam.
Very professional and quick! Will definitely recommend to friends and family!
She did a great job of explaining the examination
My hubby and I were out at a great time!
Valerie was very helpful and knowledgeable
She was very good.
I felt like I was pressured to have extra services for more money. Also my vision was off on my right eye, which was obvious as I could not read most lines on the vision chart but nothing was adjusted. The issue was ignored (seemed they just wanted me in and out as fast as possible) and my vision was blurry when I received my trial contacts. Going to see another eye doctor to get a corrected prescription. Thanks but no thanks.
I have been seeing Dr. Winfrey for over 3 years now and during that time she has always been extremely knowledgeable, professional, and genuinely concerned with my optical issues, and helped to resolve them. Dr Winfrey sets the example for all medical professionals to follow, it would be great if all physicians demonstrated her professional expertize and medical knowledge, and especially concern for patients well-being.
The exam felt very rushed.
Very pleased. Well explained results. This was my first time to have an eye examination to get some glasses and they made me feel comfortable throughout the process.
Staff was very professional and friendly. Dr. Winfrey took time to explain everything and left me feeling important. I highly recommend this location and staff.
She is cute, fast, and she knows what she's doing, but she's really snooty!
She's cute, fast, and knows what she's doing, but she can be really snooty. She was nicer to my son than me. And I had asked for a legitimate question. Her answer may as well have been DUH!
Great professional staff.
Dr Winfrey was so friendly! The front desk staff were all patient with my questions and very helpful! Great! Love it!
I think Dr Winfrey was thorough and informative about my particular issue. Her professional approach to her work is unprecedented and it is reflected in her staff as well. I highly recommend her to all my friends and family.
Very thorough took her time I would go back to see her again.
Pleasant and professional doctor and staff. Well equipped office.
She was very helpful and very nice.
Dr Nguyen was very knowledgeable and professiona. He explained exactly what was going on with my eyes, and I feel extremely confident in his diagnosis. I feel reassured simply because I now have answers to questions that have been bothering me. Kudos!
Very professional and thourough about explaining procedures and results. She had a great energy about her that keeps the visit upbeat. Felt comfortable during the entirety of my visit.
Helpful, professional, and fast. Great service!
She has great "bedside" manner, friendly and easy to relate with. I am recommending her to all I know!
She was very cheerful when she walked in. Very professional, thorough, and detailed. I would recommend her to anyone.
Dr. Winfrey was very pleasant took time to get my prescription perfect. Her staff was also very informative and helpful. I'll go back.
Fantastic machine that allows them NOT to dilate your eyes. It does cost extra but to me it's totally worth it.
She was thorough and professional.
This is the second time that my mother and I were seen by Dr. Winfrey. I particularly wanted to see her because she is extremely patient, careful, kind, and helpful with my 97 year old mother. I would not hesitate to highly recommend her to anyone. Lila T.
Very thorough very quick very courteous and very professional
She was very nice. Her voice was relaxing and her bedside manner was very good.
Wonderful! They took me early! Everyone in the office- from check-in people to check-out people, were so nice and friendly, yet professional. I am so happy I found this place!
Office visit was great!! No bullshit wasting my time or hers. She got straight to the point. Answered any questions that I had and got me in and out and I felt very well taken care of. She was awesome!! I wish there were may others like her!! I got all this done on my lunch hour. That's how quick the service was!! Thank you so much!! And excuse my language but may can relate when I say no Bullshit. And no bullshit in a Drs office is always good!! Thanks again.
Dr. Winfrey was very professional in seeing my mother and I at the same time. It was quick and painless.
She is very knowledgeable and gave me great information about my conditions. She further revealed that I needed new glasses not for her gain but to better my eyesight. Great visit. I'll return.
She and the staff were rude and seemed put out to exam my 6 year olds son's eyes. They didn't mind taking our money but did not show any professionalism. My son is very polite and sweet and was treated badly.
Quick! Easy! Painless! Convenient location.
I actually didn't see Dr. Winfrey, I was seen by someone else as she was not in the office for the day, but I definitely had a great experience at San Antonio Eye Professionals! Super friendly, nice, and informed me of every detail when explaining things to me.
She cares about people she is one of the best
I think it would have been nice if she introduced herself. But other than that she was nice, professional and prompt.
overall the service was very professional and knowledgeable. the staff were also on top of their specialty too.
Dr. Winfrey was great. Very caring and listened to my eye concerns. The office was super busy however and because her staff forgot to start the dilation, I had to come back a different day to have that done which was inconvenient.
It was so wonderfully speedy! The doctor was so lovely and nice!
She was nice and it was really fast. Her assistant was
I showed up maybe 5-10 min early but waited 15-20 after my appointment time before I was called back.(total wait time was at least 20 min) The gentleman that did the tests before hand was very nice and efficient. But the doctor I saw made me feel like I was almost an inconvenience to her and her time. And made me feel like I was silly expressing my concerns about only being able to see slightly better with what she was going to prescribe for my new glasses. (I still had to guess at almost every letter in the line.) bottom line is I would not recommend this office to anyone and I don't really trust the prescription she gave me.
Very friendly and helpful
This clinic offered new technology that made it easier to determin eye and other health issues.
Valerie was very professional, polite and accomodating. She was very hellpful and genually intrested in getting me the right prescription for my contact lenses.
Overall I wasn't satisfied with the Doctor... There was no questions asked by her. I felt that she was trying to get me out ASAP... As if I was just another number. When she provided my RX it wasn't correct but she stated that it's was hard to get the correct rx cause of my astigmatism. I had to go back a couple days later to get it corrected.
New patient. In and out in 30 minutes. Friendly staff and informative doctor.
A very focused individual that was quite polite and offered to answer any questions we may have had.
This was my 2nd visit, and it was as pleasant as the 1st. I can't remember the technician's name that did the pre-screen (tall guy), but both days he was very courteous and informative. Dr. Winfrey was very nice, and explained my options in detail. I look forward to continuing using this group for my yearly eye care needs.
1st visit ever to this office, and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. The pre-screening tech was kind and informative, and Dr. Winfrey did a great job on testing my eyes and explaining the results. The glasses I had made are fantastic, and I can see very clearly now!
She was professional and efficient and I came away with a prescription which led me to purchase new glasses which are right now helping me see better. What more can anyone ask for in an OD?!
Very professional and didn't mind my kids being wi th me!
It was pretty busy when I went on Saturday, but the front desk was exceptional, they were really on top of things. The doctor was really responsive to any concerns or questions. Overall the staff was amazing. Excellent work guys keep it up!
Great doctor! Funny and nice and very relatable, felt like a really smart friend helping me out!
She just did her job. She didn't explain to me if there were any changes; she was about to walk out so I stopped her and asked.
All was great except Zoc Doc indicated the office honored my insurance but when I arrived they told me they were not in my network. I had to pay all out of pocket.
The wait time was wonderfully minimal. The front desk was very nice. The doctor was very nice but not very informative. Cataracts, ok, what causes them, what are symptoms? Are the preventable?anything I need to avoid? After having tests done I had to pay more money to get the results. That's not right. You have the results, I paid for the tests, tell me the results!!
She was very nice and answered all my questions. She was very informative
She was Amazing. The staff was great!
Dr. Winfrey was very professional. She took the time to answer all my questions and I'll go back to her. I highly recommend her.
Very friendly staff. Did not wait at all with my appointment. Dr. Valerie Winfrey was very knowledgeable and explained everything clear and understandable. I was in & out in 20 minutes. Highly recommended! Will be back!
She was great. The office was very efficient and very friendly. She answered all my questions and concerns. I am beyond satisfied.
She was excellent. Very fast, friendly, and professional.She saw my husband and I for our annual eye exam today. We just switched from our previous eye Dr of 6 years, and we were so pleased that we have decided we will only come to her for our annual eye exams and eye care needs.The staff were all great as well, checked in and taken back right away.Keep up the good work. :)
Great staff, very friendly! In and out quickly
Dr. Winfrey was very professional, informative and put me ease right away. She explained the retinal scan and provided information about the lenses I needed for my glasses. I would highly recommend her to my family and friends! Thanks!
I really liked the doctor and the office. She will be my family's eye doctor from now on.
Everyone was very helpful and friendly. Service was very quick.
The wait was because of our insurance. They were great and we will be using them again.
Staff was a little curt. Dr. was nice, but rushed us through after a long wait.
Very fast and efficient. Thanks!
The office was really nice. The staff was really helpful and quick to to help with everything. My appointment was at 12.15 I was out the door at 1220. Awesome
She was very friendly and answered any questions I had.
She was very nice. I actually had an eye infection and she was very helpful in getting me back on track.
She was very professional and very friendly. .she got me in and out!
Very pleasant staff
A+ service and professionalism. It was my first visit and the staff was warm and friendly.