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Dr. Valerie Winfrey, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • ACE
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • University of the Incarnate Word, Doctor of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1780012112

Office locations

San Antonio Eye Professionals

7400 San Pedro Avenue

San Antonio, TX 78216

Patient reviews
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All staff are kind and friendly. She is very good and saved me money too. I felt right at home and enjoyed my visit there.
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Awesome quick service. Will definitely be coming back ??
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The best ever I least for me, is really good doctor
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The doctor and staff are very knowledgeable, friendly , and professional . There was no wait time whatsoever and customer service was excellent .
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Thank you very much
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She was a wonderful doctor who didn't rush the appointment despite it being Christmas Eve and there was a small office party planned for that day.
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Visit was not with Valerie Winfrey, as scheduled. We were seen by Dr. Tuong Van Dang. She was absolutely great. She was very professional, easy going and explained everything she was doing which left us with NO questions. We have foundour eye specialist - no need to ever go elsewhere .
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Just needed my reading glasses prescription revised and the staff and Valerie Winfrey were very professional and nice.
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She’s friendly, knowledgeable, and honest. We trust her and appreciate her taking care of our family.
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She was very educational, I asked questions and she would answer. She too asked me questions, detailed questions. Like she cared.
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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 notefficient, 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.
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She was wonderful! Wish it took less time to be seen but that's my only complaint. Fantastic doc!
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She’s amazing. Very polite, thorough, and patient. Can’t wait to go back.
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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 inthere. 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.
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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. Theissue 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.
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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 mytrust and will be going back to her for my next yearly exam.
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Very professional and quick! Will definitely recommend to friends and family!
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My hubby and I were out at a great time!
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She did a great job of explaining the examination
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Valerie was very helpful and knowledgeable
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She was very good.
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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 allmedical professionals to follow, it would be great if all physicians demonstrated her professional expertize and medical knowledge, and especially concern for patients well-being.
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The exam felt very rushed.
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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.
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She is cute, fast, and she knows what she's doing, but she's really snooty!
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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.
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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!
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Great professional staff.
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Dr Winfrey was so friendly! The front desk staff were all patient with my questions and very helpful! Great! Love it!
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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.
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Very thorough took her time I would go back to see her again.
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Pleasant and professional doctor and staff. Well equipped office.
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She was very helpful and very nice.
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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!
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Helpful, professional, and fast. Great service!
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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.
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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.
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She has great "bedside" manner, friendly and easy to relate with. I am recommending her to all I know!
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She was very cheerful when she walked in. Very professional, thorough, and detailed. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Dr. Winfrey was very pleasant took time to get my prescription perfect. Her staff was also very informative and helpful. I'll go back.
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Fantastic machine that allows them NOT to dilate your eyes. It does cost extra but to me it's totally worth it.
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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.
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She was thorough and professional.
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Very thorough very quick very courteous and very professional
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She was very nice. Her voice was relaxing and her bedside manner was very good.
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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!
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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!! Iwish 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.
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Dr. Winfrey was very professional in seeing my mother and I at the same time. It was quick and painless.
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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.
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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.
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