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Maria Gansel - 211 VP Operations Send email
(210) 352-7000

Glaucoma Program is an awareness program to provide a baseline glaucoma eye exam to those who may not be aware they are at increased risk

This program provides a glaucoma eye exam at no cost to those who are eligible and uninsured.

Those who are eligible and insured are billed normal office procedure, and responsible for any co-payments. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Not belong to an HMO or have eye care benefits through the VA
  • Not had an eye exam in 12 months or more
  • At increased risk for glaucoma, determined by your age, race, and family history

Click here to request a referral for a free eye exam. 

For over 25 years, I Care San Antonio has been providing vision care to uninsured, under-insured and insured patients. Over 35 doctors provide compassionate, quality eye care at the I Care Vision Center.

We provide:

  • Complete dilated eye exams
  • Prescription glasses
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Diabetic vision exams
  • Cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma specialists
  • Cornea specialists
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry.

FREE Vision Screenings every Tuesday from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM.

Full application and eligibility requirements can be found here.

Free to nominal co-pay.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Leah Gransbery - Development Director Send email
(210) 220-2384

Children learn by looking! TEAMability believes that children with Cortical Visual Impairment have the potential to improve their use of vision. Expert Education Specialists assess the functional visual skills of each child and design activities to promote Learning to Look.

We serve children 0-22 years who have combined multiple disabilities - cognitive, communication, sensory, motor and medical fragility.

Age 0-22.

Adele Giles - Deputy Executive Director Send email
(210) 733-9050

This program is designed to provide for basic needs for our “neighbors". Time Dollar uses a two-step approach in our work.

The first step is called “giving fish” through our “Los Vecinos” (neighbors) program where we provide food, eye glasses through Prevent Blindness Texas and service referrals.

The second step is "Basic Case Management" where we offer help filling out forms, reading letters, providing service referrals and any other type of assistance required based on the need.

Christmas gifts are provided through Elf Louise Penelope.

Adults

Free

Please call for more information.
Notice

If you are going to visit us, please be sure to wear a mask and follow staff guidelines for proper social distancing.

We also request only one person per household in the branch when possible.

If you would like to check out a hotspot or tablet, please call ahead to reserve the device. 

We have innovative technologies that assist visually impaired patrons in utilizing the digital programs we offer.

For use outside of the library:

  • iPads are available for check out for up to six weeks. These iPads are capable of using Siri, and have a VoiceOver function to open up the apps we offer, such as Hoopla (music, movies, audiobooks), Mango Languages, or cloudLibrary (ebooks and audiobooks).

For use within the library:

  • Focus 40 Blue Wireless Braille Display, which connects to computers, iPads, and phones using Bluetooth, allowing navigation through documents and applications using the latest Braille technology.
  • The Braille Display also converts text to both contracted braille and un-contracted braille. This text is displayed on a Perkins-style keyboard, which makes it simple to read, as it follows along, mirroring word for word at your own pace.
  • The Pearl Portable Reading Solution is essentially a camera on a folding post, which brings visually impaired patrons convenient portable access to any reading material they bring to BiblioTech. The folding camera opens easily and connects to a PC using a USB port, and works with OpenBook Software.
  • OpenBook software takes an exact picture of the material, whether it be a book, a newspaper, or a magazine, using the Pearl Portable Reading Solution. It mirrors the image using the Pearl Scanner and reads aloud word for word. OpenBook will adjust the speed and tone of the reader, as well as the size, fonts, and color of the text to make your reading experience more comfortable.

Additionally, we provide:

  • Magic Large Print Keyboard, with much larger keys than a standard keyboard.
  • JAWS (Job Access With Speech) software, which is a screen reader for Windows that works with most computer applications.
  • Magic Zoom, which magnifies the screen so you can zoom in to the desired screen size. Each innovative tool comes with its very own braille instructions, which are available to patrons upon request.

Visually impaired.

Monday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Tuesday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Wednesday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Thursday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Friday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Notice

Our manufacturing center remains open as an essential business, and our facilities team has been working nonstop to ensure all of our facilities are clean and our employees are safe.

Learning to do things differently.

Vision loss and blindness changes how you approach the world, but it does not mean that you can't keep doing the things you enjoy. With the right tools and training you can be more independent than you thought possible.

We provide 5 free services:

  • Independent Living Skills Training with Adaptive Aids
  • Orientation and Mobility Training
  • Counseling Sessions
  • Low Vision Clinic, Eye Evaluation and Occupational Therapy Services
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wherever you are on the low vision spectrum, we have the resources and expertise to help you.

Services are FREE of charge!

To qualify, you must be 23 years or older and have low vision.

For more information, call 210-531-1547.

Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Marlene Cisneros - Administrative Asst Send email
(210) 533-5194
Notice

To protect the health and safety of the community, and to assure continued care for our patients due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have made temporary changes to our services and appointment schedules to include:

  1. We are now offering Curbside Services for patients presenting with upper respiratory conditions so that we can isolate them within their vehicles. Click here for details. (Note: This service is not available at our Metropolitan Women’s Campus and our Medical Center Campus.)
  2. We are now offering Telemedicine Services when appropriate. Click here for details.

If you think you’ve been exposed to the virus but are not experiencing any symptoms, please self-quarantine for 14 days.

If you develop symptoms, please call and let our Service Representative know that you would like to schedule an appointment using our curbside services and be seen at a location currently providing testing. Testing is done on a first-come, first-serve basis and may be limited.

The eye and vision care clinic is operated by University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) Eye Institute. The clinic offer comprehensive eye exams for adults and children of all ages. The staff of professional doctors includes both optometrists and ophthalmologists who are recognized leaders in their perspective fields. We incorporate traditional patient care with modern clinical technology. Along with some of the most technologically advanced equipment for diagnosing eye disease, we also have an on-site gallery of eye glasses to choose from. UIW Eye Institute understands that vision is a basic sense and one of the most precious resources to the human body. We offer the following eye and vision care services:

  • Adult eye care
  • Pediatric eye care
  • Low vision and rehabilitative service
  • Eye glasses
  • Vision therapy service
  • Diabetic eye care
- Eye Appointments
(210) 283-6966
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Details available here.

Services

  • Pediatrics
  • Family Practice
  • Counseling
  • Dental
  • Optometry
  • WIC
  • WIC Nutrition Program
Medical Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Dental Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Behavioral Health Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM WIC Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Provide financial assistance to the Converse Blue Santa Project for Christmas baskets and toys for the underprivileged within our community
  • Eye exams and glasses for economically disadvantaged children and adults
  • Youth Programs: Diabetic Essay, Outstanding Youth, and Peace Poster Contest
  • Queens Scholarship Pageant (Judson HS)
  • Dictionary Project (Converse Elementary School - 3rd graders)
  • Sponsors bloodmobile visits
  • Sponsors mobile eye screenings
  • Recycles eyeglasses
  • Recycles hearing aids
Cal Lawson - President
Robert Kneupper - Secretary Send email

Lytle Community Health Center provides these pediatric care services:

  • Immunizations
  • Well-child visits
  • Acute care/sick child visits
  • Chronic disease management (such as asthma, diabetes, etc.)
  • Health education
  • Vision and hearing screening
  • Sports physicals

AHC services are available to all residents of Atascosa, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Wilson, and surrounding counties. For more information on centers in the service area, click here.

Click here for insurance details.

Patients may qualify for sliding scale fees dependent on family size and income. Click here to learn more.

Office Hours Monday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Poteet Community Health Center provides these pediatric care services:

  • Immunizations
  • Well-child visits
  • Acute care/sick child visits
  • Chronic disease management (such as asthma, diabetes, etc.)
  • Health education
  • Vision and hearing screening
  • Sports physicals

AHC services are available to all residents of Atascosa, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Wilson, and surrounding counties. For more information on centers in the service area, click here.

Click here for insurance details.

Patients may qualify for sliding scale fees dependent on family size and income. Click here to learn more.

Office Hours Monday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Wilson Community Health Center provides these pediatric care services:

  • Immunizations
  • Well-child visits
  • Acute care/sick child visits
  • Chronic disease management (such as asthma, diabetes, etc.)
  • Health education
  • Vision and hearing screening
  • Sports physicals

AHC services are available to all residents of Atascosa, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Wilson, and surrounding counties. For more information on centers in the service area, click here.

Click here for insurance details.

Patients may qualify for sliding scale fees dependent on family size and income. Click here to learn more.

Office Hours Monday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Atascosa Health Center provides these pediatric care services:

  • Immunizations
  • Well-child visits
  • Acute care/sick child visits
  • Chronic disease management (such as asthma, diabetes, etc.)
  • Health education
  • Vision and hearing screening
  • Sports physicals

AHC services are available to all residents of Atascosa, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Wilson, and surrounding counties. For more information on centers in the service area, click here.

Click here for insurance details.

Patients may qualify for sliding scale fees dependent on family size and income. Click here to learn more.

Office Hours Monday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Karnes Community Health Center provides these pediatric care services:

  • Immunizations
  • Well-child visits
  • Acute care/sick child visits
  • Chronic disease management (such as asthma, diabetes, etc.)
  • Health education
  • Vision and hearing screening
  • Sports physicals

AHC services are available to all residents of Atascosa, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Wilson, and surrounding counties. For more information on centers in the service area, click here.

Click here for insurance details.

Patients may qualify for sliding scale fees dependent on family size and income. Click here to learn more.

Office Hours Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

McMullen Community Health Center provides these pediatric care services:

  • Immunizations
  • Well-child visits
  • Acute care/sick child visits
  • Chronic disease management (such as asthma, diabetes, etc.)
  • Health education
  • Vision and hearing screening
  • Sports physicals

AHC services are available to all residents of Atascosa, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Wilson, and surrounding counties. For more information on centers in the service area, click here.

Click here for insurance details.

Patients may qualify for sliding scale fees dependent on family size and income. Click here to learn more.

Office Hours Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Live Oak Community Center provides these pediatric care services:

  • Immunizations
  • Well-child visits
  • Acute care/sick child visits
  • Chronic disease management (such as asthma, diabetes, etc.)
  • Health education
  • Vision and hearing screening
  • Sports physicals

AHC services are available to all residents of Atascosa, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Wilson, and surrounding counties. For more information on centers in the service area, click here.

Click here for insurance details.

Patients may qualify for sliding scale fees dependent on family size and income. Click here to learn more.

Office Hours Monday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED