DR. BRANDON BLAKER

Education

University of Houston College of Optometry Doctorate of Optometry – 2003
Sul Ross State University B.S. Biology – 1998
Fredericksburg High School 1993

Certifications

  • Therapeutic Optometrist
  • Optometric Glaucoma Specialist

Professional Memberships

  • Texas Optometric Society
  • American Optometric Society


DR. SHELLY BLAKER

Education

University of Houston College of Optometry Doctorate of Optometry – 2004
University of Houston B.S. Biology
Spring High School

Certifications

  • Therapeutic Optometrist
  • Optometric Glaucoma Specialist

Professional Memberships

  • Texas Optometric Society
  • American Optometric Society



DR. W. STEVE KROEGER

Education

American Academy of Optometry Fellow
University of Houston College of Optometry

Certifications

  • Therapeutic Optometrist
  • Optometrist Glaucoma Specialist



DR. JACKLYN ALAQUINEZ

Education

UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO), Doctor of Optometry, 2015
Texas Woman’s University, 2010
University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), Bachelor of Science­ Biology, 2006

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Optometry (AAO)
  • American Optometric Association (AOA)
  • College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)
  • Texas Optometric Association (TOA)

Clinical Experience

  • Dr. Richard Sharp: Sharp Eye Consultants – Spring 2015
  • Dr. Mario Gutierrez: Vision Source – Fall 2014­
  • Rosenberg School of Optometry Clinics – Summer 2014

DR. KAREN HENSON

Education

  • University of Houston College of Optometry – Doctorate of Optometry 1991
  • Sam Houston State University – Bachelor or Arts in Biology 1985
  • Navarro College – Associate Applied Science in Medical Technology 1980
  • St. John Catholic High School Ennis TX 1978

Certifications

  • Therapeutic Optometrist

Professional Experience

  • Hill Coutry Vision Center – May 2017 – Present
  • Private Practice 1998 to 2018, Smithville, Bastrop, La Grange
  • Associate Optometrist 1991 to 1998, Austin, San Antonio



DR. GLADDIS THOMAS

Having spent the majority of her childhood in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Gladdis Thomas moved to San Antonio to pursue optometry at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Optometry. After earning her Doctorate Degree in Therapeutic Optometry, she decided to stay in South Texas to evade the frosty winters and enjoy sunny, hill country charm.

She attained her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from The Ohio State University.

Dr. Thomas is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society – with a lifetime commitment to leadership and service in the community. She is also a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society.

When not seeing patients, Dr. Thomas enjoys hiking, crafting, traveling, and spending time with her husband, toddler, and two Havanese pups.

Education

  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH – Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, June 2008
  • Rosenberg School of Optometry, San Antonio, TX – Doctorate in Optometry, May 2014

Professional Experience

  • San Antonio Eye Professionals, San Antonio, TX – Therapeutic Optometrist / Optometric Glaucoma Specialist (August 2014 – present)
  • Texas State Optical, San Antonio, TX – Therapeutic Optometrist / Optometric Glaucoma Specialist (October 2015 – August 2017)
  • University of the Incarnate Word Eye Institute, San Antonio, TX – Low Vision Rehabilitation Course – Teaching Assistant (January 2014 – May 2014)
  • Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Parma, OH – Clinical Extern (August 2013 – December 2013)
  • Vision Source – Dr. Palys and Associates, San Antonio, TX – Clinical Extern (May 2013 – August 2013)
  • University of the Incarnate Word Eye Institute, San Antonio, TX – Clinical Intern (May 2012 – May 2013)
  • University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry – San Antonio, TX
  • Laboratory Teaching Assistant – Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Optometry – (May 2012 – May 2013)

Leadership/Activities/Honors

  • Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, RSO Chapter – Vice President (March 2013 – May 2014)
  • Beta Sigma Kappa National Optometric Honor Society, RSO Chapter
  • Student Government Association, Rosenberg School of Optometry – Class Vice President (March 2011 – March 2012)
  • National Optometric Student Association, RSO Chapter – Diversity Student Leader (May 2012 – May 2013)
  • UIW RSO Student Ambassadors Council, 2011 – 2012
  • UIW RSO Academic Scholarship, 2010 – present
  • UIW RSO Dean’s List, Spring 2012

LANGUAGES:

  • Fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi and Malayalam
  • Able to perform an eye exam in Spanish

 


DR. MONICA ALLISON, MBA, FIAOMC

Dr. Monica Allison, OD was born in Dallas, TX . She attended college at Angelo State University and graduated with honors with her BS degree. While at Angelo State University she became interested in optometry as a profession. She attended the University of Houston College of Optometry and worked in a private practice in the Woodlands learning more about the profession.

Dr. Allison is trained in the treatment and detection of ocular disease and is licensed as an optometric glaucoma specialist in Texas. She has updated the office with new equipment to provide comprehensive eye care for all ages. She is a participant in the Infant See program, sponsored by the American Optometric Association and provides comprehensive examinations to children under one year of age at no cost.


 


DR. CONNER MCNABB

Dr. Conner McNabb was born in Tulsa, OK but was raised in San Antonio, attending Health Careers High School. He received his bachelors and graduated Cum Laude with a degree in biochemistry at Arizona State University in May 2012. He developed a fondness for optometry while working as an optician and technician at a local vision center, under the mentorship of the optometrist there. He moved back to San Antonio to attend UIW’s Rosenberg School of Optometry in 2014, where he was on the dean’s list all 4 years and graduated Magna Cum Laude. With his degree, Dr. McNabb was able to receive a license as both a Therapeutic Optometrist and an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. When not practicing optometry, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.


 


DR. KIM IP

Dr. Kim Ip was born in Hong Kong and moved to Texas to attend O’Conner High School here in San Antonio. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then received her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry. For her clinical rotation, she was trained at the Naval Medical Center at San Diego, California and the South Texas Veterans Eye Clinic in San Antonio, Texas. As a board certified therapeutic optometrist and an optometric glaucoma specialist in Texas, she treats and manages glaucoma, diabetes, dry eye, cataract, macular degeneration, and other eye diseases. She is also a member of the American Optometric Association and Texas Optometric Association. Dr. Ip returned to San Antonio after completing optometry school and is looking forward to becoming a part of the growing community here.