Mission and Philosophy

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The mission of the University of the Incarnate Word School of Optometry Clinical Program is to provide exemplary vision care to the population of San Antonio and South Texas that advances the local and global community, public welfare, and common good.

The perspective our students are taught is to evaluate each individual as a whole person. Although our primary focus is on evaluating the vision and ocular health, our trained experts understand that health of the mind and body are equally important to the well-being of every individual. At the UIW Eye Institute, every patient will experience an in-depth comprehensive eye exam that highlights the value of their overall health while concentrating on the intricate and often complex visual and ocular system.

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At the UIW Eye Institute, we are committed to providing the finest quality eye care. Our philosophy is that every patient should have access to eye care, regardless of social status or financial means. Here at the UIW Eye Institute, a variety of insurance plans are accepted and income sensitive plans are offered in order to ensure that each patient receives care well above and beyond minimum standards. Our services are not free and care shall be extended to all who are in need, provided all necessary documentation is in order. In the spirit of the values perpetuated by the University of the Incarnate Word, we welcome all people to come and experience exceptional eye care.