The Eye Center of Uvalde

Drs. Cox and Sosa established The Eye Center of Uvalde to provide high quality, affordable eye care with a personal hometown touch. Patients are provided personalized care and attention by people they know and trust. Whether your needs are the latest in:

  • Eyewear, Contact Lenses or Laser Vision Correction
  • Treatment for complex diseases like Glaucoma, Cataracts and Dry Eye
  • Emergency Eye Care for Eye Infections or Eye Injuries
The Eye Center of Uvalde provides all of your eye care needs whether it be primary care or surgical care provided by our in office surgical team.


Services Provided

The Eye Center doctor’s expertise and attention to detail ensure you will receive the most comprehensive exam possible. We are dedicated to using the latest technologies and equipment so we can detect signs of abnormalities early while they are still easy to manage and treat.

In addition to assessing nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and other refractive abnormalities, Drs. Cox and Sosa perform a thorough check for sight threatening problems like glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.

Whether you have worn contacts before or are new to contact lenses, you can trust the doctor’s at the Eye Center will meet your vision needs precisely, with a comfortable fit. Their extensive training and experience means they can find solutions for difficult-to-fit patients. You will find a huge selection of high quality contact lenses to choose from including:

  • Daily and monthly disposable lenses
  • Bifocal lenses
  • Colored contact lenses (link new Air Optix colors
  • Toric (Astigmatism) lenses
  • Complex contact lens fittings for keratoconus and irregular corneas.

You will find a complete selection of quality eyewear at The Eye Center of Uvalde. Our Opticians are experienced and dedicated to finding the perfect frame and lenses for all your visual needs. Our in house lab can provide same day service on most prescriptions.

Board Certification.
Drs. Cox and Sosa are both Board Certified, Residency Trained Optometrists with over 20 years of experience. Both doctors diagnose and treat eye diseases such as the following:

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is often referred to as the “sneak thief of sight” because this potentially blinding disease does not have any symptoms in its early stages. Using state-of-the-art technology, the doctors at The Eye Center of Uvalde are able to detect and treat glaucoma in its early stages and successfully prevent vision loss. Detection of glaucoma is a priority in every routine eye examination that we perform.

Dry Eye Syndrome

Do your eye itch, burn, ache or tear excessively. The Eye Center doctors offer the latest treatment for this troublesome condition including the new BlephEx treatment. (http://rysurg.com/).

Eye Infections, Injuries and Emergencies

Eye Infections come in many forms. The Eye Center of Uvalde doctors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for treatment of these vision threatening conditions.

Through our team approach to Laser Vision Correction, the Eye Center of Uvalde is your resource for the latest technology in refractive eye surgery. Today's technology can eliminate the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Call our office at (830) 278-2597 for a free consultation.

Through co-management with our surgeons who see patients in The Eye Center of Uvalde, Drs. Cox and Sosa are able to provide the latest in cataract surgery care without the need to travel to San Antonio.

The latest diagnostic equipment allows us to monitor the development of problems before you are aware of them. If your vision becomes threatened by this potentially blinding condition timely treatment by our Retinal Specialist can help to prevent permanent loss of vision.

About Your Eyes

A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. The lens focuses light rays on the retina at the back of the eye to produce a sharp image of what we see. When the lens becomes cloudy, the light rays cannot pass easily through it, and the image becomes blurry.

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The retina is a nerve layer at the back of your eye that senses light and sends images to your brain. An eye is like a camera. The lens in the front of the eye focuses light onto the retina. You can thin of the retina as the film that lines the back of a camera.

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If you have diabetes mellitus, your body does not use and store sugar properly. High blood-sugar (glucose) levels can damage blood vessels in the retina, the nerve layer at the back of the eye that senses light and helps to send images to the brain. The damage to retinal vessels is referred to as diabetic retinopathy.

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You may sometimes see small specks or clouds moving in your field of vision. They are called floaters. You can often see them when looking at a plain background, like a blank wall or a blue sky.

Floaters are actually tiny clumps of gel or cells inside the vitreous, the clear jelly-like fluid that fills the inside of your eye.

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Meet Our Optometrists

Drs. Cox and Sosa are both Board Certified, Residency Trained Optometrists with over 20 years of experience.

Dr. Steven K. Cox

Optometrist

Dr. Virginia Sosa

Optometrist