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Patient FAQ’s

The Doctors at TSO Texas City want to make sure that you receive all of the information that you need to make educated decisions about your eye health. We are always available to answer your questions.

Dr. Nelson Juarez answers frequently asked questions

Q: When I read a label on food items, I need to move it further away from me. What’s happening?

A: You are unable to focus at near. This is called presbyopia. This is something that eventually happens to everyone and is inevitable. A pair of bifocal glasses or reading glasses will help you focus up close. Schedule an appointment to get tested for glasses.

Q: Can I wear my contact lenses while I sleep?

A: Yes, if you are a good candidate. Schedule an appointment to see if you are good candidate for extended wear contact lenses.

Q: Why is my vision going bad once I turned 50?

A: Your vision is not going bad, it just needs a little help focusing at near distances with a pair of bifocal or reading glasses. Schedule an appointment to get tested for glasses.

Q: Should I wear sunglasses during the winter?

A: Yes, a light shade of uv protecting sunglasses should be worn in the winter. Although the sun is not out, it is still emitting UV light that can still damage your eyes.

Q: Can kids wear contact lenses?

A: Yes, children can wear contact lenses if they are a good candidate. Schedule an appointment to see if your child is a good candidate for contact lenses.

Q: Can I wear contacts when I’m swimming?

A: It is not recommended to wear your contacts while swimming because the water may contain bacteria that will adhere to the contact lenses and could possibly give you a bacterial infection that may lead to irreversible blindness.

Dear Patients and Community,

Due to the recent public concern about the coronavirus (Covid-19), we are taking precautions as recommended by the center for disease control (CDC)

At this time routine eye exams are being rescheduled. We are available for medical eye emergency visits and will only permit that patient into the office.

With that being said if you are a contact lens wearer and currently have less than a three month supply left, we highly recommend that you place an order now. We will ship them directly to you at no charge.

Call 409-948-1311 (during office hours)
Or email texascity@tso.com to place your order

Office hours
Mon-Fri
8am-1pm

Also, as reminders please pick up any eye glasses or contact lens orders that are ready at our office at your earliest convenience.

Dr. Juarez and Dr. Garcia

Welcome to Texas State Optical Texas City

Dr. Juarez


Dr. Garcia