Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Bradly Larson fell in love with the miracle of the human body back in college. He says, ‘I was motivated to become an optometrist by the love and amazement which struck me for God’s greatest creation, our bodies. And the eyes are the crown jewel of His work.’ Dr. Larson shows his enjoyment evaluating the eyes of every unique individual every day,. including diabetic problems, dry eye, pink eye, injuries, and much much more.
Dr. Larson specializes in LASER surgery in patients with glaucoma and cataracts and teaches optometry students from San Antonio’s college of Optometry. He also loves giving children their first pair of glasses, and showing adults that contact lenses can free them from those bifocals and readers! He’s all over the place.
Dr. Larson and his beautiful wife enjoy having 5 boys. While struggling through school, Dr. Larson mentions how he had personal experience being on MEDICAID. ‘Seeing how doctors would treat my children so badly because of our insurance really affected me. I pledged back then to never do that to my own patients, but that I would treat everyone equally. That’s the right thing to do.’
Dr. Zelmira Farmer was raised in Houston, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Life Sciences degree from Arizona State University and was a medical technician in the United States Air Force Reserve for 11 years. She then went on to graduate with honors from MCPHS University School of Optometry after completing one year of externships. Dr. Farmer was trained in treating ocular diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and many more.
She also completed an externship specializing in fitting specialty lenses which help enhance vision for patients with keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, dry eye and other forms of corneal disease. Very few doctors exist like her who can fit all lens types, from RGP hard contacts to the new and innovative Scleral lenses. Dr. Farmer takes pleasure in working with people and helping them achieve their best vision and optimize their ocular health. She takes the time needed on everyone and makes sure to address their every concern. Once a patient sees Dr. Farmer, they request to see her from that point on.
Her talents are invaluable. She makes EYE Central capable of treating nearly every type of eye problem imaginable. In her free time, Dr. Farmer enjoys spending time with her husband and family, playing tennis, traveling and reading.