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903 William D. Fitch Pkwy
College Station, TX 77845
Phone Number: (979) 779-9000
Fax Number: (979) 690-1510

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Monday:
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10am - 7pm
9am - 5:30pm
8am - 5:30pm

Patient Testimonials

  • Matthew G.

    Absolutely amazing facility! They helped my son and even helped watch him for a minute when my bank gave me trouble. They were very kind and understanding....

  • Rebecca K.

    I went in for vitamins and information. The young lady at recept. Desk did an awesome job with my qqq and handled the vitamin sale with more information needed for my eye condition....

  • Bernadette H.

    Had to find a new eye doctor for my family and I due to insurance changes. I was very pleased with my first experience. Staff and Dr. Dobson are very friendly and professional. Felt comfortable and welcomed to the practice. Would recommend giving...

  • Alexander M.

    I am new to the bryan college station area being a college student. I needed to find a new eye doctor. I am one of those people that, take a long time exsploring my options online. When I first started my search they were the first ones that poped onto my screen. When I looked at there website I intantly felt like this was the one...

    Do your contact lenses sometimes feel uncomfortable at the end of the day?? Or, maybe they feel less comfortable than they used to?  There may be a straight forward answer. Are you replacing your lenses according to the prescribed schedule by your eye doctor? If you answered yes to this, you actually would be in the minority. Studies show that about 67% of contact lens wearers wear their lenses longer than their eye doctor recommends! We know, we know... life happens, and why is it so darn important to change your lenses on schedule, anyway!?  I mean surely stretching them out longer than intended isn't THAT bad, especially if everyone's doing it... right?! No way, man. 

    Contact lenses contain small pores that allow oxygen and nutrients to reach your cornea. Over time, these small pores collect protein and other debris. A lot of this can be washed off at night, but over time these start to build up, resulting in less oxygen to your cornea AND the perfect breeding grounds for bacterial infections and corneal ulcers to develop.  Also, significant research shows using contact lenses past their scheduled replacement date results in poor comfort and vision. On the flip side,  staying on replacement schedule can increase comfort and vision! Another option that your eye doctor will likely present to you is daily disposable contact lenses. You get to throw these lenses away at the end of each day, meaning you are always getting a fresh pair in your eyes. These have become a great and healthy option to help eliminate this all-together.  

    Both contact lens manufacturers and eye doctors have worked together in extensive trials, developing ways to keep your contact lenses comfortable. Together, their clincial research has revealed that patients who purchase an annual supply of contact lenses have a higher compliance rate. This means less trips and less hassle for you to the eye doctor to purchase lenses during the year, and means a healthier ocular surface = happy patients and happy eye doctors! It's a win-win combination. You want your contact lenses to be comfortable and your eye doctor wants you to be healthy and happy! You and your eye doctor are on the same team. One of the easiest ways to achieve this is to keep up with your annual eye exams, replace your lenses on schedule, or even better ask about switching to daily disposable lenses! 

       Traditionally, there have only been two main types of contact lenses: soft contact lenses or rigid gas permeable (hard) contact lenses. As with most choices, there are some definite pros and cons to both. 

       Soft contact lenses have a ton of benefits and great qualities, compared to hard contact lenses , such as increased comfort and higher oxygen permeability. However, sometimes their optics are not as good as a rigid gas permeable, or hard contact lens. Hard contact lenses, however, usually aren't as comfortable as soft lenses and can fall out more easily! Because of this,  contact lenses can be  a little bit of give and take, i.e.  trying to balance the best optics while giving you optimal comfort. Wouldn't it be great if we could mesh the benefits of soft and hard contact lenses together?! Great news, now WE CAN! 

      Hybrid contact lenses do just that. The center portion of the lens is a rigid contact lens material, meaning you will get the optics of a hard contact lens. This can be especially great if you have astigmatism, keratoconus or wear reading glasses, or maybe told you weren't a contact lens candidate. The hard lens is surrounded by a soft skirt, giving the comfort and ease of wear of soft contact lenses! Truly, it is the best of both worlds. These lenses can also be used in patients with corneal diseases, such as keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, or a history of RK surgery. 

       Sound too good to be true?! Come see for yourself and schedule an appointment with Eye Care Center. Dr. Dobson and Dr. Zike can evaluate if you would be a good candidate for a hybrid lens, and help answer any other questions you may have about the benefits of switching or trying a hybrid lens. 

    Exceptional Staff

    Exceptional Staff

    You'll be hard-pressed to find a more experienced, caring vision care team in all of Texas!

    Our History

    Our History

    Since its inception in 1983 by Dr. Sue Simpson, O.D., Eye Care Center has always been committed to quality eye wear, top-notch eye exams, and exceptional patient satisfaction.

    Common Patient Questions

    Common Patient Questions

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    What Sets us Apart

    What Sets us Apart

    From the moment you arrive for your visit, YOU are our number one priority. Our belief is that if we truly get to know our patients and what makes them happy, we can visually accommodate them in every stage of life.

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    Office Location & Hours

    903 William D. Fitch Pkwy
    College Station, TX 77845
    Phone Number: (979) 779-9000
    Fax Number: (979) 690-1510

    Get Directions

    Monday:
    Wednesday:
    Tue, Th, Fri.:

    10am - 7pm
    9am - 5:30pm
    8am - 5:30pm

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