Meet Our Staff


Meet Dr. Sundip Patel


Dr. Sundip Patel is a medical optometrist operating in the Greater San Antonio area, serving New Braunfels since 2005. Working with patients ages six and up, he is a competent and compassionate individual who takes time to thoroughly explain all eye-exam results to those in his care. Dr. Patel has a passion for preventative care helping patients to understand that a pair of glasses or contacts is half the reason why you can see and explains why the patient is the other half in how you can see on a daily basis by making some really basic life style changes.

That drive has culminated into a practice that provides patients with help with dry eye disease due to technology, contact lens use, medical conditions, and or makeup wear. He has the experience to be able to address each individual case based on the findings of a Dry Eye Workup. His goal is to help stop and prevent the patient’s chronic dry eye disease from progressing in the future.

He provides wellness eye exams as well as medical eye exams monitoring for conditions including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, hypertension and cataracts. He also takes office visits for infections, foreign bodies, corneal abrasions and vision loss. In addition, he has plenty of experience fitting contact lenses of all kinds. Dr. Patel received his training from The Pennsylvania College of Optometry, one of the oldest schools of the practice in America.

In the evenings and weekends, Dr. Patel is spending time with his beautiful wife and darling children enjoying life and all that it has to offer. He is a big gear head spending time in the garage with kids working on his cars. He does not watch a lot of sports but, he whole heartedly supports the SAN ANTONIO SPURS!!

Vanessa Armendariz

I am proud to say I have been with Lone Star Vision Associates for about 10 years now. I enjoy coming to work every day and meeting new and established patients. I've lived in New Braunfels for most of my life and graduated right here in New Braunfels High School in 2003. I briefly attended St. Phillips college to further my education as a nurse but found my true calling here at Lone Star Vision Associates. Our town has really grown the last couple of years. I can't wait to see what our future holds for our practice so that we may continue to serve our area as well as our surrounding areas with their visual needs. In the office I am mainly in charge of making sure everything runs smoothly each day. Insurance claims are partially managed through me. I am happy to schedule appointments and answer any questions our patients may have. I will continue to grow and learn with Dr. Patel and our staff.

Brenda Villagomez

I have the pleasure to say that I have been working at Lone Star Vision Associates since I graduated high school; I am now a college student pursuing a career in the medical field. I am a pre-eye exam technician, I pre-examine patients and collect information in order to help Dr. Patel and assure patients receive an accurate eye-exam. I also schedule appointments, call patients for their annual eye exams, and check patients' insurances in order to have everything ready prior to their appointment. Working for Lone Star Vision Associates is a great experience and I love to learn new things every day to make sure the office is at its best for our patients.

Flavia Sanchez

I’ve been a proud member of Lone Star Vision Associates for almost a year. I work as a pre examination technician, helping patients schedule appointments, and help gather the information needed to ensure an accurate prescription. Other of my daily tasks include, verifying patient’s insurance benefits, helping Spanish speaking patients understand the doctor, and helping the day go by smoothly. When I’m not busy thinking of lame puns, I’m working on expanding my knowledge as a technician to provide patients with a worry free exam.

Ruby Apolinar

I’m a honored member of Lone Star Vision Associates. I’m a college student at Alamo Community Collages, studying to be an occupational therapist. I enjoy being a technician at Lone Star Vision. As a technician I pre-test, verify insurances, set up appointments for patients among other tasks. There is a lot to learn and so many new experiences to accomplish. Outside of work, I enjoy Painting and trying out new baking recipes especially for the staff members to try.



Office Hours

Monday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm