Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Stone Oak Vision Source the leading provider of vision care products and services in San Antonio.
MONICA ALLISON, OD, FOAA
Dr. Monica Allison, OD was born in Dallas, TX . She attended college at Angelo State University and graduated with honors with her BS degree. While at Angelo State University she became interested in optometry as a profession. She attended the University of Houston College of Optometry and worked in a private practice in the Woodlands learning more about the profession. Dr. Allison was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society and the Gold Key Honor Society while at the University of Houston. She was also the recipient of the Health Professions Scholarship Program for the United States Army.
After graduation in 1998, her three year commitment began with the Army. It was while at the Officer Basic Course at Fort Sam Houston that she and her family fell in love with San Antonio. After her three year commitment ended, she returned to San Antonio to begin private practice life. She was able to purchase Stone Oak Vision Source in 2005 and has enjoyed growing the practice.
Dr. Allison is trained in the treatment and detection of ocular disease and is licensed as an optometric glaucoma specialist in Texas. She has updated the office with new equipment to provide comprehensive eye care for all ages. She is a participant in the Infant See program, sponsored by the American Optometric Association and provides comprehensive examinations to children under one year of age at no cost.
In addition, Dr. Allison is past president of the Bexar County Optometric Society. She was previously a member of the board of directors for the Texas Optometric Association and is an active member the American Optometric Association. She is also a Fellow of the Orthokeratology Academy of America. Dr Allison is certified to fit many different designs of corneal molding lenses. She enjoys finding the perfect solution to her patients’ needs whether it be specialty contact lenses, glasses, medical eye care, or a LASIK surgery consultation.
In her free time, Dr. Allison enjoys growing an extensive vegetable garden, traveling, and spending time with her amazing husband and their 5 kids.
LINDSEY DENISON, O.D.
Dr. Lindsey Denison was born in Austin, Texas and grew up in the small town of Bertram, Texas. She attended college at the University of Texas at Austin where she was placed on the Dean’s List. She received her degree in Biology in May 2008. While in college she worked for a private optometry practice and became very interested in the profession. She attended the University Of Houston College Of Optometry and graduated in May 2012. She is also licensed as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist in Texas. While in optometry school, she received clinical letters of excellence in contact lens and family practice clinics. She is a member of both the Texas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Denison is very excited to be practicing in San Antonio and enjoys working with patients of all ages to help find the solution to any of their eye care needs.
Dr. Kim Ip was born in Hong Kong and moved to Texas to attend O’Conner High School here in San Antonio. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then received her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry. For her clinical rotation, she was trained at the Naval Medical Center at San Diego, California and the South Texas Veterans Eye Clinic in San Antonio, Texas. As a board certified therapeutic optometrist and an optometric glaucoma specialist in Texas, she treats and manages glaucoma, diabetes, dry eye, cataract, macular degeneration, and other eye diseases. She is also a member of the American Optometric Association and Texas Optometric Association. Dr. Ip returned to San Antonio after completing optometry school and is looking forward to becoming a part of the growing community here.
Dr. Victoria Perez is a native of South Texas. She attended Texas A&M University at Kingsville where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Perez continued her studies at the University of Houston College of Optometry where she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2016. Dr. Perez conducted her clinical rotations at Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah, Oklahoma as part of the Cherokee Nation Rural Eye program. Her clinical training entailed comprehensive medical and emergency eye care including anterior segment ocular laser therapy. Dr. Perez is certified by the Texas State Board of Optometry as a Therapeutic Optometrist as well as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. She’s a member of both the Texas Optometric Association as well as the American Optometric Association. Dr. Perez is proud to be a part of San Antonio providing advanced comprehensive eye care while maintaining a caring relationship with her patients.
Samira Jimenez “Sam”, ABO Certified Practice General Manager
Sam, our office manager moved to San Antonio, TX in 2011. A Chicago native, Sam has been in the optometry and optical business for 13 years. She has attended numerous courses in optical, management, personal, and financial training; including the Essilor Dispensary Manager’s Program in Dallas, Texas which she completed in 2013. She is fluent in English and Spanish. She took The American Board of Opticianry Cerficiation exam in August 2016 and received her license. Sam is always focused on improving her skills to provide quality care to all her patients. She is also currently enrolled in school full time for her BA in Business administration and management.
In Chicago, Sam managed a private Vision Source practice near the famous Pilsen area. When she and her family decided to move to San Antonio, she knew her heart and passion remained in helping people with all their eye care needs. She started working as an optician at Stone Oak Vision Source in 2012 and shortly became the practice manager at our satellite location at the time. She became the General Manager at Stone oak vision Source in 2014. Sam is focused on providing every patient of Stone Oak Vision Source an outstanding experience and above all the best quality in eye care.
When she’s not in the office, Sam loves to spend time with her husband, her 5 year old son and her newest addition, her baby girl. She enjoys watching all kinds of sports but primarily is always rooting for her San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bears and her Chicago White Sox.
Diane joined us in November 2015. She has been in the optometry field for 10 years and was the office manager at her previous practice for 8 years. She is ABO certified and loves to keep up with all the latest trends in frames, lenses and eyewear technology. Diane is currently pursing her bachelors degree in Marketing and is in the process of completing the Essilor dispensary manager’s program in Dallas, TX. Her friendly and enthusiastic personality is a wonderful addition to our team. As the optical manager in our practice, Diane is always dedicated with providing all our patients with not only quality eyewear, but also with the most popular fashion styles! Diane’s passion in the business is the ability to work with people and to provide excellent, quality, and one of a kind customer service. On her free time she enjoys running 5K’s, shopping, spending time with her husband and 3 beautiful children.
Sonia has been in the field for 9 years. She has been an optician for Dr. Allison since March 2012. She is an expert with frame styling and proper lens selection. Her expertise and wonderful patient care personality lead her to become our lead optician in 2015. She loves helping every patient feel welcomed and cared for. She is experienced and cross trained as an insurance biller, technician and front desk specialist. Her positive attitude and optimism is an every day inspiration to her co workers and all that know her. Sonia is welcomed a beautiful baby girl in October 2015!
Kristine has been in the optical field for over 2 years. She is an alumni of Career Point College and a certified medical assistant. She is an expert in aiding patients with their selection of eye glasses. Another crossed trained member of our staff, she is also an expert in front desk and patient pre testing. Her friendly and warm personality are a big addition to our practice. When she’s not in the office Kristine loves to spend time with her daughter as well as coaching youth cheerleaders.
Marisa joined our office in September 2016! She has been a master optician since 2005. She is also a very proficient lab technician. As a perfectionist, Marisa always assures that her patients receive quality eye care solutions. On her free time Marisa loves to spend time with her 1 year old son. Her favorite thing about being in the optometry business is making a positive impact on our patient’s vision care needs.
Lesley Sanders, Optician
Lesley joined our team in June of 2016. An expert in fashion and style, she enjoys helping all our patients find their perfect pair of glasses! Lesley loves to keep up to date with all the latest trends and designer fashions. As an expert optician she also loves to make sure patients receive the perfect looking lenses to match their trendy frames. On her free time, Lesley provides make-up advice and application! She also loves to spend time with her amazing son.
Ruben Maciel, Optician
Ruben joined our office August of 2016. Quality, care, outstanding ethics, professionalism, and an amazing positive personality are a few words to describe him. He takes pride in his craft and is always eager to never stop learning. He is extremely knowledgeable on optics and lens solutions for all of his patients. Ruben is strongly considering attending optometry school in the future to become a doctor. On his free time, Ruben enjoys playing video games, working out and spending time with his family and friends.
Angel joined our office November 2016. He is originally from Uvalde, TX and attended South West Texas Junior college in 2013. Prior to joining our team, he was a customer service advocate for T Mobile International. As our newest optician, Angel has become a master at his craft and truly enjoys making a difference in all of our patient’s lives. Having younger siblings himself, he is a pro at fitting our younger patients’ in their perfect pair of glasses. Angel is truly passionate about his profession. On his free time, Angel enjoys playing softball for a competitive sports league.
Pedro has been with us since 2016. He is our expert lab technician and runs our entire in house optometry lab. Pedro has been in the optical lab field for 6 years. Originally from Philadelphia, he is a talented creator of optic lenses. Pedro takes pride in every single pair of glasses he makes. He is scheduled to take his ABO certification in August 2017. On his free time, Pedro enjoys working out and spending time with his family.
Ashton Johnson, Insurance Coordinator
As a director of first impressions, Ashton has been our front desk specialist for 2 years. A San Antonio native, she received her certification as a Medical Office Specialist from Kaplan University in 2013. Her vibrant personality makes Ashton a true professional in her field. She is an expert when it comes to vision and medical insurances. On her free time she loves to work out and spend time with her beautiful two year old daughter.
Shantel Craig, Lead Certified Paraoptometric Assistant
Shantel “Shantee”, received her certification in August 2014. She has been in the optometry field for 5 years and joined Stone Oak Vision Source September 2013. Originally from Arizona, Shantel is a highly knowledgeable technician with a sweet personality. She loves pre examining patients and providing everyone with a positive and enjoyable experience. Shantel is one of our contact lens specialist. With her free time, Shantee enjoys spending time with her family as well as with her adorable dog Lexi.
Judy has been with us since 2017 and has become a strong part of our team! Her sweet personality provides all our patients with a wonderful caring experience. As the only bilingual technician, Judy takes pride in providing quality eye care testing on all her patients. On her free time Judy attends school and loves spending time with her gorgeous 2 year old daughter.
Kiana Sampson, Paraoptometric Technician
Kiana joined our practice in December 2015 and is one of our highly experienced technicians. Her knowledge goes hand in hand with her friendly and enthusiastic personality. She has been in the optometry industry for 4 years. Kiana is currently in school working on getting her degree and will be applying to the United states Air force academy. During her free time Kiana enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Yuliana Alanis, Paraoptometric Technician
Yuliana is one of our newest team members! She joined our practice at the beginning of 2016 and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Texas in San Antonio in December 2015. She has been accepted and will be attending UIW Rosenberg school of Optometry in August 2016 to become an optometrist herself! Her sweet personality and attention to detail is a wonderful addition to our family. On her free time she enjoys running, traveling, cooking and baking healthy recipes.
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