Dr. Donald Semler, OD

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Dr. Donald Semler, OD is a Optometrist in San Antonio, TX. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Semler to book an appointment.

Dr. Semler

San Antonio Eye Center PA

800 McCullough Ave San Antonio, TX 78215
Accepting new patients

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(210) 226-6169

Dr. Semler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Dr. Semler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Semler

4.7

Based on 27 ratings

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I saw Dr Semler for the second time. He was very friendly and commented about seeing me before. I thought that was a nice touch, it shows that he looked at my file prior to seeing me in the office. He communicated clearly and asked if I had any questions about my care. I look forward to seeing him next year. I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends looking for an eye doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Adelia Trevino – Sep 04, 2021
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It was a professional and warm environment from the receptionist and technician to the physician. They payed attention, took notes and communicated well together. A learning experience that was relaxing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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L.A. Montgomery – Aug 12, 2021
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Excellent service.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jul 29, 2021
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Dr Semler is very professional, very attentive to patients needs explanation was given to me on a matter that I could understand. I give him and his staff 5 stars
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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JOSE C Del Rio – Jul 14, 2021
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Dr was great. Staff was very friendly and professional. I would highly recommend. Thank you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Patrick S – Jul 01, 2021
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My visit was simple, and no long waiting time. Overall all my expectations, of my visit was great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 24, 2021
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The new prescription for my eye glasses wasn’t working out for me, so Dr. Semler did a second vision exam and determined the prescription needed to be altered. My glasses are now being remade at no cost. Dr. Semler spent a good bit of time with me to ensure that I understood the difference between the two prescriptions and that my vision is safe. It was a very positive visit, and I would recommend Dr. Semler to anyone with vision issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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May 28, 2021
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I saw Dr. Semler for my routine eye exam. He was very thorough and explained things well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Monica – Apr 29, 2021
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Dr Semler was very friendly and knowledgeable. He explained everything in a pleasant manner. The office staff left a bitter taste in my mouth. The gentleman manning the front door was not very friendly although he was using the correct language. The technician who performed the preliminary tests was very rude. I asked her if she was okay because she was being very abrupt with her questions. She replied that she felt like I had a bad attitude. The Covid 19 precautions were a little excessive and inconsistent. For example, I was admonished not to touch any of the eye frames, yet I was given a pen to fill out paperwork from a holder with pens that were not labeled as clean or dirty. Also, the restroom had NO soap at all. It seemed that their was lots of staff experiencing idle time as evidenced by loud talking and laughing. The eyeglass optician which was an older lady was very pleasant and accommodating. Honestly, if I had service like in the clinic I would have gone somewhere else.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Apr 28, 2021
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Dr. Seller is a caring. He gives you good information on how to take care of your eyes. I would recommend this Doctor to anyone who is looking for a good Eye Doctor. Thank you Dr. Semler
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Yardenia Wright Perez – Feb 10, 2021
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I was having issues with my eyesight so I did a search through my insurance website. I called and made my appointment less than a week out so I was glad. I showed up to my appointment with no issues and they took my temp and had me sit. I was called over within 10 min and then exam began. Everyone was friendly and very through. Dr Semler checked me out and what I thought was a cataract turned out to be some unexplained condition but he put me at ease and explained the retina scans they took and was very informative with his diagnosis.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cesar – Feb 07, 2021
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Very pleasant & informative. I appreciate the time, information & care given.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jan 30, 2021
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Dr. Semler Is very professional, knowledgeable, caring and kind. I highly recommend Dr. Semler to my family and friends. This is my second yearly visit and will keep him as my eye doctor. After my visit this year I scheduled my next yearly visit Knowing I will be in the best of hands. Dr. Semler took the time to ask questions and to give me a sample of eye drops for my dry eyes. I was also given a printed copy of my Eyeglass prescription And a copy of my eye evaluation. All done in the same day
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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R. K. – Jan 24, 2021
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Dr. Semler is one of the most professional and caring physicians I’ve met. He truly goes above and beyond for his patients. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Pat G. – Dec 31, 2020
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Very pleasant and very cooperative when it comes to rescheduling appointments. Staff was very friendly
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Mrs Euth – Dec 12, 2020
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Dr was very professional, visit was great , he wen over the mile to help me , whit a problem in mi vision , the same day in the office , thank you for this , always grateful to him !
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Maria Flores – Nov 21, 2020
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This was my second annual visit with Dr Semlinger. Eye exam was done in a timely manner. I am very satisfied with his services.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patricia Ornelaz – Oct 29, 2020
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Dr.Semler was very knowledgeable about my condition called Occipital Neuralgia, he explained to me that there is not much i can do about it, but that my eyes were healthy according to my age. I would see him again. He was fast and friendly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nancy – Oct 09, 2020
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Very thorough Explained and communicated all issues clearly and completely
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 05, 2020
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I was pleased with the steps taken due to the Virus.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dr. Donald Semler, OD is a Optometrist in San Antonio, TX. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Semler to book an appointment.

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  • Optometry

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Languages

  • English
  • Chinese

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Dr. Semler's office is located at 800 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

San Antonio Eye Center PA800 McCullough Ave San Antonio, TX 78215
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