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Meet the experienced and friendly doctors who make Schertz Vision Source the leading provider of vision care products and services in Schertz.

Dr. Debra Barnes

Dr. Barnes is originally from North Carolina and graduated from Southern College of Optometry. She was an active duty Air Force Optometrist from 1978 to 1985. Dr. Barnes founded Schertz Vision Source, a member of the Schertz Chamber of Commerce and Randolph Area Chamber of Commerce, in 2000. Dr. Barnes is a member of the Bexar County Optometric Society, Texas Optometry Association, and The American Optometric Association. She is married and has two children, a son who graduated from Texas A&M University and a daughter who is currently attending the University of Texas in Austin.


Dr. Michelle Buttlar

Dr. Buttlar graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry, where she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society. Prior to optometry school, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of North Texas. She has served as President of the Bexar County Optometric Society and a member of the Texas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Billy Nowlin

Dr. Billy

Dr. Nowlin owned Area Eye Center-Vision Source for 30 years in Perryton, Texas. He and his wife Karen, moved to New Braunfels to be closer to their four daughters and grandchildren. Karen is a retired Math Specialist with the Seguin Independent School District. Dr. Nowlin enjoys working part-time with Schertz Vision Source so that he has time to enjoy his golf habit. Dr. Nowlin and Karen are active members of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels. His many years of experience and friendly manner will give even the most reluctant patient a thorough and relaxing eye exam.