J. Scott Blase, O.D.
Dr. J. Scott Blase attended Penn State University and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Blase was the base optometrist at Brooks AFB for three years in San Antonio before opening Crossroads Vision Care in 1978 in Converse, Texas. Dr. Blase is a therapeutic optometrist and has also attained the designation of glaucoma specialist from the State of Texas. Dr. Blase has the expertise to fit all styles of contact lenses including gas permeable, mulitfocal, and astigmatic contact lenses. He provides comprehensive vision examinations as well as treating minor injuries and illnesses of the eyes. Dr. Blase is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometric Association. He is also a member of the Converse Lions Club and a past Boysville Professional Angel. He is an avid golfer and enjoys swimming as well as spending time with his family. Dr. Blase firmly believes that every patient deserves the highest quality vision examination and ensures that his office attains the latest technology available. He takes pride in knowing his staff is extremely well trained and experienced.
Jane Blase, Office Manager
Jane is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and Bloomsburg State University. She holds an MA in Speech Pathology and has an extensive background in speech, hearing and vision testing. Jane is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association. Jane will help you through the whole examination process, from the moment you walk in the door, through the pretesting, down to the framestyling. Jane's number one priority is customer satisfaction. Over the years, Jane has developed a warm family atmosphere in our office and keeps this environment as family oriented as possible, from employees to our patients. Any comments concerning our office-both positive or negative should be discussed with Jane. Her motto is "We can't fix a problem unless we know about it."
Irene Rodriguez, Medical Claims/Billing Specialist
With over 15 years experience in the optometric field, Irene has acquired a full array of expertise. Specializing in medical and routine vision care claims, Irene will file your insurance claims efficiently and accurately and in a timely manner. Irene is also responsible for ordering all contact lenses making sure that the doctor's prescription is filled accurately. You may sometimes find her in the exam room assisting the doctor with pre-testing. Irene enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grand-daughter Mia. She enjoys walking outdoors and bike riding with her husband. Please contact Irene about any insurance or billing questions you may have.
Jesse Arocha, Head Optician
Jesse has been an optician for over 30 years and has been with Crossroads Vision Care for the past three years. Jesse is the most knowledgable optician and makes sure he keeps up with the latest technology in both frames and lenses. Jesse is responsible for both ordering and edging all eyeglasses as well as verifying all prescriptions to ensure the eyeglasses are made exactly to the doctor's Rx. Jesse is a master frame stylist and gives each patient as much time as needed to choose the best look and fit possible. Jesse is an active church member and both plays and coaches baseball in his spare time. Jesse is devoted to his family and spends much of his time taking care of his parents. Please contact Jesse with any questions you have concerning your eyeglasses.
Brenda Pendley, Optician
Brenda has been in the optical profession for over 20 years. Brenda has worked in all fields of optometry and opthalmology, from lab manager to opthalmic technician. If you have a certain frame design that you are interested in that we do not have available at the time of your visit, Brenda can custom order them for you. Brenda is very knowledgeable about speciality lenses and can walk you through the different options that are available to you. Brenda is happily married and has 3 children. In her spare time, Brenda likes to spend time with family and research astronomy! If you have any questions about your current glasses, or any future glasses that you are interested in purchasing, come visit Brenda!