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Years of Experience


Dr. Rex Werner has been practicing in San Diego since 1989. He is a graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry, and has worked with the Department of Public Health and the Veterans Administration as well as in private practice.

In addition to being able to treat refractive disorders, Dr. Rex is certified in the treatment and management of external eye diseases. He also works with Lasik eye surgeons who are the leading experts in their field. He does pre-operative evaluations, consults, and performs post-operative follow-ups teaming with the specialists to give his patients the best care possible. Having undergone Lasik surgery himself, Dr. Rex is able to explain firsthand the pros and cons of the procedure. Dr. Rex fits all types of contact lenses, including toric, bifocal, and medically necessary soft and gas permeable lenses.

Dr. Rex is happily married with four children and enjoys the great outdoors.


  • Southern California College of Optometry

Professional Memberships

  • American Optometric Association
  • San Diego Optometric Association
  • California Optometric Association

Insurances Accepted


Blue Cross

Davis Vision





Health Net





MES Vision




MetLife Vision PPO

Office Hours

Mon9:00am - 5:30pm
Tue10:00am - 5:30pm
Wed9:00am - 6:30pm
Thu9:00am - 5:30pm
Fri8:00am - 2:30pm


Keratoconus Fitting And Gas Permeable Lenses$1287.75
Retinal Imaging$33.15
Dry Eye Treatment$339.15
Comprehensive Eye Exam$152.15
Contact Lens Evaluation$84.15
Glaucoma Consultation$344.25
Dry Eye Consultation$134.30
Diabetic Eye Exam$185.30
Keratoconus Fitting And Hybrid Lenses$1518.95
High Astigmatism Fitting and Gas Permeable Lenses$237.15
General Follow Up$67.15
Contact Lens Evaluation - Multifocal$118.15
Medical Consultation$92.65

Patient Reviews

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I have been seeing Dr. Rex for ten years. I started seeing him when we lived just down the road and he was one of the closest optometrists around. When we moved, however, I have consistently come back to him. When we lived 30 miles away I happily made time in my day to return to him for updating my contacts. Now we are about 10 miles away and I return to him without question. Dr. Rex will answer any question you have and will make sure you understand the answer. He will spend as much time as you need getting your prescription just right. When I was having weird night-vision stars he explained what the problem was and backed my prescription down for me, free of charge. When I told him about my migraines he told me about his son, and helped me figure out both my migraine trigger and how to shield myself. In addition to all the help he's been for me as an individual, Dr. Rex is active in Doctors Without Borders and closes his office periodically so he can go abroad and help those who don't have ready access to health care. He's a fantastic doctor, and he's an all-around "good guy". I'll be coming to Dr. Rex as long as he is practicing, no matter how far I have to travel.

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I love this place OMG I can't say enough about how good they are!! I have been coming to see Dr. Rex Werner for years and the service continues to get better and better and how can you improve on perfect right...The staff makes you feel warm and fuzzy...comfortable and it's a very pleasant appointment. If you're looking for a good Optometrist you have got to come and experience what I'm talking about, it's worth the drive across town.

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Werner Optometry is the best. I've been seeing Dr. Rex for many healthy years. In 2009 when I was diagnosed with a rare incurable chronic illness & put on Prednisone, Dr. Rex monitored my eyes closely for both side effects of the meds & the illness itself. The staff is first rate, patient, kind, & caring. They also carry the coolest eye glass frames & since I have no bridge, they sent my sunglasses out to be retrofitted with nose pads. I now have an awesome pair of cool fashionable sunglasses. Werner Optometry, No Ka Oi!

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I have been going to see Dr Rex for Almost 5 years now and think that he is the absolute best. He takes time to explain exactly what he does, what he is thinking, and the plan ahead. He is extremely knowledgeable, usually knows what to ask before you ever have to say the problem. He always asks "is there anything I haven't answered for you today". I really do think he is awesome and a great Doc. My wife goes to Dr Aaron, and she thinks he is absolutely great as well. Also, all the office staff are great and very personable!

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Been a patient for around 10 years now. My kids like the atmosphere as much as I do. Thank you to the entire staff. Dr. Rex and Dr. Aaron are great.

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I'm very happy I chose this office for my eye needs. The yearly exam is very extensive and dr Rex Werner takes the time to explain everything to me. The staff is very friendly and Myra was very knowledgable and efficient. The office is close to my home and the parking is great, why would I go anyplace else!?

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The sincerity of the care that you receive here is better than any other Optometry Office that I have been going to for my whole life! The information flows from the Staff and Doctor to you in a way that you can easily understand. I'm in my middle 40's and have been going to Eye Dr's since I was 5 yrs old, and the care that I have receive here has me a Patient for the remainder of my life. If you need a Quality Eye Dr here is where to go! Insurance or not I will continue here.

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I've been going to see Dr. Rex for a few years now and I wished I had done so sooner! Every single visit I walk away with vision knowledge that I never knew. He seems genuinely passionate about eye care and the depth of his knowledge is amazing. He breaks down the most confusing conditions into language you can understand. Dr. Rex has his son Aaron working as a partner here and I have my 18 year old son seeing him. I talked so highly of this office that my husband now sees Dr. Rex, too. The office girls are always so friendly and accommodating. I love the smiles every time I come in. Highly recommend this business if you're shopping for an eye care specialist.

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Excellent eye care! Rex is a phenomenal and personable Dr! Been a faithful patient for over 20 years!

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I've been seeing Dr. Rex for over 5 years now. I used to live in the area, so it was just convenient, but I still travel to his office now that I moved 30 minutes away. They are always very friendly, attentive, and always take the time to explain things to me. Sometimes Dr. Rex talks a little too much, but he has always been very kind and thorough during his exams. I feel confident that he is doing his best and providing me with the best eye care possible. I will continue to travel to this office for my annual exams.

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I rarely post reviews on Yelp, instead relying on other methods for reviews. However, I feel that the service I received at Werner Optometry needed to be shared with as many people as possible. I promise, I will try to make this as short, concise, and to the point as possible. Every single person I came into contact with at Werner Optometry was friendly and courteous. They each seemed to go out of their way to make what was a potentially uncomfortable process seem a little more enjoyable. From the moment I placed a call to schedule an appointment, to the actual appointment itself, I never felt like a "Patient". Rather, the staff made me feel as if I were a friend, offering whatever they could to ensure my comfort. All the staff at Werner Optometry should be commended for their professionalism, dedication to their patients, and for otherwise making the process of Eye Health Care a truly pleasurable experience. I look forward to many more years as a client of Werner Optometry.

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