Schedule an Appointment
Our office provides care for a wide variety of conditions. To efficiently serve you, we work by appointment, with the possibility of same day availability. This addresses the value of time and assures that specialized personnel and equipment are available for your particular needs. However, if you develop a problem that needs immediate attention, please contact us by telephone and we will make every effort to accommodate you. Because of unanticipated problems and emergencies, your appointment may be delayed. If that happens, we will make every effort to keep such delays to a minimum and keep you informed of any delay.
As a courtesy to other patients and our staff, please call the office at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time if you are unable to keep your appointment.
When scheduling appointments, please be aware that during your initial visit and occasionally thereafter, your eyes may be dilated. Please bring sunglasses. Although many people can drive after dilation, we encourage you to bring a driver for your return home from your appointment.
You may schedule your appointment by e-mail, if it is more convenient. If so, please indicate your choice in location, day, time, physician, and what the appointment is for (complete exam, follow up, glaucoma check, etc.). We will in return e-mail you back with the specific information regarding your appointment.
If you wish to schedule your appointment by e-mail, then please fill out the following:
Eye Excellence has two convenient locations. One office is located in the prestigious Texas Medical Center, in the St. Luke's O'Quinn Medical Towers, at 6624 Fannin, Suite 2105. The other office is located in the historic Museum District, at 4 Chelsea Blvd.
6624 Fannin, Suite 2105
Houston, TX 77030
4 Chelsea Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
Before You Visit
Before Your Visit:
We are pleased that you have chosen Eye Excellence for your eye care. We will endeavor to make your visit as pleasant, convenient and stress-free as possible.
How Long Will You Be Here?
We request new patients to please arrive about 20 minutes before your appointment time. To expedite the check in process, you may print out and complete the "patientforms"New Patient Forms. Be sure to bring these forms with you.
The length of time of your office visit may vary. In order to check the overall health of the eye, dilation drops may be used. If you require dilating drops and/or special testing, please allow at least one and one-half hours (90 minutes) for your visit. We strongly recommend that you arrange to have someone drive you after the conclusion of your exam, as you will likely have difficulty reading and sensitivity to sunlight for three to five hours afterward. If you do not require dilation of your eyes or other testing, please allow approximately one hour (60 minutes) for your visit.
What Do We Need To Know?
Whether you or a loved one are having a first eye exam, a repeat eye exam, or are seeing a new eye doctor for the first time, there are a number of routine questions you can expect. Because there is any number of factors in your medical history that may contribute to current or potential vision problems, please come prepared to discuss some vital information with us. Understanding your lifestyle and any visual problems you're having helps us to point your eye exam in the right direction.
If you are currently using eye medications from another eye doctor or seeing another eye doctor for any eye condition, please let us know prior to your visit. We may require other information or records prior to your visit. If so, you may need to request medical records from your other physician.
Please bring all of the following, if you use them:
Glasses, sunglasses (if prescription) and original contact lens boxes (if available), any eye drops you are using and a list of all prescription medication you take.
Questions we may ask:
- What eye problems are you having now?
- Is your vision blurry or hazy at certain distances?
- Do you have problems in your peripheral (side) vision?
- Are you experiencing pain or discomfort in certain lighting situations?
- Do you have a history of eye problems or eye injury?
- Do you have a current prescription for glasses or contact lenses? Are you wearing them regularly, and, if so, are you still happy with them?
- Have you had any health problems recently, such as high blood pressure or heart disease?
- Are you diabetic?
- Are you overweight?
- Are you taking any medications?
- Do you have allergies to medications, food or other materials? Seasonal allergies?
- Has anyone in your family, including parents, suffered from eye problems or diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma or macular degeneration?
- Has anyone in your family suffered from high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes? What about other health problems that can affect the whole body like blood disorders or cancer?
We value and protect the privacy of your medical information in accordance with the Federal HIPAA Guidelines.
Prior to their visit, patients are responsible for obtaining any needed referral or approval required by your insurance. Our policy is to require payment of all deductibles and co-pays prior to each visit at check-in. Eye Excellence accepts cash, check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. We do not accept American Express.
Changing Your Appointment
If you need to cancel or change your appointment, we appreciate at least 24 hours advance notice by telephone during business hours.