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World-Class Retina Care. Community-Based Caring.

For Patients

At Texas Retina Associates, we believe in providing you with personalized, professional and convenient care as well as access to the latest technology and treatments. We accept new patients every day, and urgent or emergency referrals are seen the same day.

Schedule an Appointment

Our friendly appointment staff is here to help ensure you receive the care you need when you need it.

Simply call the office location nearest you
or call us toll-free at 1-800-695-6941.

What to Bring

Please bring the following items to your appointment:

Photo ID & Insurance Card(s)
List of all current medications, including vitamins and supplements
Your health history — conditions, procedures/surgeries, allergies, etc.
List of any questions or concerns about your eyes or vision

In addition, we always suggest that you bring someone to drive you home since your eyes will remain dilated for several hours. Sunglasses may help reduce glare. If you need some, please ask at the front desk before you leave. If needed, our receptionist can also help you arrange for transportation.

Your Visit — What to Expect

When you arrive at one of our offices for your appointment, you will be greeted by our receptionist who will help check you in and make sure we have all of your current contact, health and insurance information. When you make your appointment, you may be asked to arrive 15 minutes early to complete the registration process.

Our medical team can often evaluate, test, diagnose and treat you all on the same day. As a result, an initial comprehensive evaluation, with or without treatment, could last anywhere from two to four hours.

On each visit, we will perform a vision test and a measurement of your intraocular pressure, followed by dilation of your eyes. After a wait to allow your pupils to dilate adequately, your Texas Retina physician will examine you.

We provide a full range of diagnostic testing at all of our Texas Retina offices, using the latest technology and equipment, including:

  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – a non-invasive, non-contact device that obtains an extremely high-resolution, cross-sectional image of the affected area, and enhances diagnosis and treatment of patients with macular degeneration, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, diabetic macular edema and other macular diseases.
  • Fluorescein Angiography – involves the injection of a small amount of vegetable-based dye through a peripheral vein — usually in the arm or hand. Shortly after, a certified ophthalmic angiographer takes a series of time-dependent retinal photographs. The injected dye lights up your retina’s intricate vascular network and helps pinpoint problem areas.
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound – uses sound waves to form an image of the eye and is used to examine the inside of your eye.
  • Fundus Photography – a non-invasive diagnostic procedure that provides photographs of the back of the eye to help determine the health of your optic nerve, vitreous, macula, retina and its blood vessels.
  • Visual Field Testing – a non-invasive, computerized, diagnostic procedure that monitors your peripheral vision and provides information about the neurological function of your retina, optic nerve and brain.

If treatment of your eye problem is indicated, you and your Texas Retina physician will decide the most appropriate course of action. Your doctor may also consult with one or more of our other physicians to be sure you get the best possible treatment. This is one of the many advantages of a practice with the size and experience of Texas Retina Associates. Some types of treatment can be performed in our offices at the time of your visit. Others may have to be scheduled at a local outpatient surgery center or hospital.

You can learn more about the various conditions we treat here.

Follow-up Visits

If you are coming to our office for a follow-up appointment, your visit can last up to one to two hours, depending on the specific testing and treatment you need. For your safety, we recommend that you have a friend or family member drive you home from any appointment involving a treatment or procedure.

Fees and Insurance

We are participating providers for many insurance plans, including Medicare. Prior to your appointment, please check with your insurance provider or contact us at 800-872-2020, option 4, or contact us to verify your specific coverage and benefits.

We look forward to seeing you!