Please bring the following items to your appointment:
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.
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:
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.
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.