Eye Institute of Houston exists to provide quality eye care to our patients at an affordable cost. From a simple eye exam to complex retinal surgery, our goal is to maximize visual function by optimizing eye health. Eye Institute of Houston is a total eye care center designed to meet all of your family's eye care needs. Services provided by Eye Institute of Houston include the following:
Comprehensive Eye Exams
Comprehensive eye examinations should be a regular part of every person's healthcare routine. They are an important tool in eye health by detecting and preventing eye diseases and evaluating the overall health of the patient. Some diseases, such as glaucoma, develop gradually without symptoms of pain or vision loss, so patients may not notice that anything is wrong until significant and irreversible damage has been done. Early detection of eye diseases allows for a choice of treatment options and a reduced risk of permanent damage. Our practice tests vision and provides prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses when necessary. We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to evaluate and maintain your overall eye health.
According to The American Optometric Association, infants should have their first comprehensive eye examination at the age of 6 months. Any additional eye examinations should be scheduled according to the child's condition and the recommendations of the physician.
Comprehensive eye exams are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of vision problems, injury and disease. Early detection allows for treatment to begin before the child experiences difficulties in school due to poor vision, or before any permanent damage occurs.
Cataract Evaluation and Surgery
Just because one is diagnosed as having cataracts doesn't mean that their removal is an immediate necessity. However, if a cataract is keeping you from doing the things you like or need to do, the only treatment for cataracts is surgical intervention. The latest techniques in microsurgery and technology in intra-ocular lens implants have enabled us to restore eyesight in cataract patients easier and more successfully than ever before.
Glaucoma Evaluation and Treatment
Glaucoma is a serious eye disorder where the pressure of the fluid in the eye is so abnormally high that can cause damage or blindness if left untreated. While treatment is often successful with the use of topical eye drops, other options are now available including the use of special lasers and surgery.
Retinal Evaluation and Treatment
The retina is a light-sensitive membrane which lines the inner back of the eye. There are many conditions that may either seriously affect the vision or may lead to blindness. The key to preservation of vision lies with the early detection of abnormalities. Diabetics are at a greater risk for retinal disorders and should be evaluated regularly by an eye care professional.
Dry eye is a common condition that occurs when the eyes are insufficiently moisturized, leading to itching, redness and pain from dry spots on the surface of the eye. The eyes may become dry and irritated because the tear ducts don't produce enough tears, or because of a chemical imbalance in the tears.
We provide evaluation and management of medical diseases such as ocular infections, cataracts, glaucoma and retinal problems. Work-related injuries including chemical burns or irritants are seen on a priority basis.