Houston Methodist Ophthalmology Services offer comprehensive eye examinations in addition to evaluating and treating common and uncommon eye diseases and conditions . This includes eyeglass prescriptions and comprehensive contact lens fittings.
Physicians perform eye exams for general medical diseases, including diabetes and high blood pressure, and communicate results to your general practitioner or other health care provider. Houston Methodist’s ophthalmology team offers 24-hour on-call services to answer questions regarding your eye conditions.
Please visit the Ophthalmology Services page for more information, and to read more about laser vision correction, visit our refractive errors page.
Treatment Options with Contact Lenses
Selecting a contact lens practitioner is an important decision. At Houston Methodist, our caregivers have years of experience fitting contacts in routine, as well as complex, cases. The Blanton Eye Institute was initiated under the direction of Dr. James Key , a past-president of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists (CLAO), who has spoken internationally on the subject and who has conducted more than 100 clinical research trials during these last 30 years on new contact lenses and solutions.
Contact lenses vary widely in material and design, and the range of chemicals used. The choice of contact lenses depends on the patient’s individual eyes, the shape, size and refractive condition, as well as the important factors of a patient’s health and age. Together, these variables need to be considered by your prescribing doctor.
Fittings and evaluations are offered for all types of contact lenses, including soft, soft toric, extended-wear soft, rigid gas permeable, bifocal, post-refractive, and post-corneal transplant contact lenses. Comfortable, safe, effective long-term wear is our goal. We take a comprehensive approach to ensure this, which consists of five steps:
- An examination to assess ocular health as it relates to physical condition and age
- An examination to determine visual condition
- An examination, using diagnostic contact lenses, to determine potential physical, physiological and optical fitting characteristics
- Application of initial contact lenses, including instructions on use and care
- A series of contact lens follow-up exams, as needed, to determine that all physical, physiological and optical needs are being met by the initial lenses. We evaluate the patient's response to the lenses and to the associated care systems. Through periodic visits, we may modify, exchange or alter the parameters of lenses
For Existing Patients
If you are an established patient and need to re-order lenses, you may do so by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the required information:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Address to mail lenses
- Phone number
- Lens type and number
- Planned method of payment (mailing/delivering check, or phone call into the office with your credit card number)
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