Patient Center & Resources
Our patient center is a one-stop shop for you! Here you can get all the information you need on insurance, payments, and what to expect from our team. We offer all the necessary forms below that you can complete to save time on your appointment. We want to make your experience with us as stress-free and smooth as possible. If you have questions for us or need to reschedule, don’t hesitate to reach out.
What To Expect
When you walk through our doors, we’ll be there to welcome you with open arms! First Dr. Larson and his team will examine your eyes. We’ll provide any relevant treatment information, give advice, and answer questions. Our team can review your vision benefits or payment options if you’re confused about your coverage. If you need glasses or contact lenses, we’ll fit them for you. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
Payment and Insurance Options
Our goal here is to make your appointment stress-free, including helping you with your insurance or payments. We want to give you the best bang for your buck here. Our office accepts most insurance carriers.
- Visa, MasterCard, Discover
- Flexible Spending Plans
- Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
- Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs)
- BCBSofTX PPO
- United Healthcare
Don’t see your plan? Simply call us at (281) 358-5411 to see if you can still be covered. We can explain your insurance coverage and benefits at no charge.
Sclera: Your sclera is the white part of your eye that acts as a protective and fibrous outer layer.
Pupil: The pupil is the hole located in the center of the iris that allows light to enter the eye. The pupil appears black because light entering the pupil is absorbed by tissues.
Iris: The iris is the thin, colored part of the eye. It controls the diameter and size of your pupils.
Cornea: Your cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber. It helps refract light, along with your anterior chamber and lens. The cornea is a vital part of the eye and accounts for approximately two-thirds of the eye’s total optical power.
Crystalline Lens: This lens is a transparent and biconvex structure that helps to refract light onto the retina. The lens is flexible and bends to better focus on objects at various distances.
Retina: The retina is a thin, light-sensitive membrane that covers the surface of the eye. Light coming through the cornea and the crystalline lens hits the retina, which then sends the visual message to the brain via the optic nerve.
Macula and Fovea: These two small areas inside the retina hold the rods and cones. Your macula and fovea help determine the color and shapes of everything you view.
How the Eye Works
Your eyes are a beautiful, complex machine. Like any machine, they require proper care to function at their best. It’s vital to understand how your eyes work so you can note possible symptoms and actively participate in care.
Your vision begins when light rays bounce off an object and enters the eye. The light first passes through your cornea, then your pupil. Next, it will hit the crystalline lens, which then refracts the light to focus it on the retina. The lens changes the eye's focal distance so you can concentrate on objects at various distances.
The light then hits your retinas. The tiny cells, rods, and cones capture the light signals and convert them into electrochemical impulses. Rods communicate the object’s shape by reading black, white, and shades of gray. Cones communicate the color of the object. By working in tandem, the rods and cones process the light and create an image. The image then passes through the optic nerve and heads to the brain.
A comprehensive eye exam will evaluate the health of your whole eye and determine your prescription. An eye exam should begin at a young age and continue at regular intervals. Many eye diseases and vision changes can be caught early with regular checkups.
During your eye exam, your eye doctor will do much more than measure your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Our staff looks for common eye diseases, measures color vision, assesses how your eyes work together, and evaluates your overall health.
A familiar aspect of an eye exam is the Snellen eye chart, which has an E at the top and several rows of letters decreasing in size. Many people recognize this chart, even if they don’t know its name. The Snellen chart helps the doctor determine your visual acuity. This is how we determine 20/20 vision. 20/20 vision means you don’t need corrective lenses to drive or do other everyday activities.