The receptionist will check you in when you arrive. Any copay or outstanding balance will be collected at that time as well.
This is our spacious waiting area. If you have not completed the New Patient Forms this is where you will fill these out before the technician takes you to check the vision, eye pressure and dilate your eyes. The art on the walls is by Dr. Carvounis' father, also a practicing ophthalmologist.
Macula Vitreous Retina Physicians & Surgeons
6655 Travis St, Suite 560
Houston, TX 77030
The reason you should choose us is the superb level of service that we offer (see 'Why Choose Us' Section), not the convenience of our location or the beautiful design of our office. Nonetheless, our office is conveniently located in Suite 560 (5th floor) of the Houston Medical Center Plaza, in the Texas Medical Center a location that can easily be accessed from all the major freeways avoiding the worse of Houston's Medical Center traffic. Valet parking and paid self-parking are available although it should be noted that the garage has narrow spaces- patients with larger trucks may consider using Texas Medical Center Parking Garage 1 which is 5 minutes walk or the parking garage of Baylor College of Medicine. The facility is also within walking distance of the METRORAIL Red Line Dryden/TMC station and the drop-off of buses to the medical center from the Woodlands and Fort Bend county.
Dr. Carvounis designed the office space adopting a patient-centered approach: there are extensive open spaces designed to make patients feel welcome and comfortable. There is a good selection of current magazines and a TV (on mute playing nature documentaries) and original art on the walls to allow patients to relax as they wait to dilate and go through any testing required. The layout of the rooms is designed to minimize the steps patients have to take during their visit, an important consideration for our patients with mobility difficulties. The imaging room has current, top-of-the-line equipment to facilitate diagnosis and monitoring of progress with treatment. The exam lanes are equipped with Swiss-made Haag-Streit slitlamps and Keeler Indirect ophthalmoscopes. We endeavor for patients to receive a consultation and/or have their procedure completed within under 60 minutes of arrival, although delays are sometimes inevitable in a busy medical practice.
After the technician dilates your eyes and performs any necessary specialized testing you will be taken to one of the 2 examination lanes (doors to the right and left) where Dr. Carvounis will examine your eyes and discuss your diagnosis and treatment options.
Our office is in suite 560 of the Houston Medical Center Plaza, which is adjacent to the main Baylor Clinic Building and the Hilton Hotel. We have spectacular views of Houston towards the Galleria and Greenway Plaza.
Dr Carvounis will examine you in the examination lane, document the findings in the electronic medical record and then discuss with you the findings, the diagnosis and the treatment options. Intravitreal injections are done in the exam lane during the same visit (unless your insurance requires pre-authorization). LASERs can also be done in this lane. Pars plana vitrectomy or scleral buckling procedures are done at an ambulatory surgical center or hospital.
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