What to Expect: Neuro-Ophthalmology or Oculoplastics Appointment

We are honored that you chose the Robert Cizik Eye Clinic at UTHealth for your eye care. Our mission is to improve the lives of our patients through the delivery of exceptional, personalized, and compassionate patient service.

We want to provide you with some information that should help make your time with us as comfortable and productive as possible, and to let you know that this appointment may be different in several ways from your experiences at other clinical offices.

Our Clinic Experience

A complete ophthalmic evaluation often requires in-clinic testing as well as a thorough review of medical records and patient interview, followed by a comprehensive eye examination, which can be time-consuming.

  • Potential tests performed may include visual field testing, ocular photography such as optical coherence tomography (OCT), and ophthalmic ultrasound.
  • Please have all your records sent to your ophthalmologist prior to your appointment if possible, or bring them with you to your appointment.

What to Bring

In order for your appointment to be as efficient and productive as possible, please note the following:

  • Please take advantage of online forms that can be filled out through your MyChart patient portal. Having these prepared beforehand can help expedite your visit.
  • Bring a list of medications you are taking.
  • Bring your insurance card and photo ID.
  • If you would like, bring a list of questions for the ophthalmologist.

Our Team

We have a team of highly specialized physicians who provide treatment for both routine and complex diseases of the eye. Depending on your specific needs, our multidisciplinary team of physicians and other providers can leverage the strengths of this large group of specialists to determine the best care plan for you and provide comprehensive eye care.

Our Academic Leadership

Our clinic is part of an academic medical center and teaching hospital, which makes it a unique asset to the community. Our physicians are leaders at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, and in addition to providing exceptional services for those in need of the full range of medical and surgical care, part of their mission is to train the future generation of exceptional physicians. We have medical students, residents, and fellows in the clinic learning the art and science of patient care, and while you may see these trainees during your appointment, your physician will be involved in and direct all aspects of your visit.

It is our goal to make your visit go as smoothly as possible. Please allow extra time for your visit with us. Depending on your appointment type, you may need to allow 3 to 4 hours for your first visit. If you have a specific question about your visit, or if there is anything we can do for you, feel free to contact our clinic staff.


The Physicians and Staff of the Robert Cizik Eye Clinic
Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

6400 Fannin, 18th Floor
Houston, Texas 77030

P: (713) 486-9400

F: (713) 486-9592