- Report: #720949
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Complaint Review: Houston Eye Associates
Houston Eye Associates2855 Gramercy Houston, Texas United States of America
Houston Eye Associates Dr. Lindsey Harris $333 and 3 Hours For An Eye Exam ?! - Houston, Texas
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The ophthalmologist (M.D. for eyes) I had been going to for the past five years was now "out of network", so I decided to try Houston Eye Associates.
Although I had an appointment, I waited in the "POD" waiting room at Houston Eye Associates for almost an hour before I was called in to have my eyes examined. The eye exam itself took about 30 minutes. After it concluded, I was led to another waiting area where I sat with some other patients for another 40 minutes or so. Fiinally, Dr. Harris saw me -- for what seemed like all of three minutes -- to check my eyes for glaucoma.
The website of Houston Eye Associates (see the pre-registration forms) indicates that if you pay at the time of service, you will be charged $54 instead of $98 for the refraction, so I opted to pay before I left. Despite doing so, Houston Eye Associates still billed my insurance -- $98 for the refraction service PLUS $235 for the eye doctor, for a whopping total of $333! For an eye exam. To get glasses. After my sitting there for almost three hours.
To put that into perspective, the ophthalmologist I used to go to charged $89 for *everything*, and included all the same stuff as was done for me at Houston Eye Associates, but in less than an hour, plus it was the eye doctor himself that did the eye testing, not someone else, like at Houston Eye Associates.
So, that's my experience with Dr. Lindsey Harris at Houston Eye Associates. Double billed! Obscenely priced! And a ridiculously long wait! What a rip-off!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/22/2011 03:00 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Houston-Eye-Associates/Houston-Texas-77025/Houston-Eye-Associates-Dr-Lindsey-Harris-333-and-3-Hours-For-An-Eye-Exam-Houston-720949. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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