Diagnostic Eye Center has been providing state of the art eye care since 1998. Our practice has been recognized as one of the leading ophthalmology practices in Houston, offering a complete range of services, including:
• LASIK and other Refractive Surgeries
• LaserCataract Surgery
• Comprehensive Eye Exams
• Treatment of Dry Eye Disease
• Glaucoma Management
• Contact Lens Fittings
• Complete Optical Shop
Are you a candidate for LASIK eye surgery? Deciding to have laser vision correction surgery is one of the most significant decisions of your life. It is important that you become very informed before making that decision. Take our test and hear from our consultants. If you have been seeking LASIK in the Houston area, please contact us and we can help you establish a path to better vision.Learn More
In order to better understand which type of post-cataract surgery lens would be most beneficial to your lifestyle we have created a self-evaluation test that can be submitted to our practice for review of your visual situation. Please fill out the form and we will suggest a lens that will meet your visual and lifestyle needs.Learn More
Dr. Marc Sanders, noted Houston ophthalmologist, founded Diagnostic Eye Center in the Houston area in 1998 with a goal of providing patients with the most advanced eye care in a comfortable and patient friendly setting. Having studied and trained at some of the top institutions, Dr. Sanders saw that it required more than just the latest technology to make for the best patient experience. He established Diagnostic Eye Center in the heart of the Texas Medical Center and focused on creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that would make Houston patients feel welcome and comfortable. The practice grew very quickly as it became recognized as a center of excellence for cataract surgery, LASIK, and general eye exams in Houston. In 2001, Dr. Aric Welton joined Diagnostic Eye Center as a therapeutic optometrist, and a full service optical shop was opened. Having outgrown the space in the medical center, Diagnostic Eye Center moved to its own building in the River Oaks/Greenway Plaza area in 2005. This location was an instant success with easy parking and a convenient location. Furthermore, with 16,000 square feet, this location provided room for growth. A minor surgical suite was opened, the optical shop was expanded with a lab to create glasses on site, and in 2012, the latest and most advanced laser suite was added. In 2013, with the addition of Dr. Stephanie McMillen, the team was complete.
Houston ophthalmologist Dr. Sanders and optometrists Dr. Welton and Dr. McMillen have combined their expertise, dedication, enthusiasm, and compassion to build a practice that ensures excellence and proficiency. Each of them has a special area of interest. Dr. Sanders is known in for Houston LASIK and cataract surgery. Dr. Welton specializes in difficult contact lens fits and glaucoma management. Dr. McMillen has expertise in treating dry eye and co-managing LASIK and cataract surgery. In addition, our doctors in Houston offer quality eye exams. We invite you to explore our website to find out more about the services we provide. Our goal is to keep your eyes healthy and to help you to see as well as possible. We offer the most advanced LASIK surgery using the combination of the Alcon WaveLight® FS200 Femtosecond Laser and the Alcon WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q wavefront optimized laser. Staying on the forefront of cataract surgery, Dr. Sanders is one of the few physicians to now offer femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery using the LenSx® Laser or the Catalys® Precision Laser System. Thanks to advances in lens technology and our qualified cataract surgeons, Houston patients have access to excellent cataract care. After surgery, many patients are able to see without glasses.
When asked what sets our practice apart from others, Dr. Sanders says, “Our goal is to treat patients as we would want to be treated and to ensure that each patient receives the best care possible.” This approach has made Diagnostic Eye Center one of the leading eye care centers in Houston, as well as a home to the most qualified ophthalmologist and optometrists.