Important: Houston Eye Associates response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Application and Guidelines

COVID-19 Update: For the health and safety of our patients, partnered medical providers and staff, new patient applications are currently suspended for the duration of Houston and Harris County's Stay Home, Work Safe Order. 

*If you are a current Foundation patient with an upcoming appointment, please contact your medical provider's office to confirm your appointment. The medical staff will work with you to determine if your appointment can be safely delayed and determine the best course of action. 

For the safety of our Foundation staff and to help stop the spread of the virus, our team is currently working remotely. We remain connected through social media, email and through our direct phone line: (713) 558-8740. We will continue to update our page and provide updates through our social media channels with any changes. We hope everyone stays healthy and safe through this time!

For more information regarding COVID-19, including guidance on how to protect yourself and what to do if you become sick, we encourage you to visit the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

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To apply for medical or surgical, specialty eye care services, applicant must complete the HEA Foundation application and send with the following documents:

1.) A current county denial letter from the residing county indigent medical program is required. (Note: Patient may live in any county within Texas. Listed on the last page of the application are a few of the most requested phone numbers for local counties.) 

2.) Copy of most recent household tax return. (If household files income taxes)

3.) Copy of last two paystubs that includes year to date figures for all working individuals in the household, or a handwritten letter from employer. If self-employed, please provide a self-employment letter confirming occupation type and monthly gross income. If unemployed, a copy of any financial award letters from disability, social security or unemployment offices. If unemployed and living with family members, send proof of household income for the family and letter from family confirming they are financially supporting the applicant.

4.) If applicant has private, medical insurance, a copy of the insurance card and a copy of the insurance plan stating the deductible is required.

5.) If applicant is younger than 18 years of age, a denial from MEDICAID/CHIPS is required.

6.) If applicant is older than 65 years of age or is receiving disability, a denial letter from MEDICARE/MEDICAID is required.


To apply for Eye Care for Kids Vision Program, applicant must complete the HEA Foundation application and send with the following documents:

(**This program is only for patients 21 and under.)

1.) Copy of most recent household tax return. (If household files income taxes)

2.) Copy of last two paystubs that includes year to date figures for all working individuals in the household, or a handwritten letter from employer. If self-employed, please provide a self-employment letter confirming occupation type and monthly gross income. If unemployed, a copy of any financial award letters from disability, social security or unemployment offices. If unemployed and living with family members, send proof of household income for the family and letter from family confirming they are financially supporting the applicant.


Please Note


Upon acceptance into the HEA Foundation Program:


Houston Eye Associates Foundation is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization committed to preserving and restoring the sight of those in need. For more information, please contact  (713) 558-8740.

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