Welcome to our Online Patient Center! Here you can get information about what to expect during your visit with Drs. Alireza and Sana Somji as well as important intake forms you can complete before your appointment.
We want your visit to be as efficient as possible giving you more time to spend with our doctors. Our team will do everything we can to make sure you have a great experience and all of your eye and vision concerns are met and exceeded. If you have any questions about these forms, please don’t hesitate to contact us via phone, text or e-mail.
What to Expect
If you’re a new patient, welcome to our practice! We’re looking forward to meeting you and taking care of your eyes and vision needs.
We will begin your visit at our check-in station where you will get a temperature check, hand sanitizer and a face mask if you don't have one. Our team will verify and scan in any id or insurance cards that are needed. If you didn't get a chance to fill our our electronic intake forms at home, we will have you sign those at check-in. If you've already submitted everything prior to arriving, we will get your exam started promptly. Dr. Somji and Dr. Sana are both Adjunct Clinical Instructors with the University of Houston College of Optometry and frequently have student doctors doing their rotation at our practice and your exam will either get started with Rosy] (our optometric assistant) or student doctor.
Your examination will begin with measurements for your prescription, any glasses or sunglasses you have with you, eye pressure, depth perception, corneal topography (for contact lens evaluations), RightEye Reading eye tracking tests (for children if needed) and Optomap retinal images and scans of the back of your eyes for our Doctors to incorporate as part of your wellvision or medical visit. Having a full drug list and medical history with you if you weren’t able to fill out the intake forms at home will be helpful.
Dr. Somji or Dr. Sana will visit with you and ensure all of your eye and visual needs and concerns are addressed. Be prepared to talk about your hobbies, your sports, your activities, and how you use your eyes in your daily activities! We want to know it all so we can help you enjoy your vision. Your examination may include dilation so please prepare accordingly. At the end of your visit we will discuss treatments (such as Myopia Management options for children, dry eye, etc) or plans (such as Sports Vision or binocular vision training). We will also review the best vision options for your needs and you will spend some time with one of our skilled opticians Thu or Cristina who will custom fit you into the right frame and eyeglass lenses to optimize your vision for your daily needs and any hobbies or any special visual tasks you have discussed with Dr. Somji or Dr. Sana.
Our goal is to give you the best experience possible and also give you the best recommendations and products that meet your visual needs and lifestyle. We treat all of our patients with the utmost respect (have a look at our values) and we won't settle for providing you with an experience or products that don't meet our high standards and values. We look forward to seeing you!
Please click below and fill out your pre-exam forms in preparation of your visit. Existing patients can log in and update their information with a unique code to log in. We will email this to you before your upcoming visit. If you haven’t received it, kindly contact us. Please note you MUST finish the pre-exam forms in one sitting. You will also get a separate email with intake forms to sign (the legal stuff with your patient rights, responsibilities, etc.)