Dr. Richard Edwin Pitts , MD


(281) 484-7171

Texas Eye Institute
11914 Astoria Blvd Ste 680
Houston, TX 77089


R. Edwin Pitts, MD, has been in private practice with Texas Eye Institute for more than 25 years. He performed his undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Austin where he was an Honors Graduate. Dr. Pitts was Chief Resident during his four-year residency in ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania. He was also a Heed Fellow in corneal surgery at the University of Iowa Hospital. Dr. Pitts is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Pitts has also been voted a Texas "Top Doc" for the past 25 years straight. He is a multiple past Chairman of Ophthalmology at both Memorial Hermann Southwest and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospitals. In addition, he is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Heed Society, The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Texas Medical Association, the Harris County Medical Society, Texas Ophthalmolgical Association, Houston Ophthalmological Society and the American Medical Association. Dr. Pitts and his staff are always available for consultation. He has therapeutic optometrist and Professor at University of Houston, Dr. Seema Nanda, working with him. Dr. Pitts was one of the first surgeons to do LASIK vision correction surgery in Houston. He has performed over 12, 000 refractive operations. With his extra training in corneal and refractive surgery, he is well equipped to handle all refractive operations in even the most complex LASIK procedures. In addition to blade free refractive surgery, Dr. Pitts performs cataract surgery and corneal transplants. Dr. Pitts sees patients at the Southwest and Southeast Houston offices. Please feel free to call for any type of eye examination.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 48 Years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and Vietnamese

Education & Training

Medical School: University Of Texas Medical Branch School Of Medicine

Graduation Date: in 1972

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital

Specialties: Ophthalmology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
  • BCBS TX BlueChoice
  • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Community Health Choice Mrktplace MRF
  • First Health PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana HMO Premier
  • Humana HMO Premier MRF
  • Humana Houston HMOx
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Imagine Health SmartCare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Pitts's Office Information

Fax: (281) 148-4941
Website: texeye.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Doctor Pitts's Other Office Information

Texas Eye Institute
7710 Beechnut St Ste 100
Houston, TX 77074
(713) 777-7145

Fax:(713) 398-1865
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:15 AM-5:15 PM
Tue8:15 AM-5:15 PM
Wed8:15 AM-5:15 PM
Thu8:15 AM-5:15 PM
Fri8:15 AM-5:15 PM

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