Dr. Mark Vital, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 51

Ophthalmology

Dr. Mark Vital, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Houston, TX and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1993. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Mark Vital, MD

Houston Eye Associates

915 Gessner Rd Ste 585 Houston, TX 77024
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Vital's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Corneal Erosion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vital treats Corneal Erosion more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Vital treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vital treats Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Vital treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Presbyopia
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vital treats Presbyopia more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Vital treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Vital's conditions and procedures:

  • Absent Corneal Reflex
  • Acanthamoeba Keratitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Conjunctivitis Ligneous
  • Conjunctivitis With Pseudomembrane
  • Cornea Guttata With Anterior Polar Cataract
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Dystrophy - Ichthyosis - Microcephaly - Mental Retardation
  • Corneal Dystrophy - Perceptive Deafness
  • Corneal Dystrophy - Pigmentary Anomaly - Malabsorption
  • Corneal Dystrophy Crystalline of Schnyder
  • Corneal Dystrophy of Bowman Layer, Type 1
  • Corneal Dystrophy of Bowman Layer, Type 2
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Avellino Type
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Epithelial Basement Membrane
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Fuchs' Endothelial, 1
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Fuchs' Endothelial, 2
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Juvenile Epithelial of Meesmann
  • Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy, Type 1
  • Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy, Type 2
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Eystrophy, Gelatinous Drop-Like
  • Corneal Flash Burns
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Lens Osmosis
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Gonococcal Conjunctivitis
  • Headache
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratitis, Hereditary
  • Keratoconus
  • Keratomalacia
  • Lazy Eye
  • Lens Disorders
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Herpes (Herpes of the Eye)
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Severe Myopia
  • Shingles
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Wrong Power Intraocular Lens

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(713) 467-6474

Dr. Vital accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Accountable Health Plans of America
Aetna
Ambetter
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
Centene
Cigna
Cigna-HealthSpring
Coastal Comp Health Network (CCHN)
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
CompBenefits Corp.
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
EyeMed Vision Care
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Fortified Provider Network
Galaxy Health Network
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HAP Insurance
HealthSmart
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
Humana
Humana Health Plan of Texas
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medicare
Memorial Hermann Physician Network
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
National Preferred Provider Network
Prime Health Services
Principal Financial Group
Principal Life
Private HealthCare Systems
Superior HealthPlan
Superior Vision
Texas Children's Health Plan
Three Rivers Provider Network
Today's Options
Travelers
Tricare
Triwest
TriWest Champus
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
UPMC
USA Managed Care Organization
WellCare
WellPoint

Dr. Vital's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vital

4.7

Based on 94 ratings

5 Star
87%
87%
4 Star
4%
4%
3 Star
2%
2%
2 Star
2%
2%
1 Star
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4%
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Not much help
Visit felt rushed. He actually had a timer going on his phone and started to get up and leave while we still talking and I was asking questions. Was getting ready to leave without even examining my eyes! Very disappointing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Nov 01, 2022
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I waited for more than 30 minutes for an 8:25 appointment. It appears that multiple appointments are scheduled simultaneously and there is a clear disrespect for the patient’s time. There is no excuse for this practice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Aug 30, 2022
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Incredible Doctor & Team
Dr Vital was referred to my husband and I by another physician. From the moment we arrived the team was stellar with exceptional customer service. Dr. Vital was patient, detailed with a bedside manner like none other. Our visit was amazing! We are referring all of our family and friends to Dr Vital. Kudos to Shirley and Rosa who were incredible!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Barbara & Jimmie Irving – Aug 12, 2022
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Had cataract surgery on both eyes and my vision is better at night. Dr. Vital was awesome and I would DEFINITELY recommend him for surgery!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Minka – Jan 13, 2021
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Loved Dr. Vital and his office staff. The schedule coordinator for cataract surgery is the rudest, and although she may have been with them for 20 years as she informed me she has no patient empathy, and is a terrible representative for HEA
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Bonnie Hochstein – Aug 05, 2020
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Successful surgery, great follow up
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kevin Rafferty – Mar 21, 2020
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I was reassured and treated with the highest professionalism
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan conner – Nov 17, 2019
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Dr. Vital is an excellent doctor, and he is also friendly and kind. I trust him totally with my eyes, and would not hesitate to recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Millie Mitchell in Houston, TX – May 09, 2019
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Dr Vital and staff do an excellent job with customer service and explaining things that is easy to understand. I always have a pleasant experience during my annual visit. Thanks to everyone for your kindness and expertise :)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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D.C. in Houston , TX – Dec 07, 2018
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I commend Mr. DeMario Franklin for being such an exceptional employee. He was very courteous & explained all that he was going to do to me. He was very patient, very professional & knowledgeable. He stood out compared to others who had attended to me in the past. Please. I recommend him for a merit raise and recognition at your employee yearly come together. Thank you & God bless you. Sincerely. Tabitha Ayim. Client
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Kimberly in Houston , TX – Sep 21, 2018
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Dr vital is an excellent. He is an excellent ophthalmologist. Very patient, and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him to my friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Cher Cunningham in Missouri City, TX – Sep 18, 2018
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Excellent doctor and person he took the time to, explain things to me
5 people found this helpful
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Jul 12, 2018
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He is an excellent doctor with good bedside manners. He was very patient and explained everything thoroughly!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Elois Davis in Houston , TX – May 30, 2018
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Staff was very professional. I got to the office ahead of my schedule and I was seen immediately did not have to wait.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Uchenna in Houston texas – May 30, 2018
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I'm very pleased that I was referred to him. He explains all the processes that he will be taking, have a good patient relationship, which sometimes some doctors don't have. Make a long story short I would recommend him to my family and friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Janet Lightfoot in Houston – May 07, 2018
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Dr vital took care of my cataracts and corneal issues great. He explained everything in deal and answered all my concerns and questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Manesh – Apr 19, 2018
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This was amazing with Dr mark vital , thourough exam ,detail oriented , Courteous .thank you Dr vital Mousse mroue
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mousse mroue in Houston, texas – Apr 11, 2018
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I have been very pleased with the outcome of my surgeries, and with Dr Vital. He is down to earth, very caring, and his staff is also excellent. I highly recommend him for anyone needing cataract surgery.l
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Sandra Crawford in Baytown, TX – Feb 28, 2018
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Love Dr. Vital he is the absolute best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Nakeisha Washington in Houston Texas – Jan 18, 2018
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We had absolute pleasure seeing Dr. Vital. The staff was exceptional and Mario was awesome! We look forward to continuing visits with this doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Houston, TX – Dec 07, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My philosophy for the practice of ophthalmology is to deliver quality medical and surgical interventions, when medically necessary, on an individualized...Read more

Biography

I was born in Beaumont, Texas but was quickly transplanted to Littleton, Colorado when I was just two months old. Colorado taught me to weather the cold...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Education

2002
Cornea, External and Infectious Ocular Disease
Fellowship Hospital
2001
University Of Texas Houson Medical School
Residency Hospital
1998
St Joseph Regional Health Center
Internship Hospital
1993
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Does Dr. Mark Vital, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Mark Vital, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Mark Vital, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Vital's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Mark Vital, MD treat?

Dr. Vital frequently treats the following conditions: Corneal Erosion, Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens, and Presbyopia. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Mark Vital, MD's office address?

Dr. Vital's office is located at 915 Gessner Rd Ste 585, Houston, TX 77024. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Mark Vital, MD fluent in?

Dr. Vital is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Mark Vital, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Vital provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Mark Vital, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Mark Vital, MD is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital .

How much experience does Dr. Mark Vital, MD have?

Dr. Vital has over 29 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Mark Vital, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.7/5 for Dr. Mark Vital, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Houston Eye Associates

Memorial City915 Gessner Rd Ste 585 Houston, TX 77024
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Houston Eye Associates

HEA Surgery Center2855 Gramercy St Houston, TX 77025
2

Affiliated Hospitals

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Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

49 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)