UT Southwestern Fort Worth Ophthalmology Clinic
The Fort Worth Ophthalmology Clinic is a satellite office for our on-campus Ophthalmology Clinic. Our ophthalmic subspecialists, who are dedicated to preserving healthy eyesight and preventing blindness, rotate between the Ophthalmology Clinic in the James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center, the Fort Worth Ophthalmology Clinic, and the North Dallas Ophthalmology Clinic.
The subspecialties we offer include:
- Cornea and external disease
- Refractive and cataract surgery
- Macular degeneration and diabetic retinal diseases
- Ocular pathology
- Oculoplastic and orbital surgery
- Ophthalmic oncology
- Adult strabismus
- Retina and vitreous diseases
- Pediatric ophthalmology
- Uveitis and ocular immunology
What to Bring
On the day of your appointment, please allow time for parking and patient sign-in. Please also bring the following items:
- Current insurance card
- Method of payment
- Complete list of current medications and dosages (including over-the-counter medications, herbs, and vitamins)
To make the most of your time with the doctor, make a list of questions ahead of time and bring them to your appointment.
If This Is Your First Appointment
If you are new to the clinic, you can expect your doctor and technician to perform a thorough history and visual exam lasting 1 to 2 hours. Your physician may request you undergo additional tests in the clinic, such as a visual field exam, which takes 20 to 30 minutes to perform.
We try to see patients as soon as possible, and make an effort to never turn patients away. However, emergencies do occur that require the immediate attention of your physician, and may cause a delay in the schedule. We appreciate your patience.
Canceling an Appointment
If you need to cancel your appointment, please notify the clinic at least 24 hours in advance so that we can accommodate other patients waiting to schedule an appointment.
Dilation and Driving
To accurately follow your entire visual pathway, your doctor may dilate your eyes. Your pupils will take between 20 to 30 minutes to dilate, during which time you may sit in the waiting or exam room. If you anticipate your exam will include dilation, you may want to arrange for someone to drive you to and from your appointment.