Welcome to the Eye Consultants of Texas Blog - Eye Consultants of Texas is a leading Grapevine-based ophthalmology practice providing unsurpassed total eye care to the entire Dallas/Fort Worth area. Founder Phillips Kirk Labor, MD is internationally renowned for his LASIK expertise, and is an authority on numerous other advancements such as no-stitch cataract surgery. He was the first U.S. solo private practitioner to acquire the Ziemer FEMTO LDV for blade free LASIK, and first Texas ophthalmologist to implant the ReZoom lens.
In addition, the practice offers Premium Smart Lenses, implantable contact lenses, Conductive Keratoplasty (CK), Glaucoma Management, Optometry, and general eye care. Eye Consultants of Texas is at the forefront of technology. Its leading doctors continuously employ the latest innovations and advanced surgery techniques in an effort to enhance the quality of life for each of its patients.
Eye Consultants of Texas has released a new video to help educate potential patients about the ORA System, and how it works. The ORA System is an updated version of what was previously called ORange, the world’s first technology that measures cataract surgery results in real time; a technology we introduced to Dallas/Fort Worth in 2011.
The short video features Eye Consultants of Texas founder, and Chief Surgeon, Phillips Kirk Labor, MD as narrator. Speaking both on and off camera, Dr. Labor highlights key points about how the ORA works, and how it can greatly benefit the patient. In addition, it shows various shots of he and his staff in action. The entire video was filmed, unscripted, the morning several ORA procedures were performed, in order to capture everything as it happened.
To learn more about the ORA System or cataract treatment, please call our office locally in Grapevine at 877-516-4364.
Recently, Phillips Kirk Labor, MD implanted Crystalens intraocular lenses in both eyes of a very important person: his wife. A respected physician herself, Dr. Penny Labor expected nothing less than excellence, and knew exactly who to trust. Here is her own firsthand account:
The intraocular lenses that Eye Consultants of Texas offers (Premium Smart Lenses, as we refer to them), are used primarily in cataract surgery – an artificial lens that replaces the clouded, natural lens. Developing a cataract is more common in people 60 or older, but can occur at a younger age for a variety of reasons.
Eye Consultants of Texas has always treated eye care as important as any other healthcare need. This may seem obvious, but LASIK, for example, tends to be marketed these days like a retail product. In other words, like the deal of the week with an amazingly low price, which often only applies to a small percentage of patients.
We’re proud to announce that Phillips Kirk Labor, MD has been nominated by the U.S. Section of the International College of Surgeons (USICS) to serve as Vice President. Dr. Labor is one of 15 surgeons in the U.S. to receive this distinguished honor and will serve throughout 2013.
In 2003, Eye Consultants of Texas founder Phillips Kirk Labor, MD opened his Ophthalmology practice with a goal to serve Southlake/Grapevine and surrounding areas. True to any new business, it was humble beginnings. But there was something bigger going on.
Initially, Dr. Labor envisioned a practice that never stopped offering the most advanced eye care in the world so local residents didn’t have to drive to Dallas, Fort Worth or anywhere else. This pioneering spirit was something he always had, and he was further motivated by like-minded surgeons he trained under more than 20 years ago.
Eye Consultants of Texas asks every patient to anonymously complete a Patient Satisfaction Survey to let us know what they think, and how we’re doing. The review of our Dallas Ophthalmologist practice covers a wide range of categories, such as registration, our facility, and how a patient feels he or she was treated before, during, and after a procedure. Standard to many surveys, patients have the opportunity to give a score of 1 through 5, with 1 being “very poor,” and 5 being “excellent.”
Patients also have the opportunity to provide comments about their experience. The numbers always are important. But it’s some of the comments we get that are very helpful and motivating. Lately, we’re proud to have gotten several very positive ones. Here are just a few:
“No complaints, everyone is just so friendly, which is hard to find.”
“My husband and I think you have outstanding staff – wonderful experience. We have already recommended your facility to our friend.”
According to a story posted on amednews.com, published by the American Medical Association, America’s 78 million baby boomers began turning 65 in 2011 at a rate of one every 10 seconds. Baby boomers are those born between 1946 and 1964, and, as the story also reports, “…are the best-educated, richest and healthiest seniors the country has ever seen…”
Eye Consultants of Texas advances revolutionary Orange® cataract surgery technology
We introduced ORange® technology to Dallas/Fort Worth in August 2011. It’s the world’s first technology that can assess cataract surgery results in real time, during the procedure. And Eye Consultants of Texas founder Phillips Kirk Labor, MD, was the first Dallas/Fort Worth eye surgeon to use it.
WaveTec Vision, inventor of ORange®, has introduced a more advanced version now called ORA System™. Once again, Eye Consultants of Texas is the first DFW practice to implement this new advancement.
As with ORange, ORA uses the world’s first Intraoperative Wavefront Aberrometer, or diagnostic device, that provides real-time measurements of the eye during cataract surgery. Previously, any surgeon had to wait sometimes weeks until after surgery to determine accuracy. Dr. Labor can instantly analyze every imperfection caused by the cataract, make adjustments on the spot, and customize the procedure to each patient’s eye. The new ORA System enhances precision and consistency to further improve post-surgery vision quality. In addition, ORA is designed to further improve artificial lens implantation accuracy (a normal part of the cataract procedure), regardless of the type of lens selected. Continue Reading »
Eye Consultants of Texas Refractive Coordinator, Sabrena Markgraf, has received the Eagle Award as the most outstanding employee for 2011. Sabrena was presented with a beautiful crystal eagle with her name engraved on the award at a recent luncheon to mark the occasion.