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With over 30 years of experience, we offer healthy vision solutions for your entire family.

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Clear Vision, Grateful Hearts.

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Our team is dedicated to preserving, restoring and enhancing your sight by providing the highest eye care possible.

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Who We Are

Our team is dedicated to excellent patient outcomes with a focus on overall patient satisfaction. Dr. Esters' experience in ophthalmology spans over 30 years.

We specialize in eye exams, advanced cataract surgery, glaucoma, cornea treatments, dry eye treatment, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and eyelid surgery. We employ cutting-edge techniques and the most up-to-date diagnostic technology to restore clear vision for our patients. Our Eye Care Institute boasts a highly skilled ophthalmologist who is not only an expert in cataract surgery but also committed to providing personalized care, ensuring each patient receives the best possible treatment tailored to their individual needs.

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How We Can Help You See Better.

Taking the Time

We take the time to provide a very thorough diagnosis of your eyes and listen to your concerns.

Our People

Dr. Esters and our staff provide an exceptional patient experience with attention to detail.

Surgical Outcomes

After performing thousands of surgeries, Dr. Esters is an established surgeon demonstrating exceptional outcomes for his patients.

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Meet Dr. Esters

Choose a Board Certified Ophthalmologist with Over 30 Years Experience

John R. Esters, M. D. comes from Biloxi, Mississippi. Dr. Esters obtained his undergraduate degree from Tennessee State University. Dr. Esters then earned his medical degree from the Howard University Medical School in Washington, DC. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Esters received extensive education and training in the specialty of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Esters has completed fellowships in Phacoemulsification, as well as Cornea and Anterior Segment (sub-specialties for the treatment of eye diseases). Dr. Esters is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

After practicing in Alaska and west Texas, Dr. Esters came to central Texas and began practicing in 1992. In 1993, Dr. Esters founded the Eye Care Institute to bring the latest in state of the art vision care to Bell County. Located near Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights, Dr. Esters provides care to the Fort Cavazos community and surrounding cities and towns. Licensed as a physician and surgeon, Dr. Esters provides the full range of eye care necessary for all stages of life.

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What I Should Be Thinking about Before Cataract Surgery?

You will be using your new eyesight every waking moment for the rest of your life. Please take as much time as needed to consult with us as well as your family. Our surgeons, technicians and coordinators are available to help you make the best desicion.

  • Should I consider laser cataract surgery instead of traditional cataract surgery?
  • What type of lens implant would be best for me after cataract surgery, a monofocal, astigmatism correcting or full focus multifocal lens implant?
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"Today's cataract lens technology can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism."

- The Refractive Surgery Council

What Our Patients Say

Dr. Esters performed 2 corneal transplants for me (on each eye), over 16 years ago.  I was legally blind, due to a condition called keratoconus.  His skill (which he only gives this glory to God) completely changed my life.  I was a single mom, raising 2 and was facing having my driver's license revoked because I was legally blind, with correction.  Over the course of 4 years the team at Eye Care Institute became like family.

Shawn Romine

He was very patient and wonderful I will definitely recommend if you need eye care to come see him very nice doctor.

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