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WELCOME TO FIRST EYE CARE
First Eye Care, Inc. is an association of optometrists formed in 1985. Our goal is to have successful practices filled with happy patients. The original 18 doctors maintain independent optometry practices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Carrollton, Plano, Irving, Bedford, Killeen, Southlake, Prosper, Weatherford, Roanoke, Corsicana and North Richland Hills.
First Eye Care Grand Prairie was founded in 1977 by Dr. Michael K. Hammond. Dr. Hammond was a U.S.Air Force veteran. He earned his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry. He held licenses in Illinois, Florida and Texas. He was well respected, loved, and is always missed by his patients, colleagues, friends and family.
First Eye Care is a shared name with a shared corporate philosophy – “Vision Made Clear”.
Q&A with Dr. Hammond
Dr. Michael K. Hammond Answers Your Eye Care Questions
Why is it important to have my eye dilated? I don’t like how it makes my eye so light sensitive and my vision blurry.
It is very important for your optometrist to look inside your eye. Looking inside the eye allows the doctor to see your blood vessels, retina and optic nerve. It often allows the eye doctor to be the first person to detect diabetes and high blood pressure. There may be melanomas or cancerous tumors “hiding” on a part of the retina; they would not be detected without dilation. Glaucoma which is the “sight thief” can also be detected.
Our philosophy says certain values are important when you do business with us:
- We believe that it is important to deliver consistent, excellent service to our patients
- We believe that your doctor should be caring, experienced, and progressive
- We believe that the frames and lenses that you purchase should be of high quality
- We believe that patients want a broad range of services available to them at a location and time that is convenient for them
All of the member optometrists of First Eye Care support our Vision Made Clear philosophy. Our goal is to consistently implement these values into our day-to-day operations and to continue to produce successful practices filled with happy patients.