Our History

Ophthalmology Associates was established in 1969 by Dr. Joe Bussey and Dr. Rufus Roberts. Both Dr. Bussey and Dr. Roberts had previously practiced in Fort Worth with another well known physician, Dr. Harold Beasley. The founding of Ophthalmology Associates facilitated their vision to create a larger multi-specialty eye clinic that, in addition to continuing to offer general ophthalmology care, would be better staffed and equipped to provide coverage of all the different types of specialized eye care than would be reasonable to expect in the traditional general ophthalmology practice setting.

In pursuit of that objective, they developed a new larger clinic facility in Fort Worth on Henderson Street, near the central medical district, and recruited Dr. Tom Smith, a specialist in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Smith practiced with OA until his retirement. Within a year of Dr. Smith's arrival, Dr. Dan Bruhl, a Cataract & Lens Implant specialist, joined OA and continues to practice with OA to the present time. Over time, several highly qualified specialists joined the group to provide additional expertise for Glaucoma, Cataract & Lens Implant, Retinal, Corneal, Pediatric & Strabismus, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Neurological, and Refractive Eye Disorders. A considerably larger five story main office facility was completed nearby in 1993 and continues to serve as the main location to the present time. This facility allows Ophthalmology Associates to provide the full range of eye care services including general examinations and eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions as well as all the sub-specialist care and our new LASIK facility to eliminate the need for glasses in most cases.

Having several different sub-specialists under the same roof provides a significant quality of care advantage to patients. Patients can be seen by the most qualified and experienced physician their particular problem requires, with complete continuity of their medical records, and often without having to travel to another location. Additionally, if the patient's physician has any uncertainty about a particular problem during an office visit, it becomes very easy and efficient for him to ask another sub-specialist that is usually available in the office for their opinion.

As Ophthalmology Associates capabilities expanded in Fort Worth, it also extended its quality care by establishing satellite offices in surrounding areas and cities that in most cases had not previously had the benefit of specialized eye care. Currently, Ophthalmology Associates includes the main office in Fort Worth and four additional satellite offices that offer both General Ophthalmology care as well as the above mentioned specialized care.

In a recent year, Ophthalmology Associates saw over 12,000 new patients, performed over 154,000 exams and procedures, and 10,000 surgical procedures. Vision is perhaps the most precious of all the senses, so while attention is always on providing this care in the safest possible manner; we also strive to provide a relaxed and comfortable environment for our patients.

For more than forty years, Ophthalmology Associates has been trusted and dedicated to providing the highest level of professional skill and technological advances in eye care to the residents of Fort Worth and surrounding communities. Our staff of board-certified ophthalmologists, board-certified therapeutic optometrists in adult and pediatric ophthalmic specialties, and JCAHPO-certified support staff, is committed to continuing the traditions that have enabled Ophthalmology Associates to be successful.

The best patient outcomes result from care delivered by highly qualified and experienced physicians & optometrists assisted by certified staff, and supported by the latest technical equipment.

For more information call us at (817) 332-2020 or Contact us online. To request an appointment simply fill in the form on the left. It's a beautiful world, you deserve to see it well!

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Fort Worth
Main Office

1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76102


Telephone:
817-332-2020

Hours 8am to 5pm Monday
thru Friday

Phones answered by
answering service starting at
4:30pm daily

Fort Worth
Cityview

5801 Oakbend Trail,
Suite 100
Ft Worth, TX 76132

Telephone:
817-346-2969

Hours 8am to 5pm Monday
thru Friday

Phones answered by
answering service starting at
4:30pm daily

Hurst Town Center
Medical Plaza

809 W. Harwood Rd.,
Suite 304
Hurst, TX 76054

Telephone:
817-788-9303

Hours 8am to 5pm Monday
thru Friday

Phones answered by
answering service starting at
4:30pm daily

Granbury
Office

3906 Highway 377, Suite 103
Granbury, TX 76049


Telephone:
817-579-0100

Hours 8am to 5pm Monday
thru Friday

Phones answered by
answering service starting at
4:30pm daily

Weatherford
Office

804 Santa Fe Drive
Weatherford, TX 76086


Telephone:
817-594-9500

Hours 8am to 5pm Monday
thru Friday

Phones answered by
answering service starting at
4:30pm daily