Darrell E. Hester, MD is an expert ophthalmic surgeon who combines over 30 years’ experience in a broad range of eye surgeries with current leading technologies and advanced techniques. As a trusted ophthalmologist in Wilmington for more than 23 years, Dr. Hester is known as a dedicated, compassionate surgeon and clinician with superior skill and meticulous attention to detail.
A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s naturally clear lens. Cataracts are so common that by age 80 more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have already had cataract surgery. Cataract Surgery is the most effective treatment for cataracts, contact us today to schedule your appointment!
Dr. Hester offers advanced laser-assisted cataract surgery using the LenSx femtosecond laser for patients whose particular profile indicates surgery would be improved with the use of the laser. Contact us today!
Multifocal intraocular lenses such as the TECNIS® Symfoni and Alcon ReSTOR® have a unique optic design which may allow patients greater freedom from the need for eyeglasses. Toric (Astigmatism Correcting) intraocular lenses such as the TECNIS® toric, TECNIS® toric Symfoni or AcrySof® IQ toric lenses are used to treat moderate to severe amounts of astigmatism. Contact Hester Vision for an evaluation.
LASIK surgery is one of the most advanced surgical procedures available for vision correction. LASIK is designed to eliminate or reduce your dependence on prescription glasses or contact lenses. Contact Dr. Hester in Willmington, NC today for your evaluation!
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in people over the age of 40. It is a group of diseases that leads to vision loss. Vision loss occurs when the optic nerve is damaged by pressure inside the eye. If you are experiencing signs of vision loss contact Hester Vision in Willmington, NC today for an evaluation.
Dry eye is a condition referring to an inadequate tear film on the surface of the eye. When the tear film is inadequate (dries), vision immediately becomes blurry. If you are experiencing dry, red, or inflamed eyes contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Hester Ophthalmology offers oculoplastic surgeries to correct and improve the function of the eyelid tissues for both functional and cosmetic indications. Such as Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty, which corrects loose, redundant upper eyelid skin and excess, puffy fat pads. We also offer Upper Eyelid Ptosis Repair which corrects drooping (ptotic) upper eyelids. Schedule a consultation today!