Dr. Kenneth King is an experienced optometrist at Alliance Vision Institute in Fort Worth, TX. He specializes in full-scope optometry, ocular disease treatment, glaucoma management, and pre- and post-surgery treatment.
Dr. King was born in Ohio; after several years completing his education in Texas, he practiced in his home state for more than 25 years. But he always still felt he was a Texan at heart and has returned to his real home! Dr. King is passionate about getting to know his patients: he believes it’s crucially important to not treat patients as a set of eyes, but as an individual, unique person. He loves meeting people and can’t wait to help his new patients see more clearly!
Dr. King takes the time to get to know each of his patients to learn about their vision needs and goals. He is skilled in a variety of eye care services and will help you decide what care is best for your lifestyle.
Hello! It is my privilege to welcome you to Alliance Vision Institute. Thank you for the opportunity to serve your vision needs. I consider it an honor to be able to do so.
I have always had an interest in vision care. My father suffered from nystagmus, and I suffered from myopia from the fourth grade on. In my teens I suffered from eye disease related to contact lens misuse. I decided to find a way to help others like my father and myself to enjoy clear, uncomplicated vision.
I believe our vision connects us to the world around us. I have seen children blossom after having their vision corrected. I have also seen children who were once considered learning impaired or ADHD re-engage with their world. I have witnessed adults flourish with confidence after achieving freedom from eyewear. I have seen the elderly reconnect with their families and surroundings after regaining their sight from cataract surgery. There is literally no point in life that cannot be enhanced with improved vision.
The most satisfying moment of my career came one day when a woman came into my office. She said “you won’t remember me but you saw me at a free clinic (I volunteered at a local community clinic back then) and noticed that my optic nerve didn’t look right. You and the clinic director got me into the neuro-ophthalmologist, who found a tumor behind my eye. You saved my life, and I came in to say thank you.” Every day I come to work thinking of her.
My philosophy has always been that the eyes are part of the entire person. They are not an isolated system. That fits with our philosophy here at AVI. Let us show you how we can enhance your life experience.
What made you decide to become an optometrist?
My father had an ocular condition called nystagmus that always made me aware of vision conditions. I also had a lot of contact lens complications as a teen and spent quite a bit of time in an eye doctor’s office. Between those two things, I was motivated to consider eyecare as a career.
Do you participate in any community/volunteer/service work?
I have volunteered for a crisis hotline, vision mission trips, and the Infantsee program through the American Optometric Association.
What is the most satisfying part of your job?
When patients are ecstatic about their visual outcome.
What differentiates Alliance Vision Institute from other practices?
We provide a vast array of vision correction treatments, but in an environment that is highly individualized. We try to make every patient feel important. The last thing any individual in our practice wants is for our patients to feel like a number. I love when our team members get to know the patients and develop their own rapport with them.
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