Dr. Christian Hester, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 40

Dr. Hester
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Little Rock Eye Clinic

201 Executive Ct Little Rock, AR 72205

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(501) 224-5658

Dr. Christian Hester, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Little Rock, AR and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences medical school in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Health Medical Center - Little Rock and Magnolia Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hester to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Good Communication
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Dr. Hester's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Eye Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hester performs Eye Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hester performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Cornea Surgery
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hester performs Cornea Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hester performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Migraine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hester treats Migraine more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Hester treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
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Dr. Hester's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diplopia
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Headache
  • Keratoconus
  • LASIK
  • Migraine
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Wrong Power Intraocular Lens

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Dr. Hester accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
Coventry Health Care of Tennessee PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Hester's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hester

5.0

Based on 35 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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(1)
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  • Explained conditions well (35)
  • Listened & answered questions (35)
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    Dr. Hester has done both of my cataract surgeries. Dr. Hester is very kind and respectful as well as an excellent surgeon. Dr. Hester personally followed up with post op phone calls to check on me and he kept my husband informed immediately after surgery. Dr. Hester encouraged me to call him or return to the clinic if I had any questions and he assured me that he did not want me to worry about anything. I am very happy with my clear vision and would recommend Dr. Hester to my friends and family.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Mary Hudnall – Sep 29, 2020
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    Dr. Hester is a great communicator and very down to earth. He explains things well and did not put in pressure on me. He was very easy to talk to. His follow up after both surgeries was great and the results of my cataract surgeries exceeded my expectations. I now have 20/20 vision. I will never consider another opthamologist.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Aug 28, 2020
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    I had cataracts and was very nearsighted. In my appointments with Dr. Hester before my cataract surgeries, it was clear that he worked carefully to choose the lenses to be implanted that would also correct my nearsightedness and astigmatism. He could not have chosen any better. My vision is so clear now, and colors are more vivid than ever. Dr. Hester is an excellent doctor and surgeon, and a fine person. I could not be happier with the results he provided.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Aug 26, 2020
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    Amazing care! Cataracts to both eyes with best possible outcome! Perfect vision. Outstanding staff, surgical care. Unimaginable followup care! Dr. Hester has my highest recommendation. Thank you Dr Hester and all of your AAA ranked staff
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    CDR Michael Jackson USN(ret.) – May 09, 2020
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    Dr. Hester is a wonderful person in general and a very professional mannered man. He repaired both my eyes with new lenses, no pain what so ever, and I can see like a new kid. Again I can say Dr. Hester is a pleasure to deal with. If I could give him 10 star rating I certainly would. Thanks so much for my new eyes.
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    Don Vaughn Sr. – Nov 22, 2019
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    Dr Hester is excelllent. His knowledge, manners, compassion is beyond expectation. His surgical staff is the best.
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    Bonnie Gunter Allen in Little Rock, AR – Feb 22, 2019
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    A true professional, a credit to his profession.
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    Dodd Bowden in Paron, AR – Dec 21, 2018
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    I definitely recommend Dr. Hester. He and his team were so friendly and accommodating.
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    Mike in AR – Dec 17, 2018
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    This man is a professional in ever respect-- someone you can have complete confidence in. He did cataract surgery on me (some years after I'd had Lasik surgery) and I was most impressed with his knowledge, his friendly and open manner and his genuine concern for the welfare of his patients. All doctors should be as caring and competent as he.
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    Boyd Burkholder in Hot Springs Village, AR – Dec 06, 2018
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    I highly recommend Dr.Hester to everyone! He is very knowledgeable, patient, and highly skilled. After my experience with Dr. Hester I would definitely trust him to treat me and my loved ones for any vision problems.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    3 people found this helpful
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    Catharine in Maumelle, AR – Apr 23, 2018
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    I just had both eyes operated on for Cataracts and my eye doctor recommended Dr. Hester. He completed the surgery and I now have 20/20 in one and 20/25 in the other. The surgery was painless, recovery was not a problem. I can not tell you how much I appreciate Dr. Hester, he even personally called me after each surgery to see how I was doing. God Bless you!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    4 people found this helpful
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    Jerry Elder in Benton, AR 72015 – Mar 29, 2018
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    I'm an Architect and Professor of Architecture with high mileage eyes, as they been in constant use involving highly detailed work either drawing by hand or with computer for the last 50 years where attention to detail is important. In 2003 I had a mono lens attached to my left eye for close work. Dr. Hester recently attached a mono lens to my right eye for overall seeing. He is a true professional, impeccable and is easy to work.. He has a gentle soul. As A result I highly recommended him.
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    James M Pitts ArchitectProfessor and Emerti in Hot Springs Arkansas – Mar 10, 2018
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    Dr. Hester did a great job on my cataract surgeries. Everything went smoothly on both surgeries and no complications afterwards. I experienced very little pain afterwards and was thrilled at how much my eyesight was improved. All his staff was very friendly,caring, and helpful. I would highly recommend Dr Hester and his staff to anyone with eye or vision concerns. Thank you Dr. Hester for taking such good care of me.
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    Jana Gibson in Waldo – Mar 10, 2018
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    not a better surgeon anywhere and explains medical condition and treatment and your best treatment
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    william house in Mayflower,ar – Mar 04, 2018
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    Extremely professional, knowledgeable and cares about his patients.
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    Theresa Bard in Little Rock, AR – Sep 11, 2017
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    I have had poor vision with extremely bad astigmatism my entire life. When I developed cataracts, I was given a new life! Dr. Christian Hester and his staff to the rescue. The admissions, assistants, scheduler, Annie, the entire staff was kind and professional. Dr. Hester was so charming, kind, HONEST, and professional. He explained what he wanted to do for my eyes, and we hoped the results would be good vision with the least bit of astigmatism. Results: 20/20 in both eyes with NO ASTIGMATISM
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    Cynthia Black in Sherwood, AR – Aug 23, 2017
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    I am very impressed with Dr. Hester and his staff. Very professional, courteous and kind. I will recommend Dr. Hester to others.
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    Maumelle, AR – Jun 10, 2017
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    I have suffered with poor vision all my life. When I developed cataracts, I was referred to Dr. Hester. He did both of my eyes. I see better than I ever have. He has a great bedside manner, and was so patient with all my questions. I had no post-op problems. I highly recommend Dr. Hester.
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    Lorie in Sherwood, AR – Apr 20, 2017
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    Dr. Hester is a professional who is extremely well trained in his specialty. He is meticulous and has great bed side manner. All in all he is a conscientious physician.
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    Kuldip Hunjan in Little Rock, AR – Apr 17, 2017
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    Dr. Hester was recommended to me by a nurse at Baptist Eye Center. I was the supervisor of the Eye Center when it first opened, and the doctors who I had worked with had retired. I knew a nurse would give me the down-low, so I called and asked for a recommendation. He did cataract surgery on both my eyes and I'm very pleased with the results. My vision is now 20/20 and I had no post surgical complications. And to top it off, he has a great beside manner...very friendly!
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    Beverly Dickson in Little Rock, AR – Apr 07, 2017
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    Biography

    Dr. Christian Hester, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Little Rock, AR and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology

    Board Certifications

    Education

    2013
    Baylor Com
    Fellowship Hospital
    2012
    California Pacific Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
    2007
    University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Medical School

    Awards

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    What are Dr. Christian Hester, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Hester frequently treats Eye Surgery, Cornea Surgery, and Migraine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hester treats.

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    Locations

    Little Rock Eye Clinic

    Little Rock Eye Clinic201 Executive Ct Little Rock, AR 72205
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    • Hours
      • Mon: 7:45am - 4:30pm
      • Tue: 7:45am - 4:30pm
      • Wed: 7:45am - 4:30pm
      • Thu: 7:45am - 4:30pm
      • Fri: 7:45am - 4:30pm
      • Sat: closed
      • Sun: closed
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    Affiliated Hospitals

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    Baptist Health Medical Center - Little Rock

    Little Rock, AR

    70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

    Magnolia Regional Medical Center

    Magnolia, AR

    67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

    Ouachita County Medical Center

    Camden, AR

    71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average