Dr. Christian Hester, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 41

Dr. Christian Hester, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Little Rock, AR and has over 15 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.

Dr. Hester

Little Rock Eye Clinic Llp

201 Executive Ct Ste A Little Rock, AR 72205
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Hester's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cornea Transplant
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hester performs Cornea Transplant more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hester performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hester treats Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hester treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Cornea Surgery
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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

Dr. Hester's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • LASIK
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wrong Power Intraocular Lens

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(501) 224-5658

Dr. Hester accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Hester's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hester

5.0

Based on 38 ratings

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Dr. Hester recently performed my cataract surgeries on both of my eyes. I loved his approach. I am a very nervous patient; but the surgeries were absolutely painless, and the nurses that worked in the surgery center both visits, along with the staff in his office in North Little Rock, have been wonderful. I have total confidence in him.
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
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Cindy – Sep 12, 2021
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Bilateral cataract removal/implants with monovision (+toric lens). Near perfect results and no problems/complications
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 19, 2021
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Dr. Hester took over my care when Dr. Roberson retired and I have been very pleased each time I see him. I had a bad tree limb injury as a child and now 34 years later, we're still dealing with it with some possibly major surgeries coming up soon.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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Michael – May 24, 2021
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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
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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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.
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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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.
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
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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.
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
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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.
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
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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.
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
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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
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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.
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
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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.
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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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
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
1 person found this helpful
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william house in Mayflower,ar – Mar 04, 2018
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Extremely professional, knowledgeable and cares about his patients.
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
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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
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
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • 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
2 people found this helpful
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Maumelle, AR – Jun 10, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Christian Hester, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Little Rock, AR and has over 15 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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Dr. Hester frequently treats Cornea Transplant, Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy, and Cornea Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hester treats.

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Dr. Hester's office is located at 201 Executive Ct Ste A, Little Rock, AR 72205. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Little Rock Eye Clinic Llp201 Executive Ct Ste A Little Rock, AR 72205
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Little Rock Eye Clinic

Little Rock Eye Clinic Llp4104 Richards Rd North Little Rock, AR 72117
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Hester is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Baptist Health Medical Center - Little Rock

Little Rock, AR

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

Magnolia Regional Medical Center

Magnolia, AR

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

Ouachita County Medical Center

Camden, AR

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average