Dr. Phillips Labor, MD

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Age 58
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Dr. Phillips Labor, MD
A board certified ophthalmologist, Phillips Kirk Labor, MD ,FACS, FICS is internationally recognized for his work in refractive surgery. He has over 30 years of refractive and cataract expertise, and has performed thousands of LASIK, cataract, PRK and Intraocular Lens Implant procedures over his career. Dr. Labor’s board certification goes above and beyond, placing him among a very select group of U.S. eye surgeons. In addition to standard certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO), he is certified by the American Board of Eye Surgery (ABES) in the fields of cataract and LASIK surgery. This requires more in-depth study, and passing a rigorous process of testing by his peers. In addition, ABES requires doctors to repeat this process regularly for re-certification, which Dr. Labor has achieved. Dr. Labor chose this voluntary certification to continue to grow his expertise in order to better serve his patients. Dr. Labor has been the first or among the first to perform new procedures and adopt new technologies. In 2011, he introduced ORange® (now ORA) to DFW, the world’s first technology that measures vision quality during cataract surgery. He was the first in Texas to implant the ReZoom premium intraocular lens, and in 2016, the first Texas eye surgeon to use the MKO Melt, an oral sedative that affords IV-free cataract surgery. He was the first in Dallas/Fort Worth to implant the Verisyse Implantable Contact Lens, and the first U.S. solo private practitioner to acquire the Ziemer FEMTO LDV surgical laser for use in LASIK surgery. In 2013, three surgical instruments were introduced that bear Dr. Labor’s name: the Labor A/C Cannula, Labor-Lester IOL Manipulator, and Labor Cyclodialysis Spatula. Manufactured by Katena Products, Inc., a leader in ophthalmic surgical instrumentation, each instrument is based on Dr. Labor’s modifications. In addition, he has published numerous articles on a wide range of ophthalmic subjects and issues, and led or collaborated on key studies. He is one of a select few U.S. eye surgeons manufacturers such as Bausch & Lomb have chosen to evaluate new technologies. Dr. Labor has received several honors for his outstanding work and expertise. For example, he has been voted a Tarrant County “Top Doctor” by his peers numerous times in Fort Worth, Texas magazine—most recently in 2016; “Top Ophthalmologist for Northeast Tarrant County”; and “Best Local LASIK/Laser Surgeon in Colleyville and Grapevine” in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s “Best of the Best 2016” readership poll. He has also been named one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, and recognized by Premier Surgeon as one of the top 250 leading U.S. innovators for premium intraocular lens surgery. In addition, Dr. Labor is actively involved in a leadership capacity with several notable eye care organizations. He currently serves as president of the Society for Excellence in Eyecare (SEE); an elected position based on his reputation as an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, and continued contributions to SEE. He serves on the board of the American College of Eye Surgeons, and has remained an International College of Surgeons (ICS) U.S. Section Vice President since elected in 2013. He is a Fellow of the ICS, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and a founding member of the American European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgeons.

2201 Westgate Plz

Grapevine, TX 76051

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Dr. Phillips Labor, MD

Dr. Phillips Labor, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
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Dr. Labor's Experience

Dr. Labor's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cataract Surgery
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Cataract Surgery
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Optometry
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Binocular Vision Disorder
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Cataract - Alopecia - Sclerodactyly
  • Cataract - Ataxia - Deafness
  • Cataract - Cardiomyopathy
  • Cataract - Congenital Ichthyosis
  • Cataract - Microcornea Syndrome
  • Cataract Congenital Dominant Non Nuclear
  • Cataract Dental Syndrome
  • Cataract Hutterite Type
  • Chalazion
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Flash Burns
  • Corneal Scar
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetes-Like Blepharitis
  • Diabetes-Like Retinal Edema
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilatation
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eye Palsy
  • Eye Strain
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyebrow Disorders
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Eczema
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Glaucoma - Sleep Apnea
  • Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma in Ciliochorodial Detachment
  • Glaucoma in Epithelial Ingrowth
  • Glaucoma in Intra Ocular Tumours
  • Glaucoma in Iridoschisis.
  • Glaucoma in Phacomatoses
  • Hazy Vision
  • Headache
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid
  • Ocular Convergence Spasm
  • Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Myasthenia Gravis
  • Optic Nerve Disorder
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Poor Color Vision
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Reading Disorders
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Punctata Albescens
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus-Like Double Vision
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Dysfunction
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Watering Eyes


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  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Prism Lenses
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vision Screening
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Centenary College Of Louisiana
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • UTMB-Galvstn
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Rothchild Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Labor has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Danish
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow
  • American College of Eye Surgeons, Board Member
  • American European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgeons, Member
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Fellow
  • ICS, Fellow
  • International College of Surgeons, Vice President

Dr. Labor's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Labor to family and friends
based on 47 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Labor's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Denton, TX |
Great surgeon. I researched many eye doctors before I settled on Dr. Labor. The staff was wonderful and the surgery turned out exactly as I had hoped for.
in Lewisville, TX |
My mother has had a horrible experience with the office staff and she was not appropriately taken care of after surgery. She has overpaid for her patient portion for her surgery and no one will call her back. Dr. Labor if you care about your patients, get an office staff that will take care of your patients.
in Flower Mound, TX |
Dr Labor, i was in your ofc today for a Lasik procedeure and I was well received by your staff of nurses. Dr., I am a little long in the tooth and i tell you this so you can visualize that i have been around and i know what I speek of! Your staff of nurses, in the operating area, were so very sweet and caring ... they are very special and made my day! Please give them a "you done good for me," (yes, i'm country)
in Justin, TX |
I had one cataract removed in 2014. I felt extremely comfortable with this doctor the minute he walked into the room. He is very professional yet very courteous. He has always had time to answer any question that I have had. I would and have recommended him to several people. I never had any problems with the surgery and today I have 20/20 vision in that eye. I am now having the other cataract removed and I have complete confidence that I will do just as well with this surgery.
in Grapevine, TX |
The office staff is very unhelpful. Never saw Doctor because of very poor service from the staff. My PCP had to send referrals 6 times before they acknowledged that they received it. I never will go there nor recommend to any one.
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Dr. Labor accepts 27 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna Healthcare of Texas HMO
    Cigna Healthcare of Texas POS
    Cigna Healthcare of Texas PPO
    Cigna Network
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Commercial EPO
    Global Health Benefits
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna EPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    GWH Open Access Plus POS
    Healthcare of Louisiana
    Indemnity EPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Network Open Access
    Network POS
    Open Access
    Open Access HMO
    Open Access Plus PPO
    Open Access POS
    Select Network HMO
    Select Network POS
    Select Network PPO
    Shared Administration
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Advantra HMO
    Advantra PPO
    Aetna Better Health
    Care Management Resources
    Carelink HMO
    Carelink PPO
    Coventry Health America
    Coventry Health America HMO
    Coventry Health America PPO
    Coventry Health Care PPO
    Coventry Metro Comp
    CoventryOne HMO
    Group Plan PPO
    HealthAmerica PPO
    Healthcare USA
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Open Access HMO
    Optimum Choice PPO
    Platinum PPO
    Southern Health PPO
    Worker's Compensation / Focus Network PPO
    Worker's Compensation / Focus Network WC
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • POMCO Group
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Principal Life
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Labor has admitting privileges

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine
1650 W College St
Grapevine, TX 76051
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