Dr. Thomas Henderson, MD

Dr. Thomas Henderson, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
71 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Henderson, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 39 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

Eye Clinic Of Austin

3410 Far West Blvd Ste 140

Austin, TX 78731
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
more than 94% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Henderson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Henderson "Ophthalmologist Dr. Thomas Henderson was born in Kansas and raised in Texas. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University located in Baton Rouge. In 1973 he earned his Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Dr. Henderson went on to Baylor College of Medicine in Houston to complete his residency in Ophthalmology in 1979. Dr. Henderson became American Board of Ophthalmology Certified in 1980 and has practiced ophthalmology in Texas for over thirty years. In 1982 he founded the Eye Clinic of Austin, currently located at 3410 Far West Blvd. From 1995 to 2003 he served as Chief of Staff for HealthSouth Surgical Hospital (now Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital). Dr. Henderson was Chief of Ophthalmology from 1988 to 1990 and then from 1997 to 1999 at St. David s Medical Center. Dr. Henderson has performed over 11,000 LASIK and cataract procedures. He is skilled in alternative vision correction technologies such as laser cataract surgery and premium lens replacement, corneal transplant surgery, and surgical treatment of glaucoma with SLT laser or with iStent, Trabectome, Canaloplasty, and ExPRESS mini shunt. Dr. Henderson is a member of the major national ophthalmology societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the American College of Eye Surgeons. He attends two to three major educational meetings yearly to stay at the cutting edge of ophthalmology. He has been a speaker for Allergan, Ista and a Phase II and Phase III drug investigator for Ista, Alcon, Allergan and Bausch & Lomb. Since 1996 Dr. Henderson has annually been awarded the honor of being one of the Best Doctors of America (only about five percent of doctors in the US are named in any given year)."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Henderson "Eye Clinic of Austin is one of the leading eye surgery and eye care centers in the Austin area. For over 30 years, our optometrist and ophthalmologist have used the most advanced eye technology, including LASIK, laser cataract surgery, and corneal transplants. We also provide comprehensive eye care including routine eye exams, prescription glasses, contact lens fitting, and glaucoma treatment. With unparalleled experience plus the latest technology, we know our patients receive the absolute best results."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

5  Conditions Treated

9  Procedures

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.


  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • San Francisco Genl Hospital Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Cullen Eye Institute Baylor University College Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Henderson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Henderson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Henderson to family and friends
11 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Henderson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

In fairness, he did YAG surgery on right eye which was successful. He did cataract surgery on left eye which gave me 20/20 vision. However, the subsequent YAG surgery on the left eye turned out very, very bad for me. I now have bluriness in that eye 50-75+ times a day. At 6 mos. post-surgery I...more
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I had vision problems all my life until I met Dr. Henderson 3 years ago. Everyone and everything surrounding his practice are cream of the crop. I don't understand those 2 bad reviews. Tom Henderson is by far the best Ophthalmologist in Central Texas. He constantly upgrades his practice with...more
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I have been a patient with Dr. Henderson for many years during which he has performed eye surgery on me several times. He has always been professional, patient and a calming presence. I have recommended him to my friends and family without regret. His staff as well is top notch.
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Dr. Tom Henderson was the doc who did my Left eye mono-vision, and right eye enhancement at Austin Lasik Vision Institute. He never followed up with me regarding the problems I occurred. It has been six months, and no improvement. I am constantly spending money for daily treatment on...more
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Honestly, my experience with Dr. Henderson was infuriating. Not only was he condescending and virtually unavailable for any of my needs and concerns, he found a way to badger and demean me during the entire exam. Not only was I deeply offended, but I left with many questions about my condition. I...more
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