Derek W. Sears, M.D.

Derek W. Sears, MD

Dr. Sears grew up in the greater metro area of San Saba, TX, population 3000! He was very active during his time there competing in football, basketball, baseball, track, and tennis. He went on to complete his undergraduate education at Texas Tech University in Lubbock then attended medical school at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in El Paso. He completed his transitional year of training at John Peter Smith Hospital System in Fort Worth at which time he developed an appreciation for the DFW area. He then completed his residency at the University of Arizona where he was chief resident during his final year before returning to Texas.

Dr. Sears enjoys spending time with family and friends and his dog Raider. He is also a die-hard Texas Tech fan as you might expect and enjoys all sports, recently taking up golf.

Education and Training

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Bachelor of Science in Biology – 2012

TTUHSC El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine – 2017

John Peter Smith Health Network, Fort Worth, TX
Transitional Year Resident July 2017 – June 2018

University of Arizona College of Medicine Ophthalmology and Vision Science, Tucson, AZ
Ophthalmology Resident July 2018 – June 2021
Chief Resident June 2020 – Sept 2020; April 2021

Professional Societies / Licenses

Texas State Medical License
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society


Nethery Eye Associates
August 2021 – Present

Fort Worth Office

6551 Harris Pkwy, Ste. 200
Fort Worth, TX 76132
P: 817-423-1800
F: 817-423-1900

Bedford Office

1604 Hospital Pkwy, Ste 104
Bedford, TX 76022
P: 817-571-0046
F: 817-571-0596

Cleburne Office

605 N. Nolan River Road Ste. E
Cleburne, TX 76033
P: 682-800-1072
F: 682-204-5803