Joan L. Abernethy, MD

Joan L. Abernethy, MD

Joan L. Abernethy, MD - Nethery Eye Associates

Born and raised in Minnesota, Dr. Abernethy is a converted Texan. She fell in love with the state after coming here to do her residency at UT Southwestern in Dallas. Dr. Abernethy spends much of her free time trying to keep up with her two young boys’ many sports activities.

Dr. Abernethy has been practicing ophthalmology since 2001 and came to Nethery Eye Associates in 2011. She focuses primarily on cataract surgery, glaucoma laser treatment (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty) and pterygium surgery.

Education and Training

University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology – 1992

University of Minnesota Medical School
Doctor of Medicine – 1997

Internal Medicine Intern
Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
Dallas, TX 1997 – 1998

Ophthalmology Resident
University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, TX 1998 – 2001

Professional Societies/Licenses

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Texas Medical Association & Texas Ophthalmological Association
American College of Surgeons
Texas State Medical License
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology


Nethery Eye Associates
October 2011 – Present

Vision Quest
August 2004 – October 2011

Ophthalmology Associates, P.A.
August 2001 – May 2004

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