Bennett Walton, MD

Houston Ophthalmologist Bennett Walton, MD


  • Cataract Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Refractive Lensectomy
  • Phakic Intraocular Lens (Visian ICL)
  • Glaucoma
  • Presbyopia Correcting Surgery
  • General Ophthalmology
  • Therapeutic Laser Procedures
  • Corneal Cross-Linking
  • Corneal Surgery & Transplant

Bennett Walton, MD, MBA, is a fellowship-trained, Board Certified ophthalmologist available for refractive surgery, cataract, and glaucoma consultations. His professional interests include laser cataract surgery, LASIK, PRK, refractive lensectomy, phakic intraocular lens (ICL), and presbyopia-correcting surgery. He joined Slade & Baker Vision in 2015 and is experienced in both laser surgery and manual microsurgery, having performed thousands of eye surgeries and procedures.

He attended Vanderbilt University as an Honors Scholar and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Walton received a Master of Business Administration from Rice University and a Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine, with an emphasis on improving healthcare outcomes.

At Rice, he received distinction as a Jones Scholar, the highest academic award given from the business school. He completed an internship at Houston Methodist Hospital and a residency at the Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine. During his years at the Cullen Eye Institute, Dr. Walton received Everett L. Goar Research Awards in back-to-back years for his work in leveraging telemedicine to improve ophthalmic care delivery. Following residency, he completed an additional fellowship in cornea, refractive and anterior segment surgery.

Dr. Walton sits on the Editorial Advisory Boards for the publications Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today & Millennial Eye. Dr. Walton has been honored for three years in a row as both one of “Houston’s Top Doctors”, and by his peers multiple times to the Super Doctors Rising Stars list, an honor shared by fewer than 2.5 percent of Texas doctors. He has also been named One to Watch as a Rising Star in Ophthalmology by eye surgery publication Millennial Eye. Click this link to read the full article.  He is a surgeon for emerging visual technologies in clinical trials and enjoys teaching advanced cataract surgery techniques to residents as a frequent faculty member for graduate medical education events, having instructed over 140 surgeons from the United States and Canada.

Dr. Walton is dedicated to patient safety and process improvement and won the First Place award at the 2015 Quality Improvement Conference hosted for the Houston medical community by Baylor College of Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and he has presented research at both regional and national conferences.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

In the video below, Dr. Walton discusses the differences between modern cataract surgery at Slade & Baker and traditional cataract surgery.

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