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With heavy, broken hearts, the doctors and staff of Altig Optical announce the passing of our beloved co-worker, Lea Kay Gloria. A friend. A mentor. The heart of Altig Optical. The heart of our office family.

Lea was a member of the Altig Optical family for over twenty years. From the first office adjacent to Albertsons, to the office with the bright green walls, and finally to the current college football themed home Altig Optical currently resides in, Lea was our rock. She was literally always there… One couldn’t go down the hall without hearing someone call for her. However despite the frequency, every plea and every request for her was met with eagerness, respect, love, and utter compassion.

Anyone who knew Lea, knew she was special. She loved life, her family, her job, and talking with her patients. She was loud. She was always in the way. She was an especially picky eater. She was perfectly “Lea”.

We are grateful and so fortunate to have had the privilege to know and love you. There will not be a day that you and your “Lea-isms” will not be missed. Pink flamingos, Llamas, paper towels, the color yellow, coupons, sweet tea, cruise ships, Vegas… These words, these items all have a new significance to them. They remind us of you. They help us remember that although you may no longer be with us, that you continue to live on around us. We are broken but at the same time we are whole because of you.

We thank you for the joy, the laughs, and the memories you have given us. We are grateful and so fortunate to have had the privilege to know and love you. There will not be a day that you and your “Lea-isms” will not be missed. We love and we miss you Lea.

We would also like to extend our love and condolences to our patients. Lea touched the hearts of many and we would like to invite you to share your memories and photos with us so that we all continue to celebrate her life.

In Memorial of Lea Kay Gloria

Altig Optical – Eye Care Specialists for all of your family’s vision care needs.

Dr. William D. Altig, provides quality eye care services and vision care products in Fort Worth; we truly care about the health of your eyes, and offer local vision care to all family members.

We are conveniently located near you in Fort Worth, Texas and service, Newark, Springtown, North Richland Hills, Saginaw, Haslet, Rhome & Watauga. Altig Optical stocks Designer Frames, eyewear and Sunglasses, Contact lenses, and we offer Eye exams, Emergency Treatment as well as the Management of Ocular Diseases.

The local Fort Worth Optometrist near you, offering you and your family top quality eye care delivered with unsurpassed customer service. Altig Optical accepts a number of Insurance plans to help cover the cost depending on your individual needs.

: Altig Optical vision center can be found at:

  • 3451 Western Center Boulevard
  • Fort Worth, Texas 76137

: Call (817) 382-3012

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Video: Intro from Dr. Bill Altig

Dr. William D Altig, attended Kearney State College in Nebraska, and the University of Houston College of Optometry, where he also completed post-graduate studies in Ocular Therapeutics and Glaucoma. Dr. Altig has been in private practice since 1985 in the Fort Worth area and opened Altig Optical in 1992. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometric Association. Dr Altig and his wife Mary live in Fort Worth.  Both of their children Are graduates of the University of Texas Austin. In their spare time, they enjoy traveling, especially on cruise ships, and of course... College Football. Go Nebraska Cornhuskers!  ...
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Eye Disease Management

Utilizing cutting edge technology, your eye doctors at Altig Optical are diagnosing and managing, with greater precision, diseases like Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Cataracts. Earlier and more precise diagnosis means earlier treatment and better outcomes. Our eye care specialists take an aggressive approach to diseases that previously had few treatment options. Great advances have been made in the treatment of these diseases.

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Dry Eye Treatment

Dry eye syndrome (DES or dry eye) is a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Its consequences range from minor irritation to the inability to wear contact lenses and an increased risk of corneal inflammation and eye infections. Persistent dryness, scratchiness and a burning sensation on your eyes are common symptoms of dry eye syndrome.

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Surgery Co-Management

The doctors at Altig Optical Eye Care Clinic have extensive experience in the pre-operative evaluation and post-operative care of LASIK and other vision correction procedures. LASIK is currently the most popular vision-correcting or "refractive" surgery available. But there are other options as well. We will help you find the ideal solution for your problem and partner with the best surgeon to perform your procedure.

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Comprehensive Family Eye Exams

Comprehensive eye exams for adults and children, co-management of laser vision correction surgery, caring for eye emergencies and so much more in our office in Fort Worth, TX. The optometrists at our vision center provide comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages including treatment for a range of conditions including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, cataracts and macular degeneration. Visit our eye care specialists for all of your family's vision care needs.

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Zeiss DriveSafe Lenses

DriveSafe lenses are a special coating that enhances your everyday vision using an anti-reflective coating. Your vision with DriveSafe will be sharper, crisper and clearer – not only for driving!

The bottom line about DriveSafe lenses is they have the best lens treatments in the world. Generally, most lens treatments have a warranty where if you scratch them they will replace them once per year. However the DriveSafe lenses have a premium treatment, and the warranty includes multiple replacements over a two-year period.

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Altig Optical

3451 Western Center Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76137
  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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In case of an emergency during non business hours, please go directly to the emergency room.


Please call: 817-382-3012 for further instructions.
We take most medical insurance plans. Use your best judgment on urgency; if you feel you need to, find the nearest emergency room. Visit our eye emergencies page for more information.