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Eye Specialists

Eye Doctor Louisville

Whether you are in need of routine eye care, glasses, contact lenses, school vision exams or specialized treatment for complicated eye diseases or conditions, the only ophthalmology practice in Louisville you need is UofL Physicians - Eye Specialists.

Our eye care specialists, including ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians, are nationally renowned experts in their fields. Many of our eye doctors in Louisville have been repeatedly chosen as Best Doctors in America, an honor bestowed by their national peers, recognizing them as being among the top 3 to 5 percent of physicians in their area.

UofL Physicians - Eye Specialists offers comprehensive eye care to patients in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area, and patients come from all over Kentucky and neighboring states such as Tennessee and Ohio for specialized eye care. We host the largest multispecialty team of Ophthalmologists in Louisville, treating a broad range of eye disorders, from common eye problems such as lazy eye, cataracts, glaucoma and low vision, to the most complicated eye diseases, offering medical and surgical treatment for eye conditions including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis, retinal detachment, hereditary retinal disease, ophthalmic Graves’ disease, eye disease requiring corneal transplantation and retinopathy of prematurity. We also offer LASIK vision correction and many cosmetic eye treatments including eyelid and brow lifts, and Botox therapy.

Our Optical Shop, located in the lobby of the Kentucky Lions Eye Center in Louisville, offers a wide selection of adult and children’s frames from designers including Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Juicy Couture and Calvin Klein, as well as sunglasses from designers including Maui Jim. Our on-site optician fills prescriptions quickly and is available to fit your glasses. Contact lenses are also available through our optical shop. The Optical Shop may be reached at 502-852-4127.

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Conditions of the eye/eye diseases we specialize in:

  • Refractive errors appropriate for LASIK vision correction
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract
  • Uveitis
  • Lazy eye or amblyopia
  • Squint or strabismus
  • Graves’ disease of the eye
  • Facial trauma
  • Eyelid deformity
  • Tear duct disorders
  • Retinal detachment repair
  • Macular hole repair
  • Corneal transplantation
  • Low vision rehabilitation
  • Contact Lenses
  • Melanoma of the eye

Some of the most common symptoms of eye problems are:

  • Blurred vision
  • Halos
  • Floaters
  • Red or pink eyes
  • Crossed or misaligned eyes
  • Double vision
  • Night vision problems
  • Swollen eye
  • Tearing

Retina and Uveitis

The majority of UofL Physicians-Eye Specialists’ retina doctors have been repeatedly selected as Best Doctors in America and specialize in diseases affecting the retina, the part of the eye responsible for detecting light, offering ophthalmology services including diagnosis and treatment for conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, uveitis and retinitis pigmentosa (one of the most common forms of inherited eye disease), as well as many other complicated conditions.


Diabetic eye disease can affect people of all ages and is the leading cause of blindness in patients between the ages of 20 and 55. Diabetic eye disease occurs when blood vessels in the retina of the eye are damaged by poor control of diabetes. Vision loss from diabetes is preventable and treatable; if you have diabetes, it is important to see a trained retina specialist to receive the most appropriate care.

To learn more about diabetes eye care at UofL Physicians - Eye Specialists.

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness after age 55. It affects an estimated 15 million Americans and causes progressive loss of central vision. UofL Physicians-Eye Specialists was the first in the Louisville region to perform genomic testing to diagnose and manage patients with macular degeneration. Our doctors, as clinician-scientists, have access to the most novel and effective treatments possible for this and other vision-stealing retinal diseases.

Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa, or RP, refers to a group of inherited retinal diseases that cause the retina to degenerate, leading to vision loss and eventual blindness. Our doctors are on the forefront of the discovery of new treatments for these diseases, including the use of stem cells for the re-growth of damaged retina. We were the first in the United States to investigate retinal transplantation as a potential treatment for retinitis pigmentosa. Our patients benefit from our doctors’ advanced knowledge of these conditions and access, when appropriate, to new treatments through clinical trials.


New treatments for uveitis, or inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, are effective in reducing inflammation and preserving vision. Our doctors are experienced in use of the most modern medications to treat intraocular inflammation, and pioneered vitreous surgery as a treatment option in the most stubborn cases.

Glaucoma and Cataract

It is estimated that more than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, and as many as half of those who have it may not know that they have the disease. Glaucoma initially causes no symptoms. This is why it is so important to have regular eye exams, especially when there is a family history of glaucoma. Glaucoma occurs when elevated pressure in the eye leads to damage to the optic nerve, causing loss of peripheral vision. Our glaucoma doctors offer the most comprehensive and leading-edge ophthalmology services for our glaucoma patients, carefully monitoring pressure in the eyes, managing it with medicines when possible and performing surgery when necessary to relieve the pressure.

To learn more about glaucoma care at UofL Physicians - Eye Specialists.

An estimated 20 million Americans over the age of 40 have cataracts, but it is the most curable vision-threatening condition. Our cataract experts offer the latest surgical treatments for cataracts, including lens implantation; if surgery can be delayed with the use of vision aids, that option is explored as well.

To learn more about cataract surgery at UofL Physicians - Eye Specialists.

LASIK Vision Correction

LASIK surgery corrects vision problems by re-shaping the cornea. Our refractive surgeon is a cornea specialist; he completed advanced training in corneal diseases at the world-renowned University of Rochester. We offer competitively-priced LASIK vision correction services in Louisville and many discounts and payment plans are available.

To learn more about LASIK Eye Surgery at UofL Physicians - Eye Specialists.

Cornea and External Disease

Our cornea and external disease specialist offers the newest treatments for diseases and conditions affecting the cornea and vision, including refractive surgery (both LASIK and lens implantation), DSEK or Descemet's Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty, and corneal transplantation. UofL Physicians - Eye Specialists was the first in Kentucky to implant an artificial cornea, or keratoprosthesis, for the treatment of corneal disease.

To learn more about corneal treatments at UofL Physicians - Eye Specialists.

Oculofacial Plastic Surgery

Patients in Louisville and Southern Indiana have many reasons for pursuing surgery of the face and eyes, including facial trauma, drooping eyelids and eyelid abnormalities. At UofL Physicians-Eye Specialists, we offer rhinoplasty (nose surgery), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), brow and forehead lifts, facelifts and Botox injections. In addition, our highly regarded oculoplastic surgeon performs reconstructive surgery after facial trauma, and for Graves’ disease patients whose eyes do not respond to medical treatment.

Melanoma of the Eye

Melanoma is a cancer of the pigmented cells of the body (melanocytes). It most commonly occurs in the skin but can develop in parts of the eye. Also known as ocular melanoma, melanoma of the eye (link to new page on disease) occurs in six people per million, per year. It is more common in Caucasians or people with blue or green eyes. The cause of melanoma of the eye is unknown.

To learn more about melanoma care at UofL Physicians - Eye Specialists.

Low Vision Rehabilitation Center

Low vision is defined as visual impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or other common visual aids. Our Low Vision Rehabilitation Center in Louisville offers optometric specialists and occupational therapists that are trained to help patients with low vision determine the extent of their useful vision and how to best manage it through lifestyle adjustments and the use of various tools and therapies.

To learn more about the Low Vision Rehabilitation Center at UofL Physicians – Eye Specialists.

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Every child, even those without noticeable eye problems, should have a vision screening or eye exam before age five. One out of every four children has an undetected vision problem. Our pediatric ophthalmologist serves children in Kentucky and Southern Indiana with refractive errors, tear duct obstruction, strabismus (eye misalignment), amblyopia (lazy eye), diplopia (double vision), cataracts, glaucoma and other eye disorders, and performs school and annual eye exams.

To learn more about pediatric ophthalmology, visit UofL Physicians - Pediatric Eye Specialists.

Optical Shop

Our Optical Shop, located in the lobby of the Kentucky Lions Eye Center in Louisville, offers a wide selection of adult and children’s frames from designers including Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Juicy Couture and Calvin Klein, as well as sunglasses from designers including Maui Jim. Our on-site optician fills prescriptions quickly and is available to fit your glasses. Contact lenses are also available through our optical shop. The Optical Shop may be reached at 502-852-4127.

Contact Lens Center

The UofL Physicians - Eye Specialists Contact Lens Center offers a broad assortment of lenses to meet your specific needs. Our contact lens specialist will see patients to fit contact lenses during a regular eye exam, or as a separate appointment, especially for those who require specialty lenses.

To learn more about the Contact Lens Center at UofL Physicians - Eye Specialist.

Physicians in this practice may not see patients at all locations listed below. For details, please call the appointment line for the location you are interested in visiting.

The Optical Shop is located in the lobby of the Kentucky Lions Eye Center in downtown Louisville and may be reached at 502-852-4127.

Referring physicians may call 502-588-0588.

For financial assistance, the Lions Club may be reached at 502-583-0564.

Parking at Kentucky Lions Eye Center:  

Parking is available at the Kentucky Lions Eye Center for a flat fee of $3. Credit cards and cash are accepted. The parking entrance is located off Floyd Street. When you arrive, remember your parking space number and proceed to the payment kiosk located in the lobby entrance. 

Offices and Clinics

  • Downtown Office – Kentucky Lions Eye Center
    301 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd.
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
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  • Springs Medical Center
    6400 Dutchmans Parkway
    Suite 310
    Louisville, Kentucky 40205
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  • Elizabethtown Health Center
    1239 Woodland Drive
    Suite 114
    Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
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  • Owensboro - The Springs Health Centre (pediatrics and oculoplastics only)
    2200 E. Parrish Ave.
    Building B, Suite 101
    Owensboro, Kentucky 42303
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  • Campbellsville Office
    1800 Old Lebanon Road
    Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718
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  • Madison Office
    2580 Michigan Road
    Suite 2
    Madison, Indiana 47250
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  • Springs Medical Center
    6420 Dutchmans Parkway
    Suite 175
    Louisville, Kentucky 40205
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Hospital Affiliations

  • University of Louisville Hospital
  • Jewish Hospital
  • Norton Children’s Hospital
  • Robley Rex VA Medical Center
  • Frazier Rehab Institute

At UofL Physicians - Eye Specialists in Louisville, our ophthalmologists and optometrists have trained at the finest institutions in the country and the world, including the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the Wilmer Eye Institute, Washington University (St. Louis) and the University of Iowa. They have acquired the sharpest skills and latest techniques to treat every eye disease and condition from the most common to the rarest and most complicated.

As part of the UofL Physicians team, our Louisville eye doctors frequently meet with other UofL Physicians specialists to evaluate and discuss our patients’ treatment.  These specialists include primary care doctors, endocrinologists, pediatricians, neurologists and neurosurgeons. We also work closely with numerous doctors in the Louisville and Southern Indiana communities to ensure a team approach to each individual patient’s care.

Our ophthalmologists have access to the latest treatments and clinical trials for patients with various eye diseases and conditions, through collaborations with doctors and scientists here and at other institutions worldwide.

Next Steps

For more information or to make an appointment,
call 502-588-6000