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Optometry / Primary Eye Care

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Primary eye care providers are trained to provide patients with comprehensive ocular health assessments, refractions and contact lens fittings.


Along with treating dry eyes and red eyes, we offer the following services:

  • Ocular health assessments, including initial assessment for glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. An ocular health assessment consists of the following:
    • Medical history.
    • Visual acuity – read an eye chart to determine how well you see at various distances.
    • Pupil response to light.
    • Peripheral vision.
    • Eye movement.
    • Eye pressure – to check for glaucoma.
    • Slit lamp testing for the front of your eye – to check for cataracts or scratches on cornea.
    • Dilation to examine your retina and optic nerve – your eyes may be sensitive to light for a few hours after they are dilated.
  • Refractions.
  • Contact lens fittings.
  • Eye examinations required by schools.

In the event that a patient needs to be referred to a specialist for further treatment, we can refer you to a provider within UK Advanced Eye Care.

Learn more about what to expect during your visit.

  • Locations


    Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington

    Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington

    110 Conn Terrace
    Lexington KY 40508
    Fax 859-323-8510 (General) and 859-257-6718 (Referring Providers)
    Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm


    UK HealthCare Eye Center - Richmond

    Suite D,
    920 Barnes Mills Road
    Richmond KY 40475
    Call 859-624-3937 (EYES)

    (Cornea and external diseases, glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology, primary eye care, retina and vitreous disorders) 


    Appalachian Regional Healthcare Daniel Boone Clinic

    37 Ball Park Road
    Harlan KY 40831

    (Retina specialist and primary eye care)

    Bourbon Medical Center

    2017 S. Main St.
    Paris KY 40361

    (Primary eye care)

    Huffman & Huffman - Harlan

    1848 S. US Highway 421
    Harlan KY 40831

    (Retina specialist and primary eye care)