Barbara K. Crutchfield, OD

4.96 out of 5

About

Barbara Crutchfield received her doctoral degree from Indiana University, School of Optometry, Bloomington. She is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and licensed to practice in the state of Kentucky. She is an active fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and recently received board certification from the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry.

Personal Statement

Primary eye care isn’t boring; I knew I wanted to help people see from a young age. And I love it, still. It’s my goal to make every patient feel at ease. Making them feel comfortable helps me get to know them and understand what kind of care they need.

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
  • fixes empty view field issue
    Barbara Crutchfield, OD - UK HealthCare

Training & Education

Degree

Indiana University, School of Optometry, Bloomington

Residency

Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lexington

Certifications and Special Training

National Board of Examiners in Optometry
Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry

Ratings & Reviews

4.96 out of 5
50 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Dr was professional and provided the information I needed to assist my issues!!!

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    Dr. Crutchfield is the BEST.

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    Dr. Barbara Crutchfield was extraordinary. She listened to my concerns and did not rush me. She explained the testing as I expressed anxiety over the subjectiveness of the eye sight testing where views are compared and rated. When I sense pressure to rush through testing, I doubt myself and question the veracity of the testing. Dr. Crutchfield took the time to explain astigmatism to me as the reason I was seeing shadows on the letters at times. I had been fearful that my eyes were failing. She steadily gave me feedback that helped me understand the process. She examined my old old glasses and the newest and explained to me why I was seeing better with the older glasses (over 6+ years old glasses). She assured me that the blurry vision I have been experiencing was not me going blind. It was likely the Xiidra. It actually is an irritant and distorts my vision. She directed me to discard Xiidra and use Restasis to treat my dry eyes. She also addressed my use of a full-face CPAP mask with foam (ResMed F20) and we discussed that as a further irritant and cause of uncomfortable eye symptoms. She patiently tested my eyesight. I felt relaxed and confident unlike recent experiences. I could see without fuzzy shadows! I was candid and not anxious about the process. I trusted the process since she was guiding me and giving me feedback from whatever Information her equipment was relaying to her. This was a wonderful experience as I trusted the process and felt validated as a person who was seeking a solution. Why was my vision blurry? Why was I having serious difficulty reading and even seeing out into the field as my grandson played baseball? Why were my eyes tearing when I wore the new glasses, even after mindfully working to adjust to them? When did I have an ongoing dull headache when wearing the new glasses though my eyes seemed to relaxin in my old old glasses? Dr. Crutchfield observed and tested. I am so very grateful! I learned a great deal as I worked with her during the eye exam. I understand better what is happening to me with my vision. I am better informed now and more confident regarding my health. I was scared. I am not now. Thank you!

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    This doctor was very good. She explained things well and answered all my questions

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    Dr. Crutchfield is very thorough and gave me great explanations and advice. I've had great care over the years.
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      Barbara Crutchfield is an expert optometrist. She listens well and cares about improving vision for me. She is a UK star provider!
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      Barbara Crutchfield is the absolutely BEST Clinician
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      Dr, Crutchfield was fantastic and engaged me in the type of care I preferred in my eye care health.
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      Attentive, knowledgeable, friendly
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      Took extra care, and my prescription is very good. I would recommend
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      Dr. Crutchfield is wonderful. I have recommended her to other people and they also had a good experience with her care. She is not Very Good but Excellent!!!
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      Couldn't have been better
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      Dr. has been treating me for years - I have a complicated history and many eye surgeries.
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      Dr. Crutchfield is friendly, reassuring and professional. She explains what the measurements/numbers indicate, compares them to the previous visit/exam and let's me know if my activities, my diet and my health are good, and what to continue maintaining/practicing.
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      Dr. Crutchfield is excellent. It's why I keep coming back.
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      Dr. Crutchfield was very thorough.
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      Dr. Crutchfield is both personable and professional.
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      Dr. Crutchfield was awesome. I have astigmatism and double vision, and have had issues in the past getting doctors to take me seriously. Dr. Crtuchfield, on the other hand, asked questions about that and other eye conditions I've had, and clearly took me at my word. I also appreciated that when using the refractor, she asked about the differences between settings in terms of sharpness. That really clicked for me and made it easier for me to distinguish which setting looked better. The difference in clarity my current glasses and the final refractor settings blew me away, and I'm really glad I ended up seeing Dr. Crutchfield.
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      Concern and discussion regarding new issue.
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      Do Crutchfield is thorough and caring.
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      The best service ..
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      Very thoughtful and easy to follow
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      Dr. Crutchfield is excellent, she has been my eye doctor for many years, listens to all my questions and concerns and takes time to discuss until all questions answered.
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      Dr Crutchfield is a wonderful doctor and very thorough with taking the time to discuss results of all aspects of my eye care
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      Dr. Crutchfield gave me important advice about medication use with narrow angle glaucoma. It was much appreciated!
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      I have been see her for over 30 years. She is superb!
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      Always a good experience with Dr. Crutchfield.
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      Dr. Crutchfield has been my opthomologist since 2001 just after I started working at UK. She has always met above standard care.
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      Very good
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      Dr Crutchfield is excellent! She knows the problem and solves the problem. Have always been very satisfied with her prognosis and the eye problem solution
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      Dr Crutchfield explains everything so you can understand.
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      Very professional
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      Really good place to be taking care of.
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      Dr. Crutchfield is always excellent
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      Dr Crutchfield is outstanding. I've worn glasses for over 60 years and interacted with many optimists - Dr Crutchfield is by far the best. She is very knowledgeable and has exceptional communication skills.
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      I love Dr. Crutchfield. It is always a good visit and I feel she cares about her patients and listens to all concerns with empathy
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      Love this provider.
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      Dr Crutchfield is The Best! She is very professional and thorough in her exams. She is great at analyzing my eye issues and recommending the best ways to deal with them.
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      I will never go anywhere else!
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      Love seeing Dr Crutchfield! You can tell she cares about her patients and wants the best for them. Always easy to talk to and answers any questions in a way that's easy to understand. An asset to UK Healthcare!
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      Dr. Crutchfield is an amazing doctor!!
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      Have recommended Dr. Crutchfield to others
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      I was so pleased with Dr. Crutchfield. She explained my conditions and helped me so much. She was so thorough in all the tests and enlightened me on each test result. Thank you, Doctor Crutchfield.
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      I have recommended her to many friends over the years and will continue to do so.
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      Dr. Barbara Crutchfield is a delightful person and an asset to UK.
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      I appreciate Dr Crutchfield's clear communication, attention to detail, and excellent care.
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      My only concern is the availability of appointments.
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      I love seeing Dr. Crutchfield, she is the best!
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      Dr crutchfield seemed rushed. My exam was cursory. She never looked at how my contact lens was doing. Never did a proper refraction.
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      Dr. Crutchfield is terrific!