John M. Franklin, MD

  • Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
4.83 out of 5

About

Dr. John Franklin is a native of Western Kentucky and obtained his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Louisville. He continued at UofL for both his medical degree and residency training in ophthalmology, then completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Franklin has a special interest in treating pediatric glaucoma, and for the past few years has been the only pediatric ophthalmologist in the state to treat this condition. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

His wife, Dr. Lucy Eakle Franklin, also works at UK HealthCare in comprehensive ophthalmology. They have two young daughters.

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Training & Education

Degree

University of Louisville, School of Medicine

Residency

Ophthalmology, University of Louisville, School of Medicine

Fellowship

Pediatric Ophthalmology, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Ophthalmology

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Ratings & Reviews

4.83 out of 5
34 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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    I was very impressed that Dr. Franklin addressed the patient to see if she had questions. Also, he is the first doctor that has offered to let us view her cataract.

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    Dr. Franklin always listens to and explains my questions very well.

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    The Dr. And Assistant were both excellent.Wait time for the Dr was not.

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    Very experienced person
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      Dr Franklin explained everything about reason for visit very clearly. Very happy to have him as my doctor.
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      I think the Dr Franklin is the best! He shows he is concerned with his Patients.
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      Dr. Franklin was reassuring, professional and communicated effectively. He had a v. good rapport with my 9 yr. old son.
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      Dr franklin has always been good to us answered all questions we had I recommend him already I think he s a good doctor his area but a good person always very kind to us
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      Doctor was excellent talked me through everything and listened to me as well
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      I would have no problem recommending this team. They heard me!
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      We loved the Doctor. He is great with children and very informative. He is the ONLY reason I would return to this practice.
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      They don't care about your time, just theirs
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      Everyone was excellent !!!
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      We love Dr. Franklin. He always takes the time to listen to us and explain everything to us!
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      I would recommend Dr Franklin to anyone needing a eye specialist
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      Dr. Franklin is great but his PA did a thorough exam and he didn't do much of one. She told us one thing, he told something different.
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      I have already gave his recommendation to a friend in need.
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      The doctor was very nice plot explained everything where we could understand it
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      I really liked Dr. Franklin. He was kind and very approachable. I will recommend him to others.
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      Dr. Franklin is one of the best optometrist there is!! He is great with my son and is always there to answer questions or concerns I have! Very patient with my son and in everything he's hes doing!
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      Dr. Franklin is wonderful! He's great with our son and he's straight forward about what we can expect. He never makes us feel rushed and takes his time to exam our son/listen to our concerns every time, despite having a full waiting area. He's a great Dr. And we appreciate all his hard work!
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      Dr.Franklin always explains things thoroughly. Very friendly and does not seemed rush.
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      Dr Franklin is awesome
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      John Franklin was amazing with our one and half year old. Help him feel comfortable. And helped us parents feel comfortable. He was direct and straight to the point when explaining procedures. No fluff. He has a heart for working with littles and their family.
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      Dr. Franklin is a fantastic physician. He genuinely cares about his patients, explains things which is extremely helpful and gives you all the time you need. He is a cut above the rest!
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      Very nice doctor. Explained everything very good. He had a great personality.
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      The doctor was very thorough and caring.
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      Completely satisfied with Dr. Franklin and the results from my surgery
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      We've seen Dr Franklin for 12 years. We are always very pleased with his level of professionalism and care