John M. Franklin, MD

4.75 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

4.75 out of 5
25 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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    June 6th 2022
    Again always good !

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    May 18th 2022
    I can't say enough good things about Doctor Franklin. He took the time necessary to listen and explain my proposed treatment, addressed my concerns without rushing and made me be comfortable with my decision to proceed with surgery.

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    April 25th 2022
    Doctor Franklin is a literal blessing. We are so lucky to have him as a doctor for our baby!

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    April 19th 2022
    We will not be returning.

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    April 5th 2022
    Dr. Franklin was wonderful with explaining my son's condition to him. Being that he is a teenager it was nice that he spoke directly to him and answered any of his questions. I appreciate that he took the time to talk with him about his condition and breakdown how the eye works so my son could easily understand. After the visit my son said "this was the first time in 17 years I understand what I have and why my vision is what it is" this is a huge thing for him as he gets older.
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      April 4th 2022
      He listened to me when it came to my sons care and was very understanding of my feelings and opinion.
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      March 29th 2022
      Dr. Franklin is amazing. The office could use a little help.
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      March 22nd 2022
      No regard for time, did not care they we waited as we se did, as we always do. His response when I brought up the wait time every time we have an appointment, "that's about average for us"was his response. I asked if we could switch to a standard optometrist for my daughters treatment, he acted liked a scolded child and basically sent us on our way saying "if they feel comfortable I suppose so" "let us know how we can help you in the future" I did not get any clear indication on my child's progress other than he said we could comeback in 6 months.
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      March 16th 2022
      Dr. Franklin is an excellent doctor! He is very kind, caring, and very knowledgeable. He is one of the best doctors!
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      March 14th 2022
      All three were goof
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      March 7th 2022
      Dr Franklin is fantastic!
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      January 14th 2022
      Dr. Franklin was so patient with mom. I appreciated the way he handled mom.
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      December 13th 2021
      Dr was very informative about diagnosis and why so many exams. I was glad to hear.
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      November 29th 2021
      Dr Franklin is an excellent doctor! He is very kind, caring and extremely knowledgeable.
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      November 22nd 2021
      Dr Franklin has been a wonderful provider for my son since before his surgery last year and in his follow up care since. We can't recommend him enough.
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      November 9th 2021
      Dr Franklin answered all my questions.
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      October 25th 2021
      Once I met with Dr. Franklin, all of my previous worries went away. He was amazing and explain things incredibly thoroughly.
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      October 19th 2021
      Doctor Franklin is by one of the most phenomenal physicians I have encountered. He has an authentic, caring bedside manner accompanied with a remarkable level of patience despite the mood my daughter might be in each visit.
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      October 4th 2021
      *Dr. Franklin was my daughter's doctor in Louisville. We liked *Dr. Franklin so much, we followed him to Levington.
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      September 14th 2021
      Dr. Franklin is the kind of doctor everyone hopes they will get when referred to a specialist. Dr. Franklin takes the time to listen to your concerns, asks questions when necessary, orders tests to rule out other problems that may be going on that other doctors haven't thought of and answers all the patients questions in layman's terms that are easy to understand. The thought of surgery on my eyes was terrifying, but Dr. Franklin calmed those fears and I had total confidence in his ability to correct my problem. Three months out I am a firm believer in "Just have the surgery" and only wish I had done it sooner. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Franklin to anyone and would certainly return to him in the future if problems recurred.
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      September 13th 2021
      Dr. Franklin is the best eye doctor I've ever been to! To see him takes months but it is definitely worth the wait!!
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      September 13th 2021
      We love Dr.Franklin. He always listens to my concerns and always explains things to me.
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      September 10th 2021
      Very impressed!
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      August 31st 2021
      Good.
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      August 16th 2021
      Always good care but the wait time is getting out of hand. This time appt was 2 and 1/2 hours long. That is a bit extreme for an eye appt