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Sheila P. Sanders, MD

Vice Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Director, Glaucoma Service
  • About

    Personal Statement

    Before I entered medical school, I earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Vanderbilt. I believe my nursing background makes me a better doctor. I strive to get to know my patients and address individual concerns. Communication is key. As much as I like spending time with patients, my favorite days are spent in the operating room, because I like to fix things. 

    Outside medicine, I love spending time with my family. We often travel to Montana or the beach. I am a proud founder of the Tri For Sight triathlon, and I especially enjoy swimming.

    Faculty Rank

    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

    Degree

    University of Kentucky, College of Medicine

    Residency

    University of Kentucky

    Fellowship

    Glaucoma, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Locations

    Advanced Eye Care

    Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington
    Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington
    Fourth and Fifth Floors,
    110 Conn Terrace
    Lexington KY 40508
    Fax: 859-323-8510 (General) and 859-257-6718 (Referring Providers)

    (Primary eye care and all subspecialty eye care)

    *UK Advanced Eye Care is located in leased space inside the new Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington.

    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) 

    Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    1101 Veterans Way
    Lexington KY 40502

    Insurance Information

    Insurance policies can vary widely. Please check with your doctor/clinic for specific insurance information before your visit or procedure to avoid unexpected out-of-pocket costs. See list of insurers Arrow Pointing Right