Kenneth R. Smith, MD, FACS

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Joffe MediCenter
4902 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40207

(866) 685-6993


Custom Wavefront LASIK in Louisville and the surrounding area

Dr. Kenneth R. Smith

Kenneth R. Smith, MD, FACS, is a board-certified ophthalmologist with many years' experience performing various forms of laser eye surgery. Dr. Smith is committed to helping all of his patients maximize their eyesight through innovative LASIK procedures — an approach that has helped him to earn the respect of both his patients and peers. As a sign of Dr. Smith's surgical prowess, in 2008 the Consumers' Research Council of America named him one of America's top ophthalmologists.

As an experienced LASIK surgeon, Dr. Smith believes that the best surgical results are achieved through a close collaboration between the surgeon and the patient. He personally performs all of the pre-surgical evaluations, reviews patients' medical records and takes the time to learn about their vision correction hopes and dreams. Dr. Smith's goal is to establish a relationship of trust and mutual respect, which is a vital aspect of a successful LASIK treatment.

Dr. Smith and the surgical team of Joffe MediCenter recognize that many patients feel apprehensive about undergoing eye surgery. This is why they offer compassionate care and strive to create a relaxing, inviting atmosphere. Joffe MediCenter's surgeons also regularly attend continuing education courses and seminars to improve their surgical and patient care skills. As a result, patients who come to Joffe MediCenter receive leading-edge treatments and excellent patient care.

If you would like to learn whether you might be a LASIK candidate, schedule a one-on-one appointment with Dr. Kenneth Smith by calling Joffe MediCenter at (866) 685-6993. All consultations are free.

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Customized, Highly Effective Treatments at Joffe MediCenter

Joffe MediCenter was established by laser eye surgery pioneers who were committed to providing the highest quality LASIK treatments and outstanding patient care. Dr. Smith and his LASIK team carry on this tradition by using state-of-the-art technologies to deliver exceptional LASIK results.

Dr. Smith uses the Orbscan camera and custom wavefront analyzers to create a very precise, three dimensional map of the cornea. This map reveals even the minutest imperfections in the corneal shape. Dr. Smith uses the corneal map for two purposes. First, he studies the map to decide whether the patient is a candidate for LASIK. Second, he uses the map to program the excimer laser so that it corrects each patient's unique corneal flaws.

Dr. Smith is certified to use several excimer laser platforms, including the Alcon Allegretto Wave excimer laser and the Bausch & Lomb Technolas 217z Zyoptix laser. After calibrating the excimer laser, Dr. Smith positions it over the cornea. The laser then administers a cool laser beam onto the cornea in order to adjust its shape. As a result, the cornea is able to process light rays properly, which results in clear images being transmitted to the brain.

Before administering the excimer laser energy, Dr. Smith creates a small flap in the cornea (the clear part of the eye). He uses the Bausch & Lomb Zyoptix XP microkeratome to accomplish this task. Dr. Smith then gently folds the corneal flap out of the way to prepare the eye for the application of the excimer laser treatment. After the cornea has been reshaped, he replaces the flap onto the eye's surface where it serves as a natural bandage. The entire LASIK treatment requires only minutes to complete, and it allows Dr. Smith to help hyperopic, myopic and astigmatic patients achieve clear vision without corrective lenses.

At Joffe, it is our commitment to make LASIK affordable and accessible. With multiple financing plans to fit any budget, your per eye payments can be as low as approximately $1 per day!

What Do Patients Say About Dr. Smith and Joffe MediCenter?

Dr. Kenneth Smith is associated with many professional associations.

"I really liked Dr. Smith. He made me feel completely comfortable about the procedure. I also felt confident about the exam and made my decision on the spot."
—Babette M.

"I love being able to see my newborn baby without my glasses — means the world to me. Thanks!! It was pleasant to come in and not feel pressured. The price was better than the Army offered." —Emily T.

"I was very pleased with the service I received. Every one there is exceptionally nice. Pleasant atmosphere." —Christine H.

"It is worth every penny. If you haven't done it, do something for yourself and do it. It was quick, easy and virtually painless." —Shelley L.

Dr. Kenneth R. Smith: Professional Credentials

Kenneth R. Smith, MD, FACS, is an honors graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in general surgery, and he also served a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Louisville. Dr. Smith was named the Chief Resident during his final year of residency. He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Louisville Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He is also an active member of many prestigious professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and the Louisville Academy of Ophthalmology.

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