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Dr. Kenneth Smith

Dr. Kenneth Smith

Board certified Ophthalmologist, Dr. Kenneth Smith, specializes in LASIK eye surgery in addition to refractive cataract surgery. With over 20 years of experience, he has performed more than 23,000 LASIK treatments. Dr. Smith grew up in Frankfort, Kentucky and has lived with his family in Louisville, Kentucky for more than 25 years. In his free time, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with his family. He also likes all kinds of sports, particularly swimming, travelling, and enjoying the great outdoors.


Dr. Smith received his undergraduate degree in Biology at West Virginia Wesleyan College where he was also on the basketball team. He then went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Louisville. Dr. Smith has a passion rooted in surgical procedures and producing the best post results for his patients, which led him to initially conduct an internship in general surgery before specializing in an ophthalmology residency at the University of Louisville. During his residency, Dr. Smith was given the honor to serve as chief resident among his peers.

In 2003, Dr. Smith started his own private practice. He prides himself on delivering exceptional care for cataract and LASIK surgery patients.  Dr. Smith is widely respected by his patients, his peers, and the overall community, and he is known for not only his surgical expertise but also for his ability to build trust and strong relationships with patients.


Dr. Smith is a member of numerous professional associations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the Louisville Academy of Ophthalmology and the Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as a gratis faculty member at the University of Louisville, where he helps train the ophthalmology residents.


Dr. Smith has been honored with many awards for his merit in the field of ophthalmology. Since 2013, he has been selected as a Top Doctor in Louisville and was awarded the Patients’ Choice Award as one of Kentucky’s Favorite Physicians. In 2014, Vitals honored him with Compassionate Doctors Award, which recognizes his dedication of services to his numerous patients.

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