Welcome to Eye Physicians of Elizabethtown
Your Eye Care Specialist in Elizabethtown, KY

Call us at (270) 765-6066 today.

Welcome to Eye Physicians of Elizabethtown in Elizabethtown. Our doctors and the Eye Physicians of Elizabethtown team strive to provide the best in ophthalmology and optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our eye care services and join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our Elizabethtown office.  We also have an on-site optical shop that has a large selection of high quality glasses.  See the Optical tab for details.

Eye Physicians of Elizabethtown is a full service eye care provider.  We provide both surgical eye care and comprehensive eye exams.  Patients throughout the Elizabethtown area come to Eye Physicians of Elizabethtown because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Our doctors and our team are dedicated to providing personalized, state of the art eye care right here in your home area.  Your physicians and surgeon will customize your care to your specific needs. 

Our physicians are board certified Ophthalmologists and Optometrists with extensive surgical and medical training.  Our patients are more than just a number. As we are the only full-time Ophthalmologists in Hardin County, our patients are the people we live and work with in our community.

Our Approach to Eye Care

Our personalized approach to eye care makes our doctors and the Eye Physicians of Elizabethtown staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Elizabethtown area. Our Elizabethtown optometry and ophthalmology services include:  LASIK, cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our Elizabethtown office at (270) 765-6066.


If you have ever undergone eye surgery, a trained ophthalmologist has done the work. Ophthalmology focuses on treating diseases and conditions that affect the anatomy and physiology of the eye. What this means is that an ophthalmologist takes care of both surgical procedures and medical care for the eye. They are specialists in dealing with multiple eye diseases and conditions.

Ophthalmology Training and Education
Becoming an ophthalmologist requires a medical degree and completing residency like other branches of medicine. Some ophthalmologists can undergo additional training if they choose and focus on a specialty within the field.

Ophthalmology training covers the entire spectrum of eye care. Ophthalmologists are trained to do thorough eye exams to prescribe glasses or contact lenses, offer medical treatment for assorted eye problems, and do complex and delicate eye surgeries for qualified candidates. They also take an active role in conducting scientific research on eye diseases and other serious vision problems. Ophthalmologists work to uncover causes behind these things and find cures.

An ophthalmologist is a licensed medical doctor, so they are permitted to practice medicine and surgery. This is different from an optometrist who focuses on performing eye exams, prescribing corrective lenses, and prescribing medications for certain eye diseases. Often, optometrists and ophthalmologists will work together to provide complete eye care for a patient.  This is the approach we take at Eye Physicians of Elizabethtown.

At Eye Physicians of Elizabethtown, we are dedicated to providing high-quality ophthalmology and optometry services in a comfortable environment.  Call us at (270) 765-6066 or schedule an appointment today online.

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Eye Physicians of Elizabethtown
1109 Woodland Drive
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 765-6066


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  • Dr.
    Donald A. (Tony) Smith, M.D.

    Dr. Smith attended both the University of Kentucky College of agriculture and the University of Louisville College of Arts and Sciences for his undergraduate education, receiving his B.A. in Biology from the latter. His medical degree, Internship, and ophthalmology residency were also at the University of Louisville. He became board certified in Ophthalmology in 1994, and he serves as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Louisville. Dr. Smith has lived and practiced in Elizabethtown since 1992.

    Dr. Smith has over twenty years' experience with Laser Vision Correction, including All - Laser LASIK.  He also specializes in Small Incision, Sutureless Cataract Surgery, treatment of Glaucoma, and Macular Degeneration.

  • Dr.
    Benjamin Proctor, M.D.

    Dr. Proctor received his B.A. Degree in Mathematics from Transylvania University and received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky. He completed a Preliminary Surgery internship at the University of Kentucky, followed by residency in Ophthalmology also at the University of Kentucky.

    Dr. Proctor is Board Certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

    Dr. Proctor’s specialties include all Laser LASIK Surgeries, Small Incision, Sutureless Cataract Surgery, Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Pediatrics.

  • Dr.
    Sarah Rae Byrd, O.D.

    Dr. Sarah Rae Byrd is a graduate of Transylvania University where she received her B.A. degree in Chemistry and Biology. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree through Indiana University, where she graduated with highest honors and completed externships at Ireland Army Community Hospital in Fort Knox and Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates in Charlotte, North Carolina. She also completed an optometry residency in ocular disease and low vision at the VA Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

    Dr. Byrd is a member of the Kentucky Optometric Association.


Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

    I was seen in a very timely fashion and found out quickly what was going on with my eyes.  Everyone was extremely professional and I am so grateful to be able to be treated by such kind, caring people.

    Carol K.

    Very thorough!

    Nina J.

    Dr. Smith is the best!!  All the staff that worked with me are outstanding.

    Victoria R.

    Totally professional organization.  I would recommend Dr. Proctor to anyone with an eye issue.

    Robert C.

    Everyone was very courteous and helpful.

    Edna J.

    Excellent efficient staff.  The doctors are thorough and answer all my questions.

    Jeffrey M.

    Excellent Service!

    Robert H.

    Very positive.  Excellent care and compassion from Dr. Smith and his staff.

    Rebecca M.

    Excellent care by true professionals

    Marguerite P.

    Five stars!

    Brendan E.

    Dr. Smith takes his time with each patient.  He is quite knowledge and professional.  We have been going to him for several years and have great confidence in him.

    Claudia C.

    Dr. Proctor has been an excellent eye doctor for myself and our two young children.  The office staff is also very positive, patient, and professional.  The office itself is well taken care of and clean...

    Leslie S.