Andrea Smith, OD

Clinical Faculty

Clinical Expertise:

Optometry.

Vision rehabilitation for low vision and traumatic brain injury patients. Examination of visual function to provide optical correction and/or low vision device recommendations for patients of all ages who have vision related issues from conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, congenital conditions, stroke and  traumatic brain injury.

Contact Information:

301 E. Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Louisville, KY 40202

Telephone: 502-852-1214

Email: Andrea.Smith.1@louisville.edu

Education:

O.D.:

Michigan College of Optometry, Big Rapids, MI – 2014

Optometric Residency:

Vision Rehabilitation- Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry, Tahlequah, OK – 2015

Fellowships:

American Academy of Optometry – 2015

Clinical/Research Interest:

My clinical interest is to assist visually impaired patients in maintaining their independence by maximizing their remaining vision to meet their goals. This is often accomplished through low vision refractions, optical magnification, high powered reading glasses, telescopes, and magnification. I have experience fitting bioptic telescopes for driving and vocational needs as well as prism lenses to assist in visual field expansion for patients with visual field loss. I work closely with a low vision occupational therapist who provides training with low vision devices that are recommended as well as provides further strategies to assist with activities of daily living.

Licensure:

Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners, 2015-Present

Oklahoma Board of Optometric Examiners, 2014-Present

Professional Societies and Affiliations:

American Academy of Optometry

American Optometric Association

Kentucky Optometric Association

Oklahoma Optometric Association

Peer Reviewed Publications:

Province-Perry, M.D., Smith, A.K., Lighthizer, N.D.: Essential Procedures at the Slit Lamp: How to Make Your Patients Stop Crying. Review of Optometry 152(3): 72-78, 2015.