Dr. Albert Smolyar, MD

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Dr. Albert Smolyar, MD
Ben Gurion University, Ashkelon, Israel. Ophthalmology residency 1994-1997 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship, 1998- 1999 University of Louisville, Louisville, KY Ophthalmology Residency, 2006 John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. Course in LASIK, PRK and Custom View Catalys Laser Cataract Surgery Certification. 8/2016

7730 Montgomery Rd Ste 120

Cincinnati, OH 45236

Contact Information

(513) 791-5999

Dr. Albert Smolyar, MD

Dr. Albert Smolyar, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Cooperative Care and Hospital Agreement
  • CorVel
  • Direct Care America/Primary Health Services (DCA/PHS)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Kentucky Racing Health and Welfare
  • 11 More

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Care Philosophy

Delivering the best visual outcomes for my patients.
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Dr. Smolyar's Experience

Dr. Smolyar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Strabismus-Like Double Vision
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Kursk State Medical University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Kursk State Medical University
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Louisville
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University Of Louisville
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Michigan State University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Ophthalmology Residency
    Other Education | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smolyar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Russian

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Dr. Smolyar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smolyar to family and friends
based on 45 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Smolyar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
Louisville, KY |
Dr. Smolyar is an outstanding physician. He is quite knowledgable about all issues involving the eye and the steps necessary in correcting eye problems. He is very professional and respectful to all his patients. I highly recommend Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute as well as Dr. Smolyar in assisting you with your eye care needs.
in Louisville, KY |
I needed cataract surgery. Eyes bad since I was 9 (now 64), progressively worsened over the years. I am now 20/20 in both without hard contacts! He explained all of my options, was very patient and took as much time as needed to explain things to me. Neither eye had any pain or issues afterwards, and he and the staff as well as the Surgery Center staff were just the nicest, most caring and meticulous group of medical people I have seen. I actually looked forward to the second surgery!
He has diagnosed and performed cataract surgery in both of my eyes. I have had no complaints and now have 20/20 vision. He was very easy to work with and explained everything very well.
in La Grange, KY |
My cataract surgery has been highly successful even though I had lasic surgery 16 years ago. I chose monovision, and I can read well without glasses and have 20/20 vision in the eye corrected for distance.
in Louisville, KY |
Dr. Smolyar performed my cataract surgery. I had one eye done and the next week we did the other eye. My vision is incredible! My vision had been deteriorating over time and I never enjoyed wearing my glasses. They had become very difficult to correct with contacts. I had the Restor lens implanted in both eyes with laser assist. I can see distance, intermediate, and close up. My vision is now 20/20 in both eyes!! It is a dramatic improvement! I'm thrilled!
Louisville, KY |
Very errogant and condescending!
in Shelbyville, KY |
When my previous doctor closed his practice my records were sent to Dr Smolyar's practice. At my first appointment, it was clear that Dr. Smolyar had thoroughly reviewed my records and conducted a thorough exam. Ino 2016 he performed cataract surgeries. All went as he had explained, his office staff, and the surgery center were caring and professional. I would definitely recommend Dr Smolyar.
in louisville, ky |
Dr. Smolyar and his staff are a breathe of fresh air in our hurry up world, so professional and caring . Dr Smolyar takes the time to fully explain the procedure. I had the Toric lenses implant with my cataract removal. There were no surprises and results were better than expected .
in Ferdinand, IN |
Dr. Smolyar ordered the brain MRI which uncovered the problem. Very positive outcome.
in Louisville, KY |
Dr. Smolyar is super intelligent and professional. Both cataract operations were perfectly completed. I cannot recommend him highly enough
in Louisville, KY |
Dr Smolyar is amazing! He did both my cataract surgeries as well as treating me for chronic eye inflammation. He is the best!
in Louisville, KY |
Dr smolyar is easy to talk to and gives you understandable responses.
in Louisville, KY |
My late husband and I were formerly patients of Dr. Koby. We moved to Indiana and now that I am back in Louisville, I came back to Doctors Eye Institute on an emergency basis. They got me right in and I saw Dr. Smolyar. He has been absolutely wonderful. He did the first cataract surgery and the second has been scheduled. He forthright, yet caring. I am thoroughly pleased.
in Louisville, KY |
Dr. Smolyar and the staff at Doctor's Eye Institute were amazing! I work in a control room atmosphere and use computers pretty much constantly. Dr. Smolyar performed Intra Lasik on both of my eyes, and I couldn't be happier. I went into the office seeing 20/400, and with a fifteen minute procedure I am now seeing 20/20 with not discomfort at all. BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!
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Dr. Smolyar accepts 25 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • ChoiceCare Network
    Choice Care (Humana)
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Cooperative Care and Hospital Agreement
  • CorVel
  • Direct Care America/Primary Health Services (DCA/PHS)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Kentucky Racing Health and Welfare
  • Medicaid of Kentucky
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Passport Health Plan
    Passport Advantage Health Plan
  • Preferred Health Plan, Inc.
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus
  • Southern Indiana Health Organization (SIHO)
  • Tricare
  • United Church of Christ
  • United Teacher Associates Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
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    Navigate HMO
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    Options PPO
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