Dr. David Garrett, MD

Dr. David Garrett, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. David Garrett, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Lexington, KY. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

120 N Eagle Creek Dr Ste 211

Lexington, KY 40509

Contact Information

(859) 263-3030

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • 12 More

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Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
Senile Cataracts
very high
more than 97% of peers

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetes-Like Retinal Edema
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Kentucky
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Mt Sinai Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Garrett has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Garrett's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Garrett to family and friends
based on 31 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Garrett'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)
in Lexington, KY |
Very professional and knowledgeable.
in Lexington, KY |
This was my first experience with Dr. Garrett. I was referred to him after my doctor retired. I have been pleased with Dr. Garrett and his staff after having eye surgery last week and am planning to let him take care of my other eye in a month.
Lexington, KY |
In addition to routine eye care, have had 2 cataract surgeries with implants. No longer need glasses for distance or reading. I highly recommend Dr. Garrett.
Lexington, KY |
Dr. Garrett is an excellent surgeon. He is easy to talk with, understands your concerns, explains your diagnosis and prognosis in layman's terms.
in Lexington, KY |
With sight in only one eye, I had concern about having the cataract removed from my good eye, but my vision was so cloudy and my astigmatism so severe, I had reached the point where it was illegal for me to drive. Dr. Garrett was recommended to me by a friend and I immediately was taken by his knowledge and professionalism. The surgery was scheduled. The results the next day were nothing short of miraculous. I now see 20/15 without glasses. The couple days of mild discomfort were nothing. Do it!
in Lexington, KY |
Dr. Garrett has been my ophthalmologist for many years. I can't say enough good things about him. I have lousy eyes and he has detected two retinal tears and sent me for emergency treatment immediately. In one case, he was able to see me on an emergency basis the day I started having vision changes. In the other case, he was performing a follow-up (thank goodness he suggested it!), and detected another tear. He also recently performed cataract surgery and laser treatment to implant a new lens.
in Nicholasville, KY |
Dr Garrett has removed cataracts from both eyes with excellent results. I can read small print without any glasses. I feel very comfortable being in his care and would recommend him to all my family and friends.
in Clay City, KY |
I would highly recommend Dr. Garrett to everyone. He took my eye that another doctor had messed up and restored the vision in it. I feel blessed to have found Dr. Garrett!
in Keene KY |
I would highly recommend Dr. Garrett for eye surgery. He is very caring and supportive and very thorough. The laser cataract surgery has transformed my life is a positive way. Also, his entire staff reflects his kind personality.
Lexington, KY |
He did cataract surgery on my left eye ,it's worse now than before.Spent over 300. 00 doollars on glasses and can't wear them.He says he don't know what do about my problem' some dr.huh
in Versailles, KY |
Dr. Garrett was recommended to me and I am very pleased with my care and outcome. I am a registered nurse with many years of experience in hospital practice and surgery and I found his practice was exceptional. I have an out come following cataract surgery, that is perfect. My astigmatism is corrected, and my vision perfect. I have worn glasses and contacts since I was seven and the joy of seeing is beyond belief. His use of laser made this the easiest surgical experience I have ever had.
in Georgetown,Ky |
I recently had surgery to remove cataracts. The procedure was done with laser that also corrected my astigmatism and a Toric lens implant. I am amazed at the results ! I could see a difference in my vision immediately and it continues to improve daily! The procedure was painless & requires very little down time ! Dr. Garrett was absolutely wonderful. I would highly recommend this procedure. I have worn glasses or contacts since I was a child and now I can see without anything. I am very pleased
in Georgetown, KY |
I had cataract surgery plus laser for Astigmatism.. I am so pleased with the results. I have worn contacts or glasses since I was a teenager, now I don't have to wear either. The procedure was painless. It's amazing and I am 100 percent satisfied with the whole experience. I recommend Dr. Garret to anyone with vision problems, you will not be disappointed
in Lexington, KY |
Dr. Garrett is extremely professional and did fantastic cataract surgery on my left eye. There was a horrid rain tonight and I could see the road and the cars perfectly. Two weeks ago, I would never considered driving in the pouring rain at night.
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Dr. Garrett accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
    Choice Open Access POS
    Choice PPO
    Golden Choice PPO
    Health Fund PPO
    Health Network Option Open Access
    HealthFund - Flexible Spending Account POS
    HealthFund - Health Reimbursement Account PPO
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Advantage Plus
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
    Blue Preferred PPO
    Blue Traditional PPO
    Federal Employee Program
    Lumenos HIA
    Medicare Blue PPO
    Medicare HMO
    Medicare Preferred
    Preferred Plan PPO
    Preferred Plus
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    Bluegrass Family Health HMO
  • Cigna
    Choice Fund Open Access Plus
    Choice Fund PPO
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna Network
    Cigna PPO
    Connecticut General Life Insurance
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    GWH Open Access Plus POS
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Network Open Access
    Open Access Plus
    Open Access Plus PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
    Choice Care
    Choice Care PPO
    Choice PPO
    CoverageFirst and Value Plan Lexington, Kentucky Area CDHP
    Freedom HMO
    Freedom PPO
    Gold HMO
    Gold Plus
    Gold Plus HMO
    Humana Choice Medicare Advantage PPO
    Humana HMO
    Humana PPO
    Lexington, Kentucky Area HMO-High
    Lexington, Kentucky Area HMO-Standard
    Medicare Advantage
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare PPO
    Medicare Supplement - High Deductible Plan F
    Medicare Supplement - Plan A
    Medicare Supplement - Plan B
    Medicare Supplement - Plan C
    Medicare Supplement - Plan F
    Medicare Supplement - Plan K
    Medicare Supplement - Plan L
    Medicare Supplement - Plan N
    National POS – Open Access POS
    Vision Care Plan (VCP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
    Choice Plus
    Choice Plus POS
    Choice Plus PPO
    Empire Plan
    Golden Rule PPO
    Medicare Supplement PPO
    Navigate HMO
    Options PPO
    Optum Choice
    UMR United Medical Resources
    United Healthcare

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Saint Joseph East
150 N Eagle Creek Dr
Lexington, KY 40509
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