If you’re looking for an eye doctor with unique skills and qualifications, Lora Ledford is your optometrist.
Beyond her BSc. In Physiological Optics and Doctor of Optometry from University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Ledford is also a certified fitter of Corneal Refractive Therapy Lenses through Paragon. She also specializes in Specialty contact lens fitting, Dry Eyes and Primary Eye Care.
Dr. Ledford has been in practice for 14 years and is a member of the American Optometric Association, Cornea and Contact Lens Section and the ECP Network, Board of Directors.
Dr. Ledford grew up on a farm in Alexandria, KY. Her father is one of the founders of Opticare Vision Centers, where she began working with him as a youngster and over time came to appreciate being able to interact with patients and help them see their best.
In her free time, Dr. Ledford enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children. She enjoys the outdoors, particularly gardening or getting out on the tractor on her farm. She also enjoys traveling with her family.
Dr. Ledford’s goal in practice, every day, is to serve and educate her patients. She wants them to receive the best care available from her compassionate and knowledgeable teams with the end result being that they can see to the best of their potential. She feels very blessed to have the opportunity to care for her patients and to have such great teams around her.
When asked for her favorite patient story, Dr. Ledford relates:
“My favorite patient story was that of a little boy who came in for his first exam simply because his mom wanted him to have a check up done. He was a bright and healthy child with no complaints. Throughout his exam numerous little data points did not add up. The more I investigated and examined him the more certain I became that there was something very serious going on. After a quick referral for further testing the child was diagnosed with a tumor and quickly started on treatment. I still have the distinct pleasure of seeing this patient, who is now an adult, and he always brings a smile to my face.”