Dr. Bruce Koffler, M.D.

Lexington LASIK Surgeon
Dr. Bruce Koffler, M.D.

Dr. Bruce Koffler, M.D.

Trusted LASIK Surgeons
Dr. Bruce Koffler, M.D.

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology University of Kentucky School of Medicine

Call today for your free LASIK consultation. Dr. Koffler is a true LASIK expert who is a trusted eye surgeon and vision care specialist. His exceptional qualifications are listed below.


Credentials and Qualification
Premier Patient Care
Professional Credentials
Additional Career Highlights
Surgeon Bio

Website: Koffler Vision Group of Lexington

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Direct: (859) 263-4631
Toll Free: (800) 998-2068

Koffler Vision Group
120 N. Eagle Creek Dr., Suite 431 
Lexington, KY 40509

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Credentials and Qualifications

Dr. Bruce Koffler has extensive qualifications that we estimate put him among the top LASIK and refractive as well as cataract surgery experts in the United States.

For your convenience, these credentials and criteria have been grouped by Experience, Patient Care and Credentials. In addition, Dr. Koffler has included some additional career highlights that while not used by Trusted LASIK Surgeons in our screening process, clearly supplement his highly distinguished career.

Dr. Koffler’s qualifications and credentials as one of the top LASIK and cataract surgeons include:


  • Over 14 years experience in laser vision surgery, including LASIK
  • Over 15 years experience in refractive surgery (laser vision and lens implants)
  • Over 30 years experience in cataract surgery (including cataract surgery with lens implants)
  • Performed over 20,000 LASIK and laser vision procedures
  • Performed over 7,000 lens implant (IOL) procedures
  • Performed over 7,500 cataract surgery procedures
  • Investigator for 10 FDA, National Eye Institute (NEI) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) FDA research studies
  • First refractive surgeon in Lexington to perform the DSEK corneal transplant procedure
  • Refractive and Cataract Surgery Expert Witness: Over 30 years experience providing expert witness services on behalf of defendants, including case review and expert testimony for cases involving the following refractive and cataract eye surgery procedures
    • LASIK laser eye surgery, corneal transplants, cataract surgery, conductive keratoplasty, intraocular lens (IOL) implant procedures, including toric lenses, monofocal lenses, and multifocal lenses as well as contact lens cases.

Premier Patient Care

  • Wavefront Based (“Custom”) LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery
  • Offers complete refractive surgery care
    • LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery
    • Intraocular lens implant surgery (IOLs) including Refractive Lensectomy (RLE) or Clear Lensectomy (CLE) using:monofocal lenses, multifocal lenses, and accommodating lenses, as well as phakic implants and toric implants
    • Corneal Transplants, including the DSEK procedure, which uses a smaller incision and generally leads to an eye that is stronger and less prone to injury than full-thickness transplants.
    • Other vision correction surgery: Limbal Relaxing Incisions and compression sutures for corneal transplants
    • Cataract Eye Surgery (including cataract surgery with lens implants)
  • Management of complications of surgery for new patients who had problems from a LASIK or other vision correction or cataract surgery procedure performed by another doctor
  • Other eye surgeons, medical doctors, and nurses have had their LASIK, or other refractive surgery, or cataract surgery performed by Dr. Koffler

Professional Credentials

  • Current Faculty Appointments
  • Hospital Appointments
    • St. Joseph's Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky
      • Board member of Saint Joseph Hospital Endowment Board
      • Past Member of Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Hospital East (formerly Humana Hospital Lexington)
      • Past President of Medical Staff of St. Joseph’s East (formerly Humana Hospital Lexington)
      • Past Director of Cornea & External Disease Services, Center for Advanced Eye Surgery at St. Joseph’s East (formerly Humana Hospital Lexington)
      • Past Chairman of Eye Bank Committee
      • Past Chairman of Eye Bank Committee, Kentucky Lions Foundation
  • Membership in Professional Ophthalmology Societies and Organizations
    • American Academy of Ophthalmology: Fellow
      • Achievement Award
    • Member of Refractive Management/Intervention Knowledge Base Panel
      • Developed criteria and questions for recertification examination
    • International Society of Refractive Surgery: Member
    • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery: Member
    • The Cornea Society (formerly, the Castroviejo Society): Member
    • Kentucky Academy Eye Physicians & Surgeons
    • Lexington Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons
      • Past President
    • Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists (CLAO)
      • Past Member of the Board of Directors
      • Past President
  • Certified by American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Editorial Positions
    • Contact Point (monthly CLAO publication): Past Editor
  • Over 19 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles published
  • Over 4 text book chapters and/or 1 text book published
  • Over 50 lectures and presentations on research topics at major eye meetings

Additional Career Highlights

  • Has been named by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors” in America
  • Lion's Club: Member
    • Past Member of Board of Directors
    • Past Chairman of Endowment Committee
  • Lexington Child Development Center: Member
    • Past Member of Board of Directors


Surgeon Bio

Bruce Koffler, M.D., received his Medical degree and completed his Internship in Internal Medicine and a three-year Residency in Ophthalmology at Georgetown University. In 1979, Dr. Koffler concluded a one-year postdoctoral Fellowship in Cornea and Infectious Diseases of the Eye at the C enter for Sight, Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Dr. Koffler served as an Assistant Professor and the Director of Cornea and External Disease services in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine from 1979 to 1983. He developed the University of Kentucky Lions Eye Bank in 1980 and was its Medical Director from 1981 to 1987. Currently, Dr. Koffler is an Associate Clinical Professor and maintains a private practice at Koffler Vision Group. His scientific papers have been published in various journals, including Cornea, American Journal of Ophthalmology Archives of Ophthalmology, Perspectives in Ophthalmology, International Ophthalmology Clinics, and the Journal of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists. He has presented many numerous scientific papers at international, national, state and local professional meetings, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, the Annual Meeting of the Association of research and Vision in Ophthalmology, the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting, the European Contact Lens Society Meeting, the Brazilian Ophthalmology Society Meeting (SOBLEC), the Japanese Contact Lens Society, and the International Congress of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Koffler has held leadership positions in various professional organizations. He served as President of the Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, as President of the Lexington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and has previously served as Chief of Staff of Humana Hospital – Lexington. Dr. Koffler has served two consecutive terms of office on the Board of Directors of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists. In 1999, Dr. Koffler was elected to the Executive Committee of CLAO as Chairman of Finance and Audit. He became the President of CLAO in 2002.

Dr. Koffler has been a long time community activist serving on the Lexington Child Development Center Board of Directors, creating their ophthalmic consultation program. He has been a member of the Lexington Lions Club since 1981 after creating the University of Kentucky Lexington Lions club. He was a founder of the Lexington Lions Endowment Fund, serving as Chairman from 1985 to 1998. In 1999, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation.

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