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Dr. Brett Abney and Dr. Grant Amstutz

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.

Our optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Dr. Brett Abney O.D.

Dr. L. Brett Abney is a 1995 graduate of Western KY University and a 1999 graduate of Southern College of Optometry. He earned his Master of Business for Administration from Western KY University in 2015. Dr. Abney completed an externship in 1998 at Commonwealth Eye Surgery in Lexington, KY, and an externship in 1999 at Kentucky Eye Health Centers in Benton. In 1999 Dr. Abney became the Center Director of the American Eye Institute in Evansville, IN. There he coordinated and co-managed ocular surgery cases including LASIK, PRK, RK, Refractive IOL placement and cataracts. After leaving this location, Dr. Abney moved his family to Leitchfield and now co-owns Abney Amstutz Eye Centers. He practices comprehensive eye care for pediatrics and adults including surgical co-management, specialty contact lens fittings, low vision rehabilitation and ocular disease management. He also provides eye care to several area nursing homes. He serves as the past President of the Kentucky Optometric Association, past President of Leitchfield Lions Club Board of Directors, and past President of the Grayson County Chamber of Commerce. He serves as current Chairman of Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center Board of Directors, and past board member of Leitchfield Planning and Zoning Board of Directors. He also currently serves on the Grayson County Board of Education. Dr. Abney opened his second clinic in Brownsville, KY in February 2010. He and Dana reside in Leitchfield with their children Paige and Payton.

Dr. Grant Amstutz O.D.

Dr. Amstutz is a 1996 graduate of the University of Evansville and a 2000 graduate of Indiana University School of Optometry. He completed externships at Eyecare Consultants of Evansville surgery center and the VA Medical Center in Fort Wayne. In 2006 he became the founder, owner and CEO of Focus Eyecare Center in New Albany. Dr. Amstutz and Dr. Abney formed their first business partnership in 2011 with the formation of Meade Family Eye in Brandenburg. Dr. Amstutz moved to the Leitchfield area in 2014 and is now co-owner and partner of Abney Amstutz Eye Center with locations in Leitchfield, Brownsville, and Horse Cave. He provides comprehensive primary eye care for children and adults including ocular disease management, treatment of eye injuries and infections, and specialty contact lens fitting. Dr. Amstutz has been certified by the Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners for Expanded Therapeutic Laser Procedures and has a laser unit on-site at the Leitchfield office for patient convenience. With the laser he performs procedures for glaucoma treatment and cataract post-operative management that may have previously required the patient travel to Louisville or Elizabethtown. Dr. Amstutz is also co-owner and partner of Meade Family Eye in Brandenburg.