Dr. Laura Steffen Kerns grew up just down the street from East End Eye Care and has always considered Louisville her home. A graduate of Eastern High School, Dr. Kerns went on to receive her Bachelors in Science from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Chemistry. After which, Dr. Kerns knew she wanted to find a job where she could make people’s quality of life better.

She received her Doctor of Optometry degree with high honors from Indiana University. While in school she trained not only in clinics specializing in primary care and surgical care, but also took the time to complete an externship in a private practice specializing in pediatrics and vision therapy. She loves caring for your whole family’s vision, eye health, and fashion needs.

She spent several years doing just that at an outstanding private practice in Danville, Kentucky. She is thrilled to be able to return home and along with her husband, Dr. Andrew Kerns, own and operate Louisville’s premiere eye care destination. While the highest quality of healthcare has always been a priority for Dr. Kerns, her number one goal is to create a caring family friendly environment where you always come first.


A Kansas native, Dr. Andrew Kerns graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors in Science majoring in Biochemistry from Kansas State University. Dr. Kerns knew he was interested in practicing Optometry after getting his first pair of glasses in third grade. Remembering how happy he was being able to see clearly with that first pair of glasses, Dr. Kerns wanted to help spread that gift to others. He graduated with honors with his Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University.

Dr. Kerns trained at several clinics specializing in contact lenses and ocular disease while in school. He loves providing excellent patient care to the whole family. He has been able to spend several years doing this at a Lenscrafters office in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Kerns is excited to be practicing in Louisville along with his wife, Dr. Laura Kerns. He is a member of the Kentucky Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Providing the highest quality of eye care within a family friendly environment is Dr. Kerns’ number one priority.