Our Physicians & Staff

Our Physicians

David T. Garrett, M.D.

Ophthalmologist | David T. Garrett, M.D. | Lexington KY | Richmond KYDavid T. Garrett, MD, a Kentucky native, graduated with honors from Vanderbilt and with High Distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency and served as chief resident at the New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center in New York City. His glaucoma fellowship training followed at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, also in New York City. In 1990 he returned to Kentucky joining William N. Offutt, IV MD, a 3rd generation eye surgeon.

Dr. Garrett is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has served as president of the Lexington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and President of Eye Care Providers of Kentucky. He has served as Chief of the Ophthalmology division of St. Joseph East Hospital since 2008.

Dr. Garrett has more than 20 years of cataract and glaucoma surgical experience. He has performed thousands of phacoemulsification cataract procedures, including referrals of high-risk patients. He is one of the first eye surgeons in Kentucky utilizing Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery. He also specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, combined cataract/glaucoma surgery, as well as glaucoma tube implant devices. Dr. Garrett is renowned in the field, and has been consistently named to the “Best Doctors in America” by Health Grades since 2001.

Dr. Garrett has been married for 25 years and has 3 children. His interests include kayaking, hiking and snow skiing. He practices with a ‘patient first, patient centered’ philosophy, treating each person according to their individual needs and lifestyle.

Organizations and Memberships
  • Fellow American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Lexington Medical Society
  • Kentucky Medical Association
  • Lexington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
Hospital Admitting Privileges

Dr. David Garrett has active and/or courtesy privileges at most hospitals located in Fayette County. Many of our outpatient procedures are performed at Lexington Surgery Center or St Joseph East Hospital, which is conveniently located next door to our office.

William N. Offutt, IV, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Ophthalmologist | William N. Offutt, IV, M.D. | Lexington KY | Richmond KYDr. William Offutt earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, and his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington. He continued his training with a Tulane Service Rotating Internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, and an Ophthalmic Residency at Wills Eye Hospital and Research Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Offutt then went on to complete a prestigious Heed Ophthalmic Fellowship in corneal Diseases, Transplant Surgery and Oculoplastic Surgery in the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Kentucky.

Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Offutt has been in private practice with Eye Consultants of Kentucky since 1973. He has held a variety of academic positions at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in the Department of Ophthalmology and been affiliated with several of the top hospitals in the region. Dr. Offutt has also been the recipient of numerous grants and awards throughout his career, including being consistently named to “Best Doctors in America” by Health Grades since 1996.

Dr. Offutt is an active member of many professional organizations, devoting his time to serve on committees and in leadership positions over the years. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and maintains membership in the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, American Medical Association, Heed Ophthalmic Society, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Fayette County Medical Society, among others. Additionally, Dr. Offutt is the author of articles published in peer reviewed journals as well as a frequent presenter at medical conferences and meetings around the country and abroad.

Organizations and Memberships
  • Fellow American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Lexington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Kentucky Medical Association
  • Lexington Medical Society
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Wills Eye Hospital Society
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons

Elizabeth J. Westin, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Optometrist | Elizabeth J. Westin, O.D., F.A.A.O. | Lexington KY | Richmond KYDr. Elizabeth Westin earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin—Madison, and her Doctor of Optometry degree magna cum laude from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago.

Practicing as an Optometrist with Eye Consultants of Kentucky since 1999, Dr. Westin specializes in providing primary eye care, pre- and post-operative care of cataract patients and the fitting of specialty contact lenses such as bifocals and lenses needed after corneal surgery. She has vast experience as an Optometrist, having worked in a variety of settings including clinics and private ophthalmology practices. Dr. Westin also held the position of Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry, where she taught students, conducted research and supervised a contact lens clinic.

Board certified by the American Board of Optometry, Dr. Westin has been involved in a number of research trials and is the author of several articles published in professional journals. She has also made presentations at numerous optometry and ophthalmology meetings and conferences around the country. Dr. Westin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the American Optometric Association and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Dr. Westin has lived in Lexington since 1998 and has two children. Her interests include painting, art history and hiking. She is committed to providing quality care for every patient.

Organizations and Memberships
  • Fellow American Academy of Optometry
  • Member of American Optometric Association
  • Member of The Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology

Our Staff

Members of our staff have been specially trained in the areas of their expertise. They stay up to date on Continuing Education to maintain their credentials. All have a vast knowledge of ophthalmology, having worked in the field for 10+ years!

Practice Administrator

  • Mitzi Tewell, OCS

Billing Coordinator

  • Kati Stinnett, OCS

Ophthalmic Technicians

  • Anna Sartin, COA
  • Connie Goodpaster, COA
  • Katie Gamble, COA

Front Office

  • Judy McFarland
  • Kathryn Welch

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