"Your One Stop For Eycare"
David G. Sanford, MD  Holly R. Booth, OD
Opthamology/Optometry/Opticianry "Your One Stop For Eyecare"
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David Sanford, MD
David Sanford, MD

1502 Cumberland  Avenue, Middlesboro,  KY 40965
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9-5
Office: 606 248 0932, Fax 606 248 1384

Eye Department,  Daniel Boone Clinic
Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital
84 Ball Park Road, Harlan, KY 40831
Office Hours: Tuesday 9-5
Office: 606 573 4520

The Eye Care Center
29 Maple Street, Whitesburg, KY 41858
Office Hours: Mondays 9-12
Office: 606- 436-3313

Hospital Affiliations

Appalachian Regional Hospital, Middlesboro,  Harlan, Whitesburg
Pineville Community Hospital, Pineville, KY 40977

About The Practice

Dr Sanford grew up in Middlesboro graduating Middlesboro  High School in 1985.  He is a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University and University of Kentucky's College of Medicine. He completed his residency in ophthalmology  at the University of Kentucky professional clinic Kentucky Clinic department of Ophthalmology.  He began private practice back in his hometown in 1997 where his main office is today.  In 2003 Dr Booth joined the practice and added the new dimension of optometry and has continued to enhance the practice in a multitude of ways. Kimberly Owens, licensed optician, joined in 2004 and brought with her master skills of eyewear  and design.  The trio has grown to expand services to neighboring Harlan, Kentucky, and in 2012, Dr Sanford affiliated with The Eye Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky.  With the optometry team of Dr Tom Sizemore, Dr. Jerald Combs, and Dr. Shane Barker, he does surgical consulting and performs eye surgery in Whitesburg, Kentucky.

Medical Services

Diabetic eye examinations (vision insurance not required, covered under health insurance)
Cataract evaluation and surgical treatment, with convenient  surgery dates within 1 - 2 weeks
Glaucoma evaluation and treatment
Macular degeneration
School entrance examinations for children
DOT physical/driver's  license evaluations

Cosmetic SurgeryEyelid lifts:

Ptosis, or droopy eyelids, is a common occurrence associated with aging.  A fast, outpatient procedure involving IV sedation only is used to remove the excess skin from the eyelids.  The skin is closed with skin adhesive that requires no topical or oral antibiotics and comes off on its own in 7 to 10 days.  Mild bruising can be expected but is usually gone rn a week. It takes about a month for the majority of healing to complete.

Botox injections:

Wrinkles in the forehead, craw's feet, and vertical lines between the eyebrows can be eliminated with injection of botox.  A standard treatment is 10 injections, each injection containing 3.75 Units of botulinum toxin A (a total of 37.5 Units).  The most common  unwanted side effect is slight bruising at the injection site but can be mitigated by  elimination of blood thinning medications prior to the procedure.  If it does occur, it fades usually within 2 to 3 days.  We charge by injection and each injection is $28. For the most satisfactory results, 10 injections, or $280 will be sufficient for the vast majority of cosmetic patients.  The effect is good for 3 months. An additive effect tends to occur however, and regular users find more and more time between treatments.


As a general rule, wrinkles below the nose respond better to filler agents than botox.   The fold extending from the nose to mouth corners, the wrinkles around the mouth, and veritcal wrinkles around the lips are ideal sites for treatment.  Juvederm is a synthetic collagen filler agent that comes in varying concentrations.   Dr Sanford uses Juvederm Ultra 24, one of the the highest concentrations available  to ensure long lasting, cosmetically-pleasing results while keeping costs affordable. The most common unwanted side effects include pain with the acutal injection and temporary (1-2 days) of uneven or "lumpy" appearance.  This fades quickly into smooth contour.   We charge by the syringe which is $499.   This usually sufficient for a full treatment. The results are good for 9 months to a year.