Dr. Lisa Sloan Woody was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1988 after attending the University of Kentucky on a four year scholarship. In addition to her full class load, she held positions as both a microbiology teaching assistant and as an immunology research assistant. She was selected as one of only two applicants from the state of Kentucky to attend the top ranked University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. While there, she served on the student ethics committee, coordinated vision care projects for the homeless, and was published as coauthor of a paper debating the risks and benefits of genetic screening. Dr. Woody received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1992 and began practicing with Dr. Ramona Porter Clifton in Bardstown a short time later. She was joined in practice by her husband in 1995. Her commitment to serving those in need has continued with over 13 years of participation in the Kentucky Vision Project – a program created to provide free services to low-income, working Kentuckians who could not otherwise afford eye care. She is also a provider for the Lion’s Club and the Nelson County Community Clinic. Dr. Woody enjoys serving patients of all ages. She has a special interest in children’s vision, fitting specialty contact lenses, and the treatment and management of ocular disease.
David T. Woody, O.D.Optometrist
Dr. David Woody was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He attended the University of Florida on a state scholarship where he received his Associate of Arts Degree in 1988. He was then selected as one of only two applicants to fill non-contract positions at the top ranked University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. While in Birmingham, Dr. Woody received both his Bachelor of Science degree and his Doctor of Optometry degree. He graduated in the top ten percent of his class and was given the Bernell Award for excellence in treating childrens’ vision disorders. Dr. Woody has participated in the Kentucky Vision Project for over 13 years, providing free services to low-income, working Kentuckians who could not afford basic eye health and vision care. He has served as a low vision examiner for the Kentucky Department for the Blind and continues to offer low vision services through The Kentucky Low Vision Clinic, located inside Bardstown Eye Care Center, where he has practiced with his wife since 1995. He is also a provider for the Lion’s Club and the Nelson County Community Clinic. Dr. Woody enjoys serving patients of all ages. He continues have a special interest in treating the vision problems of children, treating eye disease, and fitting specialty contact lenses, including bifocal contacts and lenses that reversibly change the shape of the eyes (Wave Corneal Molding). Recently, Dr. Woody has been asked to provide low vision services to area Veterans at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville as part of a Vision Impairment Services Team. For a few days each month, he examines partially sighted and legally blind Veterans and prescribes devices and services to improve the quality of life of these patients.
Retina Associates of Kentucky
Todd J. Purkiss, M.D., PhD
Dr. Purkiss received his MD from University of Louisville School of Medicine and his PhD from University of Louisville Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. He also completed his fellowship in Medical Retina at Duke University Eye Center. He had already been practicing medical retina in Louisville for over 5 years, when he was approached about joining Retina Associates of Kentucky. It was an offer he could not pass up. The practice is highly regarded throughout the retina community as demonstrating excellence in patient care, as well as clinical training and research. Simply put, it was the perfect fit.
Dr. Stone completed medical school at the University of Buffalo, residency at Duke University Eye Center, fellowship at Emory University Eye Center, and chief residency at Duke University Eye Center. When he was completing his fellowship at Emory University, he knew he wanted to be in an established retina practice with nationally recognized colleagues. The moment he met Drs. Wood and Isernhagen and the staff of Retina Associates of Kentucky, he knew that this was the place he wanted to be. The opportunity to care for patients and pursue research was very apparent, and he’s been happy to be a part of this practice.
Dr. Curtis Jordan received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University and his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. After completing an internship at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, he also completed a residency in Family Practice and was Chief Resident. Dr. Jordan completed residency training in Ophthalmology at Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, MI, before joining Dr. Black’s Eye Associates in 1995. Dr. Jordan says he values his time as a family doctor, but being able to practice ophthalmology at Eye Associates for the last twenty years has truly been a gift.