About Us

Commonwealth Eye Surgery, Kentucky’s first and finest optometric co-management center is the premier surgical eye care provider in the Bluegrass. Our “team approach” creates a seamless and convenient integration of your eye care. Commonwealth Eye Surgery provides state of the art surgery combined with old-fashioned warmth and compassion.

Who We Are

Our team consists of Dr. Lance S. Ferguson, Dr. Gary Wörtz, Dr. Howell M. Findley, Dr. R. Marty Smith, and Dr. Tania Patel.

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life of our patients through surgical excellence and patient centered co-management.

Our Core Values

Integrity, Accuracy and Safety


Co-management means “teamwork.” Your Optometrist delivers primary eye care—annual examinations, prescription of glasses and contact lenses, and the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. Commonwealth Eye Surgery provides both secondary eye care—special testing and management of difficult eye diseases—and tertiary eye care—surgery. Our tertiary includes Precision Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery for “After-Cataracts” and Glaucoma, and Refractive Laser (LASIK, PRK) Surgery.

Your local Optometrist can provide most, if not all, of your post-surgical follow-up care. Our coordinated effort ensures that you receive the highest quality care while keeping your travel time to a minimum. Should you desire, we are always available to evaluate you at our clinic, or simply talk with you by phone.