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The office of Paula F. Hernandez Hoover, O.D., is dedicated to providing patients with individualized, high-quality optical care every day. Our staff treats patients with kindness and respect. We are always ready to help. We will verify your insurance benefits, prepare you for your exam, or help you with your contact lens or prescription issues.

If you live in Frankfort, KY, or any of the surrounding areas, call us at 502-223-8555 to schedule your vision evaluation and eye exam today.

Dr. Paula talking with a patient.
Dr. Hoover smiling in her office.

Paula F. Hernandez Hoover, O.D.

Dr. Hoover received her undergraduate degree in Biology and her Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University. After receiving her degrees, she completed an additional residency in Advanced Contact Lens Management.

Dr. Hoover has been practicing in her current location since 1999. She is affiliated with the American Optometric Association and Kentucky Optometric Association. She was voted Walmart Optometrist of the Year in 2013. Dr. Hoover has held the position of Kentucky State Clinical Director for the Special Olympics Opening Eyes program since 2015 and has been the optometrist representative for the Franklin County Board of Health since 2005 and Treasurer since 2016.

Dr. Hoover has lived in Frankfort, Kentucky, since 2004. She is married to Mark Hoover and has two lovely stepdaughters, Merideth and Riley; three dogs, Jolene, Dizzy, and Daisy; and a cat, Patsy. When she’s not in the office, she enjoys watching sports with her husband and friends—especially the Cincinnati Reds and New England Patriots

Our Staff

Charity Humble, Office Manager Doctor Tech, Desk Staff.

Charity Humble, Office Manager Doctor Tech, Desk Staff

Charity has worked with Dr. Hoover in our optical setting for five years. She always has a smile for our patients! Charity works hard to make sure your insurance claim is filed properly.

Patient Testimonial

My husband and I had a great experience with them. Very helpful. Very professional. Everyone was so nice. I will go back for all my exams and to get my glasses and contacts. I really can’t say enough about my experience here. Amazing!!! The prices were great also.

– Kerry B.

Patient Testimonial

This was my first visit here after hearing so many good things about Dr. Hoover from friends and family. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Dr. Paula Hernandez Hoover was very professional and made me feel at ease. Explained and answered all my questions and concerns. Didn’t make me feel rushed. I highly recommend this doctor and office. I found me a new eye doctor!!!

– Rosemary O.

Patient Testimonial

Best eye doctor I’ve ever seen! Her accuracy with my prescription is outstanding every time! If my insurance was not accepted here, I’d gladly pay every penny to see Dr. Hoover! Between her and her receptionist, the visit is always top notch!

– Chelsea T.

Patient Testimonial

This was my first experience with Dr. Hoover. Since this was a medical visit, more than just a routine check-up, I was very anxious and nervous!! After all, it’s my eyesight ! The office was very clean, had updated equipment and great staff. She was very thorough and knowledgeable and very thankful that my results came out good in the end ! Definitely recommend her and I will Continue to stay with her for my vision needs!

– Chris J.

Patient Testimonial

Dr. Hoover is wonderful! She is professional, caring and is very thorough. I would highly recommend her.”

– Debborah A. 

Patient Testimonial

Paula is so sweet and caring. She makes you feel so special. I always enjoy coming to her for my eye exams because she gets me in and out. I cannot recommend her enough! No complaints whatsoever.”

– Mary

Patient Testimonial

Came highly recommended. Staff was very friendly. Appt was on time, very thorough and didn’t feel rushed.”

– Laura S.

Meet us in person! Call 502-223-8555 or contact us for an appointment today!


Monday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday Closed

Contact Us

Phone: 502-223-8555

Fax: 502-227-5731