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Are there contact lenses that replace reading glasses?

By editor
August 28, 2014

I have a lot of patients ask me if they could get contacts that would let them get rid of their reading glasses. For most people the answer is yes! Lenses like the Purevision Multifocal and the Air Optix Multifocal offer great vision in a very healthy lens material. And here's another suggestion: some patients ... read more


What is Pink Eye?

By editor
August 14, 2014

Pink eye (conjunctivitis) is an inflammation or infection of conjunctiva – a transparent membrane that covers the white part of your eyeball. When small blood vessels in the conjunctiva become inflamed, they're more visible. This is what causes the whites of your eyes to appear reddish or pink. This is a very common condition and ... read more


Should I have cataract surgery?

By editor
August 11, 2014

Considering cataract surgery might stir up a few questions for you. So listen to what Joe B. of Louisville had to say about his cataract surgery experience at Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute in Louisville. Click here for Joe's testimonial You, or someone you know may have other questions, so now would be a good time to ... read more


How long to develop cataracts? How long to remove cataracts?

By editor
April 30, 2014

When it comes to Cataracts, we understand that patients are anxious to get results quickly and painlessly so we'll answer the "how long" questions here. How long does it take for cataracts to develop? The rate of development can vary among individuals and may also be different between the two eyes. Most age-related cataracts can ... read more


Sunglasses not just for looking cool.

By editor
April 28, 2014

Besides making you look super cool, can sunglasses really make a difference in both your vision and your eye health? The answer can depend on what kind of lenses are in the sunglasses you wear. If the lenses offer maximum protection from dangerous Ultra violet rays, then the answer is yes! But let's examine the ... read more


Jill's LASIK experience in Louisville

By editor
April 24, 2014

Thinking about LASIK? It may be helpful for you to see some video testimonials of others who have had LASIK. Listen to Jill tell of her pre-LASIK condition and her wonderful outcome. Then, you can go to our Koby Karp YouTube page and view other testimonials that relate to other patients' individual visual situations before ... read more


Watch Cataract Surgery in Louisville

By editor
January 30, 2014

If you know someone who is considering cataract surgery, (perhaps it's you), here is a video that will demonstrate what goes on during an actual procedure. Cataract surgery is performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia and the actual surgery typically takes about 15 minutes. This surgery was performed by Dr. Albert Smolyar in Louisville. ... read more


What is "Lazy Eye"?

By editor
October 2, 2013

[caption id="attachment_208" align="alignright" width="125" caption="Dr. Albert E. Smolyar"][/caption] At Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute we conduct a large number of pediatric eye exams. Not infrequently, while performing kindergarten or school eye examination, we encounter a child with decreased vision due to “lazy eye”.  “Lazy eye”, or amblyopia, is a condition that occurs when a child does ... read more


Considering Cataract Surgery

By editor
June 21, 2013

If you've thought about having cataract surgery, but you've been putting it off, it might help to hear what one of our cataract patients has to say about his experience.Dr. Scott Hoffman, MD, at Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institue, performed Joe's cataract surgery. Listen to what he has to say about the outcome. Click here. ... read more


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