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How $495 LASIK becomes bait and switch.

By editor
October 18, 2016

  [caption id="attachment_2430" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Dr. David W. Karp"][/caption] Often, one of the first questions we get asked about LASIK surgery is, "How much does it cost?" That may be why we keep seeing ads offering $495 or even $695 LASIK surgery. It's hard to believe they still run them, but they do. And you may have thought ... read more

Why do new patients come to us?

By editor
September 15, 2016

A few weeks ago we had a roundtable discussion regarding the number of new patients we have attracted in the past year. Eventually, the discussion led to the question, "what actually causes  new patients to come to us?" Obviously some of our regular patients recommend us to friends and family members. Every practice gets those type of referrals ... read more

Will I still have to wear glasses after cataract surgery?

By editor
April 19, 2016

Vision correction after Cataract Surgery is typically achieved through the implantation of a permanent artificial intraocular lens. The implanted lens replaces the clouded lens which is known as a cataract. In most cases, those patients who have the traditional or monofocal type lens implanted will likely need glasses for reading or close up work. And ... read more

Welcome to our Family

By editor
March 22, 2016

Family attitude, family values. Some families do it a lot better than others do. They welcome new members in a way that makes them glad to be included. Then they continue to make the outsiders feel even more like insiders as time passes. Very nice. We believe our family of doctors and staff does exactly ... read more

LASIK questions answered

By editor
February 4, 2016

Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute is the leader in LASIK and laser vision correction in the Louisville area. And due to advances in equipment technology as well as improvements in the procedural techniques LASIK has become even more popular as it continues to allow patients to become glasses-free. Doctors David Karp and Albert Smolyar of ... read more

Snow Blindness is Real

By editor
February 4, 2016

Yes, there truly is such as thing as snow blindness. In fact, in the world of ophthalmology, it is known as Photokeratitis. It also may be referred to by several other terms including arc eye, welder's flash, bake eyes, corneal flash, niphablepsia, or (if you don't like that one, how about) keratoconjunctivitis photoelectrica. Say that ... read more

What is Right to Sight?

By editor
January 13, 2016

Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute is the first ophthalmology practice in the region to develop a complete program that specifically focuses on the vision needs of senior citizens. We understand that seniors may have special needs concerning eye care. The Right to Sight program addresses all aspects of quality eye care including transportation, educational programs, ... read more

How to give LASIK for Christmas

By editor
December 14, 2015

Lots of people think that the most fun about Christmas presents is the surprise element. That's the whole reason we wrap them, shake them, try to guess what's in them. So if you'd like to really surprise a special someone on your list, we have a suggestion for a gift that can give them pleasure ... read more

How Diabetes can be detected in an eye exam

By editor
November 19, 2015

November is Diabetes Awareness Month I see patients every day for diabetic eye exams. It is great that they are coming in for these exams, but I find that most of them don’t understand WHY they need yearly eye exams. High blood sugar weakens the smallest blood vessels in our body (capillaries) by weakening the ... read more

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

By editor
November 17, 2015

This is a good opportunity to emphasize some important points about Diabetes Mellitus and eye health.  In our country, diabetes is the leading cause of visual impairment in working-age individuals.  Many of you may already know this.  Moreover, 60 percent of adults also realize that diabetes may be detectable through a comprehensive eye exam. R. ... read more