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Are there contact lenses that replace reading glasses?

By editor
June 26, 2019

A lot of patients ask if they can 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 who naturally have ... read more

Eye allergies and itchy eyes

By editor
June 26, 2019

Almost everyone wants to be number one. But sometimes being number one is not a good thing.  It has been reported that the Louisville area is the top "Allergy Hot Spot" in America. So, here are some ways that you can help reduce the amount your eyes itch. 1) Don't sleep in your contacts!  If the ... read more

How $495 LASIK becomes bait and switch.

By editor
June 18, 2019

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 about investigating further to see if these ads are legitimate.  ... read more

“Because I have macular degeneration, does that mean I will go blind?”

By editor
July 20, 2017

Patients often ask how Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) may affect their vision in the future.  To some degree it is normal to see some findings in the retina consistent with ARMD in the population of patients over 60 years old. Small yellow drusen (deposits under the retina made up of lipids, a fatty protein) ... read more

Best Eye Drops to Help Your Dry Eyes

By editor
June 27, 2017

Dry eyes can happen for many reasons.  Occasional moderate dryness can be helped by simply applying artificial tears as the need arises.  Systane and Refresh Optive are 2 great brands of over the counter eye drops that can help temporarily alleviate dry eye symptoms. More persistent dry eye symptoms can be helped by using drops ... read more

Best Cosmetic Eye Surgery

By editor
June 13, 2017

As you may know, Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute has long been among Louisville and Kentucky leaders in eye care. Cosmetic products designed to enhance eye appearance and remedy effects of aging existed for at least 3000 years. But it was an emergence of oculoplastic and facial surgery which allowed to reverse many effects of aging ... read more

Clear Lens Extraction

By editor
June 9, 2017

Some patients may not be good candidates for Laser Vision Correction to reduce their need for glasses and contact lenses. It could be that the cornea isn’t the correct shape or thickness or the attempted correction is too great to do with laser on the cornea. Some people have early cataracts in the 50’s and ... read more

How will I know when it is time for my cataracts to be removed?

By editor
May 9, 2017

It is time to consider surgery for cataracts when your daily visual needs require it. Your decision should be based on [caption id="attachment_2622" align="alignright" width="243"] Dr. David W. Karp, MD[/caption] whether or not you can see to do your job, drive safely and engage in such activities as reading and watching TV in comfort. Can ... read more

The latest cataract surgery uses the CATALYS® Laser System

By editor
March 23, 2017

Every eye has a unique size and shape. The CATALYS® Laser System's advanced 3D imaging technology builds a3D map of each eye and tailors the treatment to that map. This enables Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute surgeons to create a customized treatment plan that matches the uniqueness of each eye. This treatment plan is then ... read more

What Causes Dry Eye Syndrome? What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

By editor
March 7, 2017

Problematic dry eyes are one of the most common problems reported to eye doctors. Dry eyes can result from either a decrease in the amount of tear production or the quality or composition of the tears produced. According to Dr. James A. Muse, O.D.. of Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute in Louisville, Kentucky, "Common causes ... read more