Are there contact lenses that replace reading glasses?

By editor
March 28, 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

Koby Karp Doctor's Eye Institute Welcomes Dr. John Distler

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January 9, 2018

Dr. Distler is a native of Louisville who grew up in Jeffersontown and attended Eastern High School.  His wife, Jeannie, is from New Hampshire and they bounced back and forth between New England and the Midwest for both training and early practice years. Through the years, Dr. Distler has enjoyed many opportunities to volunteer overseas ... read more

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

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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

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

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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

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 I like most about LASIK surgery

By editor
September 14, 2015

[caption id="attachment_2382" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Connie L. Meredith, MD"][/caption] The technical side and the personal side. There's no question that LASIK surgery is now better than ever. Due to the newest innovations that improve the accuracy of the laser, the precision in removing microscopic layers of the cornea has made advances even better to improve visual ... read more

Most Advanced Cataract Surgery

By editor
August 10, 2015

How Laser makes it even better Over the last few years there has been an innovation in the use of lasers during cataract surgery. To understand how this changes surgery you must first understand non-laser cataract surgery. CURRENT SURGERY The first step is to make a few small incisions with a blade so that the ... read more

Koby Karp mobile website for your smarty-pants phone

By editor
July 13, 2015

Amazing, isn't it? This smart phone actually took its own 'selfie" of itself taking a selfie! We're not going to tell you how it did it, but suffice it to say, it is one of the smarter smart phones available. [caption id="attachment_2194" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="smarty-pants phone"][/caption] All that was done to draw your attention to ... read more

Thinking about LASIK?

By editor
October 20, 2014

Thinking about LASIK? Perhaps seeing some video testimonials of others who have had LASIK will help you decide. Some of our patients had different visual problems and conditions before they had the procedure. One of them may be similar to your situation. Click on the photo above to watch Chris tell of his LASIK experience ... read more