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Paul M. Karpecki, OD, FAAO

Paul M. Karpecki, OD

Paul M. Karpecki, OD, FAAO, received his doctor of optometry degree from Indiana University and completed a fellowship in medical cornea and refractive surgery in Kansas City in affiliation with the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He currently works in corneal services, heads the ocular surface disease clinic and is director of clinical research at the Koffler Vision Group in Lexington, Kentucky.

Dr. Karpecki was one of two optometrists appointed to the Delphi International Society at Wilmer-Johns Hopkins, which included the top 25 dry eye experts in the world and the National Eye institute’s Dry Eye Committee to provide insights around dry eye and women.

A noted educator and author, Dr. Karpecki has provided over 1000 lectures at various meetings domestically and covering 4 continents. He has also authored over 1000 papers in optometry journals, book chapters, eblasts and newsletters.

He has previously served the following roles: President of the Optometric Council on Refractive Technology, Chairman of the AOA Topical Interest Group in Refractive Surgery, Co-Chair of the Integrated Eyecare delivery task force for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Chair of the Kentucky Education Committee, Chair of the American Optometric Association Continuing Education Committee and Vice President of the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry.

He currently serves as the Chief Clinical Editor for Review of Optometry, the most read journal in the profession of Optometry. He is also on the board for the charitable organization Optometry Giving Sight.

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He is most proud of his faith and his family; his wife Chandria and being father of three – 2-year old twin girls and a 7-month old baby boy.