|Paul M. Karpecki, OD, FAAO|
Dr. Karpecki graduated from Indiana University and completed an Optometric Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Hunkeler Eye Centers in Kansas City, in affiliation with the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1994. He focuses on corneal disease and in particular ocular surface disease and clinical research.He has lectured in over 400 symposia covering four continents and is the first Optometrist to be invited to both the Delphi International Society at Wilmer-John's Hopkins that includes the top 25 dry eye experts in the world, and the National Eye Institute's Dry Eye Committee. This was a task force established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to give a presentation to Congress on better understanding and treating dry eye disease in women.
He is the immediate past president of the Optometric Council on Refractive Technology, is current Chair of the Refractive Surgery Advisiory Board to the American Optometric Association (AOA), Chairman of the Topical Interest Group in Refractive Surgery, Chairman of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeon's Task Force on the Integrated Eyecare Delivery System, Chairman of the Kentucky Optometric Association Education Committee and serves on the AOA Congress Education Committee. A noted educator and author, Dr. Karpecki presently serves on seven professional journal editorial boards.
Dr. Karpecki is also a board member of optometry's largest charity, Optometry Giving Sight; which serves over six million people around the world each year with vision care needs.