Contributor Profile

Paul Karpecki

Job TitleOD

Company NameVisionary Consultants Inc.


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, now Salus University. He is currently the Director of corneal services at the Kentucky Eye Institute. Dr. Karpecki was 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. He also co-chaired the Dry Eye Summit for the profession, was a director in the CJO Optometric Dry Eye Guidelines for EyeCare, was recently selected for the DEWS II Diagnostic sub-committee and most recently appointed co-chair of the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society Symposium in 2016 taking place in Montpellier France. He has over two decades experience in running some of the largest dedicated dry eye clinics in the United States. Dr. Karpecki serves as the Medical Director for Total Eye Care Parnters. He also serves as the Chief Clinical Editor for Review of Optometry and Chairs the New Technology and Treatment Conferences. He is also on the board for the charitable organization Optometry Giving Sight.

Education Sessions

  • Advances in Ocular Surface Disease: Treating MGD

    September 19, 2019, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Sands Convention Center - 606-V

    The majority of Dry Eye Disease is caused or proceeded by Meibomian Gland Disease (Dysfunction). This course will cover the Diagnosis and treatment modalities ...

    • Language: English
  • Advances in Ocular Surface Disease: Treating Dry Eye

    September 19, 2019, 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM, Sands Convention Center - 606-V

    Get ready to understand how to develop a state of the art Ocular Surface disease Practice. Ocular Surface Disease experts will take you through a comprehensive ...

    • Language: English
  • Vision Series - Presented by Bausch + Lomb - Innovation Case Studies: Have You Seen That?

    September 19, 2019, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - 703-V

    Course description coming soon!

    • Language: English
  • The Greatest Anterior Segment Disease and Medical Management of Contact Lens Complications Course Ever

    September 19, 2019, 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - 606-V

    Leaders in anterior segment eye disease and contact lenses will present a unique program to enhance your clinical diagnostic and treatment abilities. In this wo...

    • Language: English
  • Visually Induced Trigeminal Dysphoria May be the Leading Source of Headaches, Eyestrain and Dry Eye Sensation

    September 19, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Sands Convention Center - 302-S

    After years of in-depth clinical research conducted at neurology centers nationwide, a new link between optometry and neurology has been discovered. Results fro...

    • Language: English

    September 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Sands Convention Center - IS4121

    Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO will lead a presentation on "An Advance in Redness Reduction". The presentation will highlight a study conducted to evaluate the safety...

    • Language: English

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