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Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO

Dr. Karpecki is Clinical Director, Corneal Services and Advanced Ocular Surface Disease at Kentucky Eye Institute and a clinician for Gaddie Eye Centers. He is an Associate Professor at the Kentucky College of Optometry and the Medical Director for Keplr Vision and the Dry Eye Institutes of Kentucky and Indiana. Dr. Karpecki received a Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University. Dr. Karpecki is the Chief Medical Editor for Review of Optometry, and has moderated or chaired the Congressional Hearing on the Impact of Dry Eye Disease, the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) Symposium, and the Dry Eye Summit. He has served on the International Task Force on Dry Eye and the TFOS DEWS II Diagnostic Methodology sub-committee, and is a TFOS Global Ambassador. Dr. Karpecki has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and more than 300 articles that have appeared in non-peer reviewed journals, as well as seven book chapters. Selected in 2015 by Optometric Management as one of the 20 most influential individuals in Optometry, he has given more than 1,000 invited lectures.