Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Why do new patients come to us?

Several days ago we had a roundtable discussion regarding the number of new patients we have attracted over the past three years. Looking over statistics, we were a little surprised to discover that we had seen as many as we had.

Eventually, the discussion led to the question, "what is actually causing these new patients to come to us?"
Obviously some of our regular patients recommend us to friends and family members. Every practice gets those type of referrals in addition to those that come from other doctors.

But what else was bringing them in? it was suggested that our TV advertising had to be at least a part of the reason we were seeing a lot of new pairs of eyes. Then someone else said that our Facebook page was reaching a lot of new people.  Another mentioned that both our terrific new website and mobile website could be helping our cause. Yet another said that having all those great testimonials on our YouTube page might be helping to convince site visitors to call for information about LASIK or Cataract surgery, eventually leading to appointments.
Then the comment was made that our new internet search engine marketing campaign could be responsible for bringing a lot of new folks to us.
Finally, someone (who will not be named here) piped up and said, "no, it's obvious that the reason we have so many new patients is "because our doctors are so handsome and exceedingly brilliant beyond compare that …" Before that person could finish (he/she) was summarily pelted with a barrage of paper wads and spitballs.
Now it is very likely true that all of the above suggestions are possible reasons why such a large number of new patients continue to come in our doors. But we are hopeful that word simply has gotten around about one big reason for which we have become well known.
And that reason is trust.
Trust that our doctors deliver the right answers in the form of effective treatments, viable solutions, the best advice, perfect prescriptions, thorough analysis and wise recommendations. It is the same trust that our past and current patients have had in the doctors and staff at Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute for over 38 years.  And we hope that soon you, too will come to have that same trust in us.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Can I afford to have LASIK surgery?

Perhaps you have been thinking about having LASIK surgery but you are still a little hesitant. First, listen as Kristina tells you about her LASIK expereince at Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute. She wore contact lenses for many years before making her decision. Kristina's comments may help steer you in the right direction.

Next question might be, "can I afford it?" We answer that one here.  
Ten percent down and $105 a month with NO interest. Can't be much simpler than that! Give us a call (502) 897-1604 to set up a free, no-obligation LASIK consultation!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Glaucoma Treatment in Louisville

The term "glaucoma" refers to a group of diseases, not a single disease. It is not easy to define the term precisely as it is not as simple as "high pressure" in the eye. The underlying problem is gradual death of nerve cells in the optic nerve or the at least the potential for this degeneration. This can lead to eventual loss of peripheral vision and finally, total blindness. Most forms of glaucoma are associated with high eye pressure. This pressure is measured as part of a complete eye examination. High eye pressure is a risk factor for glaucoma. It is currently the only risk factor for glaucoma which can be altered by treatment.

Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute specializes in Glaucoma treatment in the Louisville area. Whether you are experiencing Glaucoma symptoms or getting information for a relative or  friend, we have provided the information below to answer some of your questions.

Open angle glaucoma (OAG) is the more common category, or the 'garden variety' of glaucoma. This means that the iris cornea angle is open, and flow of fluid is not obstructed before reaching the "angle", where fluid leaves the chamber.

Narrow Angle Glaucoma (Acute Angle Closure and Angle Closure Glaucoma) is the other type of glaucoma. With this form of glaucoma, the angle where fluid is to leave the eye is blocked in some way by the iris edge.

Treatment of most glaucoma patients usually begins with eye drops. There are several commonly used drops, many are once or twice daily doses.

Some patients may be candidates for laser treatment to lower eye pressure. Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a relatively recent advance in treatment of open-angle glaucoma. Drops can be altered based on effectiveness and side-effects; laser treatment can be used to lower pressure, and surgical treatment is another option for lowering of pressure.

More in depth information can be found on our website.

If you suspect that you may have glaucoma or have a family history of glaucoma, making an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam should be your next step.

Call Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute to set up an appointment if you are having any problems with your eyesight (502) 897-1604. Most likely, you'll be glad you did!

Friday, January 2, 2015

LASIK eye surgery Louisville

Koby Karp is the LASIK eye surgery leader in Louisville. In fact, we pioneered LASIK in the Kentuckiana area from its earliest beginnings. And today, we continue to deliver the LASIK eye surgery that people in Louisville and Southern Indiana love to talk about. 

Koby Karp not only provides outstanding LASIK eye surgery but we also include the extra follow up for one full year to assure you the most positive outcome in one package at no extra cost to you. And our no-interest financing plans and 20% off coupon make LASIK more affordable than ever! 

The LASIK experience at Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute is designed to make you comfortable and perfectly at ease through the entire, stress-free procedure.

Simply put, the Louisville LASIK eye surgery leader is Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute.

Please visit our website LASIK page for more info and a special 20% off coupon.