A Message from Dr. Karp

To My Patients, Colleagues, and Friends:

As I sit in my office today, I realize it’s time to close this chapter of my life and retire. Since 1974, when Melvyn Koby and I founded Doctors Eye Institute, it’s been an incredible ride. Louisville has been more than a workplace for me; it has been a home and a community.

The real joy for me has been the relationships I’ve built with you. Over the years, you’ve been more than patients; you’ve become my extended family. You’ve shared with me not only your eye concerns but also your life stories, your milestones, your worries, and joys.

You’ve trusted me to be a guardian of your vision, but you’ve also filled my life with invaluable sights—your smiles, your grateful nods, the sparkle in your eyes when you could see clearly again. Those are the images I will hold in my heart forever.

As I step into retirement, I’m confident that the practice is in good hands. I may be leaving the office, but I’ll continue to cheer for its successes from the sidelines.

Thank you all. You’ve made these years so meaningful, and I will carry you all in my heart as I move on to the next chapter.

David Karp, MD

Dr. Karp
David Karp, MD
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