I just wanted to take a few moments to introduce my team and I, as well as share my story as to why we are here.
Why Best Practice Eyecare?
I have tried to live my life by being the best version of myself. I have carried that approach and philosophy in everything I have set out to do and achieved. When my family and I decided to move to the Sunshine Coast, it was in order to provide us a better life, the best life, with the opportunities that only the Sunshine Coast could offer.
Upon opening my own practice, I wanted to ensure that the ‘best’ was reflected in my overall approach to eye care, investing heavily in the best equipment, the best people and the latest learning leading to the best patient outcomes, each time, every time.
You need to know that you are going to be cared for by a world class practice here on the Sunshine Coast. We will ensure that everyone that comes through here will receive the best care possible.
Doctor Michael Karpa is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in oculoplastics, glaucoma and developing world ophthalmology. He received a Bachelor of Science with first class honours from James Cook University in Townsville, double majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry. He began research in molecular recognition chemistry, working in Australia at James Cook and Monash Universities, and the United States at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
Doctor Karpa completed Medical School at Flinders University, underwent registrar training at the Sydney Eye Hospital and completed two ophthalmology fellowships, the first with the Fred Hollows Foundation in remote Australia, Fiji and Vanuatu and the second at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust in the United Kingdom. After completing the oculoplastics and glaucoma fellowship in Cornwall, Doctor Karpa completed a further four months of fellowship training in glaucoma at the King’s College Hospital in London, before returning to Cairns to practice.
Doctor Karpa is actively involved in basic science and clinical research with international peer-reviewed publications on synthetic, organic and molecular recognition chemistry as well as on sensory impairment and eye disease. He was awarded a PhD in Medicine for his work on The Blue Mountains Eye Study, examining the impacts of visual and other sensory impairments on older persons, through the University of Sydney. Dr Karpa is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO).
Best Practice Eyecare is a leading ophthalmologist, eye surgery and eye care specialist on the Sunshine Coast. We are based in the beautiful coastal suburb of Golden Beach, less than a 5-minute drive from Caloundra. We provide an eyecare service of the highest standard with a relaxed, friendly patient-focused approach.