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Clinical Interests:

Eye muscle disorders
Amblyopia
Retinopathy of prematurity
Childhood cataracts and glaucoma
Ptosis
Nasolacrimal duct obstructions
Ocular injuries
 

Languages Spoken:

English

Patients Treated:

Children
Adolescents

Biography

As a pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. Kovarik treats children with eye disorders using medical and surgical techniques. She believes that patient understanding is the key to successful communication and partnership with parents, and ultimately to successful treatment. 

She specializes in pediatric and adult strabismus (eye muscle disorders), amblyopia (“lazy eye”), retinopathy of prematurity (eye disease in premature infants), ptosis (droopy eyelids), nasolacrimal duct obstructions (blocked tear ducts) and eye trauma.
 
Dr. Kovarik grew up in Southwest Florida and returned back home to be close to family after completing her medical training. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and three young girls, going to the beach and exploring the work of local artists.

Education & Training

Medical School:

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami

Internship(s):

Transitional Internship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, UPMC Mercy Hospital

Residenc(ies):

Ophthalmology Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, UPMC Eye and Ear Institute

Fellowship(s):

Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, Indiana University Medical Center, Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis

Board Certification(s):

Ophthalmology

Patient Reviews

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4.9 out of 5 (157 ratings, 56 comments)

  • Jun 10, 2022

    Dr. Kovarik and her entire team were outstanding!

  • Jun 7, 2022

    The entire staff and experience was great!

  • May 28, 2022

    Dr Kovarik is awesome. She listens and explains everything. She is calm and a great help to our family

  • May 27, 2022

    Dr Kovarik and her team are outstanding! My son enjoys his visits to her office. The new office is beautiful.

  • May 17, 2022

    All the employees were extremely professional pleasant and very friendly, The facility was extremely clean and very inviting.

  • Apr 27, 2022

    The entire staff was excellent!!

  • Apr 27, 2022

    She was very awesome love her

  • Apr 23, 2022

    The entire staff is very friendly, and the Doctor herself is awesome! She makes my child feel very at ease, and shes very easy to talk to. She answers all your questions thoroughly, and never rushes you. Definitely would recommend.

  • Apr 23, 2022

    All the staff at Dr. Kovarik's office, including herself, have been amazing!! It is, by far, the best doctor's office experience we've had. We have always experienced short wait times, everyone is very compassionate and kind. The nurses and front desk/checkout staff are helpful and friendly always. We have felt welcome, very well taken care of, and secure with the doctor and all her staff. We appreciate the level of care [patient] has received as this has been very difficult on all of us and the office being so wonderful lessens that stress level so much!

  • Apr 21, 2022

    Dr Kovarik is amazing as always.

  • Apr 11, 2022

    I really love how Dr Kovarik went above and beyond to let [patient] rheumatologist know the results of her exam so it would help make a better decision regarding [patient] medication possibly being stopped and watched soon. I am so thankful [patient] has such a carina day knowledgeable doctor

  • Apr 8, 2022

    Jessica kovarik I have nothing but kind words to say about. She is friendly, professional, and very knowledgeable. She takes the time to throughly examine our daughter and takes the time to speak with us about her care and goals on a level of understanding. I know if my daughter has to have this procedure I feel that she is in good hands with her.

  • Apr 4, 2022

    Dr. Kovarik and both of her medical assistants that worked with [patient] during her visit were excellent.Every time we see Dr. Kovarik I am impressed with her wonderful bedside manner, and her kind, calm and compassionate demeanor. I feel so confident trustin g her with [patient] care. Dr. Kovarik is a gifted physician and I highly recommend her to family and friends.

  • Mar 23, 2022

    Entire staff were friendly, professional and courteous.

  • Mar 21, 2022

    Very nice Doctor and nurse who help my daughter Arianna and very helpful stuff. Thank you appreciate you all.

  • Mar 19, 2022

    We can't say enough wonderful things about Dr. Kovarik. She's the best!

  • Feb 22, 2022

    The nurse as well as the dr were so kind! They made everyone feel welcome the dr let us know everything she was doing explaining to my 5 year old prior to doing any thing they made the appointment smooth!

  • Feb 9, 2022

    The dr was very thorough. She explained everything to me about my child's eyes and the process. She is wonderful.

  • Feb 6, 2022

    Dr. Jessica is a life saver to our little girl. She is the best at what she does and [name] loves her visits.

  • Feb 4, 2022

    Dr. Kovarik is great at what she does and very caring.

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