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Jessica Kovarik, MD

4.8 out of 5 stars

Accepting New Patients



Clinical Interests:

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

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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


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


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


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

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Patient Reviews

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  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Explained Things Clearly

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Involved in Care Decisions

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Spent Enough Time

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Listened Carefully

  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Showed Courtesy & Respect

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Likelihood to Recommend

4.8 out of 5 (135 ratings, 43 comments)

  • Mar 22, 2024

    Dr Kovaric is an amazing ophthalmologist making my kid feel safe and care. Love her

  • Mar 18, 2024

    Ketie, who I believe is the medical assistant that helped my son before the Dr. see him was excellent with him. She took the time to connect with him in a scary moment for him and through the whole appointment. She communicated with him letting him know what s he was doing and engaged with him through the whole time. Her voice tone, her kidness everything was outstanding. I wanted to give her a spirit award but they didnt have in the office. She sure deserves some recognition for her outstand work and personality on this appointment. Way to go Ketie.

  • Mar 10, 2024

    Everyone is doing a excellent job!

  • Mar 2, 2024

    Glad Dr. Kovarik stayed at Lee Health! She is an excellent doctor.

  • Feb 16, 2024

    Just an amazing doctor and staff. So great at what they do. It was truly a pleasure. Amazing to watch folks manage to get an infant keep their head still while keeping him smiling. So great! Thanks

  • Feb 15, 2024

    I would like to thank dr. Kovarik for her patience and kindness with my daughter . Her care for my daughter made a difference and made us feel welcome and I appreciate her taking the time to explain care and treatment in detail and in terms I understand . We l ook forward to our visits with her always . Thank you again .

  • Feb 10, 2024

    Everyone in that office is amazing & caring!! You are treated so well.. The staff are so friendly & the nurse is just wonderful!! Dr. Jessica is caring & explains everything with you as well as listens to your concerns!! Just sweet people all around!!

  • Feb 3, 2024

    Dr Kovarik and her staff do a wonderful job and it is much appreciated.

  • Feb 2, 2024

    The doctor was perfect! Blessed to have seen her!

  • Jan 26, 2024

    Our daughter has been seeing Dr. Kovarik since we moved to Florida from Virginia 6 years ago. She is an excellent physician and has taken great care of our daughter.

  • Jan 23, 2024

    Doctor Kovarik is an excellent professional, very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain every single change. She is very kind and was able to put my 7 year at ease and have an outstanding exam!

  • Jan 23, 2024

    Dr Kovarik was highly knowledgable, informative and kind. She was excellent, along with other personnel on site(Medical assistants & administration).

  • Jan 16, 2024

    Doctor Jessica is amazing and has been such a blessing to our family.

  • Jan 3, 2024

    We love Jessica Kovarik has always gave the best treatment for our son.

  • Dec 8, 2023

    Dr Kovarik is absolutely amazing, she is so loving with children and the nurses are great.

  • Nov 27, 2023

    Everyone was amazing from the moment we set foot in Dr. Kovarik's office. We had to wait initially a few months for an appointment but we are SO GLAD WE DID!! SHE IS DEFINITELY WORTH THE WAIT!!!

  • Nov 1, 2023

    The Doctor and the staff were absolutely wonderful. We are very happy with the care and compassion shown to Carter.

  • Oct 20, 2023

    Very pleased

  • Oct 16, 2023

    Dr Kovaric

  • Oct 11, 2023

    Dr Kovarik is an amazing physician and we are extremely lucky that some one like her in this town

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