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Jessica Kovarik, MD

4.8 out of 5 stars




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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    Quality of Care

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Explained Things Clearly

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Involved in Care Decisions

  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Spent Enough Time

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Listened Carefully

  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Showed Courtesy & Respect

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    Likelihood to Recommend

4.8 out of 5 (139 ratings, 53 comments)

  • May 10, 2023

    She's the best eye doc and I love the staff!

  • May 2, 2023

    It was very nice to get a call when someone cancelled, the office fit me in Thank you!

  • Apr 25, 2023

    We were scheduled to see [ ] just to get an updated lens prescription since Dr. Kovarik is booked until October. [ ] last appt was cancelled due to hurricane damage so it had been a year since his last appt and his [ ]. After the nurse assessed him, she felt h e needed to see Dr. Kovarik instead. Dr. Kovarik took time out of her busy schedule to see him and thoroughly evaluated him. She even decided to [ ] to make sure there wasn't something more going on in the back of his [ ]. She didn't have to take the time to see him but she did, which made me feel so much better. I'm also so glad the nurse to the initiative to make the decision that he needed to see Dr. K instead of the nurse practitioner.

  • Mar 28, 2023

    Everything was perfect , great exam, great doctor and all staff … Excellent team … Thank you .

  • Mar 24, 2023

    Dr. Kovarik is a caring and thoughtful doctor who is happy to help in any way she can. We appreciate her advice very much.

  • Mar 21, 2023

    We love Dr.Kovarik and her team. We are thankful to have her as a provider for our child!

  • Mar 20, 2023

    Honestly, from the experience of the multiple phone calls, call backs, then the front desk experience upon arrival, the apt and the check out process - there wasn't one bad experience. Everyone was friendly and more than helpful. The doctor explained everythin g out and settled our anxiety. We left feeling much better. There's a follow up MRI which was throughly explained to us as well. It was a great experience that we were very worried about. The whole staff did an amazing job. Very patient and friendly.

  • Mar 19, 2023

    It was an amazing experience. Dr. Kovarik is very knowledgeable and patient. The staff went our of their way to accommodate [ ] and I. I am so glad to have found you. Thank you to each and everyone of you.

  • Mar 18, 2023

    Jessica Kovarik is one of a kind. She is compassionate, thoughtful, and full of knowledge. From the NICU to outpatient she gives everyone her undivided attention and care. She has now seen my daughter and son… I would never go anywhere else!!

  • Mar 18, 2023

    Viviana was amazing with my daughter, very soft spoken, patient, kind and thorough. Dr. Kovaric was excellent as well- I've never been to an office where the exam was so extensively thorough. I am very appreciative. Thank you.

  • Mar 14, 2023

    Excellent doctor very professional, knowledgeable, kind, and really seemed like she cares about her patients.

  • Mar 13, 2023

    EVERYone was exceptional. The care, compassion and expertise with which we were met throughout our visit was outstanding.

  • Mar 11, 2023

    Dr Kovarik is outstanding she explained everything in detail and asked if we had questions

  • Mar 11, 2023

    The team was amazing as was Dr. Kovarik. She takes her time, is through, and answers everyone's questions. We drove 45 minutes each way to see her because she's the best! The assistants were also patient and through allowing my son to answer questions instead of speeding the exam along.

  • Mar 10, 2023

    Everybody was really kind!

  • Feb 28, 2023

    We very happy have doctors Kovarik to do the surgery for my daughter Tiffany.. Thank you

  • Feb 25, 2023

    Dr. Kovarik always outstanding. Support staff always great with our son.

  • Feb 23, 2023

    Dr k o r v a r i c k is a true professional we would come back to her we are grateful for her bringing us up to date and giving us exceptional care

  • Feb 20, 2023

    Dr. Kovarik was amazing at explaining everything in a way that I could understand. She was excellent, very patient with my child.

  • Feb 18, 2023

    The visit was so pleasant my son Lucas said he wants to go back. Every doctors visit should be like this.

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