Dr. Geist lives in Selinsgrove with his wife and three children. He has owner and founder of Geist Optometry and has been at its present location since the store opening on January 30, 1995.
He is from Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate education at Pennsylvania State University. He received his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology and minor in Physics. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1994 from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian of his optometry class.
Dr. Geist completed his internship at the Veterans Administration in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania and also at Pugliese Eye Specialists and Ambulatory Surgical Center in Kingston, Pennsylvania.
He is a member of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association, Central Pennsylvania Optometric Association, American Optometric Association and has long been a volunteer with Vision USA giving free eye care to the most needy residents in the area. He is also among the first group of optometrists in the nation to become a Diplomate of theAmerican Board of Optometry with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease.
Dr. Geist is a consultant to a few major contact lens companies including Vistakon (Johnson & Johnson/ Acuvue) and Ciba Vision. He has presented many lectures to fellow optometrists and has done many clinical studies and testing for new contact lenses that have not yet come to market.
In his spare time, Dr. Geist enjoys time with his family, traveling, running and photography. He is a big Disney fan and may become a Disneyworld character when he retires!
John Pelizzari, O.D.
Hailing from Long Island, New York, Dr. John Pelizzari earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and then went on to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia to attain his Bachelor of Science and Optometric degrees in 1976.
Dr. Pelizzari enjoys and still maintains a private Optometric practice in Lewistown, PA. dedicated to all the aspects of family eye health care and contact lens fittings and maintenance. He resides there with his wife and two teenage children.
Besides an active role in the Mid Counties Optometric Association and the Pennsylvania Optometric Association, he is involved with community service and is proud of being a past President of the Lewistown Kiwanis.
Dr. Pelizzari brought his experience and expertise to this practice on a limited part-time basis in 2000 and now maintains hours 2 to 3 days a week.
Optical Department For those patients needing glasses or contact lenses, we offer a complete optical department. We carry a wide selection of high fashion eyewear and designer frames.
Comprehensive Vision and Eye Health Examinations Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining healthy eyes by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. The entire exam process can take an hour depending on the complexity of the problem. Each patient will be evaluated with a refraction, slit lamp, intraocular pressure and a retinal exam.
Pediatric Eye Care We take pride in maintaining the vision of our younger patients in an environment that is lighthearted and fun. We want to insure the good sight, vision, and eye health for the rest of your child's life and take a preventative approach to his/her general health and eye health. We will work with your child's primary care physician to help keep his/her eyes healthy. It is important that all of our pediatric patients have healthy and efficient visual systems to help make visual demands of learning in school easier and fun.
Contact Lens Exams and Fittings Thanks to the advances in optical technology, almost everyone is a candidate for contact lens use. This includes patients with astigmatism and also those who prefer bifocal or multifocal lenses. At our office, we offer a comprehensive array of contact lenses to suit each individual patient's needs. We offer daily disposables, extended wear soft lenses to gas permeable contact lenses. We offer regular and custom lens services for both healthy and difficult to fit patients.
EyeGlass Guide EyeGlass Guide will help you better understand the many lens choices available to you. This on-line tool will guide you through a series of questions about you, your lifestyle and your specific eyewear needs. At the end, you'll receive eyewear suggestions specifically tailored to meet your needs. EyeGlass Guide is brought to you by Transitions.
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