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Karlee M. Bowers, O.D.

Karlee M. Bowers, O.D.Dr. Karlee Bowers is a native Pittsburgher who graduated from Saint Joseph High School in Natrona Heights. While attending college at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Bowers earned dual degrees in Psychology and Anthropology with a minor in Chemistry. After college, Dr. Bowers moved to Philadelphia to attend the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) where she earned her Doctorate of Optometry.

Dr. Bowers has experience in performing comprehensive eye examinations for patients of all ages, ranging from 6 months to geriatrics. Her specialty is fitting contact lenses, specifically custom contacts for patients with ocular disorders that make it difficult to function in standard contact lenses or eyeglasses.


  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University - Doctor of Optometry 2015

  • University of Pittsburgh, Honors College 2011

  • University of Pittsburgh - B.S. Psychology

  • University of Pittsburgh - B.A. Anthropology

  • University of Pittsburgh - Minor in Chemistry

Clinical Honors

Dr. Bowers earned the highest degree of Clinical Honors in ocular disease, contact lenses, and low vision during her training at PCO.


Our Surgeons
Roger Zelt
Theressa Strong
James Dickey
Donald Morris
Joseph Scherer
Our Optometrist
Karlee Bowers
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Professional Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Optometric Association

  • New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians

  • American Optometric Association

  • CPR and AED certified through the American Heart Association


Humanitarian Endeavors

Her most rewarding experience while working toward her degree was the six months she spent providing comprehensive eye care to active and retired members of the military at McGuire Air Force Base and Lyons VA Hospital in New Jersey.


Dr. Bowers enjoys traveling with her husband Andrew, trying new restaurants, and playing tennis.