About Me

Jeffrey S. Karlik, M.D. is the founder and president of Karlik Ophthalmology, Inc.

Dr. Karlik is a life-long resident of the Pittsburgh Area. After graduating valedictorian of his high school class at Cornell High School, he completed Pharmacy School at Duquesne University graduating summa cum laude. Following this he completed Medical School at the University of Pittsburgh. Here he gained honors by serving as an officer in the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He then completed a medical internship at the Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh followed by his ophthalmology residency at the Saint Francis Medical Center of Pittsburgh, serving as Chief Resident his final year.

Dr. Karlik is a certified diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. His societal memberships include the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, as well as the Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society. He has hospital staff privileges at the University of Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Hospital, Allegheny General Hospital, West Penn Hospital, Mercy Hospital, UPMC—Passavant Hospital, and Ohio Valley General Hospital. He has been active as a consultant at the Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is active teaching residents as Clinical Assistant Instructor at the University of Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Residency and medical students from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Additionally, residents from West Penn Hospital Internal Medicine Residency frequently rotate with Dr. Karlik to gain experience with the diagnosis and treatment of ophthalmic disorders.

Dr. Karlik treats all aspects of ophthalmic and visual pathology in his private practice. He is a high volume ophthalmic surgeon. He performs hundreds of cataract surgeries and hundreds of other ophthalmic surgeries and lasers each year. He has extensive experience treating ophthalmic injuries obtained from his working in the emergency departments of all three of Pittsburgh's level one trauma centers, as well as a consultant at West Penn Hospital's Burn Unit. He has screened hundreds of pre-mature infants for retinopathy of pre-maturity as a consultant at the West Penn Hospital neo-natal intensive care unit.

Dr. Karlik is one of the busiest and most experienced refractive surgeons in Western Pennsylvania. He has performed over 20,000 laser vision corrective surgeries. He is the primary affiliate surgeon at the LASIK Vision Institute (LVI) of Pittsburgh. He performs refractive surgery (LASIK and PRK) on greater than a thousand eyes each year on patients from Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, West Virginia, Upper State New York, and Maryland. Prior to his position at the LASIK Vision Institute of Pittsburgh, Dr. Karlik was an affiliate refractive surgeon at TLC Pittsburgh.

Dr. Karlik has presented and published at national ophthalmology meetings. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology/Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement. He was chosen to be part of this national committee which is composed of nineteen physicians. This committee determines the level of ophthalmic care an ophthalmologist must provide to warrant a bonus in Medicare reimbursement for providing exceptional care to Medicare recipients.

Any free time Dr. Karlik has available away from ophthalmology is occupied by his wife Maria and their four children.

Contact Information
Contact Information
  • Phone: (412) 931-8101 Call
  • Fax: (412) 931-8103
Hospital Affiliations
  • Allegheny General Hospital
  • Eye & Ear Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Ohio Valley General Hospital
  • UPMC Passavant Hospital
  • Western Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
Clinical Focuses
  • Amblyopia evaluation and treatment
  • Blepharoplasty repair of dermatochalasis
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cataract evaluations
  • Diabetic exams
  • Entropian / Ectropian repair
  • Excision/repair of eyelid
  • Focal Argon Laser
  • Foreign body removal
  • Glasses/contact fittings
  • Glaucoma exams
  • Macular degeneration exams
  • Neuroophthalmic evaluation and treatment
  • Pan retinal photocoagulation
  • Plaquanil therapy monitoring
  • Presbyopia/Astigmatism correcting IOLS
  • Ptosis repair
  • Punctal plugs
  • Refractive Surgery(LASIK/PRK)
  • Routine Medical Exams
  • Routine vision exams
  • Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Yag Capsulotomy
  • Yag Iridotomy
  • English
Education & Training
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    1991 - 1995
  • Duquesne University, School of Pharmacy
    BS, RPh
    1986 - 1991
  • Residency in Ophthalmology
    Saint Francis Hospital of Pittsburgh
    1996 - 1999
  • Preliminary Medicine
    Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Department of Internal Medicine
    1995 - 1996
Work Experience
Work Experiences
  • President
    Karlik Ophthalmology, Inc.
  • Primary Affiliate Surgeon
    The Lasik Vision Institute of Pittsburgh
  • Physician
    West Penn Allegheny Eye Associates
  • Laser Vision Correction Affiliate Surgeon
Board Certifications
  • Board Certified Diplomat
    American Board of Ophthalmology
Advanced Training Certifications
  • Course in Ophthalmic Pathology
    Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
  • Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology
    University of Texas
  • Registered Pharmacist
  • Chiron Automated Corneal Shaper (ACS) Microkeratome Certification
  • Hansatome Microkeratome Certification
  • NIDEK EC-5000 Excimer Laser Certification
  • Bausch & Lomb Zyoptix Excimer Laser/Custom Ablation Certification
  • VISX Star S4 Excimer Laser and WaveScan Wavefront System Certification
Professional Affiliations
  • Member
    American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member
    Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member
    Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society
  • Member
    Alpha Omega Alpha
Academic Affiliations
  • Clinical Assistant Instructor in Ophthalmology
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Teaching Faculty
    Eye and Ear Hospital of Pittsburgh, Ophthalmology Residency
Awards & Honors
Awards & Honors
  • Chief Resident, Ophthalmology
    Saint Francis Medical Center
Accepted Insurances
North Hills Eye Associates / Karlik Ophthalmology