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Meet the Optometrist

  • Dr.
    David Schmolly

    Dr. David Schmolly lived his first three years in New Galilee, PA then moved to Beaver Falls where he graduated from high school in 1963. After attending Geneva College from 1963-1966, he moved to Philadelphia to attend the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO). He received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1968 and then went on to receive a Doctorate of Optometry degree in 1970, both from PCO. He received a clinical efficiency award during his senior year in optometry school.

    In 1971, Dr. Schmolly started his practice of optometry in Mt. Jackson (New Castle) and has practiced at the same location ever since. Together with excellent staff, he strives to provide quality eyecare and eyewear to his patients. Dr. Schmolly is a life member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), Pennsylvania Optometric Association (POA), and the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society (WPOS). For the past several years, Dr. Schmolly has received the AOA Optometric Recognition Award for completing 50 hours of annual continuing education, and in 1996, he was awarded the optometrist of the year by the WPOS. Dr. Schmolly meets monthly with five local optometric colleagues to discuss practice management and how to continually improve optometric care.

    Dr. Schmolly and his wife, Paula, have lived in Mt. Jackson since 1971. They are proud of their two daughters, Nicole Sperdute and Natalee Schmolly, who are both elementary school teachers. The family members worship and are active at the Westfield Presbyterian Church. Over the years, Dr. Schmolly has been a member of several barbershop quartets and mostly recently a gospel quartet. In his free time, Dr. Schmolly enjoys fishing and camping at his “Forest Hotel” in the PA mountains with his two grandchildren and each summer, looks forward to his family’s week-long trip to Camp Lambec on Lake Erie.

    In July 2014, Dr. Rachel Carver joined the practice. Dr. Carver is a young, bright, and caring optometrist and is providing the comprehensive optometric care that our patients expect and deserve. Dr. Schmolly and staff consider Dr. Carver a welcomed addition to the practice.

  • Dr.
    Rachel Carver

    Dr. Carver is a native of New Brighton, PA and graduated from New Brighton High School in 2003. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Science from Penn State University in 2008 and then continued her education at Chatham University where she received a Master of Science degree in 2009. Dr. Carver attended the PennsylvaniaCollege of Optometry at Salus University and graduated in 2013 with a Doctorate of Optometry degree. While in optometry school, Dr. Carver was elected into the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. Following graduation, she completed a residency at the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northport, NY specializing in primary eye care, vision therapy, and low vision rehabilitation.  

    Dr. Carver practices full-scope optometry for all ages including comprehensive eye exams, specialty contact lens fittings, and ocular disease management. In addition, she has experience in low vision rehabilitation and pediatric optometry, including binocular vision examinations and vision therapy.

    As a member of the American Optometric Association, Pennsylvania Optometric Association, Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society, and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Dr. Carver is actively involved in the optometric community.

    In her free time, Dr. Carver enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball, staying active outdoors, and supporting the Penn State Nittany Lions