Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our DuBois & St Marys optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our eye doctors:
Dr. Daniel Fatula earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2006 and is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College (Biology). He was inspired to pursue healthcare by his father, who has been a pediatrician in Du Bois for 45 years.
Dr. Fatula has been in practice for 10 years and specializes in Pediatrics, Urgent Care (including foreign body removal), Dry Eye, Geriatrics, and Ocular Disease Management – Glaucoma/Macular degeneration. He is a proud member of the Energeyes Association and Lions Club and has received an award for clinical excellence in pediatric eye care. Dr. Fatula was the 2010 Walmart Doctor of the year in central PA.
Born and raised in DuBois, PA where he practices and is a lifelong resident, Dr. Fatula has been married to his high school sweetheart Crystal (a first grade teacher) for 11 years. They have two children, Maya and Ben, with whom he loves to spend time. Dr. Fatula enjoys running 5Ks with his wife, hiking, playing roller hockey, brewing beer, and making wine. He and his wife Crystal are currently training for the Pittsburgh marathon.
Dr. Nestor Paronish completed his Doctor of Optometry Degree in 2000 at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated magna cum laude from Saint Francis College in Loretto, PA with a B.S. degree in biology (pre-professional).
Dr. Paronish has practiced primary care optometry for the past 16 years in local Wal-Mart Vision Centers. He has had a fulfilling career having provided quality vision care services to thousands of local residents. His practice includes patients of all ages and ranges from classic glasses and contact lens fittings to the critically important diagnosis and management of ocular disease.
Dr. Paronish is a native of the Northern Cambria area. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, kayaking, and property management. Dr. Paronish resides in a log home and has special interests in rustic architecture and design. He also loves to travel the country and has done so extensively.