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Welcome to Kennett Square Eye Care

We would like to welcome you to Kennett Square Eye Care.  Our team of doctors Dr. Rosemary McPherson,
Dr. Barry Kanofsky, Dr. Jonia Mekel and staff have provided excellent personalized eye care in Kennett Square and throughout Chester County for over 40 years.  We are a full service eye care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments.  Patients throughout the region come to Kennett Square Eye Care because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation.

We offer comprehensive eye exams and full contact lens and spectacle services.  We provide management of ocular diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy with the latest diagnostic technology.  Please see our full list of Eyecare Services or call the office at (610) 444-5522 with any questions.

We look forward to caring for you and your family.

Kennett Square Eye Care
217 E State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348
(610) 444-5522

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Meet Our Eye Doctors

  • Barry Kanofsky, OD

    Dr. Kanofsky is a native of Kennett Square and has been in practice for 42 years. He attended Temple University and received a Bachelor of Science and his Doctorate in Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He returned to Kennett Square to practice with his father who started the practice in 1945. Dr. Kanofsky attends numerous educational conferences to maintain the highest standards in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease. He has helped many local children and families through the Lions Club and La Comunidad Hispana.

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  • Jonia Hsu Mekel, OD

    Dr. Mekel graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and continued her education at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry for her Doctorate in Optometry. Before joining the practice in 1991, Dr. Mekel received specialized training in pediatric vision care at the Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA. She also completed an extensive rotation in ocular disease management at the VA Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

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  • Rosemary E. McPherson, OD

    Dr. McPherson graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Physiology from Pennsylvania State University in 1988. She followed her undergraduate work with a postgraduate research year at the Cerebrovascular Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Neurology. Dr. McPherson received her Doctorate in Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1993 and completed a residency in primary care/ocular disease with Chief of Ophthalmology at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mawr, PA. She continued her training as an adjunct instructor at the Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

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Hours of Operation

Kennett Square Office

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:30 am-12:00 pm

Select Saturdays

Sunday:

Closed