"We are a locally owned optometry practice and our mission is to impress our patients so much they will want to recommend us to their friends."
Need an optometrist near you?
In order to get your best visual correction, our eye doctors, Dr. Daniel Anderson and Dr. Amanda Temnykh, take their time to get to know you, your eye care history and your vision needs. Our doctors know that getting the right prescription involves both clear eye sight and comfortable vision .
Whether you need a routine eye examination, an eyeglasses fitting, treatment for eye disease (such as glaucoma or macular degeneration) or eye surgery (such as LASIK or cataract surgery), our optometrists will provide you with the best care, advice, options and follow up.
Advanced Eye Care Services has been serving State College since 1999.
Schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists to see how we can help you get the best prescription for your eyes.
Insurance & Financing
Because our doctors provide both medical and routine eye care, we participate in a number of insurance plans to help cover the cost.
Click to learn more about the Medical and Vision Plans we accept.
"They have a high level of personalized care. Everyone is extremely competent and professional, yet still friendly and personal. They manage my glaucoma medications, supported me through surgery recovery and saved me in a crisis. I can't thank them enough and will recommend them to anyone, any age, seeking eye care." - D.S.
"I had such a pleasant experience here! Everyone was very friendly and professional. I was able to get an appointment quickly and my glasses and contacts were ready very fast. I would highly recommend this to anyone seeking a knowledgeable staff and quality service." - A.S.
"Advanced Eye Care Services is great, they were very professional, while being warm, welcoming and inviting. I felt really well taken care of from the moment I walked in the door, through my exam and eye glasses purchase. I wouldn't go anywhere else and would recommend them to everyone." - J.K.
"I love the service I get here. You get a top notch eye exam and wonderful help from the front office staff in assisting you in selecting the perfect frames! Keep up the good work! I love the Ray Bans I won too!!" - M.R.
"I have been extremely pleased with the care I have received at Advanced Eye Care. Dr. Anderson is very thorough and explains everything. The entire staff is super friendly and very helpful. Super pleased." - J.A.
"I've used their services as a Penn State graduate student for three years now and have referred over 10 friends so far! I love it! Their services are really good. They have a nice friendly atmosphere and really care for their customers." - M.S.
"We have been coming to Advanced Eye Care for the last 3 years and have always left happy. They have great customer service, a nice selection of frames, and are always nice and professional. Dr. Anderson is very thorough and makes getting an eye exam very easy and comfortable. I would highly recommend their services to anyone looking for great eye care!" - A.S.
"I am not from State College so I was nervous about going to a new location for my eye care. I was pleasantly surprised by Advanced Eye Care. From my eye exam to picking up my new glasses, the customer service was great and I felt very well taken care of. Advanced Eye Care has great brands and I love my new glasses. I would highly recommend." - M.G.
"I've had a great experience at Advanced Eye Care, time and time again. Friendly and helpful staff. Quick turnaround time on products. All around great place!" - J.G.
"We received top quality care at Advanced Eye Care Services for our glasses and contact lenses. The staff -- doctors and everyone else -- are kind, caring and extremely knowledgeable. They all truly endeavor to make sure customers get the best for their eyes, with respect to vision and cost. Everyone here is so friendly and welcoming and always available for questions. I highly recommend Advanced Eye Care Services to everyone." - P.P.
"I am always so pleased with the service I receive when I go to Advanced Eye Care! The staff is extremely professional and welcoming. Glasses were a new thing to me at the start of 2016, and Marie has helped me on several occasions with choosing the right frames for my face. Both Mike and Marie are patient and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend Advanced Eye...you will not be disappointed!" - K.D.
"Let me be clear: Go here for great people and a wonderful experience. I was traveling and my glasses broke. That left me in a hard spot driving. Mike in the lab used my existing lenses with new frames and put me back on the road. What a life saver! The entire staff was involved and enthusiastic about helping me. If I lived in State College, this is where I would go. Thank you." -J.N.
"Learned this place from a friend and now I'd recommend it to everyone. I scheduled an appointment online and got it confirmed within an hour. The staff are nice and friendly, and the experience could not have been any better." - Y.W.
“I don't know if I've ever left any doctor's office hoping I'd have a reason to return! I found Advanced Eye Care through a search online, called and was able to get an appointment the next day. The entire staff was incredibly helpful and kind. Dr. Temnykh was personable and communicative. She explained each procedure, and at the end summarized everything I ever wanted to know about my eyes. All of this just to get my prescription updated! I will definitely be returning for any eye care I might need in the future!" -D.B.
"I didn't think eye exams could really be all that different from one another, but Dr Temnykh's exam was exceptional. She listened to my concerns about my job's potential to strain my eyes, and she gave thoughtful answers. She also identified an error in my previous prescription (from a shopping mall optical boutique) and my corrected eyesight has never been better!
“The staff is very friendly. The frames saleswoman was informative and patient, and not at all pushy. They machine the lenses in-house, and the same guy who constructed the frames fits them to your face. All in all, a wonderful experience." -D.M.
"Great experience here! Walked in, and immediately someone was there to help. Went in for sunglasses, helped me pick what I could get with my insurance. And sat down with me to pick the right one and i was in and out easy and, left with a smile on my face. :D" --D.K.
"I've been going to AECS for a long time, and each pair of glasses I bought through them has its own story. From the very thorough eye exam, to the choosing of the perfect frame and lenses that go with them, to the incredible care and attention given by the staff before, during, and after the process. I have had glasses my entire life, and I have had more fun going to AECS than any other place. My latest pair is no exception. thankyouthankyouthankyou... I love them!" --R. F.
"Great people. It was worth it to take the bus all the way to get serviced here. My eye doctor was very nice, very professional, and helped me get new prescription to get rid of my migraines. The ladies also helped me to pick glasses. Go for the great service!
Update.So my glasses were giving me migraines. Went back to get my frame adjusted. I have uneven ears and a bit of a crooked nose. The man took the time to make sure it fitted correctly. He got up 4 times to adjust it for me and voila- no more headaches!" --D.P.
"Thank you all for such a lovely visit to your office. It was most reassuring that my eye care is in such good hands. I learned a great deal and had such a pleasant experience. I will recommend you to everyone I know!" --K. C.
"Dr. Anderson, I have been very pleased with your services and the attention from your caring staff. The cataract operation went well, and the new glasses have given me a quality of vision I've not had in many years." --M. K.
"Best eye care I have experienced, since I started wearing glasses. The staff was professional and the eye exam was extremely thorough. When deciding on glasses, they provided a good explanation of all my options and specifically what insurance would and wouldn't cover. They also did not try to convince me to buy glasses that were more expensive than what I wanted. I had a great experience with them and would highly recommend Advanced Eye Care." --M. J.
"Since I got my new glasses from Advanced Eye Care Services, my headaches have gone away. I enjoy wearing my new glasses and everything looks better now! Thanks, --S. S.
"Advanced Eye Care is the greatest!!!! The Dr is amazing and the staff is great!" --Colleen
"When I came to Advanced Eye Care I was having problems with my vision. My Contacts didn't work anymore when I tried to read, so I had reading glasses. Then they had me try a new contact, Biofinity. It was like the first time you put on glasses and suddenly you can see--really see. I could read, see the computer, see signs--I was so excited I couldn't stop smiling." --J. M.
"Good place, good folks. Reasonable prices. Caring and careful doctors. Would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone." --S. F.
"Dr. Anderson and his staff are attentive and skilled practitioners. Our family has seen Dr. Anderson for years now for our eye care and have always been treated with professionalism and care." --S. K.
"Personal attention and honest prices. Very easy to talk to the staff. Would recommend to anyone."--J. B.
"The staff and doctors are very attentive, helpful & prompt. It is easy to make an appointment, and the opticians are both knowledgeable and effcient (they give good fashion advice on frames, too!). I've been a patient at the practice for nearly 10 years, and can attest to the consistency and quality of their services." --M. D.
"Because of the proximity to the university, this place maes it easy for Penn State employees to use their insurance. Grad Students get a free exam, frames and lenses once a year. The Staff was very nice, the doctor was good, and the glasses arrived quickly after ordering." -- C. W.
"I heard about you from a co-worker and I was looking for a smaller practice in State College. I just don't like the larger practices where no one knows you as well. I grew up going to small practices and I do miss it. Your office was very warm and inviting and everyone was so nice. I plan to be a returning patient. Keep up the good work!" --J. S.
"Dr. Anderson & his staff are some of the most compassionate people I have met. During out-patient surgery for a completely different issue, my daughter's eye was severely scratched. The pain intesified later in the day. I called Dr. Anderson's office only to find out it was their day out of the office. I called the emergency number and was told that Dr. Anderson could meet us in his office in ten minutes. My daughter had to have follow-up treatments in his office hte next three days. Dr. Anderson and his staff saw us in the morning before their reguarly appointments in order not to inconvenience other patients." --D. F.
"Dr. Rockower is awesome! She makes going to the eye doctor so much fun!" --J.K.
"Shopping for glasses here was like shopping with my girlfriends because your staff was so friendly. I really enjoyed my experience and it exceeded my expectations." --L. C.
" Everyone at Advanced Eye Care goes out of their way to make you feel welcome. Dr. Anderson is very thorough and explains everything as he does it and gives you the results. I would highly recommend them." --J.A.
"We wanted to have our two year old daughter's eyes checked. I was a little nervous/curious to see how Dr. Anderson would work with such a little person. He was amazingly gentle and calm. When he first came in he sat down and talked to her on her level, asking her several questions to help her feel comfortable. He was patient and thorough, and took the time to explain to her and us what he was doing with each test. We highly recommend him for children and adults too!" --A. J.
"Dr. Anderson was great with my daughter. He made her feel like a big girl and made it an enjoyable experience for her, while explaining to us (her parents) what he was doing and looking for. Very easy to make an appointment and all the staff were very friendly. Highly recommend."--H.J.
"Very Nice experience"--Z.M.
"Everyone was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful; what more could you ask for from an optometrist?" --R.H.
"Really happy with the skill, care, and kindness of Dr. Anderson and the staff! Appreciate so much, the time Peg and Marie spent with me in choosing the perfect pair of frames!! I felt so welcome and valued! THANKS!!"--D.F.
"Absolutely incredible experience. Dr. Rockower is the most friendly doctor I think I've ever had the pleasure of working with (in any field of medicine), and the office staff were so helpful, polite, and knowledgeable. I was blown away, truly surprised by just how outstanding everything was. Dr. Rockower explained the results of my visit in detail as she walked me through my checkup. I've never been so pleasantly surprised by any visit to an eye doctor before, and this is the first time a visit to a doctor has put me in a great mood for the rest of my day! Bravo!" - N.R.
State College, PA 16803
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