Welcome to COUNCIL OPTOMETRIC CENTER of Erie PA. It has been our privilege to serve the vision needs of Erie County since 1984. We look forward to serving you and your family in the positive and caring fashion that you deserve.

Our goal is to listen to your needs and provide each patient with quality vision solutions and exceptional customer service. Our staff is experienced in all areas of vision care from prescription eye exams to custom contact lenses.

We evaluate your eyes to check for medical conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetes, dry eyes, and many other eye problems.

We work with numerous vision and medical insurances to maximize your benefits.

Maintaining healthy eyes requires regular comprehensive vision exams. Schedule an appointment today for you and your family.


Gerald Stefanic

Gerald Stefanic (Jerry) the office Optician and Owner, earned a degree in business from Penn State University and graduated from the Opticians Institute as an ABO Certified. Jerry joined the Council Optometric team in November 1980, became Manager of the Erie office in September of 1994, and took over as owner of Presque Isle Optique in 2011. His sharp eye for fashion and attention to detail makes him Erie's finest optician.

Maureen Frey

Maureen Frey completes our optical team by providing optical testing, contact lens training, vision insurance consultations and much more.

Jeff Lipiec

Jeff Lipiec joined our staff in 2012 as Business Manager after retirement as an educator and principal from the Catholic Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania.

Office Hours:
MONDAY9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
TUESDAY 9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY9:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
THURSDAY9:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
FRIDAY9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.


Our office is conveniently located in downtown Erie between Peach and Sassafras Streets on West 18th Street and we are open five days a week to better serve you.

147 W 18th Street, Erie, PA 16501

Call today to schedule an appointment.


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