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Doctor & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctor and staff who make Christopher J Nowik OD, PC the leading provider of vision care products and services in the Bangor and Slate Belt area.

Christopher J. Nowik, O.D.

Dr. Nowik was born and raised in Northampton, PA. He attended Lehigh University and graduated with a BS degree in biology. He attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry for his professional studies. While at PCO, he was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa honor society and participated in SOSH (Student Optometric Service to Haiti). He interned at The Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, Pa, the Veteran’s Administration Outpatient Clinic in Allentown, PA, and a private office.

After graduation, Dr. Nowik worked with Dr. Philip Sabatine in Bangor, a popular optometrist in the Slate Belt area. He eventually purchased Dr. Sabatine’s practice and moved it to its current location.

Dr. Nowik is professionally active in the American Optometric Association, the Pennsylvania Optometric Association and the Lehigh Valley Optometric Society. He is affiliated with Vision Source, an independent network of optometric doctors that exemplifies some of the best optometric practices in the country.

You can usually find him bass fishing, hiking and biking, gardening or attending the Iron Pigs baseball games and college wrestling events in his free time.

Dr. Nowik and his wife, Donna, have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

Dr. Nowik & Staff

(L-R: Jean, Donna, Chrissy)


Jean is our optometric assistant. She has been working with Dr. Nowik for 31 years and has come to know many of the folks in the Slate Belt area! She performs pre-examination testing, retinal scans, visual field testing, corneal topography and retinal photography. She also handles our medical transcription and assists with  insertion and removal instructions for our contact lens patients. Her positive outlook and friendly demeanor are an asset to our office.


Our optical assistant, Chrissy, has been with us for 9 years. She will help you find the frame that is most flattering on your face, with the best possible fit, and guide you in selecting lenses that best suit your everyday lifestyle. She also assists with pre-examination testing and instructs our contact lenses patients how to insert and remove their lenses. Her cheerful smile and upbeat attitude will make you feel welcomed!


Donna has been with our office for 15 years. She handles our medical and vision insurance claims and payments, as well as other reception desk duties. She also meets with eyeglass frame representatives to select a wide array of fashionable, occupational and recreational frames. If you don’t see what you’re looking for in our collection of over 600 frames, just ask –¬† we can probably find it for you.