Eye Doctors & Staff
Orthokeratologist & Optometrist
Optometrist Dr. Robert Gerowitz graduated with honors from Northeastern Illinois University in 1977 with a degree in Pre-Optometry. In 1979 at the Illinois College of Optometry, he received a second bachelor’s degree in Visual Science and in 1981 was awarded his doctorate in Optometry.
Since 2000, he has been successfully managing progressive myopia (nearsightedness that increases each year in children) in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. Corneal Reshaping may sound like a miracle, but it really works. Dr. Gerowitz has been using this application himself for over 15 years.
In 2002, Dr. Rob participated in the first ever Global Orthokeratology Symposium in Toronto. As a result of those seminars, Dr. Gerowitz has often been invited to speak at other meetings to fellow Orthokeratologists.
Dr. Rob is also a charter member of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control, a Fellow in the Academy, and serves on its Board of Directors. He helped establish the group of Orthokeratologists which became the FDA’s S.M.A.R.T. Study investigators.
Over the years he has sponsored anti-drug campaigns in area schools, toy drives for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and lectured on ocular trauma for Northwest Community Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services program, and has worked actively with the deaf community in the Northwest suburbs to bring qualified vision care to that special population.
In 1994, Dr. Gerowitz was named “Best and Brightest” in Optometry by 20/20 Magazine and in 1997 Eyegrad named him “Optometrist of the Year“. In 1996 Dr. Gerowitz completed extensive training in the treatment of external eye disease as an enhancement to his licensure.
Dr. Rob and Korreen reside in Palatine with their son, Nathan and daughter Miranda. As a community supporter, Dr. Gerowitz is a member of the Rotary Club of Palatine and was listed as “Rotarian of the Year 1998-99”. He has also served on the board of directors for the Palatine Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Robert Gerowitz truly is Palatine’s Hometown Eye Doctor.
Our Terrific Staff
Hi, my name is Alma and I have been a part of Dr. Gerowitz’s staff since June 2012. I am a 2011 graduate from the Illinois School of Health Careers with a degree in medical assisting. I am the Product Manager for Dr. Gerowitz. As the product manager, I responsible for leading Dr. Gerowitz’s team as well as for all aspects of product ordering and quality.
Also, I am the one who gets to help new Orthokeratology patients get training when they first start on the program. I am able to help out in all aspects of the office to ensure quality patient experiences.
Outside of the office, I am the mother of four, ages seven months to eleven years. My kids are what encouraged me to go back to school. I wanted to make a better life for myself and my family.
It is very important to me that our patients leave our office educated and enthused about their contact lenses and eyeglasses. Working with Dr. Gerowitz is a real pleasure; every day is a new learning experience. I enjoy working with all of our patients and creating a trusting bond.
My name is Maddie. I started working for Dr. Gerowitz as Administrative Staff in July 2013. It is my job to make sure our patients are well prepared for their exam and understand all insurance and billing questions.
On my days off, I enjoy swimming, cooking, reading and spending time with my friends. I enjoy working with Dr. Gerowitz and the rest of the staff and I thoroughly enjoy that the Orthokeratology program exists. I believe it truly helps our patients, especially children, make their day to day tasks a little easier. In the future, I plan to also learn how to perform pre-testing for our patients.
Hi, my name is Bere. I have been working with Dr. Gerowitz since July 2013. I graduated from Westwood College with a degree in medical assisting in 2013.
I am part of the technical staff at the office of Dr. Gerowitz. I perform the pretesting for patients who come for their eye exams. When performing preliminary tests with patients, I explain each test to make sure they understand how important each one is as part of a complete eye health exam. I also help with frame selection ensuring all of our patients look their best.
Outside of work you will find me out shopping or at the movie theaters. I enjoy spending quality time with my family as well. My favorite part of working for Dr. Gerowitz is interacting with the patients, especially during pretesting. Making patients feel comfortable is very important to me.