Robert Gerowitz, O.D.
Robert Gerowitz, O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1981. In 1979 at the Illinois College of Optometry, he received a second bachelor’s degree in Visual Science. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Pre-Optometry from Northeastern Illinois University in 1977 with honors.
Since 2000, Dr. Gerowitz 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 works. Dr. Gerowitz has been using this application himself for over 20 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 of fellow orthokeratologists.
Dr. Rob is also a charter member of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control, a fellow of the Academy, and serves on its board of directors. He helped establish the group of orthokeratologists who 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. He has worked actively with the deaf community in the Northwest suburbs to bring qualified vision care to that 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 to enhance his licensure.
When he is not treating patients, Dr. Gerowitz and his family reside in Palatine. 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.
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