Optometrist – Orthokeratologist

847-705-7777

Rob@missionmyopiacontrol.com

dr.gerowitz@comcast.net

  • B.A., Pre-Optometry (with Honors), Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago 1977
  • B.S.V.S. Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago 1979
  • O.D., Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, 1981
  • Named “Best and Brightest” in Optometry by 20/20 Magazine, 1994
  • Named “Optometrist of the Year”, Eyegrad 1997
  • Guest speaker for Euclid Systems, Gelflex, Paragon, Wave, Contex,  EyeMaginations, and The Exodus Group on the topic of Orthokeratology
  • Speaker on the topic of Orthokeratology, 2004 Global OrthoK  Symposium, Toronto
  • Speaker on the topic of Orthokeratology, 2005 Global OrthoK Symposium, Chicago
  • Speaker on the topic of Orthokeratology, American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control:
    • 2007, Houston, Texas
    • 2008, San Diego, California
    • 2009, Scottsdale, Arizona
    • 2010, Chicago-Oak Brook, Illinois
    • 2011, Orlando, Florida
    • 2012, Chicago, Illinois
    • 2013, Chicago, Illinois
    • 2014, Phoenix, Arizona
    • 2015, Houston, Texas
    • 2016, Scottsdale, Arizona
    • 2017, Dallas, Texas
    • 2018, Orlando Florida
  • Speaker on the topic of Orthokeratology, British Contact Lens Association:
    • 2012, Birmingham, England
    • 2013, Manchester, England
  • Speaker on the topic of Orthokeratology, EurOK:
    • 2017, Venice, Italy
  • Speaker on the topic of Orthokeratology, BIPOK:
    • 2018, Goa, India
  • Speaker on the topic of Orthokeratology and Specialty Contact Lens Courses:
    • 2013 Cape Town and Gauteng, South Africa
    • 2014, Orthokeratology Society of Oceana, Gold Coast, Australia
    • 2015, People’s Hospital, Beijing, China
    • 2016, St. Petersburg, Russia
    • 2016 Orthokeratology Society of Oceana, Gold Coast, Australia
  • Fellowship Program lecturer for the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control:  2006-present
  • Director, American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control:
    • Board, 2006-2019
  • Director, International Academy of Orthokeratology Board, 2011-2016
  • S.M.A.R.T. Study Investigator, 2007-2011
  • Guest lecturer on ocular trauma for Northwest Community Hospital’s           EMS program
  • Area Director, IDOC Alliance
  • Master of Ceremonies, Rotary Club of Palatine’s “Shaken-Not Stirred”         Fund Raiser

Dr.Robert Gerowitz

847-705-7777

Rob@missionmyopiacontrol.com

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 graduation, Dr. Gerowitz has worked actively with the deaf community in the Northwest suburbs to bring qualified vision care to that special population.

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.

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. In 2002, Dr. Rob participated in the first ever Global Orthokeratology Symposium in Toronto. As a result of that meeting, Dr. Gerowitz has become an internationally recognized speaker on the topic of Ortho-k and practice management. Dr. Rob is also a charter member of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control. In May, 2006 Dr. Gerowitz received his Fellowship in the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control and in October of 2006 was named to its Board of Directors.

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 is Palatine’s Hometown Optometrist.