About Dr. Rob 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. In 2002, Dr. Rob participated in the first ever Global Orthokeratology Symposium in Toronto. As a result of those seminars, Dr. Gerowitz has been invited to speak at future meetings to his fellow Orthokeratologists. Dr. Rob is also a charter member of the Orthokeratology Academy of America, a Fellow in the Academy, and serves on its Board of Directors. He put together the group of Orthokeratologists which became the FDA's S.M.A.R.T. Study investigators. Since 2000, he has been successfully managing progressive myopia (nearsightedness that increases each year in children) in Chicago's Northwest suburbs. 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. 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 Optometrist.