We interview experts in the eye care industry. Topics include how your vision impacts your ability to perform in school, work or even in sports. The second area will deal with the eye itself. New developments in eye surgery and treatment of certain eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration and glaucoma are discussed. Systemic disease and its effect on the eyes will be one of the topics discussed. Diet and the use of vitamins will also be a topic of discussion. Vision training and rehabilitation of one’s vision after traumatic injury will be discussed.
I invite you to call in with questions regarding these and other areas of vision and types of correction. Since a significant amount of eye problems are sight threatening as well as life threatening, I feel that some of the information discussed will be extremely important, and that you will realize there’s a lot more to good vision than 20/20.
Robert Rothbard, O.D.
I graduated from Pacific University, College of Optometry in 1981. I have owned and operated my own optometric practice, Rancho Cucamonga Optometric Center in Southern California since 1989. Over the years my passion and enthusiasm for practicing optometry has increased markedly. A good part of this stems from the changes we have made in our patients’ lives.
I have been involved in health fairs promoting optometry and the benefits of regular eye exams. I have lectured on the effects of continuous computer use and what type of eyewear and lens is best suited for my patients, both adults and kids. I discuss the effects of certain visual conditions and their effects on learning.
Because I’ve been practicing so long, I have seen how the eye care field has evolved. This includes treatment of eye disease, development of better contact lens and spectacle materials and of course the advancement in many areas of eye care including surgeries. I have taken many hours of continuing education in many different areas of optometry.
I am a member of the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association and the Inland Empire Optometric Society. I am also a member of the Upland, Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga Chambers of Commerce in Southern California. In 2008, my business was voted “Small Business of the Year” by the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce.