Dr. Louis Lipschultz
Dr. Lipschultz is a product of our community. Born in Chicago, and raised in Glenwood, he attended Brookwood Grade School, and Bloom High School in Chicago Heights. He then attended Eastern Illinois University majoring in chemical engineering and the pre-medicine track of coursework. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1986 from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, and promptly acquired Dr. Rocke’s successful practice (at the time was located in Homewood), and settled into a home in the Beverly neighborhood in Chicago.
After 14 years in private practice, Dr. Lipschultz left full-time practice in 2000 for Atlanta to assume the position of CEO of Pulse Data International, Inc. He coordinated a series of acquisitions which resulted in a new name: HumanWare. He left HumanWare in late 2003 to form several new companies focused on the vision impairment industry and accessible web application design.
Although his primary passion is working with visually impaired individuals, Dr. Lipschultz continues to allocate a significant portion of his patient care hours to general, contact lens, and pediatric vision care. Dr. Lipschultz splits his time between his home in Southern California and our Olympia Fields office. While in California he manages his several technology companies, and enjoys time with his wife, Dr. Susan Cotter, a professor at the Marshall B. Ketchum University.
Renee A. Rowley, O.D. was born in Litchfield, Illinois and raised in Princeton, Illinois. She attended Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa for a biology major with a chemistry minor. She was an active member of the University Band and also played piano. Dr. Rowley was a member of Phi Sigma Eta and Beta Beta Beta honorary academic societies. After three years of undergraduate study, she was accepted in to optometry school early and started optometry school at University of Missouri St. Louis in 2011. She was on the Dean’s List for all four years of study. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2015.
Dr. Rowley is a member of the Illinois Optometric Association. She lives in Bourbonnais with her husband who is a nurse at Riverside Hospital. In her free time, she enjoys walking her dog, playing piano, reading, and working out.
Although Dr Rowley provides all forms of comprehensive vision care, she has strong interest in:
- Glaucoma diagnosis and management
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Complex contact lens fitting including keratoconus
- Pediatric vision disorders