MEET OUR OPTOMETRISTS
Dr. Michael Robinson, Optometrist
Dr. Michael Robinson, O.D. has been in practice in Crystal Lake for over 30 years. He recently celebrated his 40th wedding anniversary (congratulations)! Also, he studied sociology at Western Michigan University and has a grandson.
Dr. Javier Rodriquez, Optometrist
Javier Rodriguez, O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2017. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Pre-Optometry, and a Minor in Spanish at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
Dr. Rodriguez specializes in ocular disease and vision therapy. He holds certification on competency-based examination in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease from the International Association of Boards of Examiners in Optometry.
On becoming an optometrist, Dr. Rodriguez says he knew he wanted to help people and had always enjoyed math and science. He shadowed his childhood optometrist who also provided vision therapy and realized the difference it had made in the lives of kids who were struggling to learn in school.
While in graduate school, Dr. Rodriguez realized the importance of optometry as a preventative health care beyond prescribing new glasses or contact lenses. Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Rodriguez finds it rewarding to help detect and manage patients with various eye diseases they otherwise may not have known they had. He enjoys helping to enhance his patients’ vision, treating and managing their ocular health to improve their quality of life.
When Dr. Rodriguez is not with his patients, he is spending quality time with his wife and their newborn daughter. He is a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and finds great interest in hiking, bowling, and disc golf.
Dr. Matthew Bluemlein, Optometrist
Dr. Matthew Bluemlein, O.D. started as a patient of Dr. Robinson. Dr. Bluemlein went on to attend the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Dr. Bluemlein began working at Coventry EyeCare in 2013.
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