Prairie Eye and LASIK Center is proud to announce that Dr. Robert Blumthal is returning to the practice in December of 2016. Robert J. Blumthal O.D. is an Illinois native who graduated cum laude from Northeastern Illinois in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Psychology. He graduated from optometry school at Illinois College of Optometry in 1981. While attending optometry school, Dr. Blumthal was selected to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities and the Gold Key Optometric Honor Society, as well as received the prestigious Bausch and Lomb Award for clinical excellence in contact lenses. Dr. Blumthal was in practice for 17 years in Paris, IL, and Peoria, IL before joining Prairie Eye Center in February of 1997. Dr. Blumthal is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Illinois Optometric Association. Dr. Blumthal is a TPA-certified optometrist who is dedicated to serving the community, as he has been a volunteer optometrist at Catholic Charities St Clare Vision clinic since 1997.
Dr. Blumthal practices full scope Optometry, which includes diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, family eye care, contact lenses, and low vision. Dr. Blumthal also serves as a clinical examiner for the National Board of Optometry. He is accepting new patients in the Springfield location and accepts Medicare assignments as well as participates in most insurance plans.