Rick Robenstine, O.D.

After 10 years with Dr. McFall, he established Family Vision Care of Alliance Inc. in the Lingenfelter Centre, providing comprehensive optometric vision care for residents of the greater Alliance area.

Since returning from Chicago, Dr. Robenstine has been actively involved in the Alliance community, including Boy Scouts, Alliance Rotary Club, Alliance United Way, St. Joseph Church, Regina Coeli Church and the Alliance City schools. He has served on the Alliance City School Board of Education and was active in the Alliance Band Boosters, whose annual college scholarship memorializes his late wife, Susan.

He has served as president of the Alliance Rotary Club and was a past Rotarian of the Year. He was a Paul Harris fellow, a past Youth Exchange chairman and currently is on the Rotary Fly the Flag and Castle Run committees. He has been named Outstanding Young Man by the Alliance Jaycees and Citizen of the Year by the Alliance Lions Club.

He has also participated in the Alliance Education Association's Back-To-School program five times. He is the advanced chairman for Boy Scout Troop 101 in Alliance (www.TroopOneOOne.org/).

Professionally, Dr. Robenstine is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), Ohio Optometric Association and the Contact Lens Section of the AOA. He volunteers in the InfantSEE program, the Realeyes educational program and Vision USA, all programs of the AOA (www.aoa.org/).

As the scope of optometric practice has expanded since he first saw patients, he continues to stay abreast of current changes in optometry. "I love coming to work each day with the diversity of our Optometry practice. My first patient may be a glaucoma patient, or a post-op cataract follow-up, or a complicated contact lens fitting, or an eight year-old with reading problems, or an eighty year-old macular degeneration in need of low vision aids to continue to cross-stitch; and my day continues to improve all day long."

Dr. Robenstine is married to Christine, the treasurer of Osnaburg Local Schools, and between them they are the proud parents of nine children scattered across the eastern United States. The Robenstine family makes their home between Louisville and Alliance. In what spare time he has, Dr. Robenstine enjoys woodworking and his family.