Dr. Robert C. Wheatall graduated from Illinois College of Optometry with a Doctorate of Optometry degree, O.D., in 1982. Prior to attending Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. Wheatall attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he obtained an undergraduate degree in Biology and graduate education in Biochemistry.
He has been in private practice in Butler, Pennsylvania, since 1982. Wheatall assumed the practices of two of his retiring colleagues, Dr. A. Neil Kerns and Dr. Gerald Zucker. This has given Dr. Wheatall the opportunity to work with respected mentors and provide ongoing care to the patients in their long-established practices.
Throughout his 39-year practice, Dr. Wheatall has continued to introduce new options in eye care as they become available. He is excited to be providing orthokeratology (also known as overnight vision correction or ortho-k) to provide clear vision without lens correction all day long. Dr. Wheatall also specializes in fitting scleral lenses that provide an amazing combination of good comfort and clear vision for patients experiencing keratoconus or other corneal problems.
Dr. Wheatall, a Diplomat of the American Board of Optometry, was recognized in 2017 as the Optometrist of the Year by the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society.
When he is away from the office, Dr. Wheatall enjoys participating in triathlons, researching his family tree, listening to classical music, and camping with his family. A long-time member of First Church in Butler, he is the father of three adult children and the very proud grandfather of five.