Dr. Charlie Rottinghaus grew up on a farm outside Wetmore, Kansas. He attended Kansas State University and graduated cum laude with a B.S. degree in Food Science and Industry. He proceeded to study optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago where he graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian. Dr. Rottinghaus’s formal training included clinical rotations at Kohake, Deutscher, and Hefner, the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, and the Cornea/ Contact Lens Center for Clinical Excellence in Chicago. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Kansas Optometric Association, and the Leadership KOA class of 2010. Dr. Rottinghaus and his wife Carrie have 4 children daughter Ava and sons Owen, Isaac and Elias.