Learn more about our optometrists serving patients in Breese, Lebanon, Highland, O’Fallon & all surrounding communities
Looking for an optometrist that puts you at ease? It’s time you turn to the local practice in your area for quality vision care from trained professionals that know how to provide a relaxing experience for men, women and children of all ages. At Lebanon Optometric Center and Breese Family Vision Center, we take pride in offering our clients the best in vision care from a team that’s truly dedicated to helping you see better! Please read more about our experienced team of optometrists, our dedicated staff and our convenient locations that help busy families fit eye appointments for everyone into their schedule! Read more below and contact our staff to talk about your needs and get started by scheduling your initial vision exam!
The story of Lebanon Optometric Center truly is a family affair. Established in 1982, Lebanon Optometric Center began serving the needs of people in the Lebanon, IL area. Starting with Dr. Robert Klinsky and Dr. Charissa Thorpe, our practice grew, expanding into nearby Breese and establishing Breese Family Vision Center in 1987. In 2012, we received a new addition to our team of optometrists, Dr. Claire Thorpe Klinsky, our daughter, joined the practice after graduating from UMSL College of Optometry. We take pride in offering local people two convenient locations and three optometrists for all their ocular needs!
Robert J. Klinsky, OD
Robert Klinsky graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, and he began teaching. After a few years leading a classroom, he went back to school and attended the Illinois College of Optometry, graduating in 1981. Upon graduation, Dr. Klinsky established Lebanon Optometric Center with Dr. Charissa Thorpe in 1982. They would marry in 1984 and have gone on to establish two successful optometric practices in the metro-east area. Dr. Klinsky remains an active member of the American Optometric Association, the Illinois Optometric Association, the Breese Chamber of Commerce and the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce. He and Charissa have two daughters, Claire and Whitney.
Charissa L. Thorpe, OD
Charissa Thorpe graduated from Millikin University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Art degree in biology. In 1981, she received her Doctor of Optometry degree. Shortly after, she began practicing with Dr. Robert Klinsky at Lebanon Optometric Center. She married Dr. Klinsky in 1984, and in 1987, she and Robert were able to expand their practice to include a second location, Breese Family Vision Center. When she’s not taking care of your family’s vision, she takes care of her own family of two daughters and stays active in the community as a member of the American Optometric Association, the Illinois Optometric Association, the Breese Chamber of Commerce and the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce. She and Robert have two daughters, Claire and Whitney.
Claire M. Thorpe Klinsky, OD
Claire Thorpe is the daughter for Dr. Klinsky and Dr. Thorpe – eye care truly runs in the family! She graduated from Millikin University in 2009 and went on to graduate from University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry in 2012. While in optometric school, Dr. Claire Thorpe belonged to Beta Sigma Kappa Honors Fraternity, served as the equipment representative for her class, and she served as a member of the Society for the Advancement of Independent Optometry. She currently maintains membership with the American Optometric Association and the Illinois Optometric Association.
We offer two convenient locations to ensure you’re always near the quality eye care that you need. Please find our addresses listed below, and contact our staff to schedule an appointment.