JULY 14, 2021: Dr. Robin Rinearson is retiring from this practice on Dec. 30, 2021 after 44+ years. Her father started the practice in 1951 and she has continued to deliver great care and expand the practice over the subsequent decades. Dr. Rinearson is grateful to all of the loyal patients who have become extended members of her family over the years. You have laughed, cried, celebrated and mourned any number of life events together.
Her schedule is nearly fully booked up to her last day here. There are a few slots that may open when someone cancels or an emergency slot isn’t needed. Feel free to call and get on the “quick call” list if you have not made your appointment already.
If you have not planned ahead, she is recommending that her patients be seen by Dr. Sarah Terlesky in our office.
It is now time for her to move on to other endeavors. She is staying in the area and opening an ice cream parlor that employs special needs adults. She is hoping to see all of you over a cup of coffee or scoop of ice cream at Jake’s Ice Cream.
Dr. Rinearson is a 1977 graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry. She has a post-doctoral certificate in developmental and pediatric optometry. She is Board Certified in the use of diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceuticals. She works with patients with autism, multiple handicapping conditions, learning disabilities, and family eye care. She now specializes in geriatric care, since she is no longer taking new patients (other than immediate family members of existing patients). She is looking forward to growing older with her current cadre of patients. She enjoys scuba diving and travel, and will continue to work to support these habits!Dr. Rinearson has previously chaired the Virginia Board of Health Professions, the Virginia Board of Optometry, the Northern Virginia Optometric Society, and the AOA Licensure and Regulation Committee. She has also served on the Virginia Optometric Association, the Council of Optometric Education, and is a Fellow in the Virginia Academy of Optometry. She was awarded Optometrist of the Year in 1989, and in 2007 was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the VOA.
Dr. Renner is a graduate of Berry College in Rome, GA and the School of Optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center. He is interested in the care of children and adults with special visual needs, as well as developmental optometry, contact lenses and family eye care. This includes patients with head trauma, neurological disease and retinal disease in order to maximize visual function. He is certified by the Board of Optometry to use both diagnostic and therapeutic medications. Dr. Renner was honored as the 1993 Vanguard of the Year by the Virginia Optometric Association. He sat on the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee for over ten years, contributing to the formation of local Medicare policy with our regional carrier. Dr. Renner is a consultant to the Arlington Free Clinic, area nursing and rehabilitation centers, the Virginia and DC Department of Rehabilitative Services, as well as a former consultant to the Arlington Geriatric Clinic. He is a past president of the Northern Virginia Optometric Society. Dr. Renner and three of his children have been involved in Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps eyecare services and in October, 2009 were featured on NBC News regarding health care reform. He was also featured on WAMU radio regarding the use of electronic medical records. He is an assistant scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America. Dr. Renner is married and has four children and two grandchildren. He enjoys running, cycling, and soccer, as well as caring for the many family pets.
Dr. Perry, graduated from James Madison University and Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) with honors in 2010 and immediately joined the practice. A patient of this practice as a very young child, he has gone from hating his glasses, to loving them, to prescribing them for others. He relates well to those who struggle in school because in childhood he, too, struggled due to a vision issue; and after being treated by Dr. Rinearson made better progress in school. Dr. Perry enjoys working with all ages, including those with problems in school. For a student or adult who has suffered from concussion or TBI he works closely with primary care physicians and schools to prescribe and assist in the patient’s recovery. He is past president of the local optometric board and is a member of the Air Force Reserve.Dr. Perry is married and enjoys swing dancing, pottery, and rock climbing.
Dr. Terlesky, is a graduate of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA and Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, CA. Dr. Terlesky dreamed of becoming an Optometrist from the young age of 10 years old and has been working in various Optometry practices since she was 15 years old. During her 4th year Optometry rotations, she served at various locations providing eye care to Native Americans, veterans, active duty military and their families. She works with patients of all ages but particularly enjoys pediatric patients and those with binocular vision difficulties.
Dr. Terlesky is a personal trainer and advocate for overall health for her patients. Dr. Terlesky hopes to one day incorporate vision therapy into her daily practice so that she is able to combine her love of eyes and exercise. She grew up in Charlottesville, VA and participated in many sports (volleyball, track, soccer, and even synchronized swimming). During her free time, she enjoys all forms of exercises, jigsaw puzzles, and spending time with her cat.