Dr Lou Lipschultz

Dr. Lou Lipschultz

Dr. Lipschultz is a product of our community. Born in Chicago and raised in Glenwood, he attended Brookwood Grade School and Bloom High School in Chicago Heights. He then attended Eastern Illinois University majoring in chemical engineering and the pre-medicine track of coursework. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1986 from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, promptly acquired Dr. Rocke’s successful practice (at the time located in Homewood), and settled into a home in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago.

After 14 years in private practice, Dr. Lipschultz left full-time practice in 2000 to assume the CEO position of Pulse Data International, Inc., a New Zealand-based global leader in products for the blind and the visually impaired. He coordinated a series of acquisitions that resulted in a new name for the company: HumanWare. He left HumanWare in late 2003 to form several new companies focused on the vision impairment industry and accessible web application design.

Dr. Lipschultz has also lectured worldwide on vision impairment technology and rehabilitation and continues to consult for vision-care industry leaders to spearhead new products and procedures to help visually impaired individuals.

Although he calls California his residence, he continues to call the South Suburbs home. Flying in from Southern California several times per month, Dr. Lipschultz continues to care for his long-term patients and accepts new patients referred by other local practices for specialty vision care services, particularly low vision, glaucoma, and advanced contact lens fitting.

Dr. Lipschultz splits his time between his home in Southern California and our Olympia Fields office. While in California, he manages several technology companies and enjoys time with his wife, Dr. Susan Cotter, a professor at the Marshall B. Ketchum University.