LINDSEY JON KINTNER, OD
Dr. Lindsey Jon Kintner was born and raised in Mishawaka, Indiana where he attended Mishawaka High School. He attended Hanover College and graduated in 1994 with a degree in Chemistry. Dr. Kintner continued his education at Indiana University in Bloomington where he received his Doctor of Optometry in 1998. Immediately following graduation, Dr. Kintner joined his father in practice and took over G. Frederick Speiser's practice. Since his return to Mishawaka, Dr. Kintner has become involved in the community through Lions Club, The North Central Optometric Society (which organizes school screenings for local elementary school children), and his church. He also stays active in his profession as a member of The Indiana Optometric Association, The American Optometric Association, and InfantSEE.
Dr. Kintner has special interests in diseases of the eye, particularly glaucoma, cataracts, and dry eyes. He also enjoys working with children, contact lenses, and custom optical systems for patients with special needs and hobbies.
Kirstin P. Rhinehart, OD
Drs. Kintner and Shearer welcome Kirstin Rhinehart, O.D., as a partner in their eye care practice. Her interests include pediatrics and contact lenses. Dr. Rhinehart replaces Jonathan Kintner, O.D. who recently retired from the practice founded by his father, Kenneth, in 1937. Dr. Rhinehart received her undergraduate degree from DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana and her doctorate degree in optometry from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. In 2003 Dr. Rhinehart joined The South Bend Clinic where she remained through October of 2009. Dr. Rhinehart is a native of the area, a current resident of South Bend and a member of the American Optometric Association.
Charles E. Shearer, OD
Dr. Charles Shearer was born in North Liberty Indiana. He received his optometry degree from Indiana University. When Dr. Shearer returned North to Mishawaka, he resumed care of the patients of retiring Dr. Lou Fishman. Soon after, Dr. Shearer relocated his practice just down the street to practice with Jonathan Kintner, OD. Throughout his career, Dr. Shearer has had particular interest in pediatric vision including vision training and visual perceptual problems. He also has interest in Sports Vision and continues to consult with the Colorado Rocky's baseball team.
Ronnie D. Wade, OD (Colfax Location)
Dr. Ronnie D. Wade was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana. He received his optometry degree from Indiana University. After graduation, he served 3 years as a navy optometrist. He worked at a dispensary with optometrists seeing recruits at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. His tour was finalized at the U. S. Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, Illinois where he worked with ophthalmologists seeing all types and ages of patients. After military service, he came to South Bend to practice optometry. His interests include general optometry and contact lenses. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. He is also a member of the North Central Optometric Society, Indiana Optometric Association, and American Optometric Association.
Whitney Purtzer, OD (Colfax Location)
Dr. Whitney Purtzer is a South Bend native and a 2006 graduate of Penn High School. She then continued her education at Purdue University in West Lafayette IN where she earned a Bachelors in Science in 2010. In 2014, she graduated optometry school from The Ohio State University, and moved back to the area with her husband Chris. Dr. Purtzer enjoys fitting contact lenses, working with children, and treating diseases of the eye. In her free time, she likes to travel, shop and spend time with her friends and family.