With his last name of PEEK, some may think that he was destined to become an eye doctor. Actually, Dr. Robert Peek has spent most of his life with vision playing a significant role from an early age. He first received eyeglasses in third grade, so he knows what it is like for children to receive their first pair. His initiation to the wonderful world of contact lenses began in his early teenage years, which he now realizes could have begun earlier. In college, he loved all the sciences but realized he would rather work with people than animals, machines or computers.
He worked as an optician before and during his optometry college years, so he is one of the few optometric physicians in practice who thoroughly understands lab work, frame adjustment/repair, and even cosmesis and color coordination of eyewear. He set his sights higher, and began his optometric training at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. There his scholarly interests were stimulated to the maximum–he loved optometry. His giving and caring nature became apparent when he volunteered his skills to the under-priveleged people of Honduras.
In 1984, he received his doctor of optometry degree and graduated amongst the top of his class–with Distinction–and also with honors in vision therapy. Afterwards, Dr. Peek purchased Raleigh Hills Vision Clinic and has been here ever since. He still loves optometry and continually strives for excellence, and pursues expanding his learning of his profession with a passion. This is obvious in the fact that he is among an elite group of optometric physicians in the country that has received the prestigious Optometric Recognition Award for several years. In fact, Dr. Peek typically takes three or four times the continuing education requirements as set forth by the state of Oregon. He believes that all the extra education simply allows him to better serve his patients. And he combines his professional knowledge with his friendly, empathetic personality. Some of his special interests include contact lenses, Laser Vision Correction, and vision therapy. Currently, Dr. Peek is a member of the American Optometric Association, Oregon Optometric Physicians Association, Portland Metropolitan Optometric Society.