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Family Friendly Vision Care

Meet the Vision Care Clinic Team

Vision Care Clinic was established in Great Falls, MT in 1954 by Dr. James Payne. For nearly 40 years, Dr. Payne provided families with personalized vision care services. In 1991, Vision Care Clinic changed hands, and Dr. Robert Sherer took over. Since then, Dr. Sherer has provided the same level of care as Dr. Payne. More than 30 years later, Dr. Sherer is the optometrist people turn to for their family’s vision care needs.

Girl at the eye doctor's office

We use updated technology and ensure our staff takes part in continuing education courses so we can continue to provide the highest quality of service.

A Full-Service Eye Clinic
Dr. Robert Sherer, Eye Doctor at Vision Care Clinic

Dr. Robert J. Sherer

Dr. Sherer was born and raised in Great Falls and graduated from Great Falls High in 1981. He continued his education at MSU Bozeman from 1982 to 1987 and graduated with a B.S. in Business Management. He took summer courses and finished the 2 ½ years of chemistry, physics, and biology credits with a 4.0 GPA to be accepted into the WICHE Scholarship Program for Optometry. He was accepted into Pacific University Optometry Program and spent four years in Portland, Oregon finishing the program for an Optometric Doctorate.

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After graduating in 1991 and passing the National Boards, Dr. Sherer bought Dr. James Payne’s solo practice. Dr. Sherer has spent 30+ years practicing optometry at Vision Care Clinic.

Dr. Sherer is also one of the founding owners of Kenetrek Boots in Bozeman, Montana. He has always enjoyed being involved in business and has thoroughly enjoyed this endeavor towards an international company related to his outdoor interests.

Dr. Sherer is an avid hunter and fisherman, with his favorite sports being archery and tournament walleye fishing. He has been fortunate to finish a rifle Grand Slam of North American Sheep and is presently working on an archery Grand Slam. He enjoys freshwater and saltwater fly fishing and has landed Tarpon and Sailfish on a fly. Dr. Sherer couldn’t imagine living anywhere else and loves spending time with his wife and family in the Last Best Place.

Rene, Business Manager at Vision Care Clinic

Rene, Business Manager

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Rene was born and raised in Great Falls, MT. She is blessed with two beautiful grown daughters, Sarah and Taylor. She has six amazing grandchildren. They all have a special place in Grandma’s heart!! She met the love of her life, Dr. Sherer, in 2009, and they married in the Spring of 2014. She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, hunting, and fishing.

Rene has a strong background in management, insurance auditing, and financials. She is our business manager and enjoys interactions with patients and staff. We have an amazing team here at Vision Care Clinic!

Amy, Office Manager and Insurance Biller at Vision Care Clinic

Amy, Office
Manager/Insurance Biller

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Amy was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. In 2018 she moved to Great Falls, Montana. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, seven grandchildren, and friends. She enjoys the outdoors, camping, and football. Go Bengals!!

She has 30 years of experience in the medical field, 17 of those years in optometry. Amy has a strong background in management and insurance billing and has worked as an ophthalmic technician and optician. Amy is excited to continue learning and growing her professional skills.

Ginger, Certified Optician at Vision Care Clinic

Ginger, Certified Optician

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Ginger grew up on a farm in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. She met her husband, Lowell, in 1994 and became an Air Force wife. Upon being stationed at Minot AFB, ND, she began working in a small optical shop in 1999. In November 2000, Ginger tested for and passed her American Board of Opticianry (ABO) Certification. She has continued her work in the optical field as a Certified Optician. She loves being with family, especially her daughter Leann.

Her passion for helping patients find their perfect pair of glasses makes her an exceptional optician. She is skilled in repairs and adjustments to serve our patients.

Beth, Optician at Vision Care Clinic

Beth, Optician

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Beth works in our Optical Department, and she has worked in the optical field for 38 years. She enjoys helping our patients and finding them the best optical solutions to meet their needs.

Pennie, Receptionist at Vision Care Clinic

Pennie, Receptionist

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Pennie Lowe is the front desk receptionist. She has been with Vision Care Clinic since 2022.

Pennie was born and raised in Havre, MT, and moved to Alabama for 17 years and, like most people, moved back in 2003 and has lived in Great Falls since 2015. Pennie enjoys spending time with her husband, John, of 42 years, and her Yorkie, Theo.

Incredibly lovely and super helpful staff! The doctor was so thorough!! I learned a lot about my body health just through what he showed me through what he could see with Optomap scans of my vessels. I had fun! Felt like a field trip. Excellent service!! 5☆!

Sheena M.

To schedule an appointment, contact us at 406-771-8240 or 406-205-3552.

Vision Care Clinic

3226 10th Ave S
Great Falls, MT 59405

Business Hours:

Monday – Thursday
8:00 AM to 5:30 PM

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM