About Us

Family Vision Full Staff
Dr. Robert Fait

Dr. Lawrence E. Fait founded Family Vision in 1947 with the principles of treating each patient with the care, knowledge and respect they deserve. He left us with morals and ethics that we still share today. Each patient is special to us, from the very youngest to the seniors. We strive to offer the best available eye and vision care for you.

Our competent and caring doctors are current with the latest procedures to serve you with the best technology, whether it is for LASIK, cataract, or glaucoma treatment, as well as contact lenses and glasses.





About Our Doctors

Dr. Robert Fait

Dr. Robert L. Fait

Dr. Robert "Bob" Fait is the son of Family Vision's founder, Dr. Lawrence Fait. He joined his dad in practice in 1968, and subsequently bought the practice in 1988. He was the first optometrist in the state of Wisconsin to fit a soft contact lens, as well as the first to comanage LASIK. Dr. Bob continues to treat his patients with the utmost care and concern for them, not only as patients, but as friends as well.

When not working at and running our ever-growing, busy Family Vision practice, Dr. Bob can be found at WVA, the contact lens distribution company he started, in Burlington. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees at the Illinois College of Optometry. He also travels yearly to Ecuador with the Franciscan Missions, where his work encompasses providing medical clinics, churches, schools and housing for the underprivileged.

Outside of all these endeavors, Dr. Bob enjoys spending time with his four children and their growing families. To say he is an involved grandparent is an understatement. He is also an avid downhill skier, taking many trips to Colorado.

Dr. Jon McKinney

Dr. Jon W. McKinney

Dr. Jon W. McKinney joined Family Vision and Contact Lens Centers S.C. in 1989. An alumnus of Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. McKinney takes pride in serving his patients. Primarily serving visual and eye health needs of the people of Burlington and Twin Lakes, he stays current in the latest advances in eye care, including glaucoma, cataracts, LASIK and contact lenses. Dr. McKinney goes on to say, "Over the years my patients have become my friends and I treat them with the respect and care as I would my own family."

Dr. Timothy Hell

Dr. Timothy Hell

Dr. Timothy Hell is excited to have joined the Family Vision and Contact Lens Centers practice. Dr. Tim earned his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2010 from the Illinois College of Optometry after graduating cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He proudly serves the visual and ocular health needs for his hometown of Burlington and the Twin Lakes communities.

Along with fitting top quality glasses and contact lenses, Dr. Tim stays current on new diagnostic and treatment modalities for ocular diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy to name a few. He also co-manages cataract surgeries as well as LASIK.

Dr. Tim and his wife Jennifer have two dogs and spend much of their free time outdoors. They frequently go camping, biking, and hiking. He also has a passion for scuba diving, particularly in tropical destinations.

Dr. Nicholas Bowen

Dr. Nicholas Bowen

Dr. Bowen earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry, in 2010, and has received his Bachelors degree in Psychology from Monmouth College, in 2004. His scope of practice includes routine vision care, treatment of eye disease, contact lens fitting, Lasik, and surgical co-management.

Dr. Bowen is licensed for the practice of optometry in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin. He is a member of the Wisconsin Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. In his free time, he enjoys biking, kayaking, and working on cars.

Dr. Kevin Harry

Dr. Kevin Harry