Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Rebman Eyecare the leading provider of vision care products and services in Elizabethtown.
Joseph P. Rebman OD
Joseph P. Rebman OD established Rebman Eyecare in 1996. Dr. Rebman is a native of Lancaster County and graduated from Hempfield High School. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Muhlenberg College in Allentown and an honors graduate from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia.
His formal clinical training includes externships at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia and Wyomissing Optometric Associates. He also has completed clinical externships in ocular pathology at the Eye Foundation of Utah in Salt Lake City and in low vision rehabilitation at the William Feinbloom Center in Philadelphia and Low Vision Associates in Wyomissing.
Dr. Rebman founded Low Vision Rehabilitation of Central Pennsylvania in 1998 which is dedicated to helping visually impaired individuals regain independence through vision rehabilitation. He has served as an attending low vision physician at the Penn State Medical Center in Hershey. He was instrumental in establishing the Lions Visual Resource Center in the Elizabethtown Public Library in 2001.
He is a member of many honor and professional societies including the American Optometric Association, Pennsylvania Optometric Association, Lancaster County Optometric Society, and Beta Sigma Kappa (optometric honor society). He is Past President of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club. He has served as a Board Member of the Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce and the Elizabethtown Public Library. He is past-president of the Lancaster County Optometric Society and a past Lancaster County Optometrist of the Year.
He has participated in numerous medical missions funded by The Rotary Foundation to provide eye care and glasses to those with no access to care and to teach optometric students and practitioners. His missions include Kenya in 2008, Ecuador in 2009, Brazil in 2011, Thailand in 2012, Jamaica in 2013, Uganda in 2017, Malawi in 2018 and several inner-city missions to help children in Harrisburg. Click here to read Dr. Rebman’s essay – “Why I am a proud member of Rotary”.
Dr. Rebman lives in Elizabethtown with his wife Debra. He enjoys travel, sports, home-brewing, biking, service activities with Rotary and singing in his church choir.
Christian Zechman OD
Dr. Zechman received his Doctor of Optometry degree, graduating with honors, in May 2015, from Salus University, formerly the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He completed his undergraduate studies at Moravian College in 2011, earning a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Biology. He is a 2007 graduate of Palmerton High School.
Dr. Zechman completed externships in private optometric practices in Allentown and Easton, at the Allentown Veterans Hospital, as well as the Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center at the Eye Institute in Philadelphia. While at the Eye Institute, Dr. Zechman earned the Eschenbach Excellence Award specializing in low vision.
Dr. Zechman enjoys the outdoors and his hobbies include hiking, fishing and camping. He is a member of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club. Dr. Zechman and his wife and child live in Elizabethtown.
Stacey – Optical Manager
Jason – Office Manager
Matt – Lab Manager
Sheri – Patient Care Coordinator
Denise – Optometric Technician
Melissa – Optician
Elissa – Receptionist