Clompus Reto & Halscheid Vision Associates
Welcome Message from Dr. Reto
Office Message from Dr. Halscheid
“At Clompus, Reto & Halscheid Vision Associates, our mission is to be the leader in vision care. We provide our patients with services of value; of the highest possible quality; in a truly personalized and caring atmosphere. We will accomplish our mission by listening and responding to the needs of our patients.”
A History of Clompus & Reto Vision Associates
Dr. Richard Clompus began his Optometric career in January 1981. His original office was established on South High Street in West Chester. He practiced there for 4 years, during which time he began to build the reputation of honesty, determination and hard work that the corporation is known for today. In 1985, Dr. Clompus ventured forward by moving his office to Westtown. In 1987, Dr. Steven Reto joined the practice with intentions to carry on the fine reputation of the practice. After much hard work, the practice continued to grow within the community. Clompus & Reto Vision Associates became a corporation and moved to the larger facility in East Goshen that we know today.
Clompus & Reto Vision Associates continued to grow both in scope of practice and in reputation, and this continues today. Medical specialists were added to the practice, which allowed us to better serve all of our patients’ eye care needs. Dr. Mitchell Scheiman brought a wealth of experience and expertise in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy. Refractive surgery through Kremer Laser Eye Center continued the practice’s reputation for excellence. In 1999, Dr. Clompus retired from private practice, having greatly helped to position the practice where it stands today, at the leading edge of eye care. In 2001, Dr. Harry Halscheid joined the practice with intentions to expand on the tradition of excellent care and service. In 2003 the practice ventured forward to open a second office in Chester Springs, PA. This state-of-the-art facility was a proven example of the “tradition of excellence” that the practice has come to be known for. After almost seven years in Chester Springs, this practice was re-loacted in October 2010 to a larger, more convenient location in Exton. Along with greater accessibility, the purpose for this move was to provide better care to patients through additional examination rooms, a larger optical display area and increased diagnostic instrumentation and technology.
In 2016, Dr. Leslie Budinger joined the practice after many years of private practice in Chester County. Dr. Budinger sees patients primarily in our Exton location, and brings a wealth of experience and a reputation for excellent, personalized care. With the addition of Dr. Budinger and the increased growth of the Exton practice, an expansion of this office location is planned for late 2017.
In 2017, Dr. Christopher Lehman joined the practice. Residency-trained in Pediatric Care and Vision Therapy, Dr. Lehman examines patients of all ages with a specialty in pediatrics. Both Dr. Budinger and Dr. Lehman personify the personalized, caring approach that sets our practice apart.
The addition of Dr. Samantha Dougherty in 2018 allows us to continue to serve our patients with the high level of care they’ve come to expect. Dr. Dougherty is residency-trained and a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry. She examines patients of all ages, primarily in our Exton office location.