MEET OUR STAFF

Dr. Jovan Alavanja

Dr. Alavanja grew up in northwest Indiana and graduated from Lake Central High School. He completed his undergraduated studies in Neurobiology/Physiology at Purdue University-Lafayette (Boiler Up!), and earned his Doctorate of Optometry at the Indiana University School of Optometry. He is an avid Chicago sports fan and enjoys being outdoors when he is not treating patients. He and his family reside in Schererville.

Dr. Juliana Grove

Dr. Grove is a board certified optometrist. She grew up in northwest Indiana and graduated Valedictorian from Merrillville High School. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Science cum laude from Butler University, then completed a 4 year graduate program to earn her Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Grove completed residency training in ocular disease at the Boston Veterans Affairs Hospital, West Roxbury campus. She currently holds appointment as Attending Optometrist at the Chicago Veterans Affairs Hospital where she teaches fourth year optometry student externs and optometry residents. Dr. Grove is a member of the Indiana and American Optometric Associations, a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry in the American Academy of Optometry. She and her family reside in Valparaiso.

Pam Parker

Pamela is our NCLE certified Optometric Technician, Optician and Lab Technician. She is a Hoosier native with 25 years of optical experience. She loves fitting our patients with the best frame and lenses to meet their lifestyles. She is always up to the challenge to find the perfect fit for you.

Juanita Stryzinski

Juanita handles many aspects of a patient’s visit including scheduling, insurance verification, and appointment reminders. She is a long-time resident of Northwest Indiana. She and her husband live in Crown Point and spend all of their free time with their grandchildren.