MEET OUR STAFF

Dr. Jovan Alavanja

Dr. Alavanja grew up in Northwest Indiana and is a graduate of Lake Central High School.  He completed his undergraduate studies in Neurobiology/Physiology at Purdue University-Lafayette.  BOILER UP!  He earned his Doctorate of Optometry at the Indiana University School of Optometry.  He has been a member of the Indiana Optometric Association/American Optometric Association since 2009.  Dr. Alavanja is an avid Chicago sports fan, enjoys golfing, and traveling with his family.

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.

Ashley

Ashley joined the Crown Point Eye Care team in 2018 and she brought 5+ years of optical experience to the office. As our lead optician, Ashley can help you find that perfect pair of glasses, maximize your insurance benefits, and make sure you get exactly what you need. Ashley grew up in Northwest Indiana and enjoys her days off with her husband and family.

Lauren

Lauren joined the Crown Point Eye Care team in 2019 and brought 3+ years of eye care experience to the office.  She is proficient in pretesting and diagnositc imaging, as well as reviewing contact lens benefits with our patients.  Lauren grew up in the Crown Point area, and enjoys spending her days off with her family, friends and puppy!