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 a clinical instructor at the Illinois Eye Institute where she teaches fourth year optometry student externs in the Advocate Clinic. Dr. Grove is a member of the Indiana and American Optometric Associations, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. She and her family reside in Valparaiso.
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93.6%would refer friends and family to us
This is the best optical office around. I travel approximately an hour to the office and will continue to do so. Dr. Grove is very patient. I have a lot of questions and she took the time to respond to each on I asked. I did not feel rushed and the office staff was wonderful. I also love her choice of frames. The best part is that when I am wearing the frames I purchased I actually forget that I am wearing glasses which is a sign of a great fit.
It was my first time needing a prescription for glasses and it couldn’t have went any better! Staff was extremely polite and welcoming! I will highly recommend to other friends, family, and co workers.
First eye appointment in several years and first appointment with Dr. Grove. This was the best most thorough eye appointment I have had. Dr. Grove was very informative and took the time to explain everything to me. I was having an issue with my eyes and when I left I felt better than when I arrived. I would recommend anyone that is not a fan of any medical appointments to 21 North Eyecare;
Our whole family has been pleased with the care we've received for the past five years at 21 North. This weekend, I had a bit of an eye care emergency, so I called the office right after they opened on Saturday. The staff squeezed me in and my problem was diagnosed quickly. I continue to appreciate the personal care we receive there!
We've always loved Dr. Julie Grove, and the addition of Dr. Jovan Alavanja has been a real plus.
Dr. Grove and staff are very easy to work with and talk to. Dr. Grove's exam is very thorough and explained in an easy to understand way. I've been going to her for about 3 years and am very impressed.
As always, my exam with Dr. Grove was thorough and performed in a highly professional yet relaxed manner. All results were explained to me in detail in terms that I could understand. I highly recommend 21 North!
This was our first time visiting Dr. Jovan and he was excellent. My son came back from his appointment saying "that was the coolest eye appointment I've ever had!". He took the time to explain everything he was doing during the checkup and even showed us a picture of the back of our eye, explaining all the functions etc. The staff was also great, friendly and helpful- and they have a big selection of stylish frames! We have visited Dr. Groves in the past and she was great as well. I would definitely recommend them to everyone!