Twenty years ago Dr. Andrew Mansueto returned to Northwest Indiana after earning his Optometry degree from Indiana University to open his Dyer optometric office. When he opened his business, it was quiet enough that he answered his own phones, performed the eye exams, filed the insurance, and even had the chance to watch an afternoon Cubs game on television. But now, the office that opened in July of 1993 has become a lot more busy.
Seeing a need to offer longer office hours , Dr. Mansueto began a search to add a second optometrist to his practice. He did not have to look far since a long time patient of his was finishing Optometry School at Indiana University - Dr. Jovan Alavanja.
Dr. Alavanja said during his undergraduate training at Purdue University he wasn't sure what path he wanted to follow but he always knew he wanted to be in health care and help people. " While finishing college, I came in for my annual eye exam. I asked to spend a day observing Dr. Mansueto. After that day, I knew I wanted a career in Optometry. " said Dr. Alavanja.
Dr. Alavanja is a 2005 Lake Central High School graduate who went on to earn a bachelor's degree from Purdue University in 2009 and graduate in May of 2013 from The Indiana University School of Optometry. He completed his optometric training at Indiana University, The Jesse Brown Veteran's Administration Hospital ( Chicago) , The Joint Ambulatory Care Center ( Pensacola, Florida ), and The Eyecare Consultants ( Evansville, IN ).
He will be providing all optometric services at Dr. Mansueto's office including complete eye examinations, contact lens fittings and diagnosis/treatment of eye diseases. "I'm very excited to add Dr. Alavanja to my practice, says Dr. Mansueto. " He's a good addition the Dyer Community and to our office. "
The two doctors are looking forward to the annual frame show held at their office. It is set for September 19, 2013 from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Four vendors will be at the office highlighting their newest eyeglass frames. For more information please visit their website at http://www.dramansueto.com/ , like them on facebook, or call (219) 864-1430.