John Schlafley is a certified optician, having graduated from Ferris State College in 1977 with a degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing. He then went on to the University of Michigan and did a one year assistanceship in their optical dispensary, contact lens and ocular prosthetics department. As well as working in optical dispensaries, John has worked in wholesale optical laboratories as a supervisor. His knowledge in the optical industry is well rounded and he is capable of problem solving any issues you may have with your glasses. John is also one of the few opticians who can repair metal frames by soldering and has also fabricated a design for a ptosis crutch which is attached to a frame that enables someone with an eyelid muscle problem to keep the eye open.
John started Grandville Optical in 1987 with an ophthalmologist. In 1993, John purchased Grandville Optical. In 2002, John hired Dr. Lori and Paulette as part of his staff and in 2004 moved Grandville Optical into its present location which blossomed into a beautiful New York coffee house style optical boutique.
John is married to Beth and between them have 3 daughters, each one having a beautiful child. They also have 2 dogs, 2 cats and a bird. John enjoys motorcycling, cooking, sings in the church choir and is active in the Grandville Chamber of Commerce and BNI (a business networking organization). BNI puts him in contact with a lot of area business men and women from lawyers to mechanics, so if you’re looking for someone of a particular category, give him a call, you’ll never know what possibilities exist unless you inquire.