Our Awesome Doctors
In addition to primary vision care the doctors at Grant Vision Care have a passion for working with people who have visual problems related to learning and neurological challenges such as stroke, concussion, autism, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis, to name a few. They both enjoy working with all ages but especially children. They receive and welcome referrals from other professions such as occupational and physical therapists, physiatrists, teachers, reading specialists and psychologists.
Both Dr. Grant and Dr. Zaczyk are currently providing vision therapy in an NIH funded study Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial- Attention and Reading Trail (CITT-ART) which is being conducted at Akron Children’s Hospital. This is just one of many sites conducting CITT-ART research across the United States.
Dr. Drusilla H. Grant, FCOVD
Dr. Drusilla Grant, a lifelong resident of Northeastern Ohio, has been practicing optometry since 1981 when she received her Doctorate of Optometry from The Ohio State University. She joined her uncle, Dr. Roderick P. Grant, in private practice at the present location until he retired. Her great-grandfather, Dr. James D. Grant, an ophthalmologist, started the practice in 1896 to be followed by Dr. L. Harrison Grant, her grandfather. She maintains this four-generation family tradition of optometric excellence and personal service for her patients.
Dr. Grant is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the College of Optometry at Western University of Health Sciences and has served as a Clinical Instructor at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. She is a past-president and Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and has served on the International Examination and Certification Board of the same organization. She currently is a trustee on the Ohio Optometric Association Board. Dr. Grant has also served as Rehabilitative Vision Consultant at Hillside Hospital and Edwin Shaw Hospital. Other memberships include the American Optometric Association, the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, and the College of Syntonics.
Dr. Grant welcomes speaking engagements to both public and professionals. She has appeared on Cleveland’s Channel 5 Morning Exchange program on three separate occasions.
She has provided free vision care at Open M and recently enjoyed a mission trip to Romania to provide eye care. She also has participated in InfantSee and VisionUSA.
She lives with her husband and 2 golden retrievers. In her spare time she can be found running, kayaking, and reading.
Dr. Samantha Zaczyk
Dr. Samantha Zaczyk, “Dr. Z”, was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. She is a graduate of Southeast Local High School in Ravenna, Ohio. She then earned her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University before moving to Pomona, California to pursue her 5th grade dream of becoming an optometrist. Dr. Z graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry in 2015 where she was a four year member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honors Society. WesternU focuses their core curriculum on vision development and vision rehabilitation. During her fourth year of optometry school, she completed a three month internship at Grant Vision Care. During this time she learned a great deal and fostered her love for vision therapy. She joined the Grant Vision Care team right after graduation.
Dr. Zaczyk is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), American Optometric Association (AOA), and Ohio Optometric Association (OOA). She also volunteers her time as an InfantSee provider. Outside of work she loves to spend time with her family and dog but also enjoys playing soccer and cheering for her favorite sports teams. She is an avid glasses collector and loves to wear them not only for function, but fashion as well.
Our Awesome Staff
Janet’s Master’s degree in Perceptual Motor Development has provided her with a tremendous foundation for her vision therapy work at Grant Vision Care, Inc. She has been working as a vision therapist for over 37 years. She graduated from Kent State University with a concentration in Exceptional Needs and is certified in Adaptive Physical Education. Her background in sports enhances the athletes experience in vision therapy. She brings energy and is a motivating force for all ages and all needs. She also teaches part-time at Kent State University and has for over 20 years. Janet is married, has two successful daughters and has recently become a very proud grandma. She loves animals, being outdoors and getting the family together.
With her energetic and warm personality, Melissa helps make each patient’s visit feel comfortable. Melissa’s love of children comes through as she works with them. In her spare time she enjoys using her music degree by instructing the handbell choir at church.
Sarah graduated from Miami University and has been working in patient care and with patient insurances for over nine years. She loves to watch the Grant Vision Care team touch and change so many lives on a daily basis. Sarah enjoys going to country concerts and sporting events with her husband and crafting with his four daughters.
Susan likes to make each patient feel relaxed and comfortable. Her background includes working in academics with special needs children and being a school health aid. This has given her the skills necessary to properly care for the patients and interact with them during their examination. When Susan is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her family, dog and running.