Dr. John Offerle has been providing professional eye care to families of the Michiana area since 1979, and offers comprehensive eye examinations, contact lens fittings, and advanced eye health and optical services for all ages. In 2010, he was awarded Optometrist of the Year by the Indiana Optometric Association. It is the association's highest honor and was given to Dr. Offerle for his dedication to his patients, volunteerism, and service to his profession. In 1989, he was the recipient of the President's Citation from the Indiana Optometric Association. Dr. Offerle is board certified for the treatment and management of ocular disease by the American Board of Optometry. He has served as Optometric Consultant to Healthwin Hospital, Indiana State Prison, and Westville Correctional Center, and was Optometric Consultant for Our Lady of Angels – Saint Francis Convent.
Dr. Offerle has traveled to Honduras for 20 years on VOSH (volunteer optometric service to humanity) mission trips to donate his professional services, and to distribute eyewear collected through the Indiana Lions Clubs. He has made two mission trips to Kenya, Africa. Dr. Offerle also volunteers his services at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center’s Sister Maura Brannick Clinic in South Bend, and at area schools to provide free vision screenings.
After completing his undergraduate degree at Indiana University in Bloomington, Dr. Offerle received his doctorate from Indiana University School of Optometry.
Dr. Offerle is a member of the American Optometric Association where he is a charter member of the Contact Lens Section. He has served past presidencies for the Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry, North Central Optometric Society, Indiana Optometric Association, and River Park Lions Club. He is the Legislative Chairman for the North Central Optometric Society. Dr Offerle was a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Indiana Optometric Association; and past Indiana Chairman of the Vision USA program, which provides eye care services to low-income Hoosiers. He is an active board member of the Indiana chapter of VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity)
When he is not caring for patients, he enjoys spending time with his three grandchildren, playing tennis, and traveling with his wife Laurie, a retired clinical social worker. Laurie, born in Portage, Indiana attended Indiana University and received her master's degree in social work. Dr. Offerle graduated from Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger High School. He and Laurie reside in South Bend and have two grown daughters – Kyle and Dr. Kristina Offerle, who also practices at Eye Care Associates of Michiana.