John Birchmeier – Optometrist in Brighton, MI
John Birchmeier is an optometrist in Brighton, MI. He currently practices at Pearle Vision Franchise.
He has a state license in Michigan. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Michigan Society of Eye Care Practitioners. He has been in practice for over 15 years. During his time in practice, he has treated thousands of patients and specializes in eye exams, laser surgery, cataracts and glaucoma.
Early Life and Education
The early years of a child’s life have an enduring impact on their ability to function as adults. The foundations they build for their emotional, social and physical development can help them develop into responsible citizens, healthy families and productive members of their communities.
According to UNESCO, early childhood education is “an essential investment for the promotion of holistic development, gender equality and social cohesion.”
While children are in their earliest stages of learning, they have incredibly impressionable and elastic minds that soak up information from the environment around them. These young learners need active stimulation and interaction with others for healthy development.
During this critical period, parents are a child’s first teachers and the quality of that relationship can have a direct effect on their future education and health. It’s also during this time that children are learning about the world around them and how to interact with people outside of their family.
One of his favorite quotes is “Don’t be just like everyone else.” That saying has carried over to his professional life. After a long and successful career as a 5x state wrestling champ he now serves as a community and engagement manager for the city’s Office of Innovation and Technology.
His work has had a global impact on the way the world works and helped to shape the future of city government. In his role as a technology innovator Birchmeier played a key role in developing the city’s first augmented reality app. In addition, he led the creation of a science initiative that funded new equipment and research at Aquinas. His community involvement included founding the Eastown Neighborhood Association and serving on the board of directors for the Grand Rapids Area Psychological Association and Jellema House.
Achievements and Honors
Birchmeier has accomplished a lot in his life. One of his biggest accomplishments was becoming a 5x state champ for wrestling and cheerleading at Broad Run High School.
He worked very hard for that to happen. He went through a rigorous training program that consisted of pushups, sit ups and a mile and a half run every morning before school with his dad.
His attitude and work ethic were what got him those state titles. He had a full ride to the Navy and has a goal to win a National Championship in college.
He is a very proud of his achievements and will always have his goals and dreams to work for. He is a great person to be around. He will be missed.
With a dad who played Division I football at Ohio University and a brother who wrestles for Navy, it’s no surprise that Birchmeier has spent his childhood playing a variety of sports. Even at 8 years old, the Penn State Class of 2023 four-star recruit threw his weight around on the offensive line of his little league team.
For Birchmeier, the pinnacle of athletic achievement is winning five state titles as a member of Broad Run’s wrestling and cheer teams. He also boasts a full ride to the Navy for wrestling and has a long list of goals to accomplish. But the real honor is likely to come from his college career at Penn State. As a Nittany Lion, the 6’5″, 280-pound junior is ready to take his game to the next level.