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The objective of the MDBWA is to offer networking opportunities to connect local women in the community, and to gear activities towards personal and professional growth for its members.

Our monthly dinner meetings and events are filled with networking and fun!  You have the unique opportunity to build and maintain relationships with local women in business.

As members of the Midland & District Business Women's Association, we can achieve great things when we come together and support one another.


Hi,  I'd like to introduce myself:   My name is Sladjana Grundsten

I am a Registered Optician and Certified contact lens fitter.

I proudly own and operate Midland Optical and provide quality eyewear for our region .  Currently my husband is a silent partner. He is my biggest supporter in fulfilling my dream to be self-employed.    We are located conveniently in the middle of the down town core of Midland. We have been I operation at our current location since 2006 !

I graduated Opticianry in 1991 from Georgian College in Barrie after studying Biology at York University.  I found the Optics in Opticianry quite interesting and easy, so I enrolled in the program. My dream to open my own Optical Store began.  I wanted to give the gift of sight and to educate people about how cool glasses really are. 

I graduated with Honors and started my professional career with Lenscrafers.  I worked and managed many locations during my 18 year career. I was very thankful to have learned so much about the industry. 

My independent career started when my youngest daughter was going to start school full time.  I have two smart, beautiful daughters. My husband and I both work with no other support for our family of four.    I couldn't go back working full time for a company that demanded the dedication I could not provide without sacrificing my family.   Our quest to provide good vision and quality products in a smaller town, and keeping the family together began. We came upon an opportunity here in Midland.  A place where our family has been coming to enjoy summers at the beach, boating and nature for decades. We bought the building and renovated it to provide us a home and a place to work.

Operating Midland Optical for the last 13 years has been the biggest WIN in my life.  My profession enables me to help all people see and provide eyewear you like to wear. I have a full time eye doctor (Optometrist) with his own office at Midland Optical to help provide total eye care solutions.

Everyone needs to see.   To see, is to be able to learn and to live everyday life with confidence.


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