Dr. Grillot was born and raised in Fort Loramie, Ohio. A small town girl at heart, she continued her education at Ohio Northern University with a major in biology. She was a member of the indoor and outdoor track and field team and was awarded the Clyde Lamb Female Athlete of the Year award for Ohio Northern and was a multi-event NCAA National qualifier.
She was awarded early acceptance into The Ohio State University College of Optometry where she completed a dual Doctor of Optometry/Master of Vision Science degree. As a student, Dr. Grillot presented original research at the American Academy of Optometry and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology on multiple occasions in the area of myopia (nearsightedness). She was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society and Gold Key International Optometric Society which is limited to 10% of the graduating class. She served as class secretary as well as a two-year officer and four-year member of Epsilon Psi Epsilon. Upon graduation she was awarded the Patient Care Excellence Award.
After graduation, Dr. Grillot worked at several private practices concentrating on pediatrics, vision therapy and myopia control. In 2014 she completed all necessary requirements to sit for the oral examination necessary to be awarded Fellowship into the American Academy of Optometry.
What keeps life inspiring for Dr. Grillot is continuing to learn new research and incorporate new products into the eye care she provides for her patients. Outside of the office, her inspiration comes from chasing her four children on the small farm she owns with her husband, Ryan to develop healthy, sustainable, enjoyable and inspirational lives.