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Welcome to Hoosier Family Eyecare
Your Optometrist in Ellettsville, IN

EYES ON SERVICE

Call us at 812-876-6899 today.

Welcome to Hoosier Family Eyecare in Ellettsville. Dr. Lloyd K. DeWar Jr. and the Hoosier Family Eyecare team strive to provide the best in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services and join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our Ellettsville office.

Hoosier Family Eyecare is a full service eye and vision care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the Ellettsville area come to Hoosier Family Eyecare because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Dr. DeWar Jr. and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Hoosier Family Eyecare, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patients' questions. Additionally, at Hoosier Family Eyecare, we offer vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Dr. DeWar Jr. and the Hoosier Family Eyecare staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Ellettsville area. Our Ellettsville optometrist offers the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our Ellettsville office at 812-876-6899.

At Hoosier Family Eyecare, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment.Call us at 812-876-6899 to schedule your appointment.

NUTRITION FOR HEALTHY EYES

Research suggests that antioxidants and other important nutrients may reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. Specific antioxidants can have additional benefits as well; for example, Vitamin A protects against blindness and Vitamin C may play a role in preventing or alleviating glaucoma.

Omega-3 essential fatty acids appear to help the eye in a variety of ways, from alleviating symptoms of dry eye syndrome to guarding against macular damage. - Dr. Gary Heiting, OD

Beta-carotene, when taken in combination with zinc & Vitamins C and E, may reduce the progression of macular degeneration.

Bioflavonoids may also help guard against cataracts and macular degeneration. You can find bioflavonoids in tea, red wine, citrus fruits, blueberries, cherries, legumes and soy products.

Exclusive Offer


Receive 50% OFF of Second Pairs of Glasses!


Meet Our Staff

  • Heather
    Technician/Insurance and Billing

    I was born and raised in the Ellettsville area and graduated from Edgewood in 1995. I have 2 daughters, one in college and one still attending Edgewood. I have been with Hoosier Family Eyecare since January 2006. I am an optometric technician having attended the Optician program at Indiana University's School of Optometry. My job duties consist of scheduling appointments, to checking patients out, and everything needed in between, including filing your insurance. I keep the contact lens inventory as up to date as possible. Most patients can be fitted with contact lenses the day of their exam. We are always taking new patients!

  • Valerie
    Technician/Front Office

    After having been out of the office for nearly 8 years, I am back! I will be making appointments, dispensing eyewear and performing screenings in the exam room when needed. I am excited to be back on a face-to-face basis with our patients!

  • Jenny Office Manager / Lead Technician

    I have lived in the Spencer area since 1997 and am happily married with 3 grown children. I joined the practice in August of 2005. I promise to make sure that our patient's eye exams run as smoothly as possible. I can take care of our patients from start to finish and oversee everything that goes on. I am here to make sure that all of your vision and eye health needs are met, to your liking. If you have any concerns please contact me anytime during business hours!



Our Location

Office Hours

*Open One Saturday a Month

Monday:

8:45 am-12:00 pm

1:15 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:45 am-12:00 pm

1:15 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

1:30 pm-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:45 am-12:00 pm

1:15 pm-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:45 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

  • "Exceptional service and customer care. I have a difficult prescription and Dr. DeWar worked with me until I could see perfectly."
    Sharon
  • "Great doctor, great staff! Totally recommend!"
    Angie

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