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                   Welcome to Hoosier Family Eyecare
                 Your Optometrist in ELLETTSVILLE, IN

                                                                                           Important Updates for Our Patients

                                                                                                                   COVID POLICY:

Everyone, patients and staff, MUST wear a mask.  Even those who have received both vaccinations and have their vaccination card are required to wear a mask in the building. 

We will continue to practice telehealth and social distancing whenever possible.

Please reschedule if you have any COVID or flu symptoms.  

If you have any questions please call us.  We are happy to help!

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. Where we strive to provide modern eyecare with old fashioned values.

Hoosier Family Eyecare is a full service eye and vision care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients come to our clinic because they know that their vision is our focus.  Patient education is a valued part of every visit.  Additionally 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 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 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.

                                                                                                      ADDITIONAL PRACTICE INFORMATION

Our practice has not merged with any other practice or business. We remain a single doctor, private optometry practice in Ellettsville that is in way a part of corporate America. We are also the only optometry office that is technically in Ellettsville as well. We still have the same standards we have always had, and we will continue to have. We always take new patients and will continue to service our established ones. 

                                                                                                DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN TEXT US!?

  We have a computer program that sends and receives texts messages and also emails.  You can get appointment reminders and even schedule by contacting us through text or email.  Simply send a text to the office number.  We receive it through our HIPAA compliant program, straight into our computer system. 

                                                                                ROUTINE VISION EXAM WITH EYE HEALTH ASSESSMENT:  

This exam is for patients who wear or need glasses or contacts, or want their visual acuity tested.  A health assessment of the eye anatomy is also performed but this is not a medical visit.

                                                                                                                    MEDICAL EYE EXAM

 Some patients have a medical condition that affects their eyes.  Diabetes, glaucoma and cataracts are the more common diseases affecting eye health.  Assessment of these conditions may also include visual field acuity testing, in depth testing of the functions and anatomy of the retina, or corneal topography along with other testing needed for the specific disease.  Communication and referral to other health disciplines will be implemented as needed.

                                                                                                                  YEARLY EYE EXAMS:  

Remember, eye exams should be a part of your yearly physical for overall health.  Many medical problems can be diagnosed through the eyes.  Even if you do not wear glasses or have any health problems, you still need regular eye exams.


                                                                                                                  OTHER INFORMATION:

We have been incorrectly listed as an in network provider for Caresource insurance plans.   We apologize and do not know why they have us listed on their website.  We are not in network for any Caresource plans.   We also are not in network for Spectera, one of the vision providers for United Healthcare plans.  Be sure to ask your agent for the name of your vision carrier.  


UPDATED:  August, 3rd 2021                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Meet Our Staff

  • Valerie DeWar
    Technician & front office

    I am now in the office full-time.  I will be scheduling appointments, assisting the dr. in the exam room, helping patients choose new eyewear and fit that eyewear once it is completed at the lab.  I will also be providing patient education.

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

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