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Welcome to Hoosier Family Eyecare
Your Optometrist in ELLETTSVILLE, IN

Important Updates for Our Patients



Everyone, patients and staff, MUST wear a mask.  Those who have received both vaccinations and have their vaccination card are not 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 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 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.


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.


 Dr. DeWar has NOT retired, and has no plans to. Our practice has not merged with any other practice or business. We have not sold out to retail corporate America. We remain a single doctor, PRIVATE optometry practice in ELLETTSVILLE. We are the only optometry office that is technically IN ELLETTSVILLE. We still have the same standards we have always had, and we will continue to have, even though it seems those standards are no longer common practice in today's world. We ALWAYS take new patients and will continue to service our established ones. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO BE IN PRACTICE SINCE 1977.

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. 

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.  We are no longer in network for Versant Health/Davis Vision/Superior Vision plans.  Be sure to ask your agent for the name of your vision carrier.  

UPDATED:  November 30, 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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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