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Welcome to Hoosier Family Eyecare
Your Optometrist in ELLETTSVILLE, IN

Important Updates for Our Patients



Yay, we are finally preparing to re-open!  We will soon begin the process of working remotely to make phone calls.  Our first priority will be contacting all patients whose appointments we cancelled due to COVID19, and all patients who already have appointments in June to also reschedule them.  We will not be accepting calls during this time.  As always, medical emergencies are still a priority. Thank you for being patient patients.   We will update this post again once we re-open and are accepting phone calls.

We are not placing any orders of glasses or contacts during this time.  

We will not be taking walk-ins of any kind.  If you need to schedule an appointment, have a simple question, or anything that can be done by phone, please call.  Our doors will be locked.

If your glasses need repaired you will need to call to schedule.  This is always what we ask, but are somewhat lenient during "normal" times.  We apologize but we must now enforce our no walk-ins policy for our safety as well as yours and other patients.  We will not let anyone inside who doesn't have an appointment.  This includes picking up contact lens orders.  You will need to call ahead and an employee will meet you curbside with your order.  All payments will be credit card or check.  We prefer the credit/debit card to be done over the phone, prior to your arrival, for current balances owed on contact lens orders.  NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED, please make arrangements to be able to pay by credit/debit card or check before you come in.

If you have an appointment, unless you are a minor or require assistance, you must come alone.  You will not be permitted to bring anyone else inside to the appointment with you.

Once we re-open, you are always welcome to call before your appointment with any questions you may have.  Our staff will try and present all new information to you upon scheduling, but we may forget to say something, so please do not be afraid to ask.

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. 

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.   

UPDATED:  May 19, 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Meet Our Staff

  • Heather
    Technician/Insurance & Billing

    I was born and raised in the Ellettsville area and graduated from Edgewood in 1995. I have 2 grown daughters. 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

    I can make your appointments, dispense your new eyewear and educate patients on many topics.  I am excited to be back on a face-to-face basis with our patients.

  • Jenny
    Practice Manager

    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 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.

  • "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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