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Welcome to Hoosier Family Eyecare
Your Optometrist in ELLETTSVILLE, IN


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.

We are open until 7:00 p.m. on many Tuesdays to better serve our patients.  Please remember, all hours are by appointment only.  This is the only way we can offer each patient our very best service!  Appointments help to ensure that happens. 


LET'S CLEAR UP THE CONFUSION: 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. WE ARE HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO SAY ALL OF THIS.  THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO BE IN PRACTICE SINCE 1977.

After patient requests for several years, we now have a computer program that sends and receives texts messages and also emails.  You can get appointment reminders and even schedule minor appointments contacting us through text or email.  We do ask that you still call if you are trying to schedule a yearly exam.  We need to verify insurance and gather other information from patients that is easier to clarify during a phone call.  

All you have to do is send a text to the office number, just as you would send any other text to anyone, and we receive it through our HIPAA compliant program, straight into our computer system.  If you do not want to receive texts, simply send us a text with the word STOP.  If you do that however, be aware, you will not receive appointment reminders any longer, unless we also have your email address.  We no longer make appointment reminder phone calls on a regular basis.  Patients seem very excited by being able to text, and it has worked out well for the office so far too.  THANK YOU FOR LETTING US SERVE YOU!






Updated:  August 29, 2019

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
    Office 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 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!
  • "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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Office Hours

Monday:

8:45 am-12:00 pm

1:30 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:45 am-12:00 pm

1:30 pm-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

1:30 pm-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:45 am-12:00 pm

1:30 pm-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed