Improving Vision and Lives 
for Over 50 Years
Welcome To Deen-Gross Eye Centers

Why Choose Us for Your Vision Care?
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Welcome to Deen-Gross Eye Centers

Improving Eyesight and Lives since 1973

At Deen-Gross Eye Centers, we are committed to providing professional, fast, and reliable eye care services. Dr. David Gross and Dr. Jeffrey Nelson, our board-certified ophthalmologists, and Dr. Jamie Taffora, our board-certified optometrist, aim to make your comprehensive consultation and detailed examination as relaxed and informational as possible. Our entire staff strives to offer you the best eye care in Indiana, and our doctors are always available to discuss your medical concerns. We also offer affordable financing through CareCredit® to help with out-of-pocket expenses.

We first opened our doors in 1973, and we have since grown to have two luxurious, modern locations — one in Merrillville, IN, and one in Hobart, IN.  If superior eye care from board-certified doctors is what you are looking for, contact Deen-Gross Eye Centers today

(219) 769-8989

5-Star Google Reviews for Our Eye Care Team "Overall an amazing experience."


Amber Razo


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I don't usually leave reviews but Dr. Nelson is an absolute gem! My husband has brain damage and is mostly nonverbal and screams when touched. Medical professionals aren't always nice to him so I was nervous for his first appt but from the very first meeting, Dr. Nelson has been kind, respectful, and patient. He is understanding and works with my husband's limitations. Before cataract surgery, my husband said everything was just black and he can now see things clearly again!! Thank you, Dr. Nelson, for being so wonderful! Also thank you to the ladies that bring us back to a room to get checked in! They have always been very friendly and kind to my husband as well! Will definitely be recommending this place to family and friends!

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From the time I walked into the office I was greeted by an upbeat happy and professional staff. All the tests were done thoroughly and quickly and I was put in exam room. I don't think it was even 5 minutes before Dr. Gross came in with his assistant. When performing tests he was citing observations and his Assistant made notations... He answered all my questions and put me at ease. From there I was taken to the next room where ALL of my future appointments were scheduled at one time by Beverly who made sure I understood what the procedures entailed. Over all an amazing experience... They are fantastic.

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Our Prestigious Affiliations

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Our Team Works Together to Provide the Best Results

Our expert collaboration often leads to dramatic results for our patients, some of whom are able to achieve 20/20 vision (or better) and abandon corrective lenses entirely. When you schedule a consultation with our clinic, our reception team will ask the right questions to determine if you would be initially served best with optometry or ophthalmology.

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Our friendly team is excited to serve you.

Popular Services  Offered by Our Board-Certified Eye Doctors

Cataract Surgery

Many men and women develop cataracts as they age. Cataract surgery can remove the clouded lens of your eye and radically improve your vision. Dr. Gross and Dr. Nelson have performed over 30,000 cataract surgeries. If you are experiencing hazy or foggy eyesight, contact us for a cataract surgery consultation, as blindness can occur if you don't seek treatment. 

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Intraocular lenses are used to replace the cloudy natural lens that is removed during cataract surgery. These state-of-the-art artificial lenses can treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and even astigmatism. Our practice was one of the very first to use IOLs in combination with cataract surgery.

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Glaucoma Treatments

Glaucoma causes fluids to build up inside your eyes, creating dangerous pressure that can damage your optic nerve. If you are experiencing blocked eyesight, sudden eye pain, or severe headaches, contact Deen-Gross Eye Centers right away for a detailed exam.

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LASIK is a popular and effective laser surgery that improves your eyesight by reshaping your cornea. Our board-certified surgeons can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism through LASIK.

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Experiencing Eyesight Issues?  Schedule a Consultation Today before Your Sight Worsens

If you are experiencing problems with your vision, it's time for your regular eye exam, or you're tired of depending on eyeglasses and contact lenses, we invite you to schedule a consultation with the expert eye care team at Deen-Gross Eye Centers. Our doctors are equipped to deal with the most serious eye diseases and are knowledgeable about every facet of ophthalmology and optometry. No matter your concern, we can help.

Both of our offices in Merrillville and Hobart are ready to receive new patients. You can schedule a consultation with our ophthalmologist or optometrist by filling out our online form or by calling:

(219) 769-8989

More 5-Star Reviews... "I have no regrets whatsoever."


Molly Chavez


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I was referred to Dr. Gross for Lasik and the whole experience has been nothing short of exceeding my expectations. Dr. Gross and his staff were straight to the point, very thorough in explaining what to except before, during and after the procedure... I appreciated the frequent communication during the actual procedure, it made the procedure seem to fly by. For years I dreamed of what it would be like to not have to hassle with glasses/contacts anymore and I wish I would have had the procedure done sooner because it's been life-changing and I have no regrets whatsoever.

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Robert Viater


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Decided to get LASIK done and my mom referred me to Dr Gross because she had hers done by him years ago. I reached out to Dr Gross with very specific questions and he was absolutely amazing at answering them and also getting me in. I kind of knew what to expect going into surgery, but Dr Gross walked through each step, which helps a ton. I still can't believe I don't need glasses and I've been telling everyone to go to him. It does get busy at the office, but the staff is really friendly and value your time... I would do it 100x over with Dr Gross! Thank you!

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State-of-the-Art LASIK

Dr. Gross has been providing LASIK at the area's most state-of-the-art medical facilities for over 15 years. LASIK has become the most popular procedure in modern ophthalmology for a reason. This laser eye surgery is a proven method of minimizing or eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses.

LASIK is an outpatient procedure, usually only taking about 10 minutes, and both eyes can be treated on the same day. Recovery is normally quite quick, allowing you to resume your normal routine in a matter of days. There are few factors to the cost of this procedure.

How Successful Is LASIK? 

According to the American Refractive Surgery Council:

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Interested in LASIK? We offer free LASIK screenings. Contact us today to learn more.

Premium Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are a progressive change in the crystalline lens inside your eye. They can make your vision cloudy, making daily tasks difficult. When cataracts are significant enough to interfere with eyesight, the recommended solution is surgical removal followed by the placement of an intraocular lens (IOL).

Deen-Gross Eye Centers in Merrillville and Hobart, IN, is proud to offer patients the most modern IOLs in ophthalmology, including Light Adjustable Lenses, when cataract surgery becomes necessary. Dr. Gross and Dr. Nelson perform their surgeries in a state-of-the-art medical facility to ensure the best possible safety and results.


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We Offer Premium IOLs 

Dr. Gross and Dr. Nelson have been using astigmatism-correcting lens implants and multifocal lenses for several years. Our ophthalmologists offer qualifying patients the advanced AcrySof® Toric implant, which corrects astigmatism from within the eye, creating a tremendous improvement in visual quality. Our doctors believe in this technology so much that one of them provided this solution to his own father.

Dr. Gross and Dr. Nelson also implant the ReSTOR® brand of multifocal implant. This IOL leads to incredible results, with 90 percent of recipients becoming able to abandon corrective lenses.

It's important to know that Medicare and insurance companies may not cover the cost of cataract surgery involving premium IOLs. That is why we offer CareCredit financing with zero percent financing for one year to make out-of-pocket costs more affordable.

Effective Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma is a condition that often involves excessive pressure within the eye, which can damage important tissues and nerves. It is a very serious eye disease that can result in blindness without proper attention.

If you have this condition, our doctors can help you manage the problem. While vision loss due to glaucoma is irreversible, modern ophthalmology provides several effective management strategies that can prevent further damage, including medical management and laser surgery.

Early diagnosis is key. If you are experiencing pain in your eyes or gradual impairment of your vision, don't assume it's just part of getting older. You should schedule an exam with our ophthalmologist or optometrist so we can determine if you have a serious eye disease.

We Have Two Locations for Your Convenience
Serving Hobart, Merrillville, and the Surrounding Areas

Both locations feature state-of-the-art technology and a warm and inviting office to provide the best care in a comfortable atmosphere. Our offices make it convenient for patients from Hobart, Merrillville, Crown Point, Munster, Lowell, and surrounding areas to see board-certified eye doctors.


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I have been a patient of Dr. David Gross for over ten years. I’ve seen first-hand how he is completely dedicated to the preservation of sight and giving patients a more satisfying quality of life. Susan C.
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At Deen-Gross Eye Centers in Merrillville and Hobart, IN, we provide advanced solutions in a range of specialties. Using the latest technologies and techniques, Dr. David Gross, Dr. Jeffrey Nelson, and Dr. Jamie Taffora can truly transform your vision. Our doctors are affiliated with several notable organizations, including:

  • The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • The American Osteopathic Association
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The Indiana State Medical Association

We are available 24/7 to treat emergencies. To get in touch with us, you can request a consultation online or call (219) 769-8989.

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