Improving Vision and Lives
for Over 40 Years

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Covid-19 Update Deen Gross Eye Centers

We have reopened with new safety protocols in place. We have taken CDC guidelines along with those from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and compiled a comprehensive program. Our staff has been educated and we will be following new social distance guidelines as well as extreme surface cleaning. We are asking all patients to wear some sort of mask or cloth facial barrier when coming to the office. We want to assure you with great confidence that we are doing everything we can to protect our valued patients and our amazing staff.

Please call the office with any concerns and to gain any extra reassurance prior to your visit.

Welcome to Deen-Gross Eye Centers

At Deen-Gross Eye Centers, we are committed to providing professional, fast, and reliable eye care services. Consultations and examinations at our eye clinic are relaxed and informational. Our ophthalmologists strive to offer the best care around, and our doctors are always available to discuss any medical concerns. We first opened our doors in 1973 and have since grown to have two locations in Merrillville, IN, and one in Hobart, IN. 

Our exceptionally trained eye surgeons have performed over 25,000 cataract surgeries while in practice and were among the first to use IOLs in combination with cataract surgery.

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Drs. Jeffrey Nelson, David Gross,  and Jamie Taffora

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are experiencing problems with your vision, if it's time for your regular eye exam, or if you're tired of going through life with imperfect sight, we invite you to schedule a consultation with the expert eye care team at Deen-Gross Eye Centers today. 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.

All of our locations in Merrillville and Hobart, IN, are ready to receive new patients. You can schedule a consultation with our ophthalmologists or optometrist by filling out our online form or by calling:

(219) 769-8989


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David and his Team at Deen-Gross Eye Center are the best!  If anyone in the area is looking to get Lasik done, I highly recommend them.  THANK YOU!

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James Colias


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It is not an exaggeration to say that Dr. Gross saved the eyesight of a member of our family, identifying and treating a serious eye disease.  He now sees three generations of our family and does a great job.  

I highly recommend him and the staff.

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State-of-the-Art LASIK

Dr. Grossman has been providing LASIK treatment at the area's most state-of-the-art medical facilities for over 14 years. LASIK has become the most popular procedure in modern ophthalmology for a reason. This laser vision correction procedure is a proven method of minimizing or eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses. Through laser eye surgery, we can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. 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.

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Our Specialties

Premium Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are a progressive change in the crystalline lens. They obscure vision, making performing 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 when cataract surgery becomes necessary. Dr. Grossman has performed more than 25,000 cataract procedures. He performs each surgery in state-of-the-art local medical facilities to ensure the best possible safety.

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Types of IOLs Offered at Deen-Gross Eye Centers

Dr. Gross has 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. Dr. Gross believes in this technology so much, he even provided this solution to his own father. Dr. Gross also implants the ReSTOR® brand of multifocal implant. This IOL leads to incredible results, with 90 percent of recipients becoming able to abandon corrective lenses.

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 condition that can result in blindness without proper ophthalmology treatment.

If you have glaucoma, 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.

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The Best Glaucoma Defense Is Early Detection

The most important way to address glaucoma is early diagnosis. 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 one of our ophthalmologists or optometrist so we can determine if you have a serious eye disease.

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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Ophthalmology or Optometry?

Often, patients are not sure if they need the attention of an ophthalmologist or an optometrist. Fortunately, the team at Deen-Gross Eye Centers in Merrillville and Hobart, IN, includes both, so all of your eye-related medical needs can be met at one eye clinic.

Optometry involves examining the eye, diagnosing disorders, and recommending or performing non-invasive procedures. Ophthalmology also involves diagnosing and treating eye conditions, but ophthalmologists are able to perform surgeries such as LASIK or cataract surgery.

At our practice, our optometrist and ophthalmologists work together to diagnose and treat eye diseases. Their expert collaboration often leads to dramatic results for our patients, some of whom are able to achieve 20/20 vision and abandon corrective lenses entirely. When you schedule a consultation with our clinic, our reception team will ask questions about your situation to determine if you would be initially served best with optometry or ophthalmology.

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If you have received care from one of our ophthalmologists or optometrists in Merrillville or Hobart, IN, we hope you'll take the time to leave us a rating and a review. Thank you.
Deen-Gross Eye Center team

Deen-Gross Eye Centers

The team at Deen-Gross Eye Centers is dedicated to providing: 

  • Advanced solutions in a range of specialties
  • State-of-the-art technologies
  • The latest techniques and materials
  • Superior care with exceptionally trained surgeons
  • 24/7 availability

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (219) 769-8989.

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After wearing glasses my entire life, Dr. Gross corrected my eyesight to better than 20/20 vision. Richard B - St. John, IN

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1400 S Lake Park Ave
Ste 103
Hobart, IN 46342

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303 W 89th Ave
Merrillville, IN 46410

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