Ophthalmologists Improving Vision and Lives for Over 40 Years

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Covid-19 Update

We are happy to report that we have reopened with new safety protocols in place at our offices in Merrillville and Hobart, IN. Dr. David Gross, Dr. Jeffrey Nelson, and Dr. Jamie Taffora would like to personally assure you that we are doing everything we can to protect our patients and staff during this unprecedented time. 

What We Are Doing for Everyone's Safety

We have designed a comprehensive safety program based on guidelines from the CDC and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. All staff members have been educated regarding these important guidelines.
We will be following new social distance protocols as well as implementing extreme surface cleaning for increased safety.
Our doctors and staff will be wearing facial coverings as a safety precaution at both of our locations.
We are requesting that all of our patients please wear some sort of mask or cloth facial barrier as well when visiting. Thank you.
Questions? Please do not hesitate to call our office at (219) 769-8989 with any concerns you might have. It is our goal to provide you with any extra reassurance you may need prior to your visit. 

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

Call Us: (219) 769-8989

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Dr. Nelson, Dr. Gross, and Dr. Taffora

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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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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...

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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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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.

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

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 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.

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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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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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My husband and I have had cataract surgery with him.  Just the best care by all.  Can't day enough great things about everyone and of course the Dr.

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Dr. Gross has been my ophthalmologist since 1995 and always exhibits excellent clinical prowess and the absolute highest level of professionalism...

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Deen-Gross Eye Centers

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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Hobart Office

1400 S Lake Park Ave
Ste 103
Hobart, IN 46342

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303 W 89th Ave
Ste E4
Merrillville, IN 46410

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