About Our Staff
Deen-Gross Eye Centers strongly believes that physician availability is of the utmost importance. In the event of an emergency, our doctors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our physicians offer a full range of eye care services for both adults and children. We have served the community for 40 years and will continue to provide the pinnacle of eye care for years to come.
Dr. David Gross
Dr. David Gross received his medical training at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist. Dr. Gross provides comprehensive eye care to people of all ages in addition to specializing in no-stitch, no-patch cataract surgery using the state-of-the-art phacoemulsification and foldable intraocular lens technique. He is also certified to implant the new ReSTOR and Toric lenses. Dr. Gross performs laser procedures for the treatment of glaucoma, secondary cataracts, and laser vision correction, including LASIK surgery. Dr. Gross has performed over 25,000 lens implant surgeries!
Dr. Jamie Taffora
(formerly Dr. Jamie Joyce)
Dr. Jamie Taffora, received her Optometric training at Illinois College of Optometry. She is a Board Certified Optometrist who has been practicing in the area for over 20 years. Dr. Taffora specializes in primary care optometry, contact lenses and the optical management of intraocular lenses. Dr. Taffora enjoys caring for patients with diabetes and cataracts in addition to treating children and performing routine vision exams for people of all ages.
Dr. Jeffrey Nelson
DeenGross is pleased to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Nelson to our practice. He will be providing surgical and clinical services to our patients. Dr. Nelson grew up in Shipshewana, Indiana. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Nelson then attended the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his Ophthalmology residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Nelson’s professional interests include cataract surgery and general Ophthalmology. He is an active member in the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Indiana State Medical Association. Dr. Nelson is available to see patients at both DeenGross locations.
"After wearing glasses my entire life, Dr. Gross corrected my eyesight to better than 20/20 vision."Richard B - St. John, IN