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Welcome to Herkert Family Eye Care
Your Optometrist in Indianapolis, IN

Call us at (317)-784-5665 today.

Exceptional eye care, focused on you.

Herkert Family Eye Care opened on December 21, 1998 when Dr. Herkert decided, after working for a larger practice, that he wanted something smaller and more personal where he can decide the best treatment plan for his patients. HFEC was born just a few years later. The practice was incorporated as of July of 1998 - the official opening was December 21, 1998. In the beginning there were only two staff members in addition to Dr. Herkert. Ten years later, in 2008, the practice moved down the road to our current location to accommodate the significant growth in our patient base.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Dr. Herkert and the Herkert Family Eye Care Staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Indianapolis area. Our 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 Indianapolis office at (317)-784-5665.

Get in touch with us to set up an appointment or click the Learn More button to find new patient forms, in-network insurance information, and frequently asked questions!

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”

Hellen Keller

Dr. Daniel Herkert
Indianapolis Optometrist | Herkert Family Eye Care
6904 S East St Ste C
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Phone: (317)-784-5665 
Fax: (317) 784-7011

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Meet The Doctor

Learn Who We Are

  • Daniel L. Herkert
    O.D.
    Optometrist

    Dr. Herkert is a 1991 graduate of the Indiana School of Optometry. His experience includes eight years with the Indiana Eye Clinic. He also spent a year teaching at the Indianapolis Eye Center and is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Indiana Optometric Society. He takes great pride in listening to his patients' needs and helping them to find the best prescription for glasses and/or contact lenses.

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More than meets the eye

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    One of the leading causes of vision loss in people who are age 50 or older is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This common eye condition leads to damage of a small spot near the center of the retina called the macula. The macula provides us with the ability to clearly see objects that are straight ...

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  • Diabetic Eye Diseases

    Diabetes is a condition that involves high blood sugar (glucose) levels. This can affect many parts of the body, including the eyes. One of the most common diabetic eye diseases is diabetic retinopathy, which is also a leading cause of blindness in American adults. Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy ...

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  • Presbyopia

    Somewhere around the age of 40, most people’s eyes lose the ability to focus on close-up objects. This condition is called presbyopia. You may start holding reading material farther away, because it is blurry up close. Reading suddenly gives you eyestrain. You might wonder when manufacturers started ...

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  • Laser Cataract Surgery

    The only way to correct the clouded vision caused by advanced cataracts is surgical intervention. If you find yourself pursuing cataract surgery to remove one or both cataract-disease lenses, you may be wondering what surgical approaches are available for treatment. Although eye surgeons have successfully ...

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  • Cataract Surgery

    With cataract surgery, your ophthalmologist removes the cataract-diseased lens of your eye. The ophthalmologist then replaces your natural lens with an artificial one. The Procedure This outpatient procedure is generally safe and takes less than an hour. Your ophthalmologist will dilate your pupil ...

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  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy

    Fuchs' dystrophy (pronounced fooks DIS-truh-fee) is an eye disease characterized by degenerative changes to the cornea’s innermost layer of cells. The cause for Fuchs' dystrophy is not fully understood. If your mother or father has the disease, then there is roughly a 50 percent chance that you will ...

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  • Peripheral Vision Loss

    Normal sight includes central vision (the field of view straight ahead) and peripheral vision (the field of view outside the circle of central vision). The inability to see within a normal range of view often indicates peripheral vision loss. In severe cases of peripheral vision loss, individuals only ...

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  • Presbyopia

    As we age, our eyes—like the rest of our bodies—begin to lose flexibility and strength. When this happens to the lens of the eye and its surrounding muscles, your lens will become stiff. This makes it harder to see close objects clearly because the eyes can't focus properly. It's a natural part of ...

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  • Patches

    Eye patches are used to strengthen muscle control in weak eyes. By placing a patch over the strong eye, the weaker eye is forced to do the heavy lifting. While it may be uncomfortable for the patient at first, the muscle controlling the weaker eye will become tougher and more resilient. This will allow ...

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  • How to Transition Into Different Lighted Situations

    Does it take a little while for your eyes to adjust to the dark? Try a few of these tips. ...

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