Many of our patients at Price Vision Group are unaware that the eye doctor performing their eye exam is one of the premier ophthalmologists and LASIK specialists in the world. Indianapolis patients of Dr. Francis Price Jr. know him as a caring and gifted doctor who prioritizes their eye health and vision. But the numerous patients and physicians who travel great distances to benefit from his expertise know him as one of the top corneal specialists in the field.
Optometrists and ophthalmologists worldwide refer their challenging patients – those who need a corneal transplant, exchange of an intraocular lens, or complicated reconstruction of the front part of the eye, including artificial irises – to Dr. Price. He has been named one of the Best Doctors In America® for corneal disease and transplantation. Here are just a few of the reasons why:
The Foundation, established by Dr. Price, houses the largest cornea transplant database in North America.
Dr. Price has published more than 160 ophthalmic articles in peer-reviewed journals and authored several cornea textbooks. His articles are among the most highly cited in the field of ophthalmology, as evidenced by his high “impact factor” which tracks the number of times that articles are cited.
Dr. Price has earned national and international recognition for his research and contributions in the field of ophthalmology. In the past 10 years, more than 700 corneal surgeons from more than 30 countries have attended Dr. Price's surgical training classes in Indianapolis. In addition, Dr. Price is regularly requested to present talks at eye meetings around the world.
Dr. Price has been a principal investigator in more than 100 clinical research studies and has conducted his own studies on ophthalmic medications and devices, such as Excimer lasers, as well as surgical procedures including LASIK and cornea transplants. He played a key role in the research that led to the approval of LASIK in the United States. He is also a teacher, lecturer and inventor, holding U.S. patents for special devices used in ophthalmic surgery.
Dr. Price was born and raised on the south side of Indianapolis. Prior to his distinguished career in ophthalmology, Dr. Price graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Notre Dame. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University Medical School, where he also completed his residency in ophthalmology. He completed a prestigious fellowship in corneal and external eye disease at Tulane University. He earned board-certification in ophthalmology, and established Price Vision Group more than 30 years ago.
Dr. Price established a nationally ranked cornea fellowship program here in Indianapolis that provides exceptional training to the next generation of cornea surgeons. The first laser vision correction procedure in Indiana was performed at Price Vision Group. He has played a key role in advancing LASIK by working directly with the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.