Francis Price Jr., M.D.

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.

If you would like to meet with Dr. Price in person, contact us online, or call us at (800) 317-3937 to schedule an appointment.

Internationally Recognized Specialist

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:

Best Doctors
Cornea Research Foundation of America

Founder and President, Cornea Research Foundation of America

The Foundation, established by Dr. Price, houses the largest cornea transplant database in North America.

Ophthalmic Publications

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.

International Presentations and Awards

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.

Research and Development

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.

Bringing World-Class Training Home

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.

American Board of Ophthalmology American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery American Academy of Ophthalmology

"Dr. Price will always have my gratitude and deepest appreciation." – Marlene M.

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Q & A With Dr. Price

When did you know that you wanted to be an ophthalmologist?
My father was also a doctor. I witnessed the positive impact he made on the lives of his patients and I wanted to feel the same way about my work. I took a rotation in ophthalmology while in medical school and found the eye fascinating to look at with fascinating equipment to treat it.

Why do you do Lasik and ICLs?
LASIK and ICLs help eyes have more functional and normal vision. LASIK is safer than contact lenses over a lifetime (if performed appropriately), and I suspect ICLs will be as well. We continue to do research to improve outcomes for both of these surgeries as we do for cataracts and corneal transplants.

What do you love most about your job?
It is a profession that allows constant innovation and growth. I appreciate the challenge, and I love helping people see better!

If you weren't an ophthalmologist, what would you be?
I love nature. If I wasn’t an ophthalmologist, I would be a guide or tracker. I would enjoy helping others get the same enjoyment that I do from hiking and canoeing. I also enjoy growing things, so perhaps a farmer.

When you aren't helping patients, lecturing, or conducting research, how do you like to spend your time?
I love to travel. My wife and I usually make it a family affair and include our children and grandchildren. We especially enjoy canoeing the Canadian boundary waters. I also love gardening and working in the yard.

What is the one thing that you'd like your patients to know about you?
I sincerely appreciate the trust my patients place in me. I work hard to exceed their expectations, and not just through surgery. I try to find ways to eliminate the need for surgery and cure people more effectively
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Indianapolis, IN
(800) 317-3937

Price Vision Group 9002 North Meridian Street #100
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
(317) 844-5530

Price Vision Group is a global leader in corneal transplant, cataract surgery, keratoconus treatment, PRK and LASIK. At our center in Indianapolis, we see patients from Indiana cities including Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Avon, and Greenwood, as well as people who travel from across the U.S. and even abroad for treatment by our renowned physicians.

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