Your First Visit

We know that annual eye exams can be difficult to fit into a busy schedule filled with work and personal and family life. With this in mind, we do what we can to help, knowing that your eye health is precious to you.


With multiple eye center locations conveniently located in the greater Michiana area including offices in Mishawaka, Elkhart , Plymouth and Warsaw,  Grossnickle Eye Center is here for saving your sight.


There are more options than ever before for treating all prescriptions, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism & presbyopia. What Grossnickle Eye Center refractive option is right for you?


Now, Grossnickle Eye Center offers patients the option of choosing  LenSx®. This revolutionary cataract treatment is a bladeless, computer-controlled cataract laser – one of the most advanced devices of its kind.

Meet the Doctors

Over the years, Grossnickle Eye Center has expanded to offer the latest and the best in eye care services. While technology has transformed the procedures and treatments we offer, one thing remains unchanged: the all-important relationship between our physicians and staff, and you, the patient. You’ll find that in everything we do, our first concern is you.

Interview with Dr. Austin Lifferth

Recent interview with Dr. Austin Lifferth as featured on Eye on Michiana.

Grossnickle Eye Center’s Ambulatory Surgery Center Celebrates 30 Years

On Thursday, September 28th, Grossnickle Eye Center celebrated the 30th anniversary of its ambulatory surgery center (ASC) with a staff picnic lunch. Several of the doctors and employees attending GEC’s event were present for the ASC’s first surgery performed in 1987. Over the years, they have watched GEC’s state-of-the-art ASC embrace the latest advances in vision correction technology and expand its team of eye care professionals.

Pictured is our initial surgery crew from the first day:  Shirley Rhodes, Administrator, John Hilgenberg, anesthesiologist, Diana Ostrom, RN, and Bruce Grossnickle, surgeon.