Stephen Johnson, MD
Robert Deitch, MD

INVISION Midwest Eye Institute
200 W. 103rd Street, Suite 1020
Indianapolis, Indiana 46290

(800) 745-7158

Dr. Robert Deitch & Dr. Stephen Johnson

INVISION at Midwest Eye Institute is the refractive surgery practice of Stephen Johnson, MD, and Robert Deitch, MD. Drs. Johnson and Deitch are board-certified ophthalmologists with specialty fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery. They have dedicated their careers to corneal surgery and the restoration of vision.

Drs. Johnson and Deitch have received special recognition from their peers who have named them among the best in their specialty. Dr. Johnson is frequently honored among "The Best Doctors in America: Midwest Region" and "Best Doctors Nationwide." Dr. Deitch has also been honored as one of the "Best Doctors in America", and has been selected by Indiana physicians as "Best Cornea Physician" in an annual Best Doctors survey published by Indianapolis Monthly magazine and, while on the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology at Indiana University Medical Center, he was honored as "Professor of the Year".


State-of-the-art Technology

At INVISION, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Deitch perform refractive procedures in a meticulously maintained, climate-controlled environment utilizing state-of-the-art, wave-front guided Star S4 Excimer laser technology with Active Track. This helps the doctors provide the very best custom correction available for each patient.


Dr. Johnson, Dr. Deitch and their dedicated team of certified LASIK professionals work diligently to offer the highest quality of patient care. Together, their LASIK team has more than 40 years' experience in laser vision correction. The support team provides important assistance to the LASIK surgeons throughout the treatment process. At INVISION, the team members provide patients with pre- and post-operative instructions, maintain the equipment and assist surgeons during procedures. They employ exceptionally trained professionals who share a commitment to ensuring each patient receives the highest quality of care.

What to Expect at INVISION

Deborah K. Smith, COMT, BSBA
Refractive Surgery Coordinator
INVISION at Midwest Eye Institute

While highly skilled and experienced, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Deitch are conservative in their approach to laser vision correction. They have a profound knowledge of corneal surgery and can provide expert advice on the best options for laser vision correction. All prospective patients meet with Deborah Smith, a refractive surgery coordinator, at their initial office visit. Deborah conducts preliminary vision screening tests, including: acuities, lensometry, refractometry, corneal topography and pachymetry to determine if the patient meets the specific criteria for refractive surgery. The doctors examine their patients at the second visit, the pre-operative evaluation, to ensure the patient is a candidate for a favorable refractive surgery outcome. Only those patients who are expected to have an excellent outcome are advised to have surgery. At this visit, the doctors review the risks and benefits of the procedure and allocate ample time to answer questions and address concerns. The day of the procedure, the doctor is available to address any last minute questions prior to surgery; during the procedure, great care is taken to explain each step of the procedure to ease anxiety. Post-operatively, the doctors meet with their patients to monitor the progress of healing and to measure the surgical results. Both doctors live locally and are always available to see their patients in case of an emergency. This focus on patient care ensures the best results for each patient.

Premium Intraocular Lenses

In addition to LASIK refractive surgery, Drs. Johnson and Deitch also offer intraocular refractive procedures using a selection of premium intraocular lenses including AcrySof ReSTOR (multi-focal lens), Crystalens (accommodating lens), Acrysof Toric (astigmatism correcting lens) and a variety of monofocal lenses.

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More About the LASIK Surgeons

Dr. Stephen Johnson received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency in ophthalmology at Indiana University Medical Center. His fellowship training in corneal surgery and diseases was completed at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Johnson has been in the forefront of refractive surgery since its inception. In 1981, he was one of the first surgeons in the United States to study radial keratotomy (RK). He was among the first surgeons in Indiana to perform epikeratophakia and, in 1995, was the first doctor in Indiana to perform FDA approved excimer laser cornea surgery. Dr. Johnson is active in all the prominent ophthalmology organizations.

Dr. Robert Deitch received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in ophthalmology and fellowship training in corneal surgery and diseases at Indiana University Medical Center. Dr. Deitch conducted post-fellowship training at two sites where FDA clinical trials are conducted to develop and refine new refractive surgery techniques: Louisiana State University Eye Center in New Orleans and The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He was on the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology at Indiana University Medical Center, where he taught surgical and medical management of corneal and external eye diseases. Dr. Deitch is currently serving on the Cyber-Sight Advisory Board for ORBIS International. Dr. Deitch uses leading-edge telemedicine via the internet to share his expertise and to provide professional mentoring and patient care consultation to doctors throughout the world. He is an active member of many prominent ophthalmology organizations.


"When I sat up after having laser vision correction all I could say was "Wow", and I'm still saying it! Baseball has always been my passion and having perfect vision is an essential part of the game. My advice to anyone who wears glasses or contacts is to visit INVISION to find out if you are a candidate. This procedure can really change your life." —Todd Dunwoody, Major League Baseball Player

"I am absolutely amazed at how many stars I can see at night! Going on vacation to the mountains or to the ocean has never been more enjoyable. Being able to see clearly without the hassle of contacts has truly made a wonderful difference in the quality of my life!" —Jimmy Parent, Police Officer

"I couldn't have been more pleased with the quality of care and the outcome of my procedure. The staff was extremely friendly and professional. They made me feel quite comfortable and a little less nervous.!" —Jennifer Christian, Dietary Aid/Homemaker

"I really appreciate Dr. Johnson's patience and insistence that I wait until my eyes were fully healed from years of contact lens overuse: that told me a lot about Dr. Johnson's integrity and the genuine care he has for his patients. Also, his office support staff does an excellent job!" —Libby Armstrong, Dispatcher

"I have hated glasses since I was ten years old. And now, after a procedure that seemed only to take seconds, I have thrown them away! I am thrilled with my vision and have had none of the side effects that the media reports. I was so happy with my experience at INVISION that I also paid for my daughter to have the procedure. Her goal was to have her dad walk her down the aisle this summer without either one of us wearing glasses and that goal has been met!" —Darrel Patton, Business Owner

"One of the things I appreciate doing after my laser surgery is wearing fashionable sunglasses. I have purchased several pairs! I also appreciate being able to sit on my couch and see the clock. Exercising is also much easier without my glasses slipping down my nose. But what I most appreciate is the care I received from Dr. Deitch and the INVISION staff. They helped to calm my fears about the procedure and were there for me after the procedure as well!" —Kimberly Thompson, Legal Assistant

"It has been a pleasure working with Dr. Deitch and his staff at InVision Midwest Eye Institute. I had PRK Lasik and the results have been incredible. I have depended on glasses and contacts since a very young age so it almost seems like a miracle to not have to wear them anymore. One of my passions in life is fitness. I am now able to exercise comfortably by not having to constantly adjust dry contacts...amazing!! I recommend InVision to anyone wanting to improve their quality of sight. It is certainly one of the best decisions I have ever made." —Amy Lee Martin, IFBB Professional Figure Competitor



BMoore, Dave Smiley and INVISION team
immediately before LASIK surgery.


BMoore immediately after LASIK surgery.

—Moore, Senior Producer WZPL-FM Smiley Morning Show

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