Eye Care Designed for You

Eye Care Designed for You

I have now reached my late 60’s. My body is telling me I cannot continue to work at the pace I have in the past.  While I will continue to see patients on a regular schedule, I needed to ponder the next phase for Moody Eyes:

  1. How do I develop a team to provide our patients with the great eye care and personal touch they have come to expect from me?
  2. How do I communicate this to you in such a way that you will continue to come to us for your eye care, glasses, and contact lenses?

So I went to Our Core Beliefs…

An Exceptional Eye Care Experience for Every Patient

Exceptional eye care always starts with people. I have recruited top notch optometrists who are personable, skilled, and ready to take care of your precious gift of sight. I am happy to have Dr. Lambert, Dr. Swift, and Dr. Hudak (Click Here for Info on Our Doctors). Then I put together a great group of friendly, caring, and talented staff. I would trust my vision to this group without hesitation…and you can, too.

An Enjoyable and Inspiring Environment

I wanted an office environment you will love to visit again and again…

  • Frames laid out on tables so it is easy for you try them on.
  • Jazz music playing in the background with a pleasant scent in the air.
  • Lighting that gives you an “at home” feeling.

Updated Pricing that Saves You Money

We developed our “Deli” pricing model…

  • Choose a frame

    • We carry independent frame lines that give you amazing designs with top quality construction starting at just $55.
    • No frame is more than $275, including our European brands
  • Choose a lens

    • Typically, your doctor will prescribe the lenses that are best for you, but we have all the lens styles you will need.
    • Our lenses include the most common features that you will pay extra for at most optical stores…
      • Higher Index – for a thinner lens with clearer optics
      • Hard Coat – to help reduce lens scratches
      • AR Non-Glare – to reduce glare from lights, screens, etc.
  • Choose your lens options

    • Retina Shield – to block the blue light from monitors
    • Transitions® – lenses that change with sunlight
    • Polarized – prescription sunglasses you will love to wear

As an added benefit, our glasses have a 1-year warranty included so you do not have to worry in case of an accident.

I am proud of what Moody Eyes has become…the first choice for eye care in Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Greenwood, and the surrounding area.

Why don’t you schedule your next eye exam now? Or, just stop by to meet our staff and see what we’ve done. I believe you are going to love what you find.

Dr. Moody

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Frames and Lenses Complete $125

Frames and Lenses Complete…Just $125

Taking care of your eyes should be simple and affordable. When shopping for new glasses your choices are often limited to expensive independent optometrists, large optical chain stores, or cheap online sellers. Now you have a different optical option in Indianapolis…Moody Eyes.

Our “Deli” System for Buying Your New Eyeglasses Makes It as Easy as 1 -2 1 3

#1 – Select a Frame

You should have glasses you love to wear.. We avoid the well-known designers to bring you frames from independent designers with well-crafted designs at a lower cost. We pass that savings on to you. Our frames range from $55 to $175 when you use our Vision Club pricing.

#2 – Select a Lens

Your doctor will discuss your vision needs with you and prescribe the right lens for you. Whether you need single vision, bifocal, trifocals, or progressive no-lines, we have the lens for you at an amazing price. Single vision lenses with Non-Glare AR coating are $70.

#3 – Select Lens Options

You might want prescription sunglasses…we have amazing deals on these. Or, you might like the lenses that get dark in sunlight. Or, you may want to protect your eyes from the potentially harmful effects of blue light with our Retina Shield.

That’s it…1-2-3…and your new glasses will be ready for you within a few days. Frames and lenses complete $125…your best choice for looking great and seeing your best.

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or, Bring Us Your Doctor’s Prescription for Professional  Assistance


“Your World is Better When You See Better”


3 Reasons to Get Your Eyes Examined

People often ask me how often they should have their eyes examined. Typically you should have your eyes examined once a year. This is especially true if you have are being treated by a doctor for any health condition, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.

We often find people put off getting their eyes examined for various reasons. This can seem like a smart way to save money on eye exams, glasses, or contact lenses. But, when you consider how much we spend on entertainment, dining at restaurants, and other things, doesn’t it make sense to invest in maintaining your gift of sight.

3 Reasons to Schedule Your Eye Exam Now

#1 – Blurry Vision

Whether you have trouble reading or seeing things far away, it is time to get your eyes examined.. Most of the time an updated glasses or contact lenses prescription will help you see better. If your issue is due to something else, we will help you get the care you need.

#2 – Broken Glasses / Out of Contact Lenses

When you are trying to wear broken glasses or you are wearing your contact lenses too long because you have run out, it is time to get your eyes examined. Wearing worn out glasses or contacts can not only strain your eyes, this can cause permanent damage to your eyes.

#3 – Headaches / Eyestrain

Your eyes are trying to get your attention when you develop headaches or eyestrain. They are telling you, “It’s time to get us checked out.”  Don’t disappoint them. Bring them in today to get an eye exam.

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Our Eye Doctors Are Ready to Care For Your Vision

Dr. Penn Moody

Southpointe:  Monday and Thursday                 Downtown:  Wednesday                Northside:  Tuesday and Friday


Dr. Jessica Lambert

Southpointe:  Wednesday and Friday                 Downtown:  Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday


Dr. Brian Swift

Southpointe:  Tuesday

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“Your World is Better When Your Vision is Better”

Use Your HSA for New Glasses or Contact Lenses

Did you know you can use your HSA for new glasses or contact lenses?

Many of our patients do not realize they can use their HSA for eye exams, new glasses, and contact lenses. Since most vision plans only cover a portion of the cost of eyeglasses and contact lenses this is a great way to purchase the new frames and lenses you want.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3…

  1. Schedule your eye exam online or by calling us at 317-883-1122
  2. Bring your HSA card with you to your exam
  3. Save money with your vision benefits and our Vision Club pricing

Eye Exams – Contact Lenses – Eyeglasses – Medical Eye Care

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Your Kids Think Their Vision is Normal

Did you know over 80% of what we learn comes through our eyes? Imagine what a difference clear, comfortable vision can make in the classroom or while playing sports. Young people do not always know they are having vision problems because your kids think their vision is normal.

Your Child Needs an Eye Exam Before They Go Back-to-School

How do you know? Only by getting their eyes examined can you be sure your child’s vision is good. We know you want to take care of your child’s vision. One of our eye doctors  in Indianapolis (Dr. Moody, Dr. Lambert, Dr. Swift, Dr. Hudak, Dr. Shoemaker) will examine your child’s eyes to determine if glasses or contact lenses would be helpful.

Glasses and Contact Lenses

Our experienced optical staff will help you and your child select frames they will love to wear if glasses are needed. We have a great selection of frames for kids, including styles they will like and sturdy enough to stand up to a child’s lifestyle. We also have a one year warranty.

Your child may prefer contact lenses. We have experience helping young people discover how convenient and easy contact lens wear can be. We will help them learn to put contacts on and take them off, plus they will have an adjustment period to see if contact lenses are the right choice for them. Remember, at Moody Eyes we use trial lenses so you do not have to buy contacts until we are sure they work.

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Sharing the Gift of Sight with Indianapolis and Around the World

I had a patient recently who purchased glasses from Warby Parker because they “give a pair for every pair you buy.” She was surprised to learn the many ways we are sharing our gift of sight with Indianapolis and around the world

Tear Down the Walls Ministry


This is a Christian ministry that helps the homeless here in Indianapolis. Brian Walls, the founder, has dedicated his life to helping these “friends”, as he calls them. Several years ago we volunteered to provide free eye care and glasses to the homeless through his ministry. This program has been rewarding to both the doctors and staff. Learn more about Brian and his ministry here: https://www.tdwm.org/

Partnering with Ray Skillman to Provide Free Exams and Glasses for School Children

We work through the Perry Township school counselors to provide free eye exams and glasses for school children. The school’s social workers screen the kids, then bring them to us. We have had some amazing experiences as the kids react to seeing the world clearly, some for the first time in years.

Optometry Giving Sight

This is an international organization that provides training for optometrists and helps establish eye care services around the world. Good eye sight is one of the keys to improving economic opportunity. We make a monthly donation to this wonderful organization. Find out more information at their website: https://givingsight.org/

Stand Up 2 Cancer

SU2C is an organization founded by entertainers to raise money for cancer research. You may have seen their Moment of Silence at a World Series Game. We carry the SU2C line of eyeglass frames. A portion of each frame purchased goes to support SU2C. Buy a frame – automatically make a donation. Find out more here:  https://standuptocancer.org/

Sharing Our Gift of Sight with Indianapolis and Around the World

We know we live in a diverse world. We want to be good citizens and we love to share our passion for eye care and great vision. When you come to Moody Eyes you will not only get great, personalized eye care but you will help others who are less fortunate. Sharing our gift of sight with Indianapolis and around the world is a Win-Win for all of us.

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Special Pricing on Polarized Sunglasses for National Sunglasses Day

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Special Pricing on Polarized Prescription Sunglasses for National Sunglasses Day

Every year people damage their eyes by not wearing prescription sunglasses. In 2018 The The Vision Council celebrates National Sunglasses Day on June 27th. This annual event shares how important it is to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays of the sun. To help you protect your eyes we are offering special pricing on prescription sunglasses for the whole month of June.

Polarized Prescription Sunglasses Make a Difference

Normal sunglasses reduce the amount of light. For example, they might only allow 50% of the light rays through. But, polarized sunglasses are different. The lenses actually have filters in the lenses that only let certain rays through. This cuts down on glare. For example, when looking at the sun reflecting off of a car hood or when driving with snow on the ground. By reducing glare polarized prescription sunglasses relax your eyes for more comfortable vision.

Reflective UV rays can damage your eyes as much as direct light. Research shows water can reflect up to 100% of UV, while snow can reflect over 80%. Even grass can reflect up to 3 percent!

How Does UV Light Damage Your Eyes?

Exposure to UV light over time can lead to cataracts, corneal burns, macular degeneration, and other vision problems. Many of these conditions appear after years of UV exposure. This article from Prevent Blindness will help explain how this occurs.

Protect Your Children’s Eyes with Polarized Sunglasses

Kids are exposed to as much as 3 times the UV light as adults. Part of this is because of the time they spend outdoors playing or participating in sports. Yet only a small percentage of parents report their kids wear sunglasses regularly when outdoors. Exposure to UV rays when young can lead to increased eye problems as an adult. Read this article on protecting your child’s eyes for more information.

Special Pricing – Polarized Prescription Sunglasses

We want you to protect your eyes with prescription sunglasses. To celebrate National Sunglasses Day we are offering special pricing on prescription polarized sunglasses at all three of our Indianapolis eye doctor offices from June 25-29th. When you purchase a frame you will receive a discounted price for lenses. This includes not only single vision but no-line progressives and bifocals, too.

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Ultraviolet and Blue Light Can Permanently Damage Your Eyes

There has been a lot of research and articles lately on how ultraviolet and blue light can permanently damage your eyes. Dr. Craig Sultan, owner of Eyeworks Optometry in Napa, CA, has written a great article on this subject. With Dr. Sultan’s permission I have included it in this week’s blog.

Ultraviolet and Blue Light Can Permanently Damage Your Eyes

At Moody Eyes we recommend blue light protection for our patients who spend much of their time on a digital device. These days that seems like everyone. Ask us about Retina Shield, an in expensive and effective way to protect your eyes. We also recommend quality prescription sunglasses that protect our eyes from the UV light. They also reduce glare and make it easier to see in bright sunlight.

Here is Dr. Sultan’s article…

Ultraviolet and Blue Light

Sunlight contains UV and blue light. UV light is part of the non-visible light spectrum and we are exposed to it every day when we’re out in the sun. It can cause damage to our eyes, particularly the cornea and the lens.

TOO MUCH UV light affects the front of the eye (cataract formation), while TOO MUCH blue light causes damage to the back of the eye (risk of age-related macular degeneration – AMD).


The cumulative effect of UV exposure can contribute to cataracts and other eye diseases.

UV light can cause sunburn and destruction of vitamin A. In more chronic forms, it can lead to skin wrinkling and damage to DNA, which can lead to melanomas and other skin disease. So exposure to UVB is cumulative to both the body and the eyes.

Just as UV light is dangerous to our skin, it’s also dangerous to our eyes. So it’s important that we protect them from UV damage.


Not all blue light is bad. Blue light can have healthy affects on vision as well as the body, and it is blue-turquoise light that tends to have beneficial effects.

Inadequate light exposure means inadequate blue-turquoise light, which can throw off our sleep/wake cycle. So this blue-turquoise light really plays a vital role in the general health of the individual.

There’s an increase in the use of digital devices and LED lights and compact fluorescent lamps which emit a high levels of blue light.

Blue light reaches deeper into the eye and its cumulative effect can cause damage to the retina. Furthermore, in certain wavelengths, blue light is implicated in the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

By 2020, 90% of our light sources is estimated to be LED lighting. So our exposure to blue light is only increasing.

This underscores the need for us to protect our eyes from the harmful bands of blue-violet light.

Who most needs protection?

Those who have high exposure to white LED or fluorescent light bulbs in offices and homes, frequent users of LED computer monitors, tablets or smart phones.

Many companies are working on technology to look at harmful blue light and ways to block that and still allow healthy blue light to remain.

What Is Blue Light?

Visible light is much more complex than you might think.

Stepping outdoors into sunlight; flipping on a wall switch indoors; turning on your computer, phone or other digital device — all of these things result in your eyes being exposed to a variety of visible (and sometimes invisible) light rays that can have a range of effects.

Most people are aware that sunlight contains visible light rays and also invisible ultra violet rays that can tan or burn the skin. But what many don’t know is that the visible light emitted by the sun comprises a range of different-colored light rays that contain different amounts of energy.

Rays on the red end of the visible light spectrum have longer wavelengths and, therefore, less energy. Rays on the blue end of the spectrum have shorter wavelengths and more energy.
On one end of the visible light spectrum, blue light rays with the shortest wavelengths and highest energy, are sometimes called blue-violet or violet light. This is why the invisible electromagnetic rays just beyond the visible light spectrum are called ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

The Perils And Benefits Of UV

UV rays have higher energy than visible light rays, which makes them capable of producing changes in the skin that create a suntan. In fact, the bulbs in tanning booths emit a controlled amount of UV radiation specifically for this reason.

But too much exposure to UV causes painful sunburn — and even worse, can lead to skin cancer. These rays also can cause sunburned eyes — a condition called photokeratitis or snow blindness.

But ultraviolet radiation, in moderation, also has beneficial effects, such as helping the body manufacture adequate amounts of vitamin D.

Key Points About Blue Light

Blue light is everywhere.
Sunlight is the main source of blue light, and being outdoors during daylight is where most of us get most of our exposure to it.

The display screens of computers, electronic notebooks, smartphones and other digital devices emit significant amounts of blue light. The amount of HEV light these devices emit is only a fraction of that emitted by the sun. But the amount of time people spend using these devices and the proximity of these screens to the user’s face have many eye doctors are concerned about possible long-term effects of blue light on eye health.


Apple Released Blue Light Filter In iOS Update For iPhones And iPads

Blue light exposure may increase the risk of macular degeneration.

The fact that blue light penetrates all the way to the retina (the inner lining of the back of the eye) is important, because laboratory studies have shown that too much exposure to blue light can damage light-sensitive cells in the retina. This causes changes that resemble those of macular degeneration which can lead to permanent vision loss.

Although more research is needed to determine how much natural and man-made blue light is “too much blue light” for the retina, many eye care providers are concerned that the added blue light exposure from computer screens, smartphones and other digital devices might increase a person’s risk of macular degeneration later in life.

Blue light contributes to digital eye strain.

Because short-wavelength, high energy blue light scatters more easily than other visible light, it is not as easily focused. When you’re looking at computer screens and other digital devices that emit significant amounts of blue light, this unfocused visual “noise” reduces contrast and can contribute to digital eye strain.

Research has shown that computer glasses with yellow-tinted lenses may increase comfort when you’re viewing digital devices for extended periods of time.

Click here for more from Dr. Craig Sultan and Eyeworks Optometry

Is Your Vision Plan Really Worth the Money?

Vision plans are a common benefit for many employees. On the surface they appear to give you access to vision care you might not be able to afford. They claim to save you money when you purchase glasses or contact lenses. Is your vision plan worth really worth the money? Does it really save you as much as it claims?


Your Vision Plan is NOT “insurance”, but a  “Package of Benefits”

When I tell this to patients they usually ask me, “What do you mean?” Consider this: If you are in a car wreck your insurance will cover repairs according to your contract. If you have another wreck 6 months later they will cover it again. The same is true of health insurance. When you use your vision plan benefits the clock starts running again. Typically, you can only use the benefits every 1 or 2 years.


Your Vision Plan May Limit Your Selection

Some vision plans make you choose from their frame display. This might seem easier but usually it reduces your choices to frames that are low priced and high volume. This will restrict you when you are looking for a unique or different personal style.


Your Vision Plan May Delay Your Glasses

Some vision plans require that your eye doctor in Indianapolis use their optical lab to process your glasses. Many times this can cause delays in delivery or, even, quality control issues.


Your Vision Plan Requires Pre-Determined Co-Pays

When you use your vision plan there are contracted co-pays. These payments for options and upgrades are non-negotiable. They can add literally hundreds of dollars to your out-of-pocket costs for new glasses.


Is Your Vision Plan Really Worth the Money?

This depends on the plan and who is paying the monthly premium. A few vision plans are worth it, but most are not, especially if you have to pay part of the premium out-of-pocket.


You can often find a better deal on high quality glasses in Indianapolis by comparing your vision benefit plan with what you would pay without it. At Moody Eyes we will take the time to compare our Vision Club pricing for you. Then you will know the answer to “Is your vision plan really worth the money?”  Click Here for More Info

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