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James Stewart, OD, FAAO


Dr. Stewart received his Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University in 1985 and went on to a post graduate residency in ocular disease with Omni Eye Services of Chattanooga where he then served as a staff optometrist. He moved back to Indiana in 1994 where he practiced consultative optometry in ocular disease management. He has dedicated his career to specialty practice in the treatment and management of ocular disease and has grown an extensive practice in glaucoma management.

He received his fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry in 1988 and has since served many roles within the profession of Optometry. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Indiana University School of Optometry and has been working with fourth year optometric students since the completion of his residency in 1986. Dr Stewart was honored to be the president of the Indiana Optometric Association in 2013. He later received the IOA’s highest award, the Optometrist of the year in 2018.

Dr. Stewart is married to his wife, Gail Stewart, who is also an optometrist. They have two children, daughter Katherine who is a computer consultant and son Michael who is studying to be an optometrist. Outside of work, Dr. Stewart enjoys photography, woodworking, and playing golf.

Dr. Stewart is proud to be a part of the Eye Surgeons of Indiana.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Certified, National Board of Examiners in Optometry
  • Fellowship Trained, Ocular Disease
  • Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
  • Past President, Indiana Optometric Association
  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Optometry
  • Member, American Optometric Association

Clinical Interests

  • Medical treatment and management of ocular disease
  • Glaucoma treatment
  • Pre and post-operative care


We are pleased to announce that Eye Surgeons of Indiana now has offices in Muncie and Kokomo effective December 30, 2023.

The Muncie office is located at 5091 West Bethel Avenue, Suite 150 – Muncie, IN 47304. Specialists at the Muncie location will include Drs. Michael Hodkin, Anthony Lombardo, Kennedy Reed, Karen Skurner, and James Stewart. Muncie Surgical Care Center is located at the same address in Suite 100 with specialists Drs. Michael Hodkin, and Anthony Lombardo.

The Kokomo office is located at 2302 South Dixon Road, Suite 100 – Kokomo, IN 46902. Specialists at the Kokomo location will include Dr. Karen Skurner.

Office hours will be Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM. Please call us at 317.841.2020 with any questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you in Muncie and Kokomo.

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