Columbus, IN

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At the eye place our focus is you

General family optometry services

Our experienced staff provides general optometry services to help you see clearly.


We also offer infant eye exams as a one-time, no-cost eye health and vision assessment for babies of 6-12 months of age. This assessment can determine healthy development of your baby's eyes and vision.

Trust our over 40 years of experience for your eye care needs. Call us to schedule your appointment.


Reliable eye care from dedicated professionals

The Eye Place incorporates knowledge and experience with computerized technology to assist in the evaluation of your vision needs. We test for many ocular diseases to provide you with the proper treatment needed to ensure you still have clear vision.

"Excellent care received."


Diagnosis and treatment of diseases

Eye care equipments
  • Keratoconus

  • Dry Eye Syndrome

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Macular degeneration

  • Diabetes and glaucoma

  • Specializing in cataracts

  • Visual Fatigue Syndrome

  • Computer Vision Syndrome

Optometry services you can depend on

  • Contacts

  • Pediatrics

  • Pre- and Post-Op care for cataract and Lasik surgery

  • Testing for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetes

  • All types of contacts - lenses for dry eyes, specializing in hard-to-fit contact lenses

"Dr. Melissa Almarales is very friendly and creates a very comfortable atmosphere. The entire staff is professional and welcoming. I highly recommend The Eye Place to new families, as well as existing families in Columbus, IN!"

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The Eye Place: Where Our Focus is You, celebrated a ribbon cutting at its beautiful new location. Dr. Melissa Almarales, Dr. Amanda Posey and The Eye Place team opened their new office in mid-June. The Eye Place opened in 1973. Dr. Almarales, CEO/Owner/Optometrist, joined the office in 2005, and has served the Columbus community ever since.



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Ribbon Cutting

Receiving Plaque