Dr. Vasilis Makris, MD

Dr. Vasilis Makris, MD


Dr. Makris came to Indiana in 1979. After graduating as an eye surgeon in 1993 from Indiana University, his vision was to find the right location and facility to create an environment that best serves his patients needs. In 1993 he established Makris Vision Group in Muncie, Indiana. Makris Vision Group has been in its current location since established. An on-site fully licensed and accredited ambulatory surgery center was added in 2001.

Dr. Makris is an ocular surgeon practicing general ophthalmology with a special interest in anterior segment surgery. Dr. Makris received his Bachelor of Science degree from Valparaiso University in northwestern Indiana and his Master of Science degree in biochemistry from Loyola University of Chicago. He completed his medical degree studies at Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI). He served his internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital on the north side of Indianapolis. He then completed his residency in ophthalmology at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.


Dr. Makris has been a frequent presenter at national and international meetings. He was awarded the Best Paper of Session in the 2001 American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting.

Some of the many honors and awards that Dr. Makris has earned include:

  • The Peter V. Westheysen and Dr. Halstead S. Murat Academic Scholarships
  • Chairman of his Graduate School Committee
  • Full Academic Assistantship
  • Dean’s Honor List
  • Selected for residency at Cambridge, England
  • Merit Award for Outstanding On-Duty Performance from the Valparaiso University Police Department

He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Eye Surgery. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

  • Clinical assistant professor of Ophthalmology at the Indiana University Department of Ophthalmology Indianapolis

  • Member of the American Academy of Opthalmology

  • Member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

  • Fellow of the American College of Eye Surgeons

  • Member of the Indiana Academy of Opthalmology

  • Member of the International Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

  • Member of the American Medical Association

  • Lecturer at National and International meetings on small incision cataract surgery

  • Manuscript reviewer for the American Academy of Ophthalmology

  • Past board member and legislator liaison for the Indiana Academy of Opthalmology

  • Past member of the International Paralympic Committee

  • Past medical officer of the Association of Blind Athletes

  • Past President of the medical committee of INternational Blind Sports Association

What our patients have to say...

After 60+ years of extreme nearsightedness, I can now see almost 20/20 thanks to my cataract surgery by Dr. Makris. No more glasses or contact lenses; the freedom is great. The entire process was painless as well as professional. I can’t recommend them enough!

Victoria R.

It seems that everyone works together as a team to make the organization as efficient as possible and they are succeeding. Dr. Makris is so thorough with exams and explanations a person feels they are his only patient.

Judith B.

Going to Makris Vision Group for my eye care is the best choice I could have made. The entire staff is great. Plus, they have advanced technology and the capabilities to offer the best in eye care. I can’t say enough good things about everyone there.

Jane P.