A native of Bremen, Dr. Tom Morton has been providing comprehensive vision care to families in the Michiana area since 1984. In addition to complete refractive eyecare services, specialty contact lens care, pediatric vision care and the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, Dr. Morton has extensive expertise in the visual rehabilitation after stroke and brain injury. He has served as Consultant Optometrist to Healthwin Hospital, primarily dealing with stroke and head injury patients, and has been a consultant to the head injury rehabilitation units at four of our area hospitals, providing training and continuing education to the rehabilitation staff. He has worked with several area nursing homes and has served as consultant to the Indiana Department of Corrections in Westville and Michigan City for nearly 15 years.
Dr. Morton regularly volunteers his professional time by joining other area providers in providing critical vision screenings to first graders at our area schools. He is also a member of VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity), an international outreach program that brings quality eye care to underdeveloped nations. He is also an active leader and volunteer in his local church.
After completing his undergraduate studies at Purdue University in the School of Engineering, Dr. Morton attended Indiana University School of Optometry where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree. While at Purdue, Dr. Morton was inducted into Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Fraternity and was a member of the Purdue 500, the top 500 undergraduates at Purdue. He received his Bachelor of Science in Optometry with Distinction from Indiana University, was admitted to the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Fraternity, received the Bernell Scholarship, and served as Assistant Instructor in Geometric Optics while at IU. He continues to keep abreast of the latest developments and technology in eyecare through regular attendance at continuing education conferences and seminars. Dr. Morton maintains board certification through the American Board of Optometry.
Professional affiliations and memberships include the American Optometric Association and include the AOA Contact Lens Section as a charter member, the Indiana Optometric Association (IOA) and the Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA). He has also served as a clinical examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and has served on the Board of Trustees for the IOA. He is past president of the Northcentral Optometric Society and the New Carlisle Lions Club.
Dr. Morton resides in Granger with his wife Carla, a native of New Carlisle and former first grade teacher in the New Prairie school system. Dr. Tom and Carla are proud to have 3 grown children in the health care profession: Cassandra, a nurse; Alexandria, a physician assistant; and Chad, a software engineer in the health care field. When not seeing patients, he enjoys spending any time outdoor, on the water or relaxing at the family lake cottage in Syracuse with their growing family. Dr. Morton and Carla have taken on the challenge of empty-nest as avid cyclists, which often take them into the mountains or exploring our national parks on two wheels.