Joseph M. Mackey, M.D.

meet Dr. Mackey

Joseph M. Mackey, M.D. was born and raised in Bloomington, IN. He initially graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor's in biology, and then he received a medical degree from the Indiana University Medical School, both with honors. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Dr. Mackey was one of the first eye surgeons in Indiana to perform LenSx laser cataract surgery, and he has performed more than 10,000 ocular procedures at The Eye Center of Southern Indiana. He is dedicated to offering the best to his patients, providing safe and effective treatments featuring the most cutting-edge techniques and technologies.

Dr. Mackey was an accomplished athlete in high school, and he and his family remain avid sports enthusiasts. He and his wife, Meredith, have two children, Austin and Taylor, all of whom regularly enjoy playing tennis, like Dr. Mackey.

Organizations and Experience

Dr. Mackey is proud to be affiliated with the following organizations:

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Indiana University Medical School
  • University of Florida
  • The Eye Center of Southern Indiana

Specialties and Expertise

Dr. Mackey specializes in anterior segment surgery, LASIK surgery, and cataract surgery. He also treats glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and macular degeneration while prescribing and delivering remedies for common eye problems, like dry eye.


"I just had my LASIK eye surgery done with Dr. Mackey at the Eye Center yesterday.  I recommend it highly, and wish I had done it sooner.  The staff was as sweet as can be, and I felt so comfortable the entire time.  I would really like to thank Dr.Mackey, Dr Gray and Melissa for taking such good care of me.  There was virtually no wait times which cut down on my nerves substantially.  The procedure itself was completely painless and was over before I knew it. I’m super pleased with my experience:)"



"Outstanding surgeon for my lasik! The eye center of southern Indiana is a top notch facility - I chose it over anything in the Indianapolis area because it's the best. "



"The staff and atmosphere is wonderful here.  I got lasik surgery here in December and the procedure went smoothly.  The center itself is very comfortable and relaxing.  The staff are all wonderful, from very professional, competent doctors to friendly welcome personnel.  Dr. Mackey performed my lasik surgery and Dr. Gray has been my post op doc.  Both drs. are professional and personable.  Dr. Mackey and his surgery staff made me feel very comfortable and prepared for surgery, and Dr. Gray has been monitoring my healing process quite well and always answers my many questions.  The cost may not be the lowest in southern Indiana for lasik, but the care and services are outstanding and worthwhile."



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