Specialties: Cataract Surgery, General Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Treatment

Locations:
Williams Eye Institute – Hammond
Williams Eye Institute – Merrillville

Dr. Blake Williams joined Williams Eye Institute in 2020, specializing in glaucoma and refractive cataract surgery, as well as general ophthalmology.  His pending board certification in ophthalmology is expected in early 2021.

Dr. Williams graduated as valedictorian from Munster High School in 2008.  He attended Stanford University and graduated with Honors in 2012 with a degree in Human Biology. Dr. Williams received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine where he began to develop an appreciation for our sense of sight and a love of cataract surgery.

His medical training continued during an internship at Presence Resurrection Hospital in Chicago before returning to the University of Chicago Medicine for his Ophthalmology residency.  As a resident, Blake excelled medically and surgically and was awarded the Greenwald Award for Excellence in Extraocular Surgery as a first-year resident.  He continued to improve his surgical skills throughout residence and developed a particular interest in surgical glaucoma treatment, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery and laser glaucoma surgery.

Dr. Williams’ hobbies include running, biking, mountaineering, and hiking.