Serving the New Haven Area Since 1987

1318 Minnich Rd.

New Haven, IN 46774

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Monday 8-5

Tuesday 9-6

Wednesday 9-6

Thursday 8-5

Friday 8-12

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Dr. Thomas E. Baker

Attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Dr. Baker was working on a Chemistry Degree when chose to be an Optometrist. After graduating in 1987 he joined an Optometry Practice with locations in Decatur and New Haven, Indiana. Then in 1994, Dr. Baker opened New Haven Optical, LLC, which is still in its original location.


New Haven Optical is very much a family practice. Dr. Baker sees patients of all ages, including infants. In addition to comprehensive, routine eye care, Dr. Baker offers pre and post procedure care for cataract and LASIK surgery. He can also treat glaucoma, eye infections, and eye injuries like abrasions or foreign body removal.



Dr. Baker and Kay Richards-Baker have been married since 1989 and have three sons: Thomas, William and David. They all attended Concordia Lutheran High School and were in the CLHS Marching Cadets, so of course Dr. Baker and Kay were avid band boosters, being active pit crew members for 10 years! Dr. Baker also sat on the Concordia Lutheran Board of Directors for nine years. These days he and Kay enjoy visitng family across the country, from Naples to San Diego. They recently welcomed to their family their daughter-in-law Rachel, who married William summer of 2017.


Dr. Baker is a contributing member of the AOA, IOA, NEIOS, the New Haven Chamber of Commerce and works with the New Haven Lion's Club.


William and Rachel's Wedding Summer 2017