Optometrists in New Jersey

Toms River (46)Paramus (39)Jersey City (33)Freehold (32)Edison (30)
Iselin (30)East Brunswick (27)Princeton (26)Clifton (25)Brick (23)Fair Lawn (23)Union (22)Vineland (20)Cherry Hill (19)Elizabeth (19)Marlton (17)Moorestown (17)Woodbridge (17)Newark (16)Red Bank (16)East Orange (15)Trenton (15)Wayne (15)Springfield (14)Blackwood (13)Bloomfield (13)Bridgewater (13)Hackensack (13)Livingston (13)Eatontown (12)Howell (12)North Brunswick (12)West New York (12)West Orange (12)Englewood (11)Lakewood (11)Oakhurst (11)Parsippany (11)Voorhees (11)Watchung (11)Woodbury (11)Linden (10)Matawan (10)Union City (10)Bayonne (9)Burlington (9)Camden (9)East Hanover (9)Ewing (9)Hamilton Square (9)Mays Landing (9)Medford (9)Monroe Township (9)Old Bridge (9)Paterson (9)Randolph (9)Totowa (9)Edgewater (8)Flemington (8)Hamilton (8)Hillsborough (8)Hoboken (8)Holmdel (8)Little Falls (8)Millville (8)North Bergen (8)Pennington (8)Rockaway (8)Rutherford (8)Somerset (8)South Plainfield (8)Westfield (8)Westwood (8)Bergenfield (7)Hackettstown (7)Hammonton (7)Kearny (7)Ledgewood (7)Long Branch (7)Morristown (7)Mount Laurel (7)Passaic (7)Phillipsburg (7)Ridgewood (7)Secaucus (7)Sparta (7)Willingboro (7)Wyckoff (7)Bridgeton (6)Clinton (6)Collingswood (6)Cranford (6)Elmwood Park (6)Fort Lee (6)Lawrence Township (6)Lawrenceville (6)Manahawkin (6)Manasquan (6)Margate City (6)Montclair (6)Newton (6)North Haledon (6)Pennsville (6)Piscataway (6)Plainsboro (6)Pleasantville (6)Sewell (6)Teaneck (6)Verona (6)Annandale (5)Berkeley Heights (5)Cinnaminson (5)Denville (5)Dover (5)Irvington (5)Neptune (5)New Providence (5)Palisades Park (5)Perth Amboy (5)Rahway (5)Riverdale (5)Rochelle Park (5)Sea Girt (5)Somerville (5)Washington (5)Audubon (4)Bedminster (4)Cape May Court House (4)Clark (4)East Windsor (4)Englewood Cliffs (4)Englishtown (4)Florham Park (4)Fords (4)Glassboro (4)Green Brook (4)Hawthorne (4)JOINT BASE MDL (4)Jackson (4)Lyndhurst (4)Lyons (4)Madison (4)Manalapan (4)Middletown (4)New Brunswick (4)Pompton Plains (4)Ramsey (4)Raritan (4)Scotch Plains (4)Ship Bottom (4)Shrewsbury (4)South Orange (4)Stanhope (4)West Berlin (4)West Caldwell (4)Whiting (4)Barnegat (3)Belleville (3)Bellmawr (3)Bound Brook (3)Budd Lake (3)Carteret (3)Chester (3)Clementon (3)Closter (3)Delran (3)Deptford (3)Egg Harbor Township (3)Flanders (3)Forked River (3)Garfield (3)Glen Rock (3)Haddonfield (3)Hazlet (3)Highland Park (3)Hillsdale (3)Kinnelon (3)Lake Hopatcong (3)Linwood (3)Lumberton (3)Maple Shade (3)Metuchen (3)Northfield (3)Nutley (3)Ocean City (3)Ocean (3)Oradell (3)Orange (3)Pennsauken (3)Rio Grande (3)Robbinsville (3)Runnemede (3)Saddle Brook (3)Short Hills (3)Summit (3)Wall Township (3)Williamstown (3)

Learn more about Optometrists

An optometrist is a healthcare provider who specializes in routine and preventive eye and vision care. Optometrists diagnose vision abnormalities and prescribe eyeglasses and contacts. They detect and treat cataracts, glaucoma, and eye infections. Optometrists also screen for conditions that affect the eyes and vision, including high blood pressure and diabetes.

An optometrist typically:

  • Evaluates a patient’s medical and vision history

  • Educates the patient about eye and vision disease prevention and health

  • Performs a comprehensive eye and vision exam and evaluates blood pressure

  • Performs and interprets specialized eye tests

  • Diagnoses and often treats acute and chronic eye diseases and conditions that affect vision, including eye injuries, vision problems, cataracts, and glaucoma

  • Screens for conditions that increase the risk of eye and vision conditions including diabetes and high blood pressure

  • Prescribes eye glasses, contacts, and certain medications

  • Refers patients to an ophthalmologist for serious eye problems and most eye surgeries

  • Performs laser or glaucoma surgeries in some cases

  • Provides eye and vision care before and after eye surgery

An optometrist may also be known by the following names: eye doctor, vision care specialist, and Doctor of Optometry (OD).

There are 1501 specialists practicing Optometry in New Jersey with an overall average rating of 4.3 stars. There are 34 hospitals in New Jersey with affiliated Optometry specialists, including Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Morristown Medical Center.