Dr. Adam Friend, MD

Dr. Adam Friend, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
49 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Adam Friend, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Elmwood Park, NJ. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Read his story

Eye Care Associates of New Jersey

1 Broadway Ste 404

Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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more than 99% of peers
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more than 98% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Friend's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Friend "Dr. Adam S. Friend joined the practice in 1998 and became the surgeon for Eye Care Associates of New Jersey. Whether in the operating room or the office, he enjoys the camaraderie of his patients and co-workers. He loves the many technologic advances in the field of ophthalmology and attends courses around the country in order to bring those techniques to his patients. We combine our unique personal touch with the most modern technology, years of experience, and advanced fellowship training to provide the best possible eye care… After graduating from the Ivy League’s Brown University, Adam attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He interned at the New Rochelle Hospital Medical Center before completing his ophthalmology residency at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, where he was elected Administrative Chief Resident his senior year. Afterwards, he did fellowship training in cornea surgery and disease at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and became Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Adam regularly lectures in the community about eye diseases and treatments. He is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He currently serves as medical director of the Bergen Passaic Cataract Surgery & Laser Center and is the former Associate Director of Ophthalmology at the Valley Hospital. He is a past recipient of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Engineering Mass Media Fellowship and had volunteered his time and expertise as a participant in the Volunteer Health Program’s charitable mission to Honduras."


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Care Philosophy

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • New Rochelle Hospital Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • SUNY Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Tx Southwestern Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patient’s Choice Award,
Media & Publications

Dr. Friend has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Diplomate
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Member
  • New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology, Member

Dr. Friend's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Friend to family and friends
based on 29 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Friend's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Dr. Friend is an exceptional doctor with great skill in diagnosing eye disease and preforming surgical procedures. He also takes time to inform his patients and make them comfortable. His staff is also friendly, helpful, professional and knowledgeable. I can definitely recommend Dr. Friend, his associates and staff.
in Elmwood Park, NJ |
Meeting Dr. Friend was a blessing. I trust him and highly recommend him. I felt like I was in good hands.
I am a long withstanding patient of the office of Dr. Friend and just recently I had cataract surgery of both my eyes. From beginning to end of the whole process I had an incredible experience. From the the professionalism in the office to the care and happy atmosphere in the surgical center I was completely relaxed and felt I was in the best hands possible. Everything was explained in detail and I was always treated as an individual not a number. I highly recommend this practice .
Elmwood Park, NJ |
I did not know what to expect after surgery, It was amazing to me how clear & bright everything was!
in Kinnelon |
Went for a second opinion. He was highly recommended and is a very nice doctor and a great staff, but unfortunately he missed the tumor that was growing in the orbit of my left eye. Two weeks later another doctor found it, removed it and turned out to be malignant. Ended up going to Sloan Kettering in NYC for treatment.
in Wanaque, NJ |
He is an expert in his field. He is very thorough, caring, and compassionate - making sure his patients get the best care for their eyes and their sight. He will answer any questions and spend the time necessary to make a patient feel comfortable.
in Saddle Brook, NJ |
Dr Friend is a true professional you are treated with respect and the best of care he spends the time to answer all of your questions. My experience was amazing I highly recommend Dr Friend and his staff for all of your eye care needs.
in Elmwood Park NJ |
I wouldn't trust my eyes to any other Dr.
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Now Accepting New Patients
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Dr. Friend accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthKeepers Plus POS
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink HMO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Friend has admitting privileges

Valley Hospital
223 N Van Dien Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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