Dr. Adam Friend, MD

Dr. Adam Friend, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
48 y/o
25 reviews

Accepting new patients

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

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Care Philosophy

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.Read more

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Dr. Adam S. Friend joined the practice in 1998 and became the surgeon for Eye Care Associates of New Jersey....Read more

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
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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Dr. Friend says...

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.

Dr. Friend's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Friend's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • 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
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • 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


  • Medical School
    Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    New Rochelle Hospital Med Center

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    SUNY Health Science Center

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Tx Southwestern Med Center

    Completed in 1998

  • Undergraduate School
    Brown University / Alpert Medical School

    Graduated in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy