Dr. Alyson Yashar, MD

Dr. Alyson Yashar, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 50
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Dr. Alyson Yashar, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. She is 50 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Read her story

577 Chestnut Ridge Rd Ste 4

Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677

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  • Aetna
  • EmblemHealth
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Yashar's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Yashar "Alyson Yashar, MD graduated from Brown University and NYU School of Medicine, where she was president of her class. She completed an internship in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital. She performed her eye surgery training at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Dr. Yashar completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology, also at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, and simultaneously received additional training in oculoplastics. She is presently an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at NYU School of Medicine and teaches at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Neuro-ophthalmology has a diagnostic and medical focus, concentrating on diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, double vision, decreased vision, brain tumors, and unexplained visual loss. Many patients are co-managed by their neurologist, rheumatologist, or internist. In addition to providing general eye care, Dr. Yashar also focuses on LASIK, cataract surgery, eyelid surgery -- both cosmetic and functional -- as well as eyelid tumors and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Yashar is credentialed to perform LASIK for myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism."


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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses

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
  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Columbia Presby Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Columbia Presby Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Yashar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Yashar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Yashar to family and friends
based on 125 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Yashar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Woodcliff Lake |
Terrible experience!!! Went there for an eye infection. I have seen her last year for the same problem and still had the Rx from last visit. I told her that I have been taking them for past 3 days but I don't think it helps. Although she agreed that I may need a stronger Rx she still didn't prescribe it saying lets see what happens in 2 days. Had to suffer two more days and when went back for a "follow up" got another co pay charge again this time she decided to prescribe the antibiotic joking
in Mahwah, NJ |
The best care! Wouldn't go anywhere else!
Montvale, NJ |
Had cataract surgery on both eyes and found the whole process to be excellent. I would recommend Dr. Yashar to anyone.
Spring Valley, NY |
If it was not for the fact that I really like Dr. Yashar, I would not go there anymore. I have had several problems with their billing department throughout the years, and to order contacts over the phone is a nightmare. The staff are not so friendly over the phone and have no telephone etiquette. When they call and leave a message they do not identify themselves. Otherwise, Dr. Yashar is excellent but unless they change their office practices I may look for another ophthalmologist.
in Mahwah, NJ |
Dr Yashar is a virtuoso non pare. Kind, intelligent and extremely caring. With a staff that matches her values.
in Fair Lawn, NJ |
Very pleasant, she makes you feel comfortable and worry free. Excellent !
in Mahwah, NJ |
Dr. Yashar has given me eye-care through regular check-ups for several years now. Every action is well explained and tests are gently provided. She recommended and conducted an outpatient laser iridotomy procedure a year ago and all went well. I am a happy consumer.
in Anytown, NJ |
I STRONGLY DO NOT recommend this doctor as they have unscrupulous billing practices. I went in for a specific evaluation and the doctor conducted additional tests that I did not ask for. The doctor reassured me that the test would be covered and it turns out that the insurance company did not cover the charge. Therefore the doctor billed me directly. When I asked to speak with the doctor about the charge she refused to speak with me. There is no concern for the patient in this office.
in Woodcliff Lake, NJ |
I opted for eye lid surgery after my lids began sagging to the point of obstructing my vision, with the folds sticking together when I would look left or right. It was horrible and plastic surgery seemed a vain solution, but I needed my sight and so I scheduled the surgery. Dr. Yashar did the most amazing job and not only is my vision unobstructed, but I have my beautiful almond-shaped blue eyes back...the eyes I had as a teenager. The surgery looked far worse than it was.Dr. Yashar is a doll!
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Dr. Yashar accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • EmblemHealth
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
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