Dr. Edward Hedaya, MD

Dr. Edward Hedaya, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Edward Hedaya, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Lakewood, NJ and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from NEW YORK MED COLL in 1981 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

1 Highway 70

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eye Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Hedaya's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hedaya "Dr. Hedaya is well regarded by his peers in Ophthalmology who frequently seek his opinion. He is loved by his patients who appreciate not only the depth of his expertise, but also his engaging personality, caring and outstanding skills. He has trained at some of the finest institutions in the country, including Mt. Zion/UCSF, North Shore/Cornell Medical Center, and the New York University Medical Center. In addition to the standard ophthalmology residency program, he had elected additional pre- and post- residency fellowship training programs to expand his knowledge base and skills. Consequently he ranked in the top 10% nationally in his board certification in ophthalmology. Dr. Hedaya served as Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmic Surgery at the New York University Medical Center. He also was a certified supervisor for the LADARVision excimer laser. He specializes in non-incision laser vision correction, called PRK, on the leading-edge German engineered Allegretto Wave Eye-Q laser system. Dr. Hedaya enjoys teaching the nuance of laser vision correction as well as the LenSx cataract laser to other surgeons. It is his nature to be intellectually inquisitive, and he is well regarded in the ophthalmic industry. He participates in many web seminars and meetings around the world. His most recent publication focused on how to optimize surgical results. With over 30 years of growing surgical experience, Dr. Hedaya has developed a strong track record of excellent results with extremely low complication rates. He is among the most experienced cataract and laser vision correction specialists on the Jersey Shore. Our office databases the surgical results and they are outstanding. He also has a keen interest in more difficult cases, including patients who have had laser vision correction or other eye procedures in the past. Dr. Hedaya resides on the shore, loves being married, and has four dynamic children. His hobbies are ophthalmology (of course), teaching doctors, learning languages, exercise - including downhill skiing, biking, as well as travel. He is a fan of the ballet, symphony, and adores the American standards!"


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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

79  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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12  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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.


    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Mt Zion-UCSF
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • New York University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • North Shore U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • New York University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hedaya has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hedaya's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hedaya to family and friends
9 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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Dr. Hedaya'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 (3)

I would not recommend Dr. Hedaya. He performed cataract eye surgery on both of my eyes. I didn't improve and when I went back he wanted to perform another surgery charging $600 that the insurance didn't cover. Why he didn't stated that since the beginning?
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Ok optometrist but a really poorly mannered man. I was referred by a friend and I was told to not mind his manners and just go get your eyes checked. He was quite full of himself with a huge ego that I thought his head was going to explode. I just ignored him most of the time. Like I said ok Dr but...more
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This guy sucks! I made an appointment over 1 month ago and they called twice to postpone. His office must think there are no other eye doctors who can take his place!
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