Dr. Jocelyn Hess, MD

Dr. Jocelyn Hess, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Jocelyn Hess, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Denville, NJ and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read her story

16 Pocono Rd Ste 204

Denville, NJ 07834

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • QualCare

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 85% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
more than 84% of peers
Corneal Erosion
more than 84% of peers

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Dr. Hess' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hess "Dr. Hess completed her undergraduate studies at the State University of New York earning a Bachelors of Science in Medical Technology. After working as a Clinical Microbiologist, she went on to complete her Medical Degree, graduating Magna cum Laude from the State University of New York – Health Science Center at Brooklyn and being inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She performed her Internship in Internal Medicine at the Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore, completing her Ophthalmology Residency at the Friendenwald Eye Institute at Maryland General Hospital. Dr. Hess furthered her training by completing a Fellowship in Cornea and External Diseases and Surgery with Contact Lens Training at the Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans. Dr. Hess has been in private practice since 1995, with a concentration in Anterior Segment and Corneal Surgery. Currently she practices Medical Corneal and General Ophthalmology. She is Board Certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hess "Affiliated Eye Surgeons provides outstanding service for our patients. Dr. Medford offers his expertise to the care of the practice's patients’ complete eye health. For over 21 years, Affiliated Eye Surgeons has been an area leader in innovation and excellence in eye care and eye surgery."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

43  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Heterophoria
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
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5  Procedures

  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

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.


  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • MD Genl Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Friedenwald Eye Institute MD Genl Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Tulane University Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hess has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hess' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hess to family and friends
9 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Hess' 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 (5)

Dr. Hess is an excellent doctor. I have a great deal of confidence knowing she is caring for my eyes. She is thorough in going over the tests that the techs run, and she explains in detail any questions I might have. Dr. Hess is very down to earth and is not rude like some docs are. She is easy...more
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Dr. Hess is kind and compassionate and listens to your problem. She is the best at getting to the root of the issue and very thorough. Her staff leaves a lot to be desired, they are rude and very obnoxious. I am not a fan of any of her office staff.
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Decided to switch Doctors and looked at many reviews. Decided on Dr. Hess. Office staff was friendly and efficient. Did not wait long to see Doctor. Exam was thorough and Dr. listened and provided detail information to me. I highly recommend Dr. Hess.
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I needed to see Dr. Hess for an emergency and the Office Staff was able to give me an appointment for the same day! The Office Staff is great. Dr. Hess was terrific - she explained the entire examination and diagnosis. She listened and she took her time with me.
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I needed a new ophthalmologist and vision center and took a chance this year and made an appt with Dr. Hess. She is terrific - she spends time listening to you, performs a thorough exam and explains the conditions she's checking for and her findings. The staff is terrific and the vision center...more
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