Dr. Jocelyn Hess, MD

Dr. Jocelyn Hess, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

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.

Affiliated Eye Surgeons of Northern NJ, pa

16 Pocono Rd Ste 204

Denville, NJ 07834
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Medica
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

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Experience for Dr. Hess

Gain confidence in your healthcare decisions by comparing quality indicators on our provider profiles: education, board certification, years of practice, patient experience, and now Top Care Areas, which gives frequency in conditions treated or procedures performed. More about finding the right doctor for you

Top Care Areas for Dr. Hess by Patient Volume


Corneal Erosion

Dr. Hess treated this condition for more patients than 98% of her peers nationwide.

very high



Dr. Hess treated this condition for more patients than 77% of her peers nationwide.



Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)

Dr. Hess's volume for this condition ranks within the 83rd percentile in our national data set. This is statistically normal relative to her peers.


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Where our data comes from - The data you see on providers' Healthgrades profiles comes from both the provider and public sources. The Top Care Areas section uses public data from billing claims that providers submit to insurance companies. That data is filed nationwide on behalf of the provider to either the government or a private health insurance company.

How we evaluate our data - Patient volume is analyzed by provider and compared nationally with all providers who perform the same procedure, or treat the same condition. We organize the volume data in percentile ranking from 'may perform' for the lowest claims volume to 'Very High' for the highest claims volume data. For a given condition or procedure, performance categories are defined based on 80%, 90%, and 95% confidence intervals from the average patient volume for all providers in our database. Providers identified as ‘may perform’ do not have sufficient volume for Healthgrades to create a statistical evaluation.

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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss


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  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • 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.


  • 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

Dr. Hess does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Hess and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Hess' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hess to family and friends
based on 9 total reviews (5 with comments)
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)
in Great Meadows, NJ |
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 to talk to, and I always feel I am in good hands with her as my doctor. I highly recommend her to family and friends.
Morristown, NJ |
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.
in Hackettstown, NJ |
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.
Randolph, nj |
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.
in Morristown, NJ |
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 people helped me pick nice frames and helped me out when the insurance company messed up on my claims. I highly recommend Dr. Hess and the vision center in her office!
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Dr. Hess accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Medica
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Hess has admitting privileges

Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
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Newton Medical Center
175 High St
Newton, NJ 07860
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