Dr. Michael Farbowitz, MD

Dr. Michael Farbowitz, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Michael Farbowitz, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Short Hills, NJ. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.

551 Millburn Ave

Short Hills, NJ 07078

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MagnaCare
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Farbowitz performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Contact Lens Fitting Services
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eye Cancer
very high
more than 89% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Farbowitz Our mission is to provide compassionate, comprehensive eye care of the highest quality, using the most modern technology, giving each patient the attention that they and their eyes deserve. We are also committed to helping those less fortunate, both at home and abroad, by participating in Vision Harvest, an annual program that provides cataract surgery for the uninsured, and surgical missions to Africa and Ecuador.


  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lash Enhancer
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • 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.


  • Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Long Island Jewish Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Ucla--Jules Stein Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Farbowitz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Farbowitz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Farbowitz to family and friends
based on 59 total reviews (21 with comments)
Dr. Farbowitz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (21)
in Short Hills, NJ |
Wonderful,caring and extremely professional.
Short Hills |
I found Dr. Farbowitz to be egotistic and arrogant. He belittles you and gets upset when you question the work he just did on you. They also require your credit card upfront and put charges through without your authorization. Definitely not a pleasant place to go. This place is all about making money. They care less about the patients. Go someplace else.
We appreciate the feedback, but would never charge for a procedure without written consent. Since 2015, patients have been required to have a card on file, secured by Key Bank, which means that full information is not visible at any time. After insurance, balances of five dollars or less are automatically charged. Otherwise, a statement is sent to the patient with the remainder. We provide a detailed copy of this policy to all patients and are happy to answer any additional questions.
in Short Hills, NJ |
Dr. Farbowitz and his staff are excellent in every way. I am totally pleased with my cataract surgery and the multi focal lens. I have not worn glasses at all since the bandage was removed.
in Short Hills, NJ |
The doctor is fabulous with communicating at all stages of the cataract surgery. The staff was attentive and answered any and all questions making me feel very satisfied I was at the best place possible.
in Short Hills, NJ |
Very positive experience with the doctor and the staff.
in Short Hills, NJ |
Everyone is amazing.
in Short Hills, NJ |
in Short Hills, NJ |
Great job! I had many concerns about my vision and needing cataract surgery--I was reassured and sailed thru this life changing event with great results. Staff is professional and available to answer questions.
in Short Hills, NJ |
Very professional, great communications and excellent final results.
in Short Hills, NJ |
in Short Hills, NJ |
Put me at ease, did not rush through examination, answered all my questions.
in Short Hills, NJ |
Great doctor.
in Short Hills, NJ |
Kind, thorough, professional, great technology.
in Short Hills, NJ |
Very friendly and efficient.
in Short Hills, NJ |
Quick but thorough - always a great experience!
in Short Hills, NJ |
Everyone was personable and professional.
in Short Hills, NJ |
Everything went well. It went better than I thought it would,.
in Short Hills, NJ |
Very good
in Short Hills, NJ |
Awesome Surgery, Staff and Dr. Highly recommended.
in Short Hills, NJ |
I have had all positive experiences. Very Professional - excellent servoce.
in Bronx, NY |
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Dr. Farbowitz accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
    Local Value Network EPO
    Local Value Network HMO
    Local Value Network HMO+
    Local Value Network POS+
    Local Value Network PPO
    Regional Pref Network EPO
    Regional Pref Network HMO
    Regional Pref Network HMO+
    Regional Pref Network POS+
    Regional Pref Network PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) 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
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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