Dr. Richard Levine, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 61

Dr. Richard Levine, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Cliffside Park, NJ and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with Englewood Hospital And Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Levine to book an appointment.

Dr. Levine

Cliffside Laser Eye Center

663 Palisade Ave Ste 303 Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Levine's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Tear Duct Disorders
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Dr. Levine treats Tear Duct Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Levine treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dry Eyes
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Dr. Levine treats Dry Eyes more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Levine treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Levine treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Levine treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Levine's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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Dr. Levine accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
Direct Value Network POS
Personal Choice PPO
Value Network HMO
Value Network PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
HealthFirst
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
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Elevator
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty

Dr. Levine's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Levine

4.4

Based on 72 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (63)
  • Staff friendliness (62)
  • Office environment (61)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (11)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (11)
  • Appointment was rushed (10)
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My eye surgery was a complete success from day 1. Dr. Levine's skill has restored my vision to better than it has ever been. I no longer need glasses and could not be happier. Staff is incredibly helpful, kind, and caring. I cannot recommend Dr. Levine highly enough. If you are considering having eye surgery to improve your vision, don't make up your mind until you've consulted with Dr. Levine.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Thomas M. – May 16, 2021
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Dr. Levine performed Lasik on my eyes and the experience was amazing. My vision is better than it has ever been. Whole process was handled perfectly from my first phone call to my last office visit. His staff is friendly, professional and responsive. He has a calm reassuring manner and clearly he is at the top of his field. I could not be happier with my vision and would recommend if you’re considering Lasik to see Dr. Levine.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Thomas H. – May 15, 2021
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he is a good doctor because he has knowledge BUT he is cold and always rushed to get you out of his sight. He won't let you ask him questions and is a very cold individual who in my opinion only cares about his money and not the patient.
What went well
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 05, 2021
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Great. Shows compassion for patients, treats them well. etc
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Sofia R – Oct 22, 2019
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OUTSTANDING DOCTOR! Very grateful for Dr. Levine's skill. He restored my mother's eyesight. Excellent staff - very caring and attentive. Very happy I brought my family to Dr. Levine. Highest recommendation!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John P. in Englewood, NJ – Jun 02, 2019
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My Cataract procedure performed by Doctor Richard Levine, Cliffside Eye Center "Was blind, but now I see", the first words that came into my head upon opening my left eye following my cataract procedure performed by doctor Richard Levine. My apology for quoting John Newton's profound words. In my own personal context, my life has been transformed, am humbled and grateful. My heart -felt Thank you, Doctor Levine. I am legally blind in my left eye. I have severe cataract and astigmatism. The surge
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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George Y. in Palisades park, NJ – Feb 17, 2019
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I said Dr Levine was a welcomed gem for this apprehensive patient. Dr Levine conducted thorough examinations and provided me with each outcome. I have had both eyes surgically repaired and my vision is amazing. Dr. Levine is a great (serious) doctor with a great professional staff. His professionalism is also reflective at the medical facility he is affiliated with. Don't let fear come between you and your vision, contact Dr.Levine
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patricia in Fairview , NJ – Oct 31, 2018
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Dr. Levine is truly a doctors' doctor. I know many physicians who Dr. Levine has treated and they have nothing but praise for his skill, character, and bedside manner. I went to him with three years of blurry and painful eyes, and after a few visits I could see and felt so much better. His staff are attentive, knowledgeable, and compassionate. It's a pleasure to be treated in his office. MY HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jane R. in Clifton, NJ – Apr 05, 2018
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A truly outstanding doctor with a fantastic, warm, helpful office staff. I had a serious eye problem causing pain redness and blurry vision which was not getting better. My friends recommended Dr. Levine, and after spending a great deal of time with me and running some test, he found the right diagnosis and even gave me the medications I needed. I was better within 48 hours after suffering with an eye problem for almost one year. I am so thankful for Dr Levine’s skill. THE BEST DOC!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Maria in North Bergen – Mar 23, 2018
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He is a superb physician with an excellent, caring staff. The office is wonderful and I could not recommend him highly enough. If you've not gotten relief elsewhere, he is the doctor to see in my opinion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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maria in paramus, nj – Mar 16, 2018
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He is the most outstanding physician! Very skilled, intelligent, and compassionate. He saved my parents eyesight with cataract surgery and changed their lives! My family could not be happier that we chose Dr. Levine. Would recommend without any reservations whatsover.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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JANINE – Mar 09, 2018
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A remarkable surgeon and clinician. I had cataract surgery 3 months ago to restore sight which had been lost over the past 3-4 years. The procedures, done 2 weeks apart were easy - less than 15 minutes. After a day or two of some slight hazy vision and dryness, my vision cleared up beautifully and I was able to read the newspaper without glasses for the first time in 2o plus years. He has a smoothly running, well-equipped office, and caring staff. Could not recommend him enough!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Maria – Mar 06, 2018
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I just had cataract surgery in both eyes, two weeks apart. The surgery process was easy and anxiety free thanks to Dr. Levine and his wonderful staff. Recovery took a just a few days for each eye and the best reward was my new crystal clear vision at every distance. It’s been a pleasure to say good bye to the contact lenses and glasses I’ve relied on for so long.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 02, 2018
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When I visited the office post-surgery, I felt like I was in a factory. I've had issues since my surgery, and Dr. Levine says only that they'll go away. When I ask him for a time frame, he says weeks to months. It has been six months and my issues have not gone away, but gotten worse. Dr.. Levine gives me about two minutes in follow-up visits. He seems annoyed by my concerns. He tried to get me to do my other eye immediately using fear tactics. 6 months later other eye is fine.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Northern NJ – Mar 01, 2018
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He is an absolutely OUTSTANDING doctor. Excellent office staff. He'll take the time to explain your problem thoroughly, even though office is obviously very busy. I was treated for a serious infection that would have damaged my cornea were it not for the expertise of Dr.. Levine. Cannot recommend him and his office highly enough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joe C. in Palisade Park, NJ – Jan 10, 2018
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Dr. Levine saved me eye! I had a very serious corneal infection. Dr. Levine's office staff knew it was urgent and had me come in right away. Dr. Levine 'dropped everything' and saw me immediately. The infection was serious - he explained, and gave me eye drop samples (saved me $400) so I could start treatment right away. By two days later, the infection was cured. No corneal scarring. I felt lucky. I was lucky to find Dr. Levine. This is the doctor other doctors trust-now I know why!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Zoe in Englewood, NJ – Oct 05, 2017
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Wonderful doctor and wonderful office. Cannot recommend highly enough. I had cataract surgery recently with Doctor Levine. I felt the whole office put me at ease from the moment I walked in. Could not have been more professional or caring. He has the best equipment and technology in the office. My surgery took only about 15 minutes --- no pain at all. I was able to read the newspaper easily without glasses (I'd worn them for 40 years) within 2 days. Amazing. My eyes are perfect again!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Pat in Palisades Park, NJ – May 10, 2017
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Dr. Levine removed my cataracts and restored my vision which is now better than it has been since I was a teenager. My night vision has improved 1000% and I can read fine print without glasses. I can see whats on my dinner plate without glasses. His surgical staff is absolutely first rate --- I was terrified but they made it easy, comfortable and most importantly, a huge success. I love my new eyes!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Barbara in CRESSKILL – Apr 26, 2017
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Doctor Levin was nice to me but I had great surgery. Office ladys so nice to.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Kyung-Ho in Alpine New Jersey – Apr 21, 2017
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I was a first time patient. The staff were incredibly nice, helpful and friendly but cannot say thr same abour Dr. Levine. He walked into the exam room, didn't introduce himself properly, made a demand of me and rushed me out like I had the plague. The arrogance and attitude, I can do without. He didn't even review my test results with me!! I had to ask about them. He wrote me a script and told me he doesn't see patients but every 2 years then shooed me away. Needless to say, I won't be back.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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First Time Visit in Palisades Park, NJ – Mar 07, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Levine and his staff are dedicated to providing an exceptional experience for our patients.  Using the latest technology for vision correction...Read more

Biography

Dr. Levine is a board-certified eye specialist and surgeon who has advanced training in modern cataract surgery. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Education

1989
Scheie Eye Inst/U Penn
Residency Hospital
1986
Framingam Hosp
Internship Hospital
1985
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School
1981
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Croatian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Diplomate
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Member

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What are Dr. Richard Levine, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Levine frequently treats Tear Duct Disorders, Dry Eyes, and Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Levine treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Levine, MD's office located?

Dr. Levine's office is located at 663 Palisade Ave Ste 303, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Richard Levine, MD speak?

Dr. Levine speaks Spanish, Croatian, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Cliffside Laser Eye Center

Cliffside Laser Eye Center663 Palisade Ave Ste 303 Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
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Englewood Hospital And Medical Center

Englewood, NJ

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)