Dr. Richard Norden, MD

Dr. Richard Norden, MD

Cornea & Refractive Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Norden, MD is a cornea & refractive surgery doctor who practices in Ridgewood, NJ. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 37 years.

1144 E Ridgewood Ave

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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  • Aetna

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Dr. Norden's Experience

Dr. Norden's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Norden "State-of-the-art LASIK practice providing the best customer service and visual outcomes, specializing in getting rid of reading glasses"


  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Dry Eyes
  • Farsightedness
  • Nearsightedness
  • Presbyopia


  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)

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.


  • Trinity Coll
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Southern Illinois University At Edwardsville
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Princeton U
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • UMDNJ Newark Affil Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Kellogg School Of Management Physician-Ceo
    Other Education | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Norden has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Norden's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Norden to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Norden'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 (7)
Westwood, NJ |
Arrived early but had to wait almost 2 hours. When they called us in, we knew right away there was something wrong. There is a relaxation room we were supposed to be in before surgery.We were never shown into that room because there was another patient there.The technician put drops in to numb the eyes (didn't wear gloves).Within seconds of having the drops in another technician called her to have us removed from the operating room. The dr was so nervousness and aggravated we cancelled surgery
We certainly understand that prepping for a LASIK procedure causes most patients anxiety and we routinely try to reduce this anxiety in many ways. Unfortunately once in a rare while, there is something that needs to be attended to right away, which pushes things back a bit. We try our very best for each and every patient and know how much their vision means to them. We are so sorry that this patient was disappointed and we will continue to strive to be 100 percent for every patient.
Bloomfield, NJ |
Dr. Norden is very thorough with his explanations of the procedure and addresses all of the concerns of the patient. He is fully open to questions at any time, and gives each patient plenty of time with him. He is easy to reach through the office, his cell phone, and responds back very promptly by e-mail. He is significantly experienced and qualified, and confident in his abilities. He is reassuring to the patient that there is nothing we can screw up, that it is painless and mostly computerized
in NJ |
Dr. Norden and his staff were amazing! He walked me through my Lasik procedure and I new what he was doing every step of the way. He never rushed me during my appointments and was always professional and compassionate. I would highly recommend Dr. Norden, I am thrilled with my results.
in Hoboken, NJ |
Dr. Norden and his skilled staff did a fantastic job with my LASIK procedure! I'm seeing better than I ever did with glasses or contacts and they made the whole process as smooth as possible.
in Rockaway, NJ |
Dr. Norden and his entire staff are the nicest and most professional staff in the Laser Eye industry. From my consultation to the procedure, I felt 100% comfortable and was NEVER pressured in any way. Dr. Norden does every procedure and will explain everything that is happening. He and his staff will never make you feel uncomfortable no matter the question or concern. I am so lucky to have been referred to him. He was the first and only doctor I spoke to before doing my procedure.
in Ft Lee, NJ |
Extremely thorough with my LASIK procedure. Dr. Norden talked to me throughout the whole procedure. He was telling me exactly what I was going to be seeing and feeling each time he did something. I am not seeing better than ever. Would recommend him to anyone that was looking to get LASIK surgery. I felt very comfortable during the whole thing. Is it scary? Yes but Dr. Norden and his staff were very patient with me and made me feel not as scared.
in Westwood, NJ |
If you need follow up treatment get him to put his words in writing. He did not follow up on his word or promise ad it is very disappointing as we trusted his word.
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Hospitals where Dr. Norden has admitting privileges

Valley Hospital
223 N Van Dien Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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