Dr. Vipul Lakhani, MD

Dr. Vipul Lakhani, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  

Accepting new patients

Dr. Vipul Lakhani, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Toms River, NJ and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

The Cataract & Glaucoma Vision Center

413 Lakehurst Rd Bldg 1

Toms River, NJ 08755
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Dry Eyes
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Lakhani's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lakhani "Specialty: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Laser Cataract Surgery, Advanced Glaucoma Care, Neuro-Ophthalmology. Dry Eye Center of Excellence. Dr. Vipul Lakhani is a board-certified ophthalmologist. He graduated with honors from Williams College, consistently one of the top ranked colleges in the country. He attended Downstate Medical School where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He won the Sandoz award for academic excellence and had the rare privilege to be selected to national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha.Dr. Lakhani completed his internship and residency in New York City. He received expert medical and surgical training at the world renowned Wills Eye Hospital and Indiana University where he completed double fellowships in Glaucoma and Neuro-Ophthalmology. He ranked in the top 2% nationally in the ophthalmology certification boards. Dr. Vipul Lakhani is recognized by his peers as a gifted surgeon and clinician. He is routinely referred routine and complicated cataract and anterior segment surgical procedures by many of the areas eye care physicians. He has performed over 20000 cataract surgical procedures many of whom were other doctors or their family members. Dr. Lakhani is well published with articles in most of the revered ophthalmology journals and has written a book chapter on glaucoma surgical techniques. He has been asked to lecture all over the United States and throughout the world, including India and China. Dr. Lakhani currently accepts almost all medical plans and is accepting new patients. He believes in providing compassionate, ethical care to his patients and has received the Compassionate Doctor award on various physician-rating sites. He is a four-time recipient of New Jersey Monthly Top Doctor. He is available for consultations and second opinions."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lakhani "Lakhani Eye Associates is committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered, state of the art eye care and to achieve the highest surgical and medical outcomes for our patients in a comfortable and positive atmosphere. Patient's care and needs are our highest priority. No, is never an option as we strive to deliver maximum care, attention and flexibility to our greatest asset "our patients"."

8  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

72  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Color Blindness
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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16  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • 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.


  • Williams College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Winthrop - University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Indiana University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lakhani has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lakhani's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lakhani to family and friends
41 total reviews (20 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

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Dr. Lakhani'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 (20)

Dr. Lakhani is what I call aDEDICATED DOCTOR he was there at a moment notice to take me same day I meeded him thank you Dr. Lekhani you have releved me of my discomfort in my eyes thank you
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Absolutely, the office staff was very friendly, courteous, and efficient. The doctor wss knowledgeable, very nice and also efficient. He also had a wonderful chairside manner.
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Highly proficient Dr. Lakhani and his staff have assembled a remarkable ultra-modern facility with special scientific stations for testing vision and eye health. My experience here in Toms River, NJ. was very agreeable, with great confidence in Doctor Lakhani and the competent, compassionate,...more
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The best Ophthalmology experience, thorough, no dilation , prompt, great staff and a wonderful caring doctor. Cannot recommend it enough! Thank you
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My recent visit felt a little bit rushed, but the office is very busy and this can be expected. My examination was very quick, but I would attribute that to Dr. Lakhani's expertise! In other words, he instantly knew that my blurry vision in my right eye was a cataract. His years of experience seems...more
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