Dr. Barbara Tarbell, OD

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Dr. Barbara Tarbell, OD
Barbara J. Tarbell, O.D., F.A.A.O. Diplomate, American Board of Optometry Dr. Tarbell's extensive training includes her degree in Anatomy and Physiology from Cornell University, and her Doctorate in Optometry from the prestigious University of California at Berkeley, where she graduated with highest honors and received the Outstanding Graduate Award, the Contact Lens Award, and the Binocular Vision Award. Dr. Tarbell underwent additional voluntary testing of her clinical skills and scientific knowledge of eye care in order to become a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry. Only ten percent of practicing Optometric Physicians have passed the academy tests. In 2011, she was among the first to obtain Diplomate status from the American Board of Optometry. Board Certification is intended to demonstrate to patients the optometric physician's dedication to providing exceptional patient care through a rigorous, voluntary commitment to lifelong learning. Dr Tarbell is also an adjunct member of the faculty at Salus University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Tarbell's selection as an adjunct faculty member at Salus University reflects her deep commitment to helping others and providing the very best eye care services. Her special interests include patient education, the eye care of children, thorough contact lens programs, dry eye treatments, and Custom LASIK services. She is a member of the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society, American Academy of Optometry, American Optometric Association, and the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians. Her hobbies include dancing with her husband, Dr. Larry Katz, Professor at Rutgers University, and outdoor activities with her dog. Dr. Barbara Tarbell is NJ State Board Certified in the Treatment of Eye Diseases. Dr.T's lic # OA 05008 Dr.T's Oral medication certification # OM 000359

Advanced Eyecare & Vision Gallery

305 Omni Dr

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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Dr. Barbara Tarbell, OD

Dr. Barbara Tarbell, OD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • QualCare

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Care Philosophy

Our mission:

By providing excellence in eye health and vision care, we enhance your quality of life.

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  • Optometry
  • Contact Lens Fitting
  • Cornea & Contact Management
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Occupational Optometry
  • Pediatric Optometry
  • Sports Vision

Board Certifications

  • Optometry
    Accredited by: American Board of Optometry

Conditions Treated

  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Dry Eyes
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)

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.


  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of California At Berkeley
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Diplomate American Board Of Optometry
    Other Education | Completed
  • F.A.A.O.
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Tarbell's Reviews

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Dr. Tarbell's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Hillsborough, NJ |
I have been a patient of this practice for over 10 years. The staff is super friendly and the doctors are extremely efficient and caring. They go over your test in complete detail and the equipment they use is outstanding. This is quality healthcare and it shows as soon as they start your testing. They also have a great selection of glasses. I have never been disappointed and I always look forward to my yearly eye exam and new glasses. Great job Dr. Tarbell and staff.
in Ringoes, NJ |
Outstanding care in a beautiful office.
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Dr. Tarbell accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO

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