Spotlight on The Eye Care & Surgery Center

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The Eye Care & Surgery Center with locations in Warren, Westfield, and Iselin, New Jersey, provides full-service eye care for the entire family. Their highly trained staff can handle all of your vision and eye care needs with great professional care and expertise.

The initial office opened in Watchung in 1986 and moved to the current expanded location in Warren in 2002. The founding physicians were Dr. Joel Confino and Dr. Ivan Jacobs, and they, along with partner Dr. Milton Kahn, colleague Dr. Dipal Shah and 3 other subspecialists, provide exceptional eye care to their patients. All are board-certified and fellowship trained, and five out of the seven have been named to Castle Connolly Top Doctors. This prestigious honor is given when fellow physicians nominate and vote for their peers. These doctors practice leading-edge medicine and utilize the latest and most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.

The center’s patient population extends well beyond the local to include those who travel from all over the country as well as from other continents. Some of these include fellow physicians.

According to Jerette Lerner, the Director of Surgery for the past 11 years, “Our doctors are the number one physician recommended surgeons for their subspecialties. We have been told we have the highest rate of referrals in central New Jersey.”

Services include everything from routine eye exams to eye plastic surgery such as lid lifts, which give patients with drooping lids a fuller field of vision by tightening the muscles. One of the more common procedures they perform is Bladeless Lasik. As per Jerette, they are the only practice in New Jersey to offer the latest technology for laser vision correction surface treatments, called EBK (Epi-Bowman Keratectomy), which allows the patient a more comfortable and faster healing process than the traditional PRK procedure.

Another common procedure is laser-cataract surgery, a successful advanced technique adding precision and safety. Typically, the procedure is done without stitches, patches or needles and takes only about 15 minutes. Most patients are able to drive and perform most of their daily tasks the next day. Dramatic and rapid improvement in vision can be achieved, with great patient satisfaction.

For people in their mid-forties and older who are seeking vision correction and who do not have cataracts, another option is lens replacement surgery. This procedure takes 15 minutes, is permanent, and prevents cataracts from developing in the future. According to Jerette, this can be a permanent solution to correct distance, intermediate, and close vision needs.

The doctors at The Eye Care & Surgery Center keep current with advances in technology and actively participate in continuing medical education. “The physicians believe in making the future available now for their patients,” said Jerette.

Other conditions for which treatment is provided include macular degeneration (with injection and vitamin therapy), pediatric eye problems, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, eye allergies, and dry eye syndrome. They also offer a full optical shop with a broad range of contact lenses, including specialty fit lenses.

“We treat the family, so we treat them from pediatrics to geriatrics. Two of our physicians continue to teach residents at top rated universities, NYU and Columbia. “We simply have the best-of-the-best,” stated Jerette.

Positive outcomes for their patients are their utmost concern. “We all value what we do here and the part we contribute to the process. For us it is not about the business of ophthalmology. It’s truly about the care,” said Jerette.

They accept most insurance plans and all the doctors are welcoming new patients. Evening hours are available.

The Eye Care & Surgery Center locations are listed below. You can find more information at or by calling 908-754-4800.

10 Mountain Boulevard
Warren, NJ 07059

592 Springfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090

517 Route One South
Suite 1100
Iselin, NJ 08830

Written for The Showcase Magazine

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