You can reach us in an emergency
We have convenient hours to fit your schedule
We’re good with kids, even young kids and we take extra time with seniors
We also offer
Eye glasses repaired Eye glasses prescribed
Eye glass lenses cut to your frame while you wait Contact lenses prescribed
Eye glasses dispensed Contact lenses dispensed
Laser vision correction consultations Pediatric eye exams
Binocular vision eval & treatment Glaucoma treatment
Red eye treatment Cataract evaluation and treatment
Macular degeneration diagnosis

Eye exams:

We perform eye exams for adults of all ages and children as young as 6 months.

Our office is fully handicap accessible from handicap parking, our barrier free entrance and exam equipment and rest rooms. We are also very kid friendly. We emphasize personal care that is extra friendly, comprehensive and technologically exceptional. We provide full scope eye care, from eye exams to glasses and contacts and from minor eye infections to advanced glaucoma treatment. Whatever your desires are, our goal is to fully satisfy your needs and truly exceed your expectations. Listed below are some of the common areas we treat as well as a description of our philosophy and services.

Our standard exam is comprehensive and includes:

    • 1) Analysis of your ‘chief complaint’ (main reason for your visit) and secondary complaint(s)
      2) Systemic and ocular health histories, review of medications and allergies
      3) Measurement of your visual acuities for distance and near for each eye
      4) Measurement of the prescription of your current glasses
      5) Computerized autorefraction (measurement of your near or farsightedness, and astigmatism)
      6) Color vision, depth perception, peripheral vision testing
      7 ) Eye pressure measurement (tonometry) and of the distance between your pupils
      8 ) Binocular vision analysis (eye coordination testing)
      9) Corneal topography (computerized measurement of the shape of your eye surface)
      10) Retinal photography of your optic nerve and central retina (to detect glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, vascular diseases, and many other conditions)
      11) Review of all the preceding with the doctor prior to his starting your exam
      12) Subjective refraction (manual determination of your prescription by the doctor)
      13) Biomicroscopic examination by the doctor of the front and interior of your eyes
      14) Dilated retinal examination by the doctor
      15) Discussion with the doctor with his recommendations and prescriptions for you as appropriate

All of the above tests are included in our standard exam. While none of these diagnostic tests are invasive, sometimes there may be a reason that you will not want one or more of them done. In that case, we will recommend what tests should certainly be done and which can be safely deferred.

We have convenient hours to fit your schedule:

Appointments are available Monday-Saturday. We have early morning, lunchtime, and evening appointments for your convenience.

We’re good with kids, even young kids:

Both Drs. Naftali and Lacotte enjoy seeing children and have developed the capability to help relax kids and make their exam something children will want to return for in the future. Many parents in the past have been uncertain about how their pre-literate or literate, but “highly active” children could have their vision tested, but with our advanced technology it is usually fairly straight forward to determine if a child has a vision or eye health issue.

We take extra time with seniors:

Both Drs. Naftali and Lacotte connect well with younger or older seniors and will take the time that is necessary to review each patient’s medical and ocular histories, thoroughly exam each patient for pathology, and explain each patient’s eye health status and treatment options. For our older seniors (or for anyone who would like it), we are happy to perform the exam with a family member or caretaker present if preferred so that there can be an extra pair of ears available to remember key points.

You can reach us in an emergency:

We are available for emergency eye care 24/7. During regular office hours we leave emergency slots open to allow for urgent care visits as they occur. If you experience a problem outside regular office hours then you can just call the regular office phone number (973)377-1060 and you will be given the option to page the doctor. The type of problem that we would recommend contacting us about after business hours would include:

  1. Exposure to a chemical agent in one or both eyes—but first rinse your eye(s) profusely with tap water or saline for 20 or more minutes; have someone call us for you.
  2. Eye pain if more than mild
  3. Sudden loss of vision: This includes one eye or both, one portion of your vision or more.
  4. Pupils (the black circle in the center of your eyes) that are suddenly unequal in size.
  5. Anything else about your vision that seems worrisome to you that you don’t think should wait until the next morning. We don’t want you to worry needlessly, and other than the items listed above there are very few cases that can’t wait until the next morning.

Eye glasses repaired:

We have five ophthalmic dispensers that are capable of repairing your glasses. We can often make minor repairs while you wait. Alternatively, you can drop off your glasses and pick them up later. If you need to replace your eye glass lenses, we can order your lenses and then generally insert the lenses into your frame while you wait (please allow 2 business day for your lenses to be received).

Eye glasses prescribed:

We prescribe glasses after an analysis that includes (as applicable):
Listening to your work requirements, and hobbies and/or sports activities
Measuring your prior glasses and hearing how well they worked for you
Evaluation of your binocular vision status
Using an autorefractor, autokeratometer, and performing a manual refraction
Performing a thorough physical examination to allow us to understand your status
We will make a recommendation to you for the type of lenses as well as the strength

Eye glasses dispensed:

We carry a very large inventory of eyeglass frames from famous designers including:
Dior, Juicy Couture, Kawasaki, Oakley, Oliver Peoples, Prada, and others

IC! Berlin
Maui Jim
Michael Kors
Oliver Peoples
Pro Design
Paul Smith
Tory Burch
Vera Wang

We can and often do custom design frameless eye wear for each individual
We also carry children’s frames, sports goggles, and modestly priced quality eye wear
Helen, our lead optician sees patients recommended to her based upon her unique talent to find the best fitting and looking eye wear—even from other eye doctors’ offices
We are increasingly finding digitalized lenses (using computerized lathing) the way to maximize our patients’ vision with their glasses
Our lenses are lathed and edged at premier laboratories in the USA or in our own lab on site.

Contact lenses prescribed:

We prescribe virtually all types of contact lenses, whatever makes the most sense for you
We have in stock many brands and types of each category of contacts:
Astigmatic, multifocal, 1-day disposable, custom, and gas permeable
We allow you to try contacts first; we have most prescriptions on hand
For some brands we have annual supplies on hand for your convenience
For our patients interested in reducing their dependence on glasses we have lots of experience and all the latest bifocal and multifocal contact lenses, soft, rigid, and hybrid
We have lots of experience helping patients with astigmatism, dry eyes, and patients who previously found it difficult to be successful with contacts

Contact lenses dispensed:

Many contacts we have in stock to supply to you on the day of your visit
We also can mail contact lenses directly to your home or office at no charge

Laser vision correction consultations:

We do independent consultations for patients interested in LASIK or other forms of refractive surgery. Dr. Naftali worked with a principal investigator during the original FDA trials for PRK and has 20 years of experience with refractive surgery. We can and have done many pre-op and post-op consultations for refractive surgeries and can give you independent advice on the merits of the top refractive surgeons in the New York/New Jersey Metro area.

Binocular vision evaluation and treatment:

We routinely analyze each patient’s binocular vision (eye teaming) status. We do not, however, routinely recommend binocular vision treatment. There certainly are patients that would benefit from treatment for abnormalities in their binocular vision. In our experience there seem to be some offices that seem to find binocular vision problems in a very high proportion of their patients. There are offices who never find any binocular vision problems. We pay special attention to children who might have a pattern of reading avoidance and not be aware of it due to good visual acuities (sharpness of vision).

We do find a fair number of patients that do have some measureable abnormality in their binocular vision, but only a fraction of these patients seem to have any significant trouble as a result. We check each patient and address any findings with each patient. We typically only recommend treatment if there appears to be some limitation caused by the abnormality. Our evaluation begins with your history, continues with measurement of your distance and near visual acuities, depth perception, horizontal and vertical phorias (eye alignment). The doctor will then probe your status further with questions pertinent to the prior history and findings as well as based upon your physical examination.

Pediatric eye exams:

We recommend (as does the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology) that your child have his first wellness eye exam between the ages of six and twelve months. Of course, if you think that your child may have a problem at an earlier age you should have him or her checked sooner. We are often asked if the eye evaluation at a pediatrician’s office is adequate. While your pediatrician will certainly do what they are able to do, many if not most pediatricians will not be able to detect a significant portion of eye problems that need attention, especially in pre-literate children. There is simply too much too know and too much for a pediatrician to do during a child’s physical exams for the pediatrician to be able to perform a true thorough eye exam. As a result we even see the children of pediatricians.

The frequency of significant eye problems in young children is controversial, but in our experience is about 5-10% of kids ages birth through age 5. Most children therefore will have a normal eye exam, but in the smaller group of kids that do have a significant problem, treatment at a younger age can make a very significant difference for the rest of their lives. Because we are experienced at performing eye exams for children and have the equipment to do it well, we will be able to detect problems that might otherwise go undetected. We also are able to (and quite frequently do) detect when a child has normal vision and has complaints about their vision, but are really looking for the latest cool eye glasses. If your child is older than 12 months and has never had an eye exam please make an appointment for him/her to see us. They will likely enjoy it, and hopefully we will be able to give you good news.

Red eye treatment:

We treat all sorts of eye problems. Since many eye problems result in redness we refer to eye problems that cause discomfort and/or redness as “red eye” visits. Dr. Naftali and Dr. Lacotte both are certified in the treatment of eye diseases with topical and/or oral medications. Common conditions that we treat and/or manage include eye infections, eyelid disorders, cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration and eye injuries.

Glaucoma treatment:

There are many types of glaucoma and the appropriate treatment varies. Some types of glaucoma are only slowly progressive and don’t need aggressive treatment. Some types are quite aggressive and need to be managed extra closely. We take the time and have the experience and technology to evaluate each person’s individual circumstances so that we aim to treat in the most appropriate manner. Our glaucoma evaluation includes:

  1. Family and personal history
  2. Evaluation of status including any health conditions and medications
  3. Measurement of your intraocular pressure by Goldmann tonometry
  4. Measurement of your corneal thickness (Pachymetry) by ultrasound
  5. Microscopic evaluation of the anatomy of your eyes
  6. Gonioscopic (special contact lens) examination of the anterior chamber and angle width (interior front layer and the area where fluid drains from your eyes)
  7. Stereoscopic and microscopic examination of your optic nerve and retina
  8. Visual field measurement of your central and peripheral vision
  9. Fundus photography of your optic nerves and central retina
  10. Scanning laser polarimetry measurement of your nerve fiber layer thickness

Most importantly, our glaucoma evaluation includes an overall evaluation of your status and risk for progressive damage due to glaucoma and a comprehensive discussion of the risks and benefits of various treatment options.

Cataract evaluation and treatment:

While the examination for cataracts is not very complicated, the options now available for treatment are. We will explain to you the severity of your cataract(s) if present and guide you as to when it makes sense to have cataract surgery. We do not insist that anyone has to have surgery before it is necessary, but we do recommend it when we sense that it will make a significant difference in your quality of life. We also are able to describe for you the various implantable intraocular lenses that are now available. These range from the traditional single vision implants to implants that are multifocal, bifocal, or now even correct for astigmatism. There is not just one best lens; we take the time to consider your circumstances, your needs and desire in order to explain to you the best options available.

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One experience I will never forget. It was either a Sunday, a time when Madison Eyes was closed. I was home and began to feel pain in my eyes. After a while, I knew that something was pretty seriously wrong. I got in touch with Dr. Naftali and tried to explain the symptoms. He said, “I’ll meet you in the office in about half an hour.”

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