Welcome to Dr. Schlussel - West Orange, NJ
We provide Expert Eye Exams and Eye Care Services
Our West Orange, New Jersey office provides comprehensive eye care in a private setting. Dr. Alan Schlussel's extensive experience combined and highly qualified staff ensure that your eyecare and eyewear needs are addressed.
Meet Our West Orange Eye Doctor and read about our complete eye exams, children's vision care, treatment of eye diseases like cataracts and diabetic retinopathy and more. See the designer frame brands we carry and ask our eye doctor about Synergeyes Hybrid contact lenses
As a benefit to our patients and their families, we accept a wide selection of Insurance plans at Dr. Schlussel's West Orange office. You can also Listen to Dr. Schlussel's Latest EyeCare Radio Show and Check us out on Google+ here to find out more about us.
Q&A with Dr. S
Dr. Schlussel Answers Your Eyecare Questions
My friend went to his eye doctor and was told,after reviewing the picture taken of his retina, that he probably has diabetes and hypertension. How can an eye doctor determine this from an eye exam?
The eye is the only structure of the body whereby we can examine the blood vessels in detail without cutting away tissue or using invasive testing. A retinal photograph allows your eye doctor to evaluate the health of your body- in this case, your friend's doctor may have seen bleeding in the retina and some changes in the blood vessels that indicated a long term problem with diabetes or hypertension.These conditions require immediate treatment by an internist and additional evaluation and treatment by a retinal specialist. Many of our colleagues offer an Optomap photograph to our patients during their routine eye exam in order to detect potential problems like this that can have life- threatening consequences.
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- Sep 9, 2014 - Eyecare Radio Show, September 7, 2014: Computer Vision Syndrome
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- Mar 21, 2014 - Listen to Dr. Schlussel's next Eyecare Radio Show, Monday March 31 @ 8:00 pm