Welcome to the Eye Doctor’s Office of Dr. Alan Schussel

West Orange & Montclair, NJ’s Leading Optometrist

For Over 25 years Dr. Schlussel has been a leading specialist in both his New Jersey and New York practices in the treatment of Dry Eyes Disease. The full service practice blends the old world touch of personalized and attentive care with the latest technology, designer glasses, and contact lenses. Serving patients from West Orange and Montclair, NJ, the practice owes its tremendous success to the amazing word of mouth of its patients. Whether you are looking to buy glasses, have a yearly eye exam for the whole family, or treat eye diseases, you will find a commitment to care and quality at our practice.

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Family Eye Exams

Dr. Schussel provides the highest quality comprehensive eye exams for the whole family.

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Glasses For Kids And Adults

Our Optical has a wide selection of the latest designer eyewear, sunglasses, and contacts for the whole family.

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The NJ Dry Eye Center

Dr. Schlussel specializes in using advanced technology to diagnose and treat dry eye disease.

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Dr. Alan B. Schlussel O.D. F.A.A.O.

Dr Alan B. Schlussel O.D. F.A.A.O. received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from Binghamton University in 1980. He received his Doctor of Optometry  degree from the  State College of Optometry in New York in 1984.  He has been in private practice for over 25...
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Comprehensive Eye Exams

Using the latest technology we provide comprehensive eye exams for the whole family.

  • Special Considerations for Children’s Eye Exams.
  • Specialized in contact lens fitting with a broad selection of contact lenses.
  • Featuring the Optomap Laser Retinal Imaging to easily and accurately detect diseases.

Full Service Family Optical

Our Optical is known for its selection of children’s frames, when choosing kids glasses:

  • Bring them in to ensure the proper fit.
  • For kids who play sports, consider sports glasses to protect your child’s eyes and provide a better fit.

The Dry Eye Treatment Center

BlephexYour tears comfort your eyes in many ways. Dr. Alan Schlussel is the founding director of The Dry Eye Treatment Center of New York and New Jersey. Dry eye strikes when your eyes can’t produce enough tears for lubrication or the moisture in your tears evaporates too quickly. Common symptoms include a feeling of grittiness in your eyes, a sensation of something in your eye or burning, eye fatigue, eye pain, and excessive tearing.

Visit our Dry Eye Center’s page.

Our Focus on Technology

black_bodyIn our focus on providing the highest level of eye care for our patients we put a great emphasis on the most advanced technology. Optomap Digital Retinal Imaging is an advanced imaging platform that uses laser imaging to take a wide image of your retina, allowing your eye doctor to detect diseases that are harder to see in a standard eye exam.

Ask Dr. Schlussel if the Optomap Exam is right for you.

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Daily Disposables Are A Great Option


Dr. Alan Schlussel indicates that the more frequently you replace your lens, the more comfortable and healthy it will be for your eyes. Over time, many substances accumulate and build up in your lenses. These substances could be dust, pollen or calcium, lipids and proteins present in your tears. The presence of these substances would have a negative impact on the comfort level of your lenses. Also, it also increases the chances for infections. Click here to learn more.

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Try this lens if you feel like you have never really had a comfortable contact lens for one reason or another: dryness, lens awareness, redness, allergies. Click here to learn more.


Q&A with Dr. Law

Dr. Law Answers Your Eye Care Questions

Why is my child having trouble reading and concentrating on schoolwork?

Your child may have an underlying refractive issue, such as farsightedness, nearsightedness or an astigmatism that maybe be causing blurred vision, thus making it hard for your child to concentrate and focus. There may also binocular issues, which is how well the two eyes work together, and focusing issues, that may affect a child’s schoolwork. When working with your child, we will evaluate the child’s visual system including their binocular systems and accommodative systems to determine if his/her vision may be playing a role in their academic performance or sports performance.

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At Our Eye Care Clinic…

Our West Orange, New Jersey office provides comprehensive eye care in a private setting. Dr. Alan Schlussel’s extensive experience combined and our highly qualified staff ensure that your eyecare and eyewear needs are addressed.

Dr. Alan B. Schlussel has years of experience treating patients suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome. If you suffer from any of the symptoms come straight in for treatment and relief! We also have the latest contact lenses. If you’ve had difficulty getting into contact lenses, we specialize in “hard to fit” contact lens patients. We are your first and last stop.

On Our Website You’ll Find…

Meet our West Orange eye doctor and read about our complete eye exams, children’s vision care, treatment of eye diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, 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+. Browse through our eye care website! There’s plenty to see!