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Dr. Alan Schlussel: West Orange’s Leading Optometrist

For Over 25 years Dr. Schlussel has been a leading family optometrist in both his New Jersey and New York practices. He has a strong focus on the treatment of Dry Eye 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 Verona, and South Orange, 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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Diagnosis Through Your Phone

We are happy to accommodate our patients’ busy lifestyles by providing diagnoses over our virtual consultation app Eye Care Live. Download the app and connect with one our doctors for a virtual consultation. We can assess your condition, prescribe medication, and schedule follow-up appointments-all over the phone.

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The Modern Day Dry Eye Story

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visit our optometrist today in west orange nj offering eye exams, contact lens exams, dry eye treatment and a wide selection of designer frames

Dr. Clare Tao is an attentive and detail-oriented optometrist. She attended the State University of New York, Stony Brook, where she received her bachelor's degree. She went on to receive her doctor of optometry degree from the State University of New York.  Located in New York, NY, Dr. Tao brings her expertise to her role at Dr. Schlussel's West Orange practice. She is bilingual and speaks English as well as Mandarin. She is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS). She...
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Doctor Schlussel 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 30 years. Doctor Schlussel is currently the managing partner of both private eye care offices in Midtown New York City and West Orange,N.J. In December of 1989, Dr. Schlussel became a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and is currently...

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Comprehensive Eye Exams & Family Optical

  • Children’s Eye Exams & Glasses

  • Specialized in Contact Lens Fitting

  • Advanced Technology

  • Dry Eye Center

  • Designer Frames & Sunglasses

What Makes Dr. Alan Schlussel Unique

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

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

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

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West Orange and Verona NJ’s trusted eye doctor

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Our Patients Know Best!

Dr. Schlussel has been rated #1 optometrist on Kev’s Best!
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The Dry Eye Treatment Center

Your 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. Now Featuring advanced technology such as Lipiflow for the treatment of dry eyes.

Visit our Dry Eye Center's page.

How to Disinfect Glasses to Help Prevent COVID-19

Coronavirus and Your Eyeglasses Did you know that our glasses (this includes the lenses and the frame) can potentially transfer viruses, such as COVID-19, to our eyes, nose, and mouth? This is because viruses — as well as bacteria —  are easily transferred from our surroundings to our hands and...

Coronavirus and Your Eyes – What You Should Know

As coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, health professionals are demanding that people limit their personal risk of contracting the virus by thoroughly washing their hands, practicing social distancing, and not touching their nose, mouth, or eyes. In fact, it may surprise you to learn that the eyes play an...

Want Frames that Fit Right? Don’t Buy Eyeglasses Online!

Benefits of buying glasses from an optical store near you We get it, online shopping has become a staple in our lives. Even if you’re still lounging in your pj’s, you can browse items on the screen, make a selection and choose to pay now. All that’s left to do...

Vision & Health Insurances That We Accept

  • VSP
  • Davis Vision
  • Oxford
  • Empire Bcbs
  • United Health Care
  • Metlife
  • Eyemed Vision Care
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • VSP
  • Davis Vision
  • Oxford
  • Empire Bcbs
  • United Health Care
  • Metlife
  • Eyemed Vision Care
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana

VSP: See Better. For Life. For Less. insurance for vision care and eye exams

Daily Disposables Are A Great Option

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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.

Our Designer Frames At Our West Orange Optical

  • Marc Jacobs
  • Calvin Klein
  • Roberto Cavalli
  • Fendi
  • Gucci
  • RecSpecs
  • Flexon By Marchon
  • Kate Spade
  • Diesel
  • Kawasaki
  • Nike Eyewear
  • 2point5
  • Prada
  • Ray-Ban
  • Silhouette
  • Tom Ford
  • D Squared
  • Easyclip
  • Jil Sanders
  • Vanni
  • OVVO
  • Eye Eco

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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The Dry Eye Treatment Center

Your 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. Now Featuring advanced technology such as Lipiflow for the treatment of dry eyes.

Visit our Dry Eye Center's page.

Daily Disposables Are A Great Option

woman-with-contact-lens

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.

 Featured Contact Lens Alcon Dailies Total 1

ciba-dailes

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.

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.

Read More

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How to Disinfect Glasses to Help Prevent COVID-19

Coronavirus and Your Eyeglasses Did you know that our glasses (this includes the lenses and the frame) can potentially transfer viruses, such as COVID-19, to...

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New Location!

We moved recently to 155 Prospect Ave, Suite #201, West Orange, NJ, 07052.

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Coronavirus Office Closing

Due to current recommendations, our office will be closed for appointments indefinitely until the Coronavirus situation improves.

We will offer eyeglass and contact pickups or Dry Eye Supplies

on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10am-1pm. Please call to let us know when you are coming.

Running out of Contact Lenses? We are extending your CL expiration dates for 6 months:

Save 10%, call us to order your next supply

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