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Meet our Optometrist in West Orange, NJ

The eye care professionals at Dr. Alan B. Schlussel specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affectDr Schlussel vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contact lenses.

Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our West Orange Eye Doctors:


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

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 a prestigious member of this organization. He is also a member of the American Optometric Association along with the New York and New Jersey State Optometric Associations. He has been extensively trained in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease and in the co-management of LASIK.

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Schlussel has developed a dry eye center of excellence within his private office. Having dry eyes himself, he has been successful at treating and managing patients with dry eyes. The Dry Eye Treatment Center of New York and New Jersey offers appointments for the treatment and management of Ocular Surface Disease (Dry Eye Syndrome). Dr. Schlussel regularly answers your vision related questions. Dr. Schlussel recently lectured to a large group of optometrists on the effects of dry eyes on sports performance. Dr. Schlussel has been rated #1 optometrist in New York on Kev’s Best!


Dr. Schlussel is an avid sports fan following local professional teams namely the NY Mets, NY Knicks and Rangers. He is also a long suffering fan of the NY Jets, but roots for all local teams. He is also a rock music fan going to many local and national concerts throughout the year.

Dr. Claire Tao O.D.

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 is a passionate optometrist and strives to provide high-quality personalized eye care and vision solutions.

Dr. Tao enjoys giving back to her community and has participated in many volunteering activities. She encourages open communication with her patients to build a good rapport with her patients. Her hobbies include traveling with her family, photography, hiking, and gardening.


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

Dr. Alan Schlussel