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Dr. Alan B. Schlussel –
The Dry Eye Doctor

Focusing on the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Relief of Dry Eyes

Your Dry Eye Treatment Center in NY and NJ

If you suffer from dry eye, you know the discomfort and disruption it causes each day. That’s why Alan Schlussel, O.D. created the Dry Eye Treatment Center Of NY and The Dry Eye Treatment Center of NJ. Dr. Schlussel has been treating patients with dry eye with some of the most innovative new technologies.

Dry eyes, or dry eye syndrome, is one of the most common eye and vision problems today and can become more severe if left untreated.

For treatment visit Dr. Schlussel and his Center for Dry Eyes in NYC (Manhattan) and Center for Dry Eyes in West Orange.

Dry Eye Treatment Center of NY

200 E 33rd St
New York, NY 10016

We're located on the corner of Third Avenue and East 33rd. Click on the Google Directions below and enter your starting address. Directions will be shown to our Manhattan, New York Dry Eye Treatment Center.

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Dry Eye Treatment Center of NJ

155 Prospect Ave Suite 201B
West Orange, NJ 07052

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Meet Our Eye Doctor

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 attended the State College of Optometry in New York from 1980 through 1984. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree in June 1984. He has been in private practice for over 20 years.

Doctor Schlussel is currently the managing owner of both private offices in West Orange, NJ and midtown Manhattan, NYC. In December of 1989, Dr. Schlussel became a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and is currently a prestigious member of this organization.

Doctor Schlussel is 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.

Experiencing Any Of These Dry Eye Symptoms?

Stinging/Burning | Redness/Irritation | Tearing/Watery Eyes |

Feeling of “Something in Your Eye”| Difficulty Wearing Contact Lenses |

Light sensitivity | Blurred Vision/Eye Fatigue | Fluctuating Vision |

Glare Problems while Driving and at Night

Take Our Dry Eye Quiz!

Advanced Diagnosis & Treatment Of Dry Eyes


86% of patients with Dry Eyes have symptoms of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, Lipiflow uses heat and gentle pulses to clear the clogged glands preventing an underlying cause of discomfort. LipiFlow, A Johnson & Johnson product, is the only device cleared by the FDA for treatment of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, with over 30 clinically reviewed studies demonstrating its efficacy and safety.


Learn More About Lipiflow treatment for dry eyes. 


You may have heard of the benefits of exfoliation, but did you know that exfoliating your eyelids is a thing? Blepharitis is the inflammation of the eyelids causing blockage and even infection, causing redness, irritation, burning, tearing, and more. Blephex is the only clinician treatment for blepharitis, using a microsponge to gently spin and exfoliate the eyelids and lashes. 

Oculus Keratograph with Meibography

Our Optometrist will take you through a comprehensive eye exam and evaluation for dry eye that includes state-of-the-art testing with the Oculus Keratograph® 5M. This non-invasive dry eye imaging device measures and analyses tear film (non-invasive tear film break-up time and the tear meniscus height measurement and evaluating the lipid layer) and Meibomian glands, leading to a specific diagnosis and treatment plan best suited for your condition.

Contact Lenses For Dry Eyes

Many patients with Dry Eyes will say they have tried contacts that were recommended for people with dry eye, but they were always uncomfortable. And while contact lenses have made drastic improvement over the past few years with the newest versions of daily disposables incorporating highly breathable materials, for patients with severe dry eyes, that just is not enough. At the Midwest Dry Eye Center we fit custom scleral contacts, which are considered the ultimate contact lens for moderate and severe dry eye sufferers.

Get Checked By Our NYC Dry Eye Doctor Today!

To avoid dry eye problems, visit Dr. Alan B. Schlussel O.D., F.A.A.O. of New York or the Dry Eye Center in New Jersey by booking an appointment online - click here to book your dry eye exam and tear film evaluation appointment now.

Help spread the word about dry eyes and Dr. Alan Schlussel! Write a review of our New York office or West Orange office on Google. Dr. Schlussel's dry eyes offices are conveniently located.  Visit The Dr Eye Doctor at our dry eye center in New York or our dry eye center in West Orange, New Jersey.

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Dry Eye Treatment Center of NY

200 E 33rd St
New York, NY 10016
  • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Closed
  • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Dry Eye Treatment Center of NJ

155 Prospect Ave Suite 201B
West Orange, NJ 07052
  • 8:45am - 6:00pm
  • 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Closed
  • 8:45am - 6:30pm
  • Closed
  • 9:00am - 1:00pm
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  • VSP
  • Davis Vision
  • Eye Med
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oxford
  • Guardian
  • Empire Bcbs
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield NJ
  • Uhc Community Plan
  • Highmark Health
  • Humana

How Do I Know If I have Dry Eyes

Dry eye can cause quite a few symptoms, anything from the eyes actually feeling dry to the eyes watering often, or having a burning, itchy, or irritated feeling. One of the most common symptoms is the eyes feeling gritty or like something is in your eye. Most people will often experience blurred vision since the tears, which comprise the outermost surface of the eye, are unstable.

However these symptoms may also be related to other conditions or medications. Common examples of conditions that are often confused with dry eyes are allergies, infrequent blinking, eye surgery, medications, STD's/STI's, contact lens complications, and something stuck in your eye.

That is one of the reasons that Dr. Cohan has invested heavily not only in treatment options for dry eyes, but also in diagnostic tools. More specifically our dry eye center uses InflammaDry and the Oculus Keratograph® 5M to ensure accurate diagnosis of the symptoms that you are experiencing.

Is There Anything I Can Do To Prevent Dry Eyes?

Dry eye is multi-factorial, and each person’s dry eye is unique to them. To help prevent dry eye, make sure to consume 8 to 10 glasses of water per day to avoid dehydration. Some nutritional supplements, such as fish oil and flax seed oil, can contribute to a more stable tear layer.

Remember to blink regularly and fully and take breaks often when on a computer, cell phone or when watching television. During times of the year when there is less humidity, a humidifier might be helpful to provide more moisture in the air.

While there are many things that can be done to reduce the severity and frequency of your dry eye symptoms, it is important to treat the underlying cause of dry eyes.