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The Dry Eye Doctor in NYC and New Jersey

Find out more about our eye doctor, Dr. Alan Schlussel

shlussel2Doctor Alan B. Schlussel, our Optometric Physician (eye doctor), and founding director of The Dry Eye Treatment Center of New York and New Jersey, has been in private practice for 26 years.

Doctor Schlussel, a 1984 graduate of the State University of New York College of Optometry has dedicated his career to diagnosing and treating eye care diseases including dry eyes. Over the last 5 years, he has developed a keen interest in the treatment of Dry Eyes while suffering from dry eyes himself. Dr. Schlussel, our eye doctor, is one of few optometric physicians in the New York/New Jersey metro area to devote a significant portion of their practice to the treatment and management of dry eyes.

He has successfully treated himself and many dry eye sufferers in the NYC and West Orange areas with State of the Art professional treatment. These treatments aim at determining the causes of dry eye. Once the cause is determined, prescription medications are often prescribed which include Restasis eyedrops. With his practices dedicated to treating contact-related problems, Doctor Schlussel has noticed a significant increase in the incidence of dry eyes amongst contact lens wearers. This phenomenon has increased amongst patients using computers extensively. With vast experience with many specialty contact lens products, our eye doctor has had considerable success in treating contact lens-related dry eye.

Doctor Schlussel is currently the managing owner of both private offices in West Orange, New Jersey and mid-town Manhattan, NYC. In December of 1989, Doctor 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.

Visit Dr. Schlussel for expert treament of dry eyes. Our eye doctor is conveniently located NYC and West Orange.


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