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If you’re considering LASIK, first and foremost decision is the physician that you select. Dr. Norden is known as the physician’s physician and has performed LASIK on hundreds of physicians and their family members, coming from all over the US, many from prestigious medical centers in NYC who crossed the bridge to come and be treated by Dr. Norden. Many local ophthalmologists and optometrists have chosen Dr. Norden for themselves and their families.

Dr. Norden is a board-certified ophthalmologist with cornea and refractive surgery fellowship training at the prestigious New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and for years was medical director of the New Jersey Eye Bank. He was the first ophthalmologist in Northern New Jersey to perform LASIK and trademarked Custom LASIK. He has trained hundreds of ophthalmologists to perform LASIK and has lectured nationally and internationally and has published numerous articles in all the most prestigious ophthalmologic journals and has written a chapter on corneal transplantation in a corneal surgery textbook.

Dr. Norden is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the International Society of Refractive Surgery and is a founding physician advisor to the Refractive Surgery Alliance. He appears regularly in the Castle Connolly NY Metro areas Top Doctors, Inside Jersey’s Top Doctors and America’s Top Ophthalmologists. He has been written about in the New York Times, Bergen Record and 201 Magazine and Bergen Health & Life and is on the medical advisory board for ophthalmology for that magazine.

Dr. Norden is the only LASIK surgeon in Northern New Jersey that’s a member of MENSA, the High IQ Society although he claims that doesn’t help him one bit with his love of international travel, tennis, piano playing or working out.

Dr. Norden is co-author of a benchmark paper in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery that has shown that Refractive Surgeons undergo LASIK at a far higher rate than the general population, showing how much they believe in the procedure. He also edits a regular column in Ocular Surgery News on refractive surgery performed on refractive surgeons entitled Refractive Surgery Stories.

Positions and Organizations

  • Past Medical Director, New Jersey Eye Bank
  • Past Medical Director, TLC, The Laser Center, North Jersey
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, UMDNJ NJ
  • Medical School Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology – NY Medical College
  • Cornea Service – NY Eye & Ear Infirmary
  • Fellow – American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow – American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Diplomate – American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member – American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (A.S.C.R.S)
  • Member – International Society of Refractive Surgery (I.S.R.S.)

As a leading LASIK eye surgeon, Dr. Norden and his refractive experience have been featured in numerous television broadcasts, magazines, New Jersey newspapers (Bergen Record, Star Ledger), and The New York Times.

If you are interested in LASIK surgery, contact the leading LASIK eye surgeon in Northern New Jersey, Dr. Richard Norden.