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Dr. Bernard Spier, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Board certified in 1989, Dr. Spier has trained at some of the most prestigious American institutions. He was an undergraduate at Brandeis University, and attended medical school at UMDNJ. Residency included positions at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Boston City Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. After completing this training, Dr. Spier practiced ophthalmology in Rhode Island with one of the world's most renowned cataract and refractive surgeons. During his four years there, Dr. Spier performed thousands of surgical and laser procedures using the most "cutting edge" technology. Dr. Spier joined the Northern New Jersey Eye Institute in 1992, and became partners with Dr. Norris in 1994. Since Dr. Norris' retirement in 1997, Dr. Spier has been the senior ophthalmologist at the Institute. Dr. Spier employs the latest techniques in cataract and implant surgery. He uses the Rapid Vision™ method, whereby no needle, no stitches and no patch are required. Patients are pain free during the five to ten-minute procedure, since only anesthetic drops are used to numb the eye. Most patients walk out of our in-office surgery suite without an eye patch, seeing better and able to resume their normal activities immediately. Dr. Spier has extensive experience with accommodating implants such as the Crystalens, Restor, and Technis Multifocal, reducing dependence on reading glasses. Having performed over 10,000 cataract and implant procedures over the last 20 years, Dr. Spier has the experience to provide the highest level of eye care. He has special expertise in “difficult or complicated” cataract procedures and one-eyed patients.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Boston University Hospital, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Medical School - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Doctor of Medicine
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital, Residency in Neurology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1871578468

Office locations

Northern New Jersey Eye Institute

79 Maple Avenue

Morristown, NJ 07960

Northern New Jersey Eye Institute

700 North Broad Street

Elizabeth, NJ 07208

Northern New Jersey Eye Institute

71 Second Street

South Orange, NJ 07079

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I trust Dr. Spier’s judgement. Excellent Doctor.
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Pleasant and to the point.
Less than 6 months ago
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Professionally run office, all providers and staff were courteous and friendly, and they really put me at ease. Noell and Beth were very helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this office for eye care
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All of my questios were answered
Less than 6 months ago
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OH MY GOD,,, I HAVE TO GIVE HEM I BIG HUG FOR THE EXCELLENT JOB AND THE PROFESSIONAL WORK . HE IS VERY FRIENDLY VERY NICE I WILL NEVER FORGET WITH HES DONE FOR MIN THANKS FOR EVERYTHING NOW I BE ABLE TO SEE AGAIN THANKS.
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I trust Dr. Spier’s judgement regarding my vision.
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Thoroughly professional. I trust his judgement.
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great 'bedside' manner. professional? absolutely- and I learn something each time I visit. If all doctors were like Dr. Spier, the art and science of healing would be more of a pleasurable experience. thank you
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Everyone. was very nice and very professorial. Thank you
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My visit was excellent. Normal wait time. Courteous reception area.
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I was given a field eye test today, the procedure was efficient and professional manner in the office. Dr Spier is always precise and professional, my mother also was attended to by Dr Spier in the past. Very pleased with the facility and the Doctor.
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Thorough, friendly and precise. Honored to have been able to fit his lens. Thank you.
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Professional, I didn't wait long and the people were nice. They made sure I was comfortable.
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Dr. Spier is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and a quintessential professional. There aren't enough stars to rate him since he is far superior than excellent.
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Poor bedside manner!! Upon entering the examination room he appeared rushed, did not greet me and proceeded to talk with his back turn to me. He received a phone call, which he answered leaving the examination room during the consultation. Thereafter,I attempted to explain my initial concern and asked him to check one eye, he said, in an annoyed manner as he barely looked at my eye, "there is nothing there, I don't see anything," then left. I was very upset but the way he dismissed my concern. My Initial problem has exacerbated, causing me to schedule an appointment with another doctor at a different facility. I guess he was having a bad day but as a health care provider, I expect a higher standard of professionalism.
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Dr. Super is a very thorough Opthamologist. I feel that I'm on good hands.
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The visit was excellent. Short wait time (less than 20 minutes) and staff was very friendly and professional. I would recommend Dr. Spier without hesitation.
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ok Waiting was annoying! The environment needs improvement
More than 1 year ago
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My complaint is not specifically with Dr Spier. However, I wear contact lenses 90% of the time, so why would you schedule me to see a doctor who does NOT measure for contact lenses? What a waste of my time! AndI had to wait so long for an appointment that I had to order a new supply of lenses, so now when I find another doctor, one who can actually take care of my needs, these will be useless...what a waste. I will not be returning to your office.
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Dr Spier is a thorough physician and I trust his judgement.
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No problem. Very efficient!
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Dr. Spier was cordial and friendly as usual. He knew immediately what my problem was.
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A little dry personality wise & compared to Dr Tran my previous doctor I felt the exam was rushed or not as thorough. South Jersey Eye Physcians was much friendly overall than this clinic. I'll probably return there next year.
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I thought Dr Spier was great. Right to the point and had a game plan already started. Will definitely have him do my surgery. Thank you
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Very professional and excellent in doing surgery. Can not wait until he performs the Cataract removal from my husband's right eye. My husband very please with the service. He was frighten because he had not experience this before. He said to me afterwards thanks for finding Dr. Spier.
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As always, excellent.
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I would recommend Dr. Spear anytime.
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Very nice and confident! Made me feel comfortable. He was right when he told me not to worry and that everything would be alright.
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A very caing doctor.
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My husband and I both had appointments with Dr. Spier, and his staff managed to accommodate us with ease. Dr. Spier has a pleasant, interested manner and always provides details about our eye condition. I am indebted to him because Ihad been seeing another ophthalmologist and a retina specialist. After giving me a thorough eye examination, Dr. Spier said it really was not necessary for me to see a retina specialist or to take special pills and eye health-related vitamins. I had been so apprehensive every time I'd see the specialist because I had been told my retina might detach. Anyway, I feel I am now in great hands with Dr. Spier, and I'm not looking back!
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No parking available, overcrowded waiting room and over one hour wait. When I finally got to see the doctor was rushed out without complete exam. Never again.
More than 1 year ago
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Everybody does their jod very professionally . You're in and out in a matter of minutes.Dr. Spier was highly recommended by my co workers @ Shoprite in West Orange.GOOD JOB and well done with great RESULT. Thank you so much.
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He is the best
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I think he's the best eye doctor I've ever been to and I would recommend him to anyone who needs an eye doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Bernard was very professional. They even showed the an eye surgery in the waiting room so can actually see the procedure.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Spier is extremely knowledgeable & personable...he is willing to answer all questions & concerns...I would recommend him highly...he is the quintessential professional!
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I had a good experience. Thank you.
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Fast professional service has arrived,
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Staff was polite and courteous. The doctor answered my questions to my satisfaction. I will return in a year for another exam!
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Very good
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Outstanding - Very professional and productive apppointment
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good
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Dr. Bernard Spier is A-OK.
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Nice man
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Dr. Spier and his staff were friendly, professional and, although I spent a good deal of time in the office having tests, I did not have to wait very long each time I moved from test to test. The offices were comfortable and there was ample parking.
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Dr.Spier and the team were very friendly, caring,gentle,professional and knowledgeable I felt comfortable in their hands and the fact that I live next door to the office makes it much less of a hassle. I really enjoyed my visit! well besides getting my eyes dilated of course ha!
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Very pleased with the office
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Very professional
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Professional and warm
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