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71 Second Street, South Orange, NJ, 07079
616 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ, 07006
700 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ, 07208

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Dr. Charles Crane is a board certified ophthalmologist, and is much more than a general ophthalmologist. He gives his patients hands on state-of-the-art treatment for cataracts, refractive errors, eye diseases and cosmetic eyelid problems. Dr. Crane is the co-director of the refractive surgery team at NNJEI. Dr. Crane performs the latest refractive surgery techniques. With pioneering procedures and the latest refractive surgery techniques in refractive and corneal surgery to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, Dr. Crane is able to help patients become less dependent on contact lenses or glasses.

Dr. Crane continues his leadership role in ophthalmology by being one of the first cataract surgeons in New Jersey to offer his patients no needle, no stitch, no patch, no restrictions implant and cataract surgery. Dr. Crane is also one of the first in New Jersey to use the new bifocal implant to allow patients over forty years old to see well without glasses for distance and for near or reading vision. Dr. Crane believes the new methods of cataract surgery he is helping to pioneer represent a major lifestyle improvement to his patients.

Dr. Crane brings an additional dimension to the services provided by the Institute. After completing his ophthalmology training he went on to complete a fellowship with a world-renowned ocular plastic surgeon. This training included restoration of droopy, baggy eyelids or eyebrows, as well as, cosmetic and aesthetic surgery corrections and skin peels. As an ocular plastic surgeon, Dr. Crane trained specifically to perform intricate reconstructive procedures around the eye.

Dr. Crane believes that communication is the basis of good medical care, as well as good patient relations.

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I have glaucoma and I have been seeing Dr. Crane for a number of years. If you have questions about your treatment, he is knowledgeable and very happy to answer your questions. I am satisfied with the level of care that I receive. However, sometimes the wait can be somewhat long due to maybe overbooking, not sure.

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I thought he was very pleasant and thorough. He answered all of my questions and asked me not to hesitate to call the office should I have any additional questions. My daughter was very comfortable with him and he made it a point to address her directly as well.

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Everyone was so pleasant and kind

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Dr. Crane is a great vision specialist. He is always friendly and gives an explanation of his diagnoses.

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it was very professional and on time

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Dr care excellent, office people not so good, need to be more gentle with the patients.

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He is the best, most knowledgeable, and nicest eye doctor I have ever had. I would recommend him to everyone I know. Thank you Dr Crane for caring about your patients!!!! Willyd

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The visit was great. I got an eye exam and my eyes were checked out to be fine. The doctors said there is no dust particles in my right eye as I thought there was. Being that I do overhead data line work, fine dust particles get in to the eyes sometimes, but the doctor said that the dust particles came out from tears. I was relieved as I thought I was going blind in my right eye due to dust particle getting close to my eye. The doctor said no blindness it is just low vision due to having cataracts surgery. Now I am no longer worried about going blind. Kudos to Dr. Charles Crane MD for explaining to me on eye cataract issues and keeping me from being very nervous.

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This was my first visit and I'm pleased with Dr. Crane. I was called within 15 minutes from my arrival and his team was very professional.

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The overall visit was very good. Wait time from check in to initial exam shorter than usual. Dr Crane was professional and informative regarding his finds and my ongoing prognosis. I look forward to continuing my relationship with him in the future.

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Dr. Crane was so nice and professional, he explained everything carefully and helped me to understood the process.

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Had a good appointment with Dr Crane looking forward to my next visit. He was very helpful , answer all of my questions .

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I thought the doctor was wonderful, however, scheduled surgery time (12:30pm) and follow up office wait time too long.

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As usual, very professional and friendly. I have complete confidence in decisions made regarding my eyesight. I would surely recommend Dr. Crane to family and friends.

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Dr. Crane is a delight (and pretty funny)! He is knowledgeable and gives great advice. His staff (hi Mare!) are super friendly and knowledgeable. My visits are always pleasant.

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very nice and he explain everything clear Thank you

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Dr. Crane is a gifted MD. Thorough in explaining my course of treatment covering all bases and questions. Surgery was flawless and painless. My eyesight is literally 1000 times better. I looked at the sky today and had forgotten how beautiful a deep sky blue with fluffy white cloud are. Thank you, Dr. Crane

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Before I left the office, it was on my mind to tell the receptionist that my visit on today was great. However I did not speak up but thank God for second chances. Dr. Crane was very nice, very professional, and very compassionate. I will be coming back and yes I will recommend him to others in need. Thank you Dr. Crane and office staff for a great first visit.

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The staff was courteous and very professional. The Interned that saw me did everything to prepare me for the doctor when he saw me. The doctor was friendly and honest. I would recommend him in a heart beat.

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I had heard many good things about Dr. Crane, professionally and personally and I concur. He was a gentleman and a caring physician. I felt very comfortable and reassured regarding my eye needs. Maura Egan referred me to him and I cannot wait to thank her.

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I found Dr. Crane to be very professional and extremely patient. His staff is also friendly and patient.

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Professional, courteous...service delivered with incomparable expertise and received with the highest degree of satisfaction!

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Very professional and informative. In good hands!

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Horrible experience! Had an appointment scheduled for 115PM and by 205PM if I did not ask I would be sitting there until mid afternoon! Staff was very dry and not helpful and gave me attitude when I expressed my disappointment for being treated with disregard.They were not interested in making up for the the I wasted there by saying the next available appointment would be for the following month and the lady who called me 5 minutes after I complaint said I could come in the afternoon but would still be a wait because they were fully booked for the day! Not my fault if they were over booked much less for their lack of grace and organization. They even passed a patient who arrived 30 minutes after I was sitting there waiting! Will never come back again!!

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I was very pleased and satisfied with my appointment with Dr. Crane. He was very patient and easy to understand in explaining my eye conditions.

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The entire staff is friendly, personable and true professionals.

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Love dr crane he is profetional,exelent and carying dr.I will recomended him to my friends. Thank you Dr crane for been there at all time on my healing process

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If my cataract surgery on my other eye goes as well as my first one 100 days ago, I'll be thrilled !

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An excellent doctor but above all a being with a wonderful vocation of support. It is really a blessing to have have him as my doctor.

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It's was, although felt like some of the nurses weren't that experience and we're learning while on duty which was a little nerve tingling but other than that it was great and a quick appointment. Hope I can obtain the financial aid need to proceed with my procedure.

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It was Great!!! I was there for less than a hour.

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Dr. Crane and his staff have been pleasant and patient with me and my mom on every visit.

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Dr Crane is a Excellent Doctor

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I'm very pleased Dr. Crane he is an excellent Doctor he cares about his patients.

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Friendly, informative, and thoughtful.

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I WAS VERY SICK .......... I WENT TO AN EYE DOCTOR BY MY HOUSE AND HE GAVE ME THE WRONG MEDICINE ........ MY EYES WERE SO BAD IF I WENT OUT IN PUBLIC MY EYES WOULD RUN ALOT AND I WOULD HAVE TO CARRY A BOX OF TISSUE WITH ME CONSTANTLY IN PUBLIC ... PEOPLE IN PUBLIC WOULD NOTICE SOMETHING WAS WRONG WITH ME. THE MEDICINE THE EYE DOCTOR BY MY HOUSE GAVE ME DID NOT WORK AND THAT EYE DOCTOR SNAPPED AT ME WHEN I ASKED HIM WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY EYES, HE SAID THER WAS NO WAY TO DIAGNOSE WHAT MY PROBLEM WAS. I THEN THOUGHT I WOULD TRY TO GO TO AN ALERGY DOCTOR, THE ALERGY DOCTOR SAID YOU NEED TO GO TO AN EYE DOCTOR. I HAD DR. CRANE RECOMMENDED TO ME AND I THOUGHT I WOULD TRY HIM. I TALKED TO DR. CRANE ABOUT THE OTHER EYE DOCTOR AND THE MEDICINE HE GAVE ME ... DR. CRANE TOLD ME IT WAS THE WRONG MEDICINE AND COULD HAVE MADE IT WORSE. HE EXPLAINED EYES ARE COMPLICATED AND IN SOME CASES .... LIKE MINE ..... TO FIND OUT WHAT IS WRONG YOU NEED TO GO THROUGH STEPS, SOMETIMES IT IS OBVIOUS WHAT IS WRONG AND OTHER TIMES IT IS MORE COMPLICATED. I WAS GLAD TO GO THROUGH THE STEPS I NEEDED TO AND I WAS GLAD TO FIND A DOCTOR WHO CARED ENOUGH TO WORK THIS OUT WITH ME. THE OTHER DOCTOR DID NOT CARE, HE DIDN'T KNOW RIGHT AWAY WHAT WAS CAUSING MY PROBLEM HE JUST GAVE ME THE WRONG MEDICINE THINKING I WOULD NOT REALIZE IT . WITH DR. CRANE I WAS TAKING THE RIGHT MEDICINE ... IT ENDED UP BEING A VIRUS IN MY EYES! THE VIRUS WENT FROM MY EYES TO MY EARS AND MY THROAT AND IT WAS LIKE A BAD FLU . I TOOK A GOOD FRUIT BASED VITAMIN C FOR MY THROAT AND EARS AND THE MEDICINE I TOOK FOR MY EYES TOOK SOME TIME TO HEAL BUT IT STARTED TO WORK . I TOLD DR. CRANE THAT I REALIZED IT WAS THE FLU BECAUSE IT WENT INTO MY EARS AND THROAT AND HE SAID YES THAT MAKES SENSE IT WOULD DO THAT . I TOLD DR. CRANE THAT I BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE ARE RESPONSIBLE TO VALUE AND TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN HEALTH BUT THAT WE ALSO NEED GOOD DOCTORS TO HELP US TOO. I'M SO GLAD I FOUND DR. CRANE ..... MY EYES WERE IN BAD SHAPE AND FINDING HIM WAS LIKE FINDING A GOLDEN NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK .

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The visit with Charles Crane, MD was exemplary in its entirety. I will indubitably direct my family and friends to his professional care, bar none.

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Waiting time was entirely too long. The appointment office needs to do a better job of scheduling appointments closer to when doctor sees the patient.

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I had my left eye cataract removed by Dr. Crane. I had no pain at any time worse than the needle into my hand. I do not remember the operation, but it obviously went well, as I've passed all check-ups the day after the surgery. The office staff is friendly, and handled me quickly. I never had a wait of more than 15 minutes to be seen by one of the staff, in preparation my seeing Dr. Crane. My questions were answered, and now I am waiting for the other eye to be ready to fix. Thank You ALL. --Tom

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Always personable and professional ???????????? Dr Crane is one Top Doctor.