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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
Friendly, informative, and thoughtful.
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 .
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.
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
Always personable and professional ???????????? Dr Crane is one Top Doctor.
Love Dr Crane he's always smiling and he makes you feel like you're his #1 patient
I was very pleased and impressed with the care and attention I received. The medical assistants were pleasant and thorough Dr. Crane explained in detail my diagnosis, the suggested procedures/alternatives to deal with the diagnosis, answered our questions (my husband was with me) - I left my appointment feeling confident about my decision to seek a second opinion and to make plans for surgery
Dr. Charles Crane is passionate, diligent, pleasant and a true professional. I am always satisfied with his service.
I found Dr. Crane after a change in my insurance policy. I used to have to wait over an hour in the waiting room with my prior NYC Madison Avenue ophthalmologist. Dr. Crane and his well appointed staff have been a breath of fresh air, providing detailed answers to all my questions and performing surgery to remove 2 cysts. I'm very impressed and highly recommend them.
My experience was great. The staff was very attentive to every patient who enter the door. That was very impressive l like that. Patient first. Thank you so much for taking care of my Dad.
It was an excellent visit. He mentioned something about my eyes which I somewhat detected and told me the reason why itwas so. In all he is a wonderful doctor who always greets hi patient with a smile and make them feel comfortable.
dr Crane was extremely patient and listen to all my concern and was able to leave me feeling confident with future procedure.
Treated me like he knew me already....excellent manner in making me feel comfortable for my first visit. Annie G.
I've been going to Dr. Crane for many years and I wouldn't go to anyone else. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Crane was very pleasant and knowledgeable and clearly explained the procedure and what I should do as follow-up. The office was also well run, friendly and professional.
Always a good visit. Wait time for cataract surgery excellent. Wait time for other types of appointments in this office not quite what I would like.
As always my visit with Dr. Crane was exceptional!
Dr. Crane is professional and caring. I was upset, however, that I waited more than one hour to see him for a five minute appointment. This, however, will not discourage me from continuing as a patient.
Loved the way Dr Crane treated me and he explained the procedure so I can understand it the staff was very courteous and professional and the office was very clean.
I have been a patient of Dr. Charles Crane's for several years now. I have, and I will continue to recommend new patients to Dr. Crane. He always approaches me with a positive outlook. There are several members in my family who are patients of Dr. Crane's and we all feel the same way; that he is a fine, caring doctor.
Dr. Crane had great bedside manners and was professional. He answered all my questions. I would recommended him. It was my first time at the office so it took over an hour of waiting and going through the eye exam procedures before I was actually examined by Dr. Crane. If you are being seen the first time, make sure you leave plenty of time for the appointment, at least 1.5 hours. Most of the staff were courteous and the institute seemed to be organized and clean.
Office seems very professional (all staff) and organized. I would recommend the practice to others.
They brought me in soon after arriving but after my eyes were dilated I waited in the waiting room a very long time. My appointment was at 8:15 and I never saw the Dr.until after 10:00.
Except for the long wait, a good experience.