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Dr. Charles Crane, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • APWU

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Doctor of Medicine
  • Cooper University Hospital, Residency in Ophthalmology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1710961917

Office locations

Northern New Jersey Eye Institute

616 Bloomfield Avenue

West Caldwell, NJ 07006

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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That the crane is a very caring physician and my appointment today was wonderful I
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I have been going to Dr. Crane for many years and I would not entrust my eye care to anyone else.
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Dr. Crane is the greatest He explains everything he is doing and make you feel comfortable. I have recommended members of my family to Dr. Crane and in return, they have recommended him to their friends,
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Extremely knowledgeable. Very clear explanations of issues and corrective measures.
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As always Dr. Crane was professional and friendly.
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My experience with their office was really good. Everyone was helpful and knowledable. Dr Charles was very attentive, gave you the time and attention you need as well as addresse all your concerns. There was hardly any wait time. Surgery wasso quick and they really took good care of you. Valued as a patient. I highly recommend Dr. Crane and staff.
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Dr. Crane is a wonderful person. He is very patient and considerate. He will put you at east. He will address all of your concerns.
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I just had a cataract removed and the experience from beginning to end was lovely.
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Dr. Crane is an excellent professional who is warm, caring, and extremely knowledgeable about his craft.
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Dr. Crane and his team made sure my surgery experience was comfortable and everything went smoothly. I was quite nervous and their professionalism and kindness made me feel so much better.
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I am very pleased with my visit to Dr. Cran today. My exam was quite thorough and professional. My questions and concerns were addressed and answer in terms I understood. In addition, the techs in thus office are delightful, pleasant and kind. See you folks next year!
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Im very pleased with the results of my cataract surgery. I would certainly recommend Dr. Crane to my friends.
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Great doctor who did wonderful job on my surgery today. Staff was professional and made sure all paperwork was complete and i understood everything from beginning to end. Looking foward to continuing services with Dr. Crane.
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Did what I went to him to check my glaucoma.
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it was very professional and on time
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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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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 thatI receive. However, sometimes the wait can be somewhat long due to maybe overbooking, not sure.
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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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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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Dr care excellent, office people not so good, need to be more gentle with the patients.
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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 dataline 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 beautifula 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, andvery 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 forbeing 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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Dr. Crane and his staff have been pleasant and patient with me and my mom on every visit.
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It was Great!!! I was there for less than a hour.
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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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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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Friendly, informative, and thoughtful.
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