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Dr. Jacob Chung, MD

Ophthalmologist

Tenafly, NJ

About Dr. Jacob Chung

Dr. Jacob Chung is a Board-certified comprehensive Eye MD treating a broad spectrum of ocular conditions including dry eye, cataract, glaucoma, and retinal disease. He performs eye/eyelid surgery and laser vision correction with sophisticated techniques and technology, and anything from the routine glasses checkup to eye emergencies are in his scope. Patients appreciate Dr. Chung's affable, unrushed, and understanding approach which places their interests first, and their perspective in mind. Other things our patients love about their Tenafly Eye experience: genuinely nicest staff a doc could hope for. 21st century high-tech equipment. Upscale optical/sunglasses. Full selection of the latest, most comfortable soft contact lenses to fit almost any eye. Being glasses-free after laser correction or cataract surgery. Super fancy retinal camera that eliminates need for routine dilation, and no air puff test! Dr. Chung personal info: Graduated magna cum laude with a degree in chemistry from Amherst College. First Amherst-NIH research fellow at the National Institutes of Health. In medical school at NYU, he achieved the highest board scores in the nation. At UMDNJ, his residency board scores were at the top of his national residency class and highest in the state of NJ. Proficient in Spanish and Korean. Amateur musician playing drums, guitar, piano, singing. Actively participates in international medical missions spanning North Korea, Kenya, India, Ecuador and Honduras. Member of the Cell Surgical Network, specializing in delivery of stem cell treatments for refractory eye conditions. Serves as Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology at Englewood Hospital, recently ranked as the top hospital in New Jersey.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Amherst College (Bachelor's)
  • National Institutes of Health (Fellowship)
  • Lenox Hill Hospital (Internship)
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Residency in Ophthalmology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology

Awards and publications

  • Scored in top 1% in nation on Step 1 Medical Board Exam (USMLE), 2000
  • Highest Ophthalmology Knowledge Assessment Profile (OKAP) score in residency program (top 5% in nation), 2005
  • Poster of Special Interest research award, ASCRS 2006

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1245271717

Dr. Jacob Chung's office location

Tenafly Eye Associates

111 Dean Dr

Tenafly, NJ 07670

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I think he is very patient and caring Dr. I highly recommend him
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I think he was courteous, thorough and gave me all the information I needed. .
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Very satisfied
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Dr. Chung is excellent, as always. He is patient and a good listener. I highly recommend him.
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Well organized office, with very good staff running tests, and the Dr. coming in right after the conclusion. Absolutely wonderful doctor, and recommend both him and his practice with no reservations.
Less than 3 months ago
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It was excellent.
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Excellent attention.very knowledgeable and efficient. Very thorough..
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I thought it was great. Lots of great suggestions for my dry eye prpblem
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr Chung and his staff were outstanding and professional. Always a pleasure visiting that office. Dr Chung is very knowledgeable, listens to any concerns you may have and answers any questions.
Less than 6 months ago
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I was impressed with the high-tech instrumentation used for the exam. I felt that I had a very thorough exam followed by explanations that were easily understood. I was thrilled I didn't have to get the dilation drops as a pieceof equipment did the same job without side effects. The only draw back was the long wait,
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I was informed that at the end of the visit with the doctor, I have to pay a co payment, because they don't take my secondary Health Insurance. The copayment was too high, so what is the point to give an appointment if they do not explained on time?
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Fantastic! Great office , great doctor.
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Almost 2 hour wait. He's great but the wait is way too long- and they called patients out of order (even with the front office staff noticing and wondering why)
Less than 6 months ago
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Very professional. Very good technology to help with diagnosis. I recommend his office to all.
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Dr CHUNG is very professional yet personable— he spends time to know a patient and remembers details from one visit to the next. He also clearly explains any possible medical implications and procedures.
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I’ve been looking for an ophthalmologist for a while (way overdue for an exam) and on every online doctor review site that I checked had Dr Chung with high marks. Upon further review, I had also been impressed with his educationand professional experience. But what really influenced my final decision to make an appointment with him had been the positive reviews regarding the office staff. Dr Chung and staff at Tenafly Eye Associates were friendly, courteous, helpful, patient, and excellent customer service overall.
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The staff is nice, the doctor is great.
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Very satisfied with the care i received. Dr. Chung is thorough and patient and i am confident in the eye care i am receiving!
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I trust Jacob with one of my most valuable senses, my sight.. He has always been the ultimate professional in his knowledge, his abilities and his social interaction. I highly recommend him to anyone who is having sight issues, has hadeye problems or is just looking for someone that they can trust to evaluate their current vision.
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Dr. Chung and all staff were great. Front desk Very efficient and explained everything. Dr. Chung was thorough and clear on everything he was doing during exam.
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FANTASTIC VISIT. AWESOME STAFF, DOCTORS ARE TOPS! DO NOT BE SURPRISED IF IT TAKES TIME TO GET AN APPOINTMENT!
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Wait time was too long
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first time I was there... easy to get to ..adequate parking...paperless forms...comfortable seating and surroundings...no stress assistants...Dr. Chung was very pleasant, thoughtful, soft spoken, gave me general exam..first one i ever had...seemed to cover all the bases going back in 6 months for follow up...
Less than 1 year ago
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Office staff and nurses are friendly, knowledgeable and explain procedures very well. Dr. Chung is excellent on all levels. Only drawback is length of time waiting to see technicians and doctor. From my arrival at 4:25 for a 4:30 appointment, I didn’t leave the office till 6:15.
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Dr. Chung and his entire staff are AMAZING. I am a physician, and I can say that they are an example of what medicine used to be.... No rush, on-time, courteous-what a great experience!
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Dr chung was friendly and very thorough. The wait was a bit long, But I didn’t feel as though my time with Dr chung was rushed at all. He caught some things that need to be monitored. Very pleased to find a new, local eye doctor.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Chung's manner it is very to the point of matter of fact. He's almost to professionally distance to the point where sometimes it feels like he doesn't generally care about you personally. The wait time at the office is alwaysat least 30 minutes. It would be good after all these years if we could fix that problem. Definitely prefer dr. Stabile if possible
Less than 1 year ago
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We had to wait more than 2 hours!!!
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There’s almost always a wait, but I believe seeing Dr Chung is well worth that wait. Always the latest equipment used by the staff, and the doctor is always very pleasant, very professional, and very knowledgeable.
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I felt I had the most thorough exam ever, and everything was carefully and clearly communicated.
Less than 1 year ago
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Great visit. Glad I went!
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the best doctor
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Dr. Chung was so kind and approachable. He answered all my questions. I never felt rushed durIng our appointment. I will definitely recommend Dr. Chung to my friends and family.
Less than 1 year ago
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Fantastic!!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Chung has extremely caring and friendly chair side manner. At the same time, he is efficient and thorough. That’s a win-win scenario when going to any Dr.’s office. He and his partner’s office can get very busy, but theyoperate the office with plenty of support staff, who are also very knowledgeable, which I find extremely helpful especially regarding insurance matters. I highly recommend Dr. Jacob Chung and Tenafly Eye Associates.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Chung did an amazing job helping my mom with a open tear duct problem she's been having for years. She was really impressed with his patience and ability to address the issue right away and offer an affordable, effective solution. Really glad we went to this doctor!
Less than 1 year ago
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highly reccomended, well run office could not see how it could be better
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Everyone in the doctor office was very friendly and very patience with my son (5yr old), he end up loves the doctor office and didn’t want to leave. Will go bk for annual eye check up. Good place!
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Professional, pleasant, thorough., prompt.
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Very professional office and a thorough exam
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Excellent Visit
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Chung was very patient. He took the time to listen to my concerns and did a thorough examination. He did not make me feel rushed.
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He is an exceptional ophthalmologist in an excellent practice. Highest recommendation!
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Dr.Chung was professional, kind, and punctual. His office staff were helpful and informative. Also appreciated the technology used in his office. Eye exam was thorough and comprehensive. Plan on recommending him to family and friends.
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He was great
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Chung is very knowledgeable and always takes the time to explain everything fully. Staff is friendly and welcoming. I always feel well cared for.
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Always a great visit. He’s always very nice and professional.
More than 1 year ago
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I was referred to Dr. Chung by a relative being treated for Glaucoma and Cataracts. My relative had eye surgery done and is doing very well so I decided to transfer to this doctor. Dr. Chung is knowledgeable and thorough...and verynice! He explained everything to me about my current (and possible future) concerns clearly, which set me at ease. I also brought my daughter in for an exam and she had the same experience with him as well. I would certainly recommend Dr. Chung based off of my experience with this visit.
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Everything was excellent and handled in a prompt professional manner.
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Great service
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