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Qualifications and Experience
IF THE TIME YOU NEED IS NOT AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AND WE WILL TRY TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR REQUEST. A Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. James M. Hirschfeld is dedicated to providing his patients with expert care and the latest technologies so they can enjoy the healthiest eyes and best vision possible. He is fellowship-trained in refractive surgery and has served as a clinical assistant professor at New York University School of Medicine. After completing his undergraduate education at Brown University, Dr. Hirschfeld earned his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine in 1996. He went on to complete his internship at Lenox Hill Hospital and his Ophthalmology residency at New York University Medical Center. His post-doctoral training culminated with a fellowship in Refractive and Anterior Segment Surgery at Siepser Laser Eyecare in Pennsylvania. IF THE TIME YOU NEED IS NOT AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AND WE WILL TRY TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR REQUEST.
Verified Patient Reviews
I find that the staff (Kimberly, Jim, and everyone in the office) is always very pleasant and professional. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome, important, and appreciated. Sometimes I feel that I am the only patient there! Of course, Dr. Hirschfeld is great! He always takes time to explain things, He is very professional yet personable.
Dr. Hirschfeld was very professional and very patient with my 89 year old mother in law. She said her experience with Dr Hirschfeld and the staff was the best she's experienced to date. I was so impressed I made an appointment for me next week!
Dr. H & staff are great! He really knows what he's doing and gets it done quickly. I'm in Essex County and travel to see him. Yes, you do have to wait most times, but well worth the wait!! The office is pretty chilly in the summer...FYI.
I had cataract surgery done in May of both eyes...even though it is a very common surgery...it is still scary when it's your eyes..I want to let u know I put it off for an entire year..I went back to dr. Hirschfeld after learning of someone else who did use him...n was ecstatic about her surgery with dr. Hirschfeld...my left eye was blind for a year...dr., could not make any guarantees of course...but said it was going to be more work...after the surgery, still in the OR...I looked up n asked him if it was he...when he said yes I couldn't believe it but I could see perfect immediately..both eyes have been done n my vision is perfect..I highly recommend dr.hirschfeld..he is advanced in cataract surgery, I hope that this may help another person in making a decision to go to dr., I feel if you didn't you would be doing yourself a dis-service...this is a true n honest opinion of my own...Dr. Hirschfeld's qualifications are in every room in his office..he is an outstanding qualified Opthamologist who truly cares and prides himself with helping people and the problems with their vision....I cannot say enough about dr., he gave me back my vision n it is perfect..I completely trust him n recommend him...if you have seen another dr., you should go n get a 2nd opinion by dr.hirschfeld for sure n definitely use him...I would also like to add to this by saying his office staff, managed by Mrs., Kimberly B., who does run a tight ship there, all of them are extremely knowledgeable n trained to know their jobs n responsibilities..are again extremely courteous, knowledgeable, understanding and as pleasant as they could ever be...they help to ease your fears, answer any n all questions you may have...Kimberly put all of my fears to rest n I knew that I made the right decision by using Lakeland Opthamology...they always return calls promptly n make appts., as best they can to suit the patient's schedules....also I want to let you know...I no longer wear glasses, not even for reading unless the print is so small any one would need help...again I just cannot say enough about dr., n his staff...I hope this helps someone else who may be as frightened as I was, you can put your fears to rest n you would be doing your own self the greatest favor you could give to yourself...thanks for letting me share...you would never be disappointed by using Dr.Hirschfeld and be so grateful that you did,...you will feel completely at ease with Dr., and his staff and know you went to the right office....and chose the right Doctor...
This was my first visit to Dr. Hirschfeld office. I know it sounds weird, but I must say the visit was one of the best doctor office visits ever. From ground stuff to doctor everybody was caring and made us feel important. Doctor explained every details. Honestly, we felt like we are in safe hands. Definitely recommend.
Office staff is extremely pleasant and works well with each other. Dr Hirschfeld is very professional and spot on in his treatments. No complaints here.
I have been struggling with my prescription for four years and one visit to Dr. Hirschfeld and it finally feels right! So happy with my whole experience at this office!
He is always very personable and professional.
The appointment was smooth sailing. No issues, just a well trained staff providing a professional atmosphere.
Staff was excellent and Dr. Hirschfeld is very patient with me as I have such a fear of the eye doctor. I highly recommend!
Dr. Hirschfeld is very thorough. The office staff is very kind. I feel well taken care of when I go to the eye doctor.
Very professional. Seemed to have the most up to date technology to assess and make best decisions about my ongoing eye health
Everyone pleasant, professional. Problems were made very clear and had confidence in Doctor's assessment.
Dr. Hirschfeld is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. His staff is friendly and helpful.
Staff is always very pleasant and professional. Would love it the wait time between functions e.g. (technician check and doctor check) and (eye dilation and doctor re-check) could be reduced.
He is a great professional and resolved my eye issue right there.
Dr. Hirscheld is very friendly and professional in his demeanor. I felt comfortable in his presence and recommend him highly!
Compassionate doctor. Takes time to explain with no question insignificant.
The office staff is friendly, considerate and very helpful. Dr. Hirschfeld is professional and thorough. My office visits are very pleasant and comfortable.
I am very pleased with the care and concern shown by Dr. Hirschfeld to myself and my spouse.
Office staff was amazing! Tech that did my initial in take was patient with all my questions and explained everything thoroughly. Front desk team and glasses specialist were spot on helping me pick out new lenses. The office is high tech, organized and uber professional. Dr Hirachfeld is clearly an expert in his field. He was efficient and direct, but not necessarily warm and fuzzy. Felt a little rushed and some explainations came via video rather the Dr himself. I would however 100% recco the practice as a whole!
He and his staff were both super friendly and very knowledgeable. Dr. Hirshfeld was spot on with my diagnosis and treatment recommendations. It was a very pleasant experience...and who can say that about a doctor's appointment!
Dr. Hirschfeld was very personable. Made me feel welcome and made an effort to get to know me. Listened to my concerns and made sure all of my questions were answered. Everyone who came out seemed happy and I didn't hear any negativity. The ladies at the front desk were great too. Professional and personable!
He is a great doctor. Everybody in the office is nice and helpful.
Very attentive and thorough.
He has a great staff.
I was very happy with my visit with Dr. Hirschfeld. He gave me a very thorough eye exam and spent time diagnosing my problem and explaining it to me. I would highly recommend him. The girls up front were very pleasant also.
Very friendly and professional staff.
I have been going to Dr. Hirschfeld for 5 yrs. He was highly recommended by a close friend. I think he is probably one of the best eye doctors in Morris County.
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Hirschfeld since 2008. Since then, I've seen him about 4 times a year for follow up appointments. Dr. Hirschfeld's knowledge, caring demeanor, and successful treatments have put my mind at ease. I can honestly say that there’s no other eye care specialist I’d rather trust with my vision. Dr. Hirschfeld takes a true interest in my well being and always takes the time to answer any questions and discuss treatment options so I fully understand the details. I never feel rushed and I never leave there feeling something was not covered or “missed.” Everyone on his staff is always courteous and very professional. As an aviation professional, my career depends on my vision. Dr. Hirschfeld has helped tremendously with ensuring the longevity of my career and more importantly, my vision.
After each visit with Dr. Hirschfeld, I thank the powers that be for my good fortune. I had been seeing a variety of ophthalmologists since I was in second grade. The search for the right fit ended 8 years ago after my first experience with Dr. Hirschfeld. When it comes to vision, I have issues that are not properly addressed at a drive-through eye examination group. Dr. Hirschfeld makes the right call time-and-time again, adjusting prescription strength, exposing me to lenses that are right for me (and not some product he's hawking), and counseling me on maintenance procedures. What sets "Dr. James" apart is that he is a highly educated individual, but never speaks down or patronizes folks who may not have had the opportunity to obtain the standing in academia he has achieved. When I ask questions, I get direct and accessible answers that do not contain the patronizing upsell. It is without reservation that I recommend Dr. Hirschfeld to anyone in search of the Holy Grail of ophthalmological service.
Dr. Hirschfeld is probably the best doctor I've ever had. He truly cares about my health. His staff is also extremely professional, they are very flexible with my limited schedule, and are friendly on the phone and in person. I have, and will continue to recommend Dr. Hirschfeld to my family and friends.
Dr. Hirschfeld saw my son on a Sunday night (at 9:45pm) in the office for an emergency. He also had us follow up the first thing the next morning to assess him once again. So glad he was on call that night! He's been our ophthalmologist for years and we've been very happy with his care.
I cancelled my follow up visit and will find another doctor. I sat in the exam room for 30 minutes after the nurse took all my information. My instincts told me to leave the office, I wished I had listened. The doctor's manner was kurt, he took no interest in me as a person. I was scared by his comments during the visit, and he dismissed my comments. The visit was not worth the emotional toll it took on me and I will be looking for another eye doctor.
Very friendly and caring as well as quite thorough!
Very clean, modern and cheerful office. All of the staff very competent and personable. Dr. Hirshfeld knows his stuff and took time to answer all of my questions.
A couple of emergencies delayed my appt but the Doctor was great, very apologetic even saw me out to make sure I was satisified....nice man!
Impressed by the technology and series of tests. Very caring and professional.
He is a very good doctor and takes personal care too! Would definitely recommend him to others!
The waiting time was definitely improved!
It was a pleasant experience. The staff was hospitable and efficient and Dr. Hirschfeld was a pleasure to deal with.
I have been going to Dr. Hirschfeld for several years and he and his staff are always both very professional and personable. I receive excellent service and always walk out of the office feeling like he and the staff care about me as an individual and not just another pair of eyes.
I enjoyed my appointment with Dr. Hirschfeld. He is friendly and easy to speak with. The staff was also very warm and made the visit enjoyable.
Appointment was ontime until an emergency patient came in. The staff kept apologizing for the delay which was very nice. The staff really seems to care and value our time.
They were able to squeeze me in even though they were booked for the day. My eye issue was diagnosed and fixed and I am so grateful. The staff was very nice and professional.
Dr. Hirschfeld has a really nice office, great staff and provided great care. Additionally, they have a well stocked optical center. I had a complete a eye exam, saw a video on my eye "condition" and ordered a pair of sunglasses all within an hour. Great office. I highly recommend.
I really like Dr. Hirschfeld. He's very kind and takes his time explaining things to me. They also let me try on all of the different pairs of sunglasses and they don't treat me like a kid. They're all very friendly. Dr. Hirschfeld is so nice it makes me "almost" wish I needed glasses!
Everyone was very cordial and professional but the wait time was very long. This is not been my experience previously so perhaps they were overbooked or had a new system in place.
As a doctor I am acutely aware of the intricacies of running a medical office. I found to Dr. Hirschfeld after leaving my previous opthamologist. I became frustrated with the workings of that office. In sharp contrast, Dr. Hirschfeld has staffed his office with stellar assistants. His office manager Kim is friendly and most accommodating. Jim, their optician was the only one able to rectify a problem I was having with a pair of prescription sunglasses. This happened only after they were sent back to the company twice and three other opticians worked on them. Jim took a quick look at them and diagnosed the problem immediately. He fixed them while I waited. Dr. Hirschfeld is articulate as evidenced by his Ivy League education, but he explains things in simple language. He has equipped his office with a state-of-the-art interactive program that provides patients simple descriptions of conditions or treatments. I have been so pleased with Dr. Hirschfeld, I have transferred my entire family's records to his office. He now treats my wife and children as well. I have referred my patients to him despite the fact that my practice is 35 minutes away. He is the type of doctor that doctors seek for care. I highly recommend this doctor, optician and office to anyone seeking outstanding eye care in a friendly, competent and professional manner.
I have been going to Dr. Hirschfeld for the past 5 years. He is really nice and very patient with children. He helped me change from glasses to contacts. He was so patient with me as I learned. He even gave me contacts to start with to make sure I liked them first. His optician Jim is very professional and knowledgeable. He also helped me putting in my contacts. I really like going to this office. They are very nice and they also have lollipops which is a plus, even for adults
Very quick, no explanation or disscusion after dropping a big health scare on the patient.
He was down to earth and easy to talk to. He was very personable and answered questions with easy and confidence.