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Dr. Matthew B. Gewirtz, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Dr. Gewirtz was born and raised in New Jersey. He joined The Eye Center in 2006. As an undergraduate, he attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick. He then attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he graduated at the top of his class. Subsequently, Dr. Gewirtz did a one-year internship in internal medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. From there, he returned to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey for his residency in Ophthalmology. He was involved in many research projects, some of which he presented at national meetings and published in medical journals. Ultimately, he was appointed Chief Resident of the training program where he received its most prestigious award for academic and professional excellence. Dr. Gewirtz’s comprehensive training in ophthalmology brings the most current treatment concepts and surgical techniques to the practice. In addition to performing routine eye exams for people of all ages, he has great expertise in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and macular degeneration. His small incision, stitch-less cataract surgery and certification to implant new lenses for presbyopia correction make him a welcomed and necessary addition to our community. Dr. Gewirtz is also the co-director of The Eye Center’s refractive surgery division for laser vision correction. He is trained and certified to perform PRK, Custom Cornea LASIK with Intralase bladeless flap creation. Dr. Gewirtz is an attending physician at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, where he is a consultant for the Emergency Department for ocular emergencies and trauma. Additionally, he is an attending physician at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Doctor of Medicine
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Internship in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1417909771

Office locations

The Eye Center

3900 Park Avenue, Suite 106

Edison, NJ 08820

The Eye Center

65 Mountain Blvd

Warren, NJ 07059

The Eye Center

213 Stelton Rd

Piscataway, NJ 08854

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The doctor was great, but the front desk staff was not friendly. The assistant to the doctor on the other hand was amazing and I am only going back because of her...
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Dr. Gewirtz is knowledgeable and right on target. Great manner, very personable. The office staff is efficient and professional. If you need a new ophthalmologist as I did, I highly recommend him. We also share an agonizing love of Rutgers football. :)
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Dr. Gewirtz was thorough, explained what the issues I was having in great detail, very good bedside manner. I would recommend him.
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Very professional office and very professional doctor. Easy sign in for a first visit and doctor was in my network so the entire exam was covered. He even said he could remove a skin tag on my eye if I wantedit done. Will definitely go back. I'm on their call back yearly. Good experience overall.
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Great and Satisfactory!
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Thorough.
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Found problems in MY's eyes due to bad cataracts and not Rx glasses. Must have surgery at hosp facility and not off site due complications. Took all precautions to ensure safe procedure. Wrote pre appt. follow up letter to hospital.
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Doctor was very friendly and reassuring. Clarified any questions I had in a friendly manner.
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The doctor is very good. I will recommend him to my friend
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Very pleasant staff and doctor . Very satisfied with the service .
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Very pleasant office, and a good experience overall. The doctor really seems to know what he's doing, and the staff was all very friendly.
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Great
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All the staffs were very kind and helpful. Gewirtz was very calm and composed, answered all my questions and made me feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend!!
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Veey good. First tiner.
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Very professional, on time and nice environment
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Very attentive and informative.
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I was satisfied.
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My wait was a bit longer, maybe an hour, but not unheard of. The staff was very courteous and pleasant to speak too. Dr. Gerwitz was also very friendly and did a very thorough eye examination. The only reason I gave4 stars instead of 5 was because this was my first visit, but I was very pleased and will definitely be back!
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Great experience. Very punctual, professional and courteous. Love the state of art equipment used for eye check up!
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This feedback is directed to the practice rather than others: 1. I don't have sunglasses. To send me out into the midday sun after dilating me was dangerous. I reflexively squinted during my 25 minute drive back and my eyes weretearing most of the time. Please provide disposable sunglasses to your patients that need to drive after dilation. 2. When I requested a Pupillary Distance measure I was expecting you to measure my PD and not refer me to your optician. I already waited a half hour to see you and I did not have any more time to wait to see the optician. With all due respect to your experience and expertise, it is my decision based on my cost-benefit analysis as to whether I will purchase glasses online or with your or another optician. 3. Why does the word SPHERE appear in my OS Cylinder prescription ? In 50 years of wearing glasses I have never seen anything but a number appear in my prescription matrix. In this case a brief explanation would be in order. Remember, I did not see my prescription until it was printed at the checkout counter and you were already in with another patient.
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It was good
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Nice friendly doctor and staff
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Nice office, friendly staff and professional doctor
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The entire experience was excellent. The office is very clean and comfortable, and the staff is all very friendly. They were ready for me before I was even finished filling out the paperwork. In the room, the medical assistant seemed verycapable and pleasant. Dr. Gewirtz himself was also very nice and thorough. Overall, I will be back for my next checkup.
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So far He is very good DR ,I did Recomannd my Friends.
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Everyone I interacted with in the office was very friendly. Lizz was great - made me feel comfortable and explained everything. Dr. Gewirtz was also very nice. I will definitely recommend them!
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He answered to my question and gave me a clear explanation.
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Effective
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Gr8, he is fantastic. .A pleasing personality n very confident . I would strongly recommend all to visit him. I was completely satisfied.
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Pretty smooth overall.
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My visit was superb I thank Val and I think it was Melissa for their fantastic professionalism Dr Gewirtz was superb He answered all my questions and resolved my eye problems I wake very impressed today .
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Doctor was great.. but the reception area treatment was awful..
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Great
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Professional
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I walked into a very nice office. The staff is very professional and friendly. Doctor Gewirtz was very nice and easy to talk to.
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The nurse was excellent.
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Very pleased!
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Crisp and concise information provided. Very efficient !
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Office staff very friendly. Doctor very nice, very professional.
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Very polite intelligent
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very satisfied
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He is good doctor
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Very personable
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Good
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I was very satisfied.
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Very Good Experience
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I will definitely be going back. The doctor is efficient, has a good bedside manner, and listens to his patient. He addressed all my concerns and I left feeling that I found a competent and caring ophthalmologist.
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