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Dr. Norbert Schachter, MD

Ophthalmologist

Montclair, NJ

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4.8
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Very pleasant to speak to and excellent bedside manner. He was very thorough with the exam and answered all my questions.
Very pleasant to speak to and excellent bedside manner. He was very thorough with the exam and answered all my questions.
Edna T. · January 30, 2019
Very knowledgeable doc. He explained everything he was doing and the purpose. Very calm environment and waiting time wasexcellent.
Very knowledgeable doc. He explained everything he was doing and the purpose. Very calm environment and waiting time was excellent.
Moada T. · January 15, 2019

About Dr. Norbert Schachter

Before coming to New Jersey, Dr Schachter practiced in New York, where he trained residents in the eye department at St Vincent's Hospital. He then moved to Montclair where he introduced ophthalmic laser surgery to the region. He has served three terms as Director of Ophthalmology at Mountainside Hospital. Dr. Schachter practices comprehensive family general ophthalmology, with particular interest in glaucoma and diseases of the retina. While using the most modern techniques and technology, Dr Schachter maintains an old style of hands on practice where attention is paid to the patient. Urgent visits - one example of Dr. Schachter's approach to the practice of medicine is his policy for "urgent visits." Every effort is made to see patients with a problem on the same day that they call, even weekends, if at all possible. Dr. Schachter offers a FREE eye exam to every veteran of the US Military or IDF. (Dr Schachter is a veteran, commanded several military medical facilities in Germany and was the Third Armored Division Artillery Surgeon.)

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • HackensackUMC Mountainside

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Doctor of Medicine
  • New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Columbia College (Bachelor’s)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Polish
  • Greek
  • Yiddish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1285792747

Dr. Norbert Schachter's office location

Norbert Schachter

547 Valley Rd

Montclair, NJ 07043

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Love Dr. Schachter !
Less than 3 months ago
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Very pleasant to speak to and excellent bedside manner. He was very thorough with the exam and answered all my questions.
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Very knowledgeable doc. He explained everything he was doing and the purpose. Very calm environment and waiting time was excellent.
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Excellent bedside manners. Explains himself well. Would recommend him to family and friends.
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He’s the best! I was able to book by appointment online. He kept the time of my appointment. More important he always does a thorough eye exam, spends time discussing your issues, and does it all in a timely & professional manner.
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I absolutely LOVE Dr Schachter!
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Incredibly knowledgeable physician who takes his time and explains things very thoroughly. I highly recommend him.
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The amount of care Dr Norbert shows and the dedication he has to ensuring I was well taken care of exceeded any doctor I have seen in the past. He is so dedicated he saw me when I had an emergencyduring a Sunday while he was away on vacation. Very knowledgable, excellent bedside manner. I usually don't write reviews - but I had to for Dr Norbert.
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My appointment was great! Dr. Schachter was very nice, professional and made me feel completely at ease. He seemed to really care and walked me through everything. I also really liked the ambiance of the office, very homey feeling.
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My visit went great with Dr. Schachter! He was easy to talk to and he made me feel comfortable. He was informative and asked all the right questions concerning my eye.
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My Mother is very elderly and has known Dr. Shachter for a long time. He is always gracious, attentive and very thorough. I highly recommend him.
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor was great explained everything fully, very very nice guy.
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He was very knowledgeable, honest and experienced. His receptionist was very friendly.
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Dr. Schachter was extremely courteous and patient with my 91-year old father who has difficulty speaking. He explained everything clearly about the condition of his eyes and his options. His secretary/assistant is very, very courteous,kind and patient and went out of her way to find information for us in order to fax in a prescription to the pharmacy.
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A very casual place. Reminded me of someone's home. If I didn't have another doctor in town, I would go back to this place.
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor is nice. But the waiting time is too long--70 minutes.
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Excellent
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Very kind and thoughtful!
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I have been a patient of Dr Schachter's for many years and I always love each visit. He is one of the most erudite, cultured, and witty people I know and he is also an excellent physician. I could not recommend any doctor more highly to anyone.
More than 1 year ago
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Very pleasant and knowledgeable doc.
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Such a nice guy and great bedside manner.
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professional, sharp and knowledgeable. Very nice with kids
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Dr. Schacter is a consumate professional. He is so smart and urbane. I feel completely confidant trusting him with my daughter's vision problems.
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The office/shop is very cute and the people who work there are very nice. I felt the Dr. was professional and had a great bedside manner. He took time to explain my issues and I felt that he really knew hisstuff. If I have any eye issue in the future I feel confident that he will be the Dr. I will get excellent care from.
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My whole family has gone to Dr. Schachter for years. We all love him. He's a great doctor and a great human being.
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Dr. Schachter was very attentive to my concerns and thorough in attempting to resolve my issue. The office was charming, with no wait time. I would highly recommend him.
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Very thorough exam with clear and understandable explanations. Very up to date equipment with Dr. Schachter even inviting me to the computer screen to view the internal state of the eye of which he had taken pictures. Very comfortable environment which out me at ease.
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very professional
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He isn't the type to waste time. He likes to get straight tho the point. Also he is friendly. He really made me feel at home and welcomed Thank you.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Schachter took the time to explain the exam process and my eye issues. He was friendly and made me feel very comfortable throughout.
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Dr. Schachter was professional, personable and made the appointment a positive experience. The exam was quick, but not hurried, and his directions and explanations were very clear. Office is easy to get to, parking no problem.
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Explained everything, what tests I was having. Very friendly. Very straight forward. Felt his recommendations were good. Asked about contacts, glasses, what type of lenses he thought were best. Very satisfied.
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Very thorough and personable. I didn't like having to give personal information aloud in the waiting area to his assistant. Other than that, it was a good experience.
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Wonderful Dr. He eased my Mind immediately. Great diagnosis. Thank you
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Dr. Schachter is very knowledgable and explains everything he's doing. My 13 year-old daughter felt very comfortable. He's great!
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Dr. Schachter was beyond professional. He reassured me throughout the appt and made me feel welcome and comfortable at all times. He told me everything he was doing and what he was looking for during the examination. I would recommend him to everyone.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional, I would truly recommend others
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Dr. Schachter explained his thinking process as he was working to diagnose my eye trouble. This helped me remember (and share) more details and also learn more about what was going on with my eyes and why.
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My visit with Dr. Schachter was amazing! He gave me a full eye exam, checked for multiple things that my previous eye doctor never did. He was very friendly and made sure I was comfortable. He also explained every step ofthe exam. The office also prepares glasses between 24-48 hours, something I am not used it! He was great and is highly recommended. The other staff in the facility were also welcoming and friendly.
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