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Westwood, NJ 07675

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Our Doctors

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our doctors:

Dr. John Lee

Dr John Lee2Dr. John Lee has been with Valley Eye Associates since August 2013. After spending all of his early life in Seattle, Washington, Dr. Lee moved east to attend Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Biophysics in 2000, he worked in a neuroscience laboratory doing research for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, at Johns Hopkins Hospital for three years. Dr. Lee then moved to Boston, Massachusetts to study at the New England College of Optometry. After graduating in May 2007, Dr. Lee worked in various practices throughout New Jersey and New York City.Dr. Lee is a member of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians and the American Optometric Association. He works hard to get the best eyeglass and contact lens prescription possible and enjoys spending time with each patient.

Dr. Elizabeth Polakoff

b2891ecb 618f 425f a734 1be4b092a70dzoom Dr. Polakoff is excited to be part of the Valley Eye Associates team. She joined the practice in December 2014 and enjoys providing quality eye care to all our patients. Dr. Polakoff and her husband have four kids, Zechariah, 9, and Akiva, 6 and a 3 year old twins; Meir Simcha, a boy and Tova Yaffa, a girl. She enjoys spending quality time with her family outside of the office. Elizabeth Polakoff is a reliable and diligent optometrist caring for the Westwood community. Dr. Polakoff attended the State University of New York, where she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree. Dr. Polakoff is deeply committed to the well-being of her patients. She takes a thorough and precise approach to her consultations to ensure that she is consistently giving accurate diagnoses.

IMPORTANT UPDATE #5: PLEASE READ ENTIRE MESSAGE

Valley Eye Associates is happy to announce that as of now, our office is open!

We will be operating on different office hours while keeping safety in mind.We are currently available Monday – Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Below are the safety protocols that have been put in place for all visiting patients:

  1. All equipment is cleaned with 70% isopropyl alcohol before and after each use. Examination chairs are disinfected using a virucidal spray before and after each patient. All high touch surfaces are constantly disinfected with virucidal solution.
  2. A protective plastic shield has been installed at the front check in area.
  3. Upon arrival each patient will need their temperature checked with a non-contact thermometer and blood oxygen level taken with a pulse oximeter.
  4. Each morning staff will also undergo temperature and blood oxygen screenings.
  5. We will use our online check-in form as well as requiring any insurance cards or documents to be sent to us via text/email.
  6. All payments can be made with credit card by phone.
  7. All visitors will be required to wear a face covering or mask at all times. You will not be allowed to enter without wearing one.
  8. All pick-ups, adjustments, and other visits will require an appointment time. This is needed so that we know when to expect you and can distance you from anyone else.
  9. We will schedule gaps in between each patient to avoid any overlap between patients. Please come at your scheduled time. If you arrive too early you may have to wait in your car. If you arrive too late for us to perform the necessary tests for your exam you may have to be rescheduled.
  10. A maximum of 2 people will be allowed into the office.
  11. Frames that are tried on must be put into a separate box. Frames are disinfected by saturating in a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution for a minimum of 10 minutes, dried, and then stored for 3 days before being put on display.

Our staff will be reaching out to patients whose appointments were canceled to help them reschedule.Feel free to call us at 201-664-0847 during our business hours or visit our website at www.2020nj.com to reschedule your appointment.

Thank you.