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 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. 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.