About Richard Levine, MD

About Dr. Levine

Richard Levine, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist and surgeon, and Medical Director of the  Cliffside Laser Eye and Cataract Center in Cliffside Park, New Jersey. Since graduating with highest academic honors as an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, he received his medical education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and ophthalmology training at the University of Pennsylvania Eye Institute. Dr. Levine has been in private practice for 25 years and has been recognized as an expert and innovator in cataract surgery. He was among the first doctors in the New York area to perform refractive cataract surgery and the multifocal lens implant procedure, one of the first in the nation to perform ‘MIGS” (Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery), and is one of the New York area’s most experienced LASIK specialists.

He’s established the Cliffside Laser Eye and Cataract Center to provide state-of-the-art medical and surgical therapy for correcting vision, in a friendly, inviting, patient-centric practice. Dr. Levine supervises a staff that performs more than 8,000 patient visits, and 3,000 eye surgeries annually.

As a featured cataract and LASIK specialist, he’s appeared on the MDTV Medical News TV Network, local affiliates of CBS, NBC, and was named one of “America’s Top Doctors” by Consumer Health Magazine.

He has performed charitable surgical missions twice to Sinaloa Province, Mexico, and this past year to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.

Dr. Levine’s professional affiliations include:

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Diplomate of  American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Fellow of American Board of Eye Surgeons
  • Member of ‘SEES’ (Society for Excellence in Eye Surgery)
  • LASIK Laser Vision Correction Specialist

Dr. Levine’s areas of specialty include:

  • Refractive Cataract Surgery and Multifocal Lens Implantation
  • Laser Vision Correction (LASIK)
  • Diabetic eye care
  • Dry eye therapy
  • Glaucoma testing and therapy
  • MIGS (Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery)
  • Retinal disease treatment

Words from our patients

  • Google+

    "My whole family and I are so happy to have a great doctor like Dr. Levine. I recommend him to everyone I know!!"

    Alain G.
  • Google+

    "I had cataract surgery with Dr.Levine and would highly recommend him to anyone having a serious eye problem."

    Paul C.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Levine removed my cataracts and restored my vision which is now better than it has been since I was a teenager. My night vision has improved 1000%."

    Barbara C.
  • Healthgrades

    "Two days ago I did my second surgery and I'm so happy- no more glasses! My eyesight has been restored thanks to Dr. Levine."

    Benita W.
  • Vitals

    "Dr.Levine performed cataract surgery on both my eyes and I now have 20/20 vision. I had no pain or complications. He is a superb eye surgeon and ophthalmologist."

    Verified Patient


Cliffside Laser Eye and Cataract Center
663 Palisade Ave., Suite 303
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
Phone: 201-941-9400
Fax: 201-941-5840

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