High Mountain Eye Care/Maple Eye Care

High Mountain Eye Care
33 Sicomac Road
North Haledon, NJ
Phone: (973) 427-7801  
Email: highmountaineye@aol.com

Maple Eye Care
257 East Ridgewood Ave, Suite 301
Ridgewood, NJ
Phone: (201) 444-3173
Email: highmountaineye@aol.com

Externship Supervisor
David Rajkowski, OD

Program Description
This practice has offices in North Haledon and Ridgewood, NJ.  These two towns are located in Northern New Jersey and are approximately 15 miles from the George Washington Bridge.  Externs can expect to see patients at both practices during the course of their rotation.

The practices provide family eye care in a professional setting.  Externs can expect to participate in full-scope care that includes contact lenses, low vision and pre/post-operative surgical co-management, and treatment and management of ocular disease.  The offices in both locations are equipped with automated perimetry and computerized imaging including Optos and OCT.  The office enjoys an excellent working relationship with area ophthalmologists that facilitates low vision referrals and surgical co-management.

This rotation also provides an excellent opportunity to learn practice management.  The practice was acquired via an associateship that ultimately led to partnership and a buy in.  The office is modern, efficiently run, and fully automated. Optical services are provided and a finishing lab is part of the practice.

The offices are within a reasonable commuting distance from Manhattan.  The Ridgewood office is accessible via NJ transit trains and buses.  The North Haledon office is less accessible and would require additional cab fare.  For this reason, a car is strongly recommended.  Externs in need of  housing  may find apartments nearby in Ridgewood or many of the neighboring towns.  Rentals range from $1,000 per month and up, depending on size and location.

There are evening and Saturday hours available for patient care and externs should be prepared to work on alternate weekends.