What Our Patients Have to Say
Growing up with your Grandfather being your doctor is a blessing and a curse. It's a blessing because your care is steeped in the best academics of medicine, but also comes from profound love. A curse because my expectations for medical care and doctors are so very high- most often completely unattainable. In the 17 years since my grandfather passed away and the over 25 years since he stopped practicing medicine- I have found only two doctors that have met my expectations.
Dr. Wasserman is one of those doctors!
It's difficult to put into words the level of professional care Dr. Wasserman delivers. His bedside manner would make my Grandfather proud! I met Dr. Wasserman when my daughter needed emergency eye care after an accident in January 2011. The care he provided my daughter was warm, genuine, and top notch! His ability to take a scary situation- a sledding accident that should have left my daughter blind in one eye- and turn it into an experience leaving me believing in miracles was amazing! My daughter has not suffered any loss in sight from her accident!
I decided to see Dr. Wasserman for MY vision issues. I have since undergone LASIK corrective eye surgery with Dr. Wasserman and my results are absolutely amazing- the second miracle he has bestowed on my family!
It can be unsettling to place your vision in the hands of someone else- this was my struggle. All too often people get comfortable with the thought, "well, my vision could be worse, at least I can see." After all, no one wants to imagine their sight being compromised to the point they couldn't; watch their child sing on stage, see them accept their diploma for graduation, score a game winning goal, or see them playing in the waves at the beach. I have to say I struggled a bit with the fear factor of the surgery. It's your sight -can't take that lightly! Now post - surgery my only wish was that I saw Dr. Wasserman sooner. His entire staff and the LASIK procedure itself was seamless. I felt safe, cared for, and confident my results would be good. I didn't realize my results would be absolutely amazing!! I wake up and see in high definition, I can drive again at night; I am active without the worry of glasses or contacts.
Dr. Wasserman's professional abilities are tremendous and only matched by his character as a person. He is a phenomenal doctor that strives for each and every patient's best results. I used to be one of those people that said "I would never get LASIK." Thank goodness I don't mind admitting flawed thinking! You will be so grateful you took a leap of faith to improve your vision with Dr. Wasserman.
December 9th marked one year since Addison's strabismus surgery. We went to Disney to celebrate! She is pictured here after her princess make over. Thank you for changing the course of her life! You will always be our hero!
Dear Dr. Wasserman and Staff,
Over the past decade my life has been a dichotomy involving the modern technologies of the 21st century and the simple life of our country's past. During the week I am involved in the design of advanced avionics, while on the weekend I step back in time to live, and teach, about life in the 18th and 19th centuries. Each of these existences require an attention to detail; whether developing the modern electronic systems in aircraft; or making the clothing, accoutrements and muskets of the 18th Century. My eyesight is paramount in my professional career as well as my historical hobby, and Dr. Barry Wasserman and his wonderful staff have given me the ability to keep my focus on both worlds without the use of glasses or contacts!
I want to thank you all for a wonderful experience, and I can't express what a pleasure it is to have my eyesight restored!
I remain, your most humble and obedient servant,
V. Chuck Faust
I just got LASIK in November and thanks to Dr. Wasserman I have unbelievable vision. I don’t know why I waited so long to do this. I had no idea what “normal” vision was. I was extremely nearsighted and within a couple of minutes, I could see. For those with bad vision, getting LASIK is like starting your life over with crystal clear vision. Anyone that has been undecided or putting off getting LASIK done, just do it. You have no idea what you are missing. The results you get are priceless. Thank you for the excellent service, pleasure to deal with you and most importantly, the results!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I can't say enough about how amazing this experience has been. You and your staff made me feel very confident about the procedure, and I couldn't possibly be more pleased with the results. I expected better vision, but I never expected it to be so much better than with my contacts. Truly amazing stuff. I keep having to pinch myself.
I have been trying to think of a really inspiring testimonial that would compel whoever is reading this to call Dr. Wasserman immediately to schedule an appointment. I was going to tell you uplifting stories about playing golf, going swimming, not fumbling for my glasses. But I would rather give you a reality check. YOU OWE YOURSELF THIS SURGERY AND PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE DONE IT YEARS AGO. Don’t think about it, don’t crunch the numbers, don’t talk to your significant other. Just make the call and make a positive change in your life. Do you think you don’t deserve it? Of course you do! Do you think it’s too expensive? Nonsense! You have a body part that doesn’t work correctly, so fix it—don’t put a patch on it. Bad vision is like a disease that plagues you your whole life, Laser surgery is the cure and Dr. Wasserman is the catalyst. I wasted my time going to two other consultations where I didn’t even meet my surgeon. Instead I got assistants to answer questions that I already knew the answers to. You will meet Dr. Wasserman on your FIRST appointment, he will put you at ease and within a half hour you will know if you’re eligible. Schedule the appointment NOW, literally right this second and give yourself the gift of our most basic need, 20/20 vision.
I'd worn eyeglasses for so long, I couldn't even remember what it was like to not wear them...like it or not, they had become a part of who I was and how I looked. I thought of impaired vision as something I'd have to live with forever...something beyond my control. I was aware of Lasik surgery, but it always seemed like something other people did. Frankly, I had become complacent, accepting what was instead of embracing what could be.
Without exaggeration, meeting you and discovering the incredible possibilities that were waiting for me on the other side of Lasik surgery profoundly changed my life. Besides discovering how incredibly handsome I look without glasses, your treatment has allowed me to enjoy a more flexible and spontaneous life--I'm doing more and enjoying every minute of it.
Your skill and professionalism is only matched by your thoughtfulness and gentle, reassuring nature. Your entire staff always went out of their way to make sure I was as comfortable and accommodated as possible. My experience has been pure pleasure from our first meeting--my only regret is that I didn't take this step years ago. Thanks Doc--you're the best.John Bobey
Talented, Dashing... Glassesless
Thank you so much for my new and improved eyes. I am truly grateful for the skill, knowledge and ability you posses to create this miracle. You are changing peoples lives everyday. You are one of the most fortunate people on the planet: you love what you do and you are really great at it! When I go back to flying the line for Delta Air Lines, the view from the cockpit will be greatly improved! Thank you.
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True confession! I WAS A CONTACT LENS ABUSER!! I’d sleep with them in, wear disposables for days on end. People would tell me—quit taking your vision for granted and get laser surgery or something.
Good idea right? Except not only was I scared of the process itself, but I didn’t want to get yelled at by yet another eye doctor for my past eye care abuses. Oh, how wrong I was!! Dr. Wasserman, you are truly in a class by yourself. The experience of having LASEK done with you was a worthwhile and enjoyable journey. You provided answers to every question I could think of about the entire process, start to finish—it was easy to make that confident decision to have LASEK done under your care. Plus your friendly and talented staff always put me at ease.
After hearing Chris Rollins sing your praises on the air and around the office, I’m glad I now know it too. THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES OVER! LASEK has been life altering. I sometimes forget that I even wore glasses and contacts for so long…now my biggest crime is forgetting that I wasn’t always 20/20.
And for that I am eternally grateful.
Toni Ryan, host of PST's More Variety Workday
Listen to Chris Rollins of the PST Wake Up Crew on the Monday morning after her surgery.
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I came to your office because of a pretty upsetting circumstance; my daughter developed herpetic eye!! Your office welcomed us with open arms. At that point I had never heard of LASIK. For 2 years we came to your office at least once a month. I was amazed to see how many people were getting LASIK surgery and NO ONE was complaining. I had LASIK done two years ago and it is the best thing I could have done for myself. For the first time in 24 years, I was able to jump in a beautiful blue ocean and see the fish swimming. Thank you, Dr. Wasserman and your staff.
Dr. Wasserman changed my life for the better. It’s been about a year and a half since my surgery and I’ve taken my perfect vision for granted. Just wanted to stop in and say that Dr. Wasserman and his staff are caring, kind, patient, and FUN TO BE AROUND. Not to mention the fact that we were listening to Jimmy Buffet during the surgery to ease my nerves. Absolutely amazing. Thank you thank you thank you!
I know that it is due to the advances of science and technology that now, after 30 years of poor vision, I can see clearly without the help of contacts and glasses, but it feels like nothing short of a miracle!
My first consultation was at a larger laser center, but I was not happy with the attitude, treatment, or even the recommendation for my surgery. Then I had a consultation with Dr. Barry and I knew I needed to look no further. The personalized care provided by Dr. Barry and his staff is on a completely different level. They are warm and friendly people as well as highly skilled medical professionals.
Dr. Barry is with you every step of the way, from the initial consultation, through the surgical procedure and for all of your follow ups. I had many tests performed and felt that Dr. Barry really understood my eyes and what it would take to give me the best vision possible. During the surgery he talked me through it, step by step, which made me feel like he was taking care of me as well as my eyes. And at my follow up appointments, he is making sure everything is going well. I’m not just happy but thrilled with my vision! It is truly life changing. My only regret is that I didn’t have it done years ago. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Barry and his staff!
Dr. Wasserman makes you feel like you are his only patient. He and his staff provide such a friendly service unmatched anywhere else. I have shared my experience with all my poor glasses and contact-wearing friends! The procedure is life changing.
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Dr. Dawn Thompson, Pediatrician
I have worn glasses and contacts since the third grade. When I first heard about LASIK, I knew I wanted to have the surgery. I dreamed of never having to wear my glasses or contacts again! I was extremely nervous about having the procedure, until I met Dr. Wasserman. I immediately felt at ease and knew I could trust him with my eyes!!
Being a mother of two I never put myself first. There was always something more important to do than rewarding myself with this surgery. But now that I have had LASIK, I wish I had done it YEARS ago. I can see perfectly and no more looking for my glasses or “feeling my way” down the hallway in the middle of the night to get to my baby daughters room!!! I can’t wait until the summer comes and I can go to the beach with my kids and not worry about my contacts getting dry or getting sand in them. I can’t WAIT to swim with my kids in the pool with MY EYES OPEN and actually SEE!!!
I can’t thank Dr. Wasserman and his staff ENOUGH!!! If you are even thinking about the surgery you should call Dr. Wasserman RIGHT now. You are not only doing it for yourself, it will be the greatest gift you could give to your kids too!
Having Lasik done was a great move on my part. My vision, which is very important to broadcasting baseball games, is better now that ever. Most importantly, Dr. Wasserman and his staff made me feel very comfortable with the whole process. I highly recommend that if you are thinking about getting Lasik done, see Dr. Wasserman.Dan Loney, Radio Announcer, Trenton Thunder Baseball Club
Christopher and I met in 2003 and it was at least 2 years later that we’d seen each other in glasses! We both wore contact lenses every day. I am an admitted abuser…I’d keep the lenses in until they bothered me…sometimes 3 months at a time! I couldn’t even tell you how bad my vision was, other than to say I couldn’t see the big “E” on the eye chart. You know the one!...Please Click here to read the rest.
"From the moment I walked in to Dr. Wasserman's office, I was comfortable. The staff is so friendly and helpful and knowledgeable. Dr. Wasserman(Barry) makes you feel like you are the only patient he has. The surgery itself seemed to be over in a flash and I drove myself in the next morning for my check-up. The best part came the next day when I could actually SEE my legs to shave them in the shower! I have worn glasses or contacts from the time I was 12 years old, LASIK has totally changed my life, it is amazing, and I love it. I tell everyone I know that I can see, and its all because of Dr. Barry Wasserman!"
Patience Purdy, Assistant Director of Ticket Sales, Trenton Thunder Baseball Club
"I told you I was going to swim with the dolphins!!! (three weeks after Lasik, to the day!) When my sister had the procedure, she said it was amazing to be able to see her alarm clock and her toes in the shower. I still dont like to see the alarm clock...! And I've seen my toes in the shower now, and its not much to write home about. But being able to see who and what is across the room or in the water with me wow! For the first time in 47 years, I could actually tell what was swimming next to me, whether it was friend or foe and who else was there, too! And my night vision is excellent!!"
Steven P. Heckel, Marketing Manager (Princeton, New Jersey)
"As a young girl who had terrible vision and astigmatism, I thought I was doomed forever, but you guys performed a miracle for me! I must be honest; from the moment I walked through the door, I felt so comfortable, and it didn't take long to know that I had chosen the best of the best for my LASIK surgery. I had lost 30 lbs on my diet but with glasses, I still felt like such an ugly duckling. Now I am rid of the glasses and finally feel like a swan. I want everyone to know that having LASIK made me feel even better than losing the weight. I am nothing short of thrilled with my new vision and can't thank Dr. Wasserman enough for this miracle. Dr. Wasserman and his staff have made a lasting impression on my life and my heart and I will never forget any of you.
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We actually did alot of research. After three or four other consultations, agreed we felt more comfortable with Dr. Wasserman. Dr. Wasserman and the entire staff are the best of the best, professional, friendly, caring and understanding in every way!
My son also had his surgery last year, and Dr. Wasserman's great work has helped Greg chase his dream of being a Marine pilot.
I have worn glasses and contacts for over forty years. When I decided to look into LASIK, I fully intended to get 2 doctors opinions. After I visited with Dr. Barry Wasserman, I didn't want a second opinion. I was positive that Dr. Wasserman was the right choice for my LASIK.
I had lots of questions and he answered them without a lot of mumbo-jumbo. He didn't try to sell me on the procedure. He was more interested in making sure LASIK was safe and right for me.
The day of my LASIK every step was expertly administered by Dr. Wasserman and his superb staff. They made sure I was completely at ease before, during and after the procedure. The icing on the cake was the personal call I got from Dr. Wasserman later that day –that blew my away!
Having LASIK with Dr. Wasserman has been without question one of the best decisions I ever made.
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Having LASIK surgery was one of the best things I ever did. Even though I work for Dr. Wasserman , I was still nervous to have the procedure but he was wonderful at getting me through it and making me feel very comfortable throughout the whole process. Now I can see 20/20 and enjoy life so much more not having to worry about contacts and glasses! Now I am one of those people who say-- I wish I would have done it sooner!
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Once upon a time a little Italian princess and her trusty comrade, the farmer boy from Cheeseland, set off on a quest to find the storied town of Princeton.
You see, well they didn’t very well, they had not been blessed with perfect vision (though truth be told it was their only defect). With crude hardware they fashioned for themselves what are now known as spectacles. A fashion faux pas to say the least, one they must be saved from. It had been fabled that a nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn set up a magical place in Princeton where he could restore vision with his hands!
A veritable OZ!
Though it would cost these two friends many an hour and precious farthings to make the arduous journey, they had to see with their own, albeit impaired, eyes if the legend was true.
Upon arrival they were greeted most pleasantly by his faithful cohorts. And then they experienced the most momentous event of their lives, they were led in to meet the healer himself.
Barry Wasserman, or Barry the Minstrel as dubbed by his minions, is quite a jovial young chap. Like an able alchemist he performed many mysterious tests on the two friends in his chamber of enchantment as he regaled them with quips from his unmatched wit.
Were they worthy, would right of passage be granted? What joy –admission was bestowed and they were asked to return in but a fortnight to be liberated of their afflictions.
While the procedure was simply medieval, Barry delighted them with melodies while his nimble fingers and crafty contraption invaded their eyes. He kept them calm, entranced. In but a few moments…they were done. Armed with some medicinal potions and distinguished eye gear – they were off. A few opiates and a much needed nap later, the two friends awoke to a whole new world. Was it a fantasy? Could they believe what they could now see?
The happy dance ensued – they returned to their homes as free people and would declare to all those suffering sight maladies – there is hope, no there is Barry.
From the Bottom of our Hearts, THANK YOU!
Aloha Dr. Wasserman and your Staff!
I just returned from my dream trip to Hawaii - a destination I have wanted to go to since I was 5 years old. Forty-four years later I made it and thanks to you and your expertise as a surgeon my experience was picture perfect. Everything was just as beautiful as I imagined and “crispy” to boot because my vision is now 20/20 after my LASIK surgery! My entire life I had horrible vision and couldn’t see anything unless it was an inch away from my eyes. I wore coke bottle glasses from the time I was 11 years old. I never saw very well with contacts either because of my astigmatism. By the time I was 40, I was wearing tri-focals for crying out loud. Those really made me feel old. The worse my eyes got the less active I became. It was too much of a hassle to constantly take my glasses off and on…off and on…off and on and although I wore specs for 35 years, I never got used to that. Any activity that made me work up a sweat would cause my glasses to slide off my nose! Besides that I am a water girl. I grew up in California and was either in an ocean or pool all of the time. Although I used to love swimming in the ocean it made me nervous because I couldn’t see if I was stepping on or swimming near something dangerous. My vision just kept getting worse and worse. I had LASIK in fall of 2004, but I have never appreciated more the difference it has made in my life than when I was on this trip. I learned to surf, went scuba diving, swam under a waterfall, rode 40 miles an hour down the side of a volcano and drove a convertible (both of which I couldn’t do before with contacts because of the wind). I fully appreciated my new vision and all of that activity made me feel alive again.
As I may have told you, I have had two open-heart surgeries, once when I was three and the other when I was twenty-one, but I want you to know Barry that I am as grateful to you as I am my heart surgeons for giving me a quality of life I never thought was possible. When I was born in 1958 there was no such thing as an artificial heart valve and certainly not Lasik surgery. I am glad that I have lived long enough to reap the benefits of both. I always knew my heart surgery was a necessity. Lasik for the longest time was something I thought was an extravagance only for the rich. Glasses and contacts were like band-aids for the rest of us. I was wrong. In addition to your skill as a surgeon, your kindness as a person helped me believe I was entitled to have great vision. My personality does not fit into a life with limitations. You should have seen me thirty years ago. I couldn’t walk more than 50 feet without running out of breath and couldn’t see 50 feet in front of me either. I knew I had it in me to lead a much more active lifestyle. My body was just not cooperating. Now my heart is fixed, and thanks to you, my eyes are focused and I can truly “see” what an unlimited future is ahead of me. I am and will be forever grateful for your smarts as a Doc and your compassion as a human being.
Mahalo Barry (Thank you in Hawaiian)
"I had already decided that I wanted to have the surgery and I was shopping around for the doctor and office that made me feel secure, and Dr. Wasserman and his office staff did just that. Dr. Wasserman spoke to me and took the time to ensure I knew the facts. He didn’t push me to make a decision, and his own experience with the surgery made me feel good too. I am delighted with the results! Thank you for making this experience so comfortable."
Ann Putnam, ER Nurse
"The procedure was painless, and the staff was very friendly. After being near sighted for my life, being able to see now without glasses or contacts is incredible. I would definately recommend to anyone who has considered having Lasik, go see Dr. Barry Wasserman."
Adam Smedberg, Trenton Thunder Baseball Club
"Thank you for the excellent work you did on my strabismus surgery (lazy eye) earlier this year. As you recall, the surgery was to correct a condition that was corrected 20 years ago and which had reverted to turning in. This meant that the surgery was more difficult due to old scar tissue.
Perhaps my fondest memory was reviewing the results the next day, when both of us were giggling as to the pinpoint accuracy achieved. After only a day of adjustment, the vision improvement was analogous to getting a new HDTV.
Words cannot express how pleased I am with the results and I will be happy to share my wonderful experience with your future patients. "
"I was anxious about having LASIK surgery and had been ambivalent about doing it for years. But Dr. Wasserman and his team made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process, with just the right amount mix of professionalism and humanity. My LASIK results were better than I had hoped for, and my only regret is that I waited so long to have it done. Bravo."
Dr. Mark Huselid
Princeton Junction, NJ
"Dr. Barry Wasserman’s expertise, quality, and caring attitude, along with his knowledgable and courteous staff, form a wonderful professional vision team."
As you know, I set a goal of losing weight and having my eye corrected. The surgery was the cherry on top of the cake (sugar free!) People look at me in both eyes now, not at my left eye out in space somewhere. Everything is going great—down 60 lbs and both eyes straight ahead. I can not ask for any more, well maybe another 10 lbs would be nice. Thanks again.
I have been a contact wearing individual for over 25 years. But I was anxious about having LASIK surgery and had been ambivalent about doing it for years. I didn't want to pick just "any doctor" either. Dr. Wasserman and his team made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. I couldn't have hoped for a better doctor or staff. Dr Wasserman's jovial personality, his professionalism and humor helped make this experience one of the best in my life. My LASIK results have been excellent! I only wish I had it done sooner! Thank you, Dr Wasserman and your staff.
CPT S Diane Hathaway
My compliments to Dr. Wasserman and his entire professional team for developing and implementing one of the most thoughtful, efficient and effective medical treatment processes/protocols I have ever experienced. It is truly amazing and Im hard to impress.
Philip J. Passanante
"I feel like a new person! No more fumbling for my glasses in the middle of the night, or first thing in the morning. No more worrying about my contacts while I exercise or swim. It amazes me every single day that I now have perfect vision! Thanks again for changing my life!"
Former Contact Wearer 22 Years!
"The experience during and after the surgery has completely changed my life. I have referred my family and fiancé to have their surgeries with Dr. Barry. There is no one else on earth I would let touch my eyes. The overall experience was incredible. Thanks."
"LASIK has changed my life! I have been wearing glasses since I was 8 years old. Now, when I wake up in the middle of the night to feed the baby, I don't have to fumble around for my glasses anymore-they're a part of my past."
Patricia Porter-Armand, Financial Analyst
Elizabeth, New Jersey
"Before LASIK, I was always hunting for my glasses. I used them for distance only, so I would take them off for reading, lay them down in different places, and then forget where I put them. Not anymore!"
Darryl Barnes, Police Officer
Avenel, New Jersey
"Dr. Wasserman made my choice for LASIK an easy one."
Alisa Dupuy, School Teacher
"Dr. Wasserman's staff made me feel relaxed and led me through the procedure step-by-step, from the first moment I entered ... to when I walked out after my LASIK-without wearing my glasses! Knowing what to expect made all the difference."
Robert J. Cole, M.D., Oncologist
Morristown, New Jersey
"I was somewhat anxious before the surgery. But it really was nothing. The surgery was fast, and before I knew it, I could see perfectly-without correction!"
Pauline Lindore, Senior Clinical Research Associate
Orange, New Jersey