Welcome to Short Hills Ophthalmology. Dr. Michael A. Farbowitz is a Board Certified Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, specializing in eye disorders and refractive surgery. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, meeting the highest standards of training qualifications, professional competence and ethical conduct among surgeons.

Our office is conveniently located at 551 Millburn Avenue in Short Hills. We have a large parking lot and wheelchair accessibility. There is a doctor available on call 24 hours, 7 days a week for emergencies. We have a full service optical shop on the premises and a contact lens dispensary able to dispense most contact lenses in a matter of a few days. Our office is your only destination for all of your eye care needs.

We're a Practice with a Mission

Our mission is to provide compassionate, comprehensive eye care of the highest quality, using the most modern technology, giving each patient the attention that they and their eyes deserve.

We are also committed to helping those less fortunate, both at home and abroad, by participating in Vision Harvest, an annual program that provides cataract surgery for the uninsured, and surgical missions to Africa and Ecuador. » Read More About Dr. Farbowitz's Humanitarian Work.


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Patient Testimonials

Staff and services rated 10 out of 10. The results are truly excellent.

- B.C. 25 - Finance

Dr. Farbowitz took the time to answer all of my questions and alleviated any fears I had of the procedure. Its hard for me to remember what life was like with glasses. Its so much better playing sports, swimming, waking up in the morning, watching movies, etc.

- A.W. 41 - Accountant

To me this is all a dream and each day that I wake up I have Dr. Farbowitz and his staff to thank! I would recommend Short Hills Ophthalmology, specifically Dr. Farbowitz, to my family and friends, as well as anyone else who is considering having LASIK. You will not be disappointed!

- J.P. 24 - Teacher

As a result of Dr. Farbowitz performing LASIK surgery has given me a sense of liberation from glasses and contacts that feels indescribable.

- J.T. 29 - TV Station Operations Manager

Having LASIK performed by Dr. Farbowitz was truly amazing. The doctor and his staff made me feel comfortable before, during and after the procedure.

- D.S. 31 - Pharmaceutical Manager

Everyone was very professional, accommodating, excellent approach to flawless surgery, accessible and very congenial.

- L.M. 38 - Public Relations Consultant

Dr. Farbowitz and his staff are very professional, very timely and very confidence inspiring!

- A.J. 42 - Derivative Marketer

What I liked best was that I received a thorough explanation of what to expect, a comprehensive exam and friendly professional eye care.

- D.B. 53 - Paralegal