About Dr. Farbowitz

Michael A. Farbowitz, M.D.

Michael A. Farbowitz, MD is one of the only fellowship-trained refractive surgeons in the area. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Johns Hopkins University. He attended NYU School of Medicine and served his residency in Ophthalmology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Farbowitz then performed a specialized fellowship in laser vision correction and advanced cataract surgery techniques at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA.

As a Board Certified Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Dr. Farbowitz cares for most eye disorders in patients of all ages. He has a special interest in refractive surgery, which includes laser vision correction and new technology lens implants at the time of cataract surgery.

Dr. Farbowitz has been performing Laser vision correction surgery since 1998, and has vast experience in the field. He is certified to use a number of lasers, including the VISX S4. He is also performing customized laser surgery using state of the art bladeless LASIK with wavefront technology.

Dr. Farbowitz performs the most advanced small incision no-stitch cataract surgery at a state of the art ambulatory surgery center. His experience in laser refractive surgery helps him obtain the best possible visual results after cataract surgery, especially when using latest lens implant technology, including multifocal and toric intraocular lenses.

He has published extensively, co-authored a textbook on ophthalmic surgery, and presented his research at national meetings. He is a member of numerous local and national societies, and has been named one of America’s top ophthalmologists.

Dr. Farbowitz is committed to help those less fortunate by participating in Vision Harvest, a local program that performs cataract surgery on the uninsured, and by embarking on medical missions to perform surgery in 3rd world countries.

Dr. Farbowitz enjoys fitness, biking and spending time with his family. He lives with his wife and two teenage children in Bergen County.

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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