Patient Information

The Short Hills Ophthalmology Group is the oldest and largest eye care provider in the area. It was founded in 1948 by Dr. Gerald Fonda, a well known low vision specialist. The physicians at Short Hills Ophthalmology provide comprehensive adult and pediatric eye care including small-incision, no stitch cataract surgery and in-office laser surgery for glaucoma and diabetes. A full-service optical dispensary and contact lens services are on premises. Dr. Farbowitz believes in using cutting-edge technology to best serve his patients. He employs a wide range of options from digital retinal photography to customized laser-assisted surgery to ensure every patient can get the most personalized and effective treatment.

We welcome the patients of Dr. Howard M. Eisenstodt, Dr. Arthur Kern, and Dr. Michael Mund. We are confident that we will provide the same level of professional care and personal attention to which they are accustomed.

Our office accepts most insurances and some vision plans. Please call your insurance company to find out if we participate with your plan. A referral from your primary care physician (PCP) may be required prior to your visit. It is our policy that it is the patient’s responsibility to be sure that a referral is obtained before being seen by the doctor. We also participate in Care Credit, and CareCredit Pay My Provider, which allows you to pay your bills securely online with your Care Credit account.  

You can apply for care credit today to enjoy 0% financing!

If you are coming to us for a routine eye exam, it is vital that you check with your carrier to verify whether you are covered for routine benefits before your visit.

If you are a new patient, please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time to fill out paperwork, or click here to fill out prior to your visit.

Patient Forms

The following forms can be downloaded to your computer and printed at home. In order for our doctors to provide a complete and comprehensive medical opinion it is important that they review all your medical information. Please be prepared to provide this information to our office along with your current medical insurance information. Below is a link to our patient information forms. If you have any questions when filling out these forms, please do the best you can and our staff will assist you with your questions on the day of your visit.

Care Credit - Easy Pay


Patient Information | Office Hours | Patient Forms | Short Hills NJ | Livingston NJNote: These files are in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe® Reader® on your computer, you can download it for free by clicking here or on the Get Adobe Reader icon.

back to top

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