Welcome to Retina & Eye Specialists of New Jersey
At Retina & Eye Specialists of New Jersey, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment to protect patients' vision and long-term ocular health. Dr. Sean Lalin and Dr. Kruti Shah are passionate about patient care and education. The entire ophthalmology team strives to ensure you are comfortable and informed throughout every stage of treatment.
We have an in-office surgical center where we can dramatically improve patients' vision. State-of-the-art eye care technology also allows us to treat a variety of conditions, including cataracts, retinal detachment, and glaucoma. With two convenient locations in Morristown and Hackettstown, NJ, you can receive the treatment you need at the office that is closest to you.
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Providing Compassionate Eye Care Using the Latest Advances in Ophthalmology
Meet Our Eye Doctors A Skilled, Friendly Team
Sean C. Lalin, MD
Dr. Sean Lalin was named one of America's Top Ophthalmologists by the Consumers' Research Council of America. A vision care and retina specialist, he graduated from Columbia University and serves on the clinical faculty at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary.
Kruti Shah, OD
Dr. Kruti Shah is a board-certified diagnostic and therapeutic optometrist. A member of the American Optometric Association and the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians, she provides diagnosis and management of glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other conditions.
Our Practice Philosophy
Our mission is to provide a warm, inviting setting that allows patients to feel completely comfortable when they come in for a consultation or procedure. Retina & Eye Specialists of New Jersey
Schedule a Consultation with Our Experienced Team of Eye Doctors
Established in 2006, Retina & Eye Specialists of New Jersey is here to help your family experience clear vision and healthy eyes. Whether you require a procedure or are simply looking for prescription glasses and contact lenses, our practice is here for you. We are more than happy to answer your questions, providing insight that only skilled ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians can provide.
If you live in the Hackettstown and Morristown, NJ, area and would like to learn more about enhancing your vision, contact our ophthalmology practice online. You can also reach Retina & Eye Specialists of New Jersey by phone at:
Skilled Eye Doctors You Can Trust Read Our 5-Star Reviews
Amazing. I can see like I am 18 again. I had no idea how badly cataracts had impacted my vision. I only knew something was wrong. Based on his excellent reputation, I called Dr. Lalin. He replaced the affected lenses in both eyes. I was able to continue working with almost no downtime and very little discomfort. Thank you, Dr. Lalin.View On Google
I was taking my friend here for cataract surgery and decided to make a regular checkup for myself. I felt everyone was patient and very thorough, from the technicians to the doctor, to ordering new glasses. My friend was ill that day and did not come with me to help choose new glasses. Lordes helped me, and I am very pleased. (The frames selected were also friend approved!) Thank you, Lordes! I would recommend them to everyone.View On Google
Cataracts and Cataract Surgery How Our Ophthalmologists Restore Vision
What Are Cataracts?
It's estimated that half of Americans age 75 and older suffer from cataracts. A cataract occurs when the naturally clear lens of the eye gradually begins to cloud over. They develop as a result of the natural aging process, damage from the UV rays of the sun, environmental factors, and rarely, injury. Protein buildup in the lens results in poor vision and could lead to blindness without treatment.
If you have cataracts, ophthalmologists tend to treat them conservatively. Many patients simply require stronger glasses and assistive devices to compensate for their vision loss. Cataract surgery can be performed when the non-invasive treatments are no longer effective. An estimated 3.8 million cataract surgeries are performed in America each year, meaning it is safe, effective, and common.
A Patient Shares His Story Laser Cataract Surgery with the New Symfony® Lens
Visit Our Ophthalmology Offices
If you need to speak to an ophthalmologist, optometrist, or optician, we are here to help. Our team of doctors offers eye surgery and ophthalmology services for dry eye, glaucoma, and other eye diseases. We also offer comprehensive eye exams to screen for issues in their earliest stages.
Our doctors are proud members of several medical and vision organizations including:
- The American Academy of Ophthalmology
- The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- The American Optometric Association
- The New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians
We encourage you to schedule a consultation online or to call our practice at:
Family Eye Care Exams and Vision Services for Patients of All Ages
Comprehensive Eye Examinations
If you need a routine eye exam, our optometrist will check your prescription and screen for degenerative vision conditions. Regular vision checkups are essential for good eyesight at any age.
Treatment Tailored to the Patient
A patient's needs change over the course of their life. Our optometrist and ophthalmologists factor the age of the patient into treatment plans, current needs, and future exam scheduling.
We want patients to understand their vision. During your visits, you can get detailed answers to your questions about eye care from an experienced ophthalmologist and a board-certified optometrist.
Eye Doctors Who Are Here for You
Between visits, you can contact our optometrist or ophthalmologists with additional concerns. We have strong family ties to the area, and we strive to treat our patients like they're family.
Retinal Conditions and Retinal Surgery
The retina is the thin layer of tissue at the back of the eye that is essential for proper vision. If you experience a retinal detachment or tear, it's crucial to seek emergency eye care. When it is treated in time, an ophthalmologist can repair the torn retinal tissue and prevent vision loss.
Diabetic retinopathy is a retinal condition that affects people who have suffered from diabetes for a long time. It results in damage to the blood vessels at the back of the eye, which can lead to permanent vision loss. Proper diabetes management and retinal surgery can treat the condition.
Also referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), macular degeneration involves the deterioration of the center of the retinal tissue. There are wet and dry varieties of AMD. Treatments for AMD may include dietary supplements, lifestyle changes, and laser eye surgery.
Often associated with the aging process, macular holes adversely affect the central area of a person's vision. Early symptoms include distortions and dark spots in your central vision. Vitrectomy and other retinal surgeries can be used to restore better eyesight.
Central Serous Retinopathy
Central serous retinopathy occurs when fluid accumulates behind the retinal tissue. This can lead to distorted vision as well as dark spots in the central vision. Some cases of central serous retinopathy clear up on their own, though prescription medication and laser surgery may be required.
Cystoid Macular Edema
Cystoid macular edema (CME) is the swelling of the macula caused by injury, infection, disease, or eye surgery. Many times CME can be treated with oral medications or anti-inflammatory eye drops. Surgery may be required if non-surgical treatments do not reduce swelling.
Safe and Effective Eye Surgery with a Focus on Lasting Vision Quality
Our offices in Hackettstown and Morristown, NJ, focus on long-term eye health and preventative care. We are proud to offer advanced ophthalmology and optometry to patients of all ages.
"The doctor and his staff are very professional yet so kind and caring. I have been a patient at the Morristown office for over 5 years and each experience has been extremely comforting and encouraging. I would most definitely recommend them, they are top-notch individuals!" Virginia B. - Rockaway, NJ
Contact Our Eye Care Practice Today
Choosing an ophthalmologist, optometrist, or optician is an important decision. We take this privilege seriously and are proud to offer state-of-the-art eye care for families in Hackettstown and Morristown, NJ. Dr. Sean Lalin, and Dr. Kruti Shah can help people suffering from eye diseases or who need to update the prescription for glasses and contact lenses. To speak with a skilled member of our team, contact our ophthalmology practice online or call us at
"Always compassionate, friendly, and professional!" Trusted Eye Doctors in Hackettstown and Morristown, NJ
The staff was friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere very pleasant. I did have to wait awhile for the optometrist, but the upside of that was that I had plenty of time to look at frames. The optician, Lourdes, was very helpful in finding the perfect style for me. I’m very pleased with my new glasses!View On Google
Dr. Sean Lalin is a brilliant retinal surgeon who has saved my eyesight on more than one occasion! Always compassionate, friendly, and professional! Highly, highly recommended!View On Google
Our State-of-the-Art Surgery Center
Retina & Eye Specialists of New Jersey prioritizes safety and comfort. Our Morristown surgical center is fully equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology and advanced instrumentation, allowing us to consistently reach optimal outcomes. Our office has a range of advanced devices, including the Alcon LenSx® femtosecond laser system for bladeless cataract surgery and the VERION™ Image Guided System for more precise pre-surgical planning.
Putting the Needs of Patients First Proudly Serving Hackettstown, Morristown, and Beyond
I was in need of new glasses and a new prescription. The entire office staff is very helpful and professional. My eye exam went extremely well and as a result, these are the best glasses I’ve ever owned. My prescription is for progressive lenses over three ranges, and I honestly can’t see any blurriness or division between the ranges. My vision is crystal clear. I see everything with no strain or effort on my part. The frames and added features to my lenses are better than I expected. I couldn’t be more pleased with my care here!View On Google
Great doctor! I had an emergency situation: my son had a piece of wood lodged in his eye. Dr. Lalin called me back within 10 minutes and met with me and my son late in the evening on a Friday night. That is clearly holding yourself to a higher standard and truly caring for people. We were not his regular patients, and that didn't matter to him. He still came out to see us. I would highly recommend this office.View On Google
Payment and Financing Options Making Eye Care Services Affordable
Our Hackettstown and Morristown, NJ, ophthalmology offices accept cash, check, and all major credit cards. We also take VSP Vision Care insurance, and can help you with the necessary paperwork.
We believe all of our patients deserve access to expert care so we accept financing through CareCredit®. This will divide the total cost of the vision procedure into affordable monthly installments.