John A. Epstein, MD

Subspecialty: Cataract, Primary Eye Care


Dr. John A. Epstein is committed to patient care and providing the necessary and appropriate time and conversation for every patient. His particular area of interest is offering personalized cataract surgeries, designed to fit his patients’ lifestyles using his vast experience with all of the latest, state-of-the-art lens and surgery technologies.

Dr. Epstein began his path into medicine in high school as a published oncology researcher at the Brown University hospital in Rhode Island. He continued as an undergraduate at Princeton University, majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (in addition to his pre-medical studies), where Dr. Epstein focused his independent thesis on barriers to innovation in health care research. He then received his medical degree from the world-renowned Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where his love of ophthalmology began.

His sub-specialty education in ophthalmology followed at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia where he received extensive training in the medical and surgical treatment of cataracts, LASIK, glaucoma, cornea and external disease, diabetes, and other diseases of the eye and orbit. He has also received intensive refractive surgery training in LASIK and PRK with Dr. Arturo Chayet in California, one of the earliest pioneers in the field. There, Dr. Epstein mastered the techniques for Blade Free LASIK before it was introduced in the United States.

Dr. Epstein has been named one of America’s “Top Doctors” for multiple years and is a member of the faculty at the Wills Eye Hospital where he teaches residents state-of-the-art cataract surgery. Dr. Epstein also trains medical students and residents from New Jersey’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

As a Princeton University alumnus, he stays involved by mentoring Princeton students who frequently shadow Dr. Epstein during his surgical and clinical days. Patients have traveled from Europe, India, China, and Africa for Dr. Epstein’s expertise and personal touch.

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  • Residency:  Wills Eye Hospital
  • Medical School:  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate:  Princeton University

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Wills Eye Hospital
840 Walnut Street, Suite 1230
Philadelphia, PA 19107 Google Maps

Wills Eye Surgical Network - Central New Jersey
107 N. Center Drive
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

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