Testimonials

“I am so blessed to have found the Retina Center of New Jersey.  All three doctors and the entire staff, every one of them, are very competent and caring.  I experienced a very disturbing eye problem but I am confident that I have the best of care possible and am on the way to recovery.  They all treat me like family.  I highly recommend them!”  Jeanne F.

"Dear Dr. Higgins, It is such a pleasure to see you at each visit... and I mean that literally. I can't thank you enough for saving my eyesight. When I was diagnosed with macular degeneration, my vision began to deteriorate rapidly. Although the doctors tried their best, nothing they suggested made a difference. Then I found you! When I walked into your office, I was impressed with the state-of-the-art equipment. Your staff was very receptive, helpful, and freindly. Then I met you, and knew I hit a homerun! There is one moment I will never forget. I was at my grandson's basketball game and my daughter realized I wasn't bothering to ask her for the score anymore... I could actually see the scoreboard! My vision had improved! Words cannot express my gratitude. I refer everyone to you. Thank you." Evelyn H.

"Dr. Jackson and the people in the office have always been so nice. I receive great care there and am so happy my vision has improved since I started seeing Dr. Jackson."  John A.

"Thank you Dr. Lauren Kallina because you make me feel so comfortable when my daughter brings me for my visits. Your compassion and care is unique for a doctor."  Maria C.

“I have been coming to the Retina Center of NJ for the past ten years for treatment of wet macular degeneration in both eyes. Dr. Patrick Higgins is the very best. I can attest to this statement because I went to another doctor for convenience. It was a terrible experience. That is when I vowed I would go back to Dr. Higgins no matter what. Everyone at the Retina Center of NJ is very kind, caring and knowledgeable. I look forward to seeing Dr. Higgins and the staff. I truly appreciate their expertise, gentleness and caring very much.”  Yolanda S.

"I was referred to Dr. Patrick Higgins by my ophthalmologist. My first appointment with Dr. Higgins left a lasting impression. The moment I entered the office, I was greeted with a very friendly and professional staff. They demonstrated excellent teamwork. Through each step of the process, I felt comfortable because they took the time to explain what I would encounter before my treatment with Dr. Higgins.

Once Dr. Higgins entered the treatment room, my nervousness diminished because he had a million dollar smile and he shook my hand firm but gently. He took time to explain to me what the diagnosis of my condition meant and what he would administer as treatment options.

He not only lifted my spirit but gave me hope and encouragement. Dr. Higgins has the best chair-side manner that I have ever experienced. I wish all my doctors were like him. He's truly a rare gem."
Gwen S.

"I was 29 years old when I was diagnosed with bilateral detached retina. The day I was diagnosed was the scariest day of my life. I was referred to Dr. Higgins for emergency surgery. As soon as we met he reassured me that I would be OK, the words I needed to hear at that moment. He thoroughly explained the diagnosis and took all necessary tests. The surgery was performed three days before super storm Sandy. Little did I know that this would be the one of the biggest storms of my life. I made it through the storm because of Dr. Higgins. The man saved my eyesight. Words cannot express the gratitude I have towards Dr. Higgins. He's not only a great doctor, he is also very compassionate with all of his patients. Since that time I've seen all of his associates including Dr. Jackson and Dr. Kalina, they are all wonderful. Thank you again - I was blessed to have found you Dr. Higgins!"
Alexandrea A.

"Dear Drs. Angioletti and Higgins,

A note just to thank you warmly for all that you have done to restore my sight.
Dr. Higgins, I am still reverberating from the experience of coming up to your home in Ridgewood and being helped out by you in an emergency situation.
Dr. Angioletti, I can't thank you enough for your expertise that saw me through surgery and my recovery.

I daresay that I might appear to you to be just another retina or just another patient in the long line of patients I have now seen passing through the Retina Center of New Jersey in North Bergen and in Bloomfield, and I wouldn't blame you for thinking so because you are busy men and I doubt my case presented anything of particular interest. Yet, as you will understand, as someone who stood on the verge of losing sight in his left eye, its restoration is nothing short of miraculous. I think it was Arthur C. Clarke who said something to the effect that when technologies become sufficiently sophisticated, the result is nothing short of magic, and so I can only think of you as magicians.

Over the years in some of my work I have taken keen interest in the senses and what we have to learn of the world outside of ourselves by considering the senses as mechanisms for communicating information. What I have learned about vision in the last few weeks has added volumes to my understanding of this issue in a most concrete way.

I hope this note conveys, then, something of my appreciation for all that you have done for me.

Yours Sincerely,
James M."