We treat people, not eyes,” says Dr. Barry Wasserman. While perhaps best known for his expertise in LASIK surgery, he also has an extensive background in pediatric eye surgery as well as the surgical correction of adult eye muscle disorders and eyelid plastic surgery.
In private practice since 1997, Dr. Wasserman is sought after for his expertise in the surgical correction of misaligned, wandering and crossed eyes in both adults and children. “No one should suffer from these problems today. They are very easily corrected,” he says.
But perhaps the surgery Dr. Wasserman most enjoys is eyelid plastic surgery. “The patient has only light sedation, goes home in a day and perhaps experiences the biggest difference in their lives from this surgery,” he explains. “It changes the whole face and makes the eyes look brighter and more awake.”
Dr. Wasserman is also expertly trained in the administration of BOTOX for the treatment of eyelid muscle spasms, Blepharospasm and facial wrinkles.
As a certified VISX Excimer Laser surgeon, he performs LASIK refractive surgery for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. “Laser surgery for the eyes has now been around for over 20 years and been experienced by over 20 million patients. I want people to know that it is no longer new, it is no longer experimental,” he says.
Dr Wasserman is a board certified ophthalmologist and the Medical Director of New Jersey Eye Laser Centers at Princeton. As a fellowship-trained pediatric ophthalmologist, he is a clinical instructor of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He is also a clinical assistant professor at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, teaching eye medicine and surgery at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey. Locally, he is an attending surgeon at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, and the Princeton Medical Center’s Outpatient Surgery Center.
But for Dr. Wasserman, the most important thing is the people he treats. “That’s what I tell the residents I teach. Never forget you are treating people. I want all of my patients to feel that they are in a relaxed, personal atmosphere. We are not a factory. We are committed to providing everyone with expert, personalized care using the latest technology available.”
Hours at the office at 100 Canal Pointe Boulevard are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For a complimentary evaluation with Dr. Wasserman call toll free at 1-877-598-EYES or 609-243-8711.
Dr. Barry Wasserman. 100 Canal Pointe Boulevard, Princeton. 609-243-8711.