About Us

Welcome to Hudson Eye Physicians & Surgeons, LLC!

Full-Service Vision Care

 

Family eye care in Bayonne, Jersey City, and Millburn, New Jersey

Hudson Eye Physicians & Surgeons, LLC, provides a full suite of vision care services. We are proud to serve Northern New Jersey with comprehensive adult and pediatric ophthalmology, as well as optometry services, including comprehensive eye exams, disease-specific treatments for glaucoma and more, and surgery for cataracts and other eye issues. We can also help you with contact lenses and eye glasses.

Our ophthalmology offices are fully computerized with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, electronic medical records, and fully trained staff. Our eye care professionals are dedicated to providing you and your family with the best ophthalmic care possible.

Our vision care philosophy

To improve the quality of people’s lives by compassionately providing a lifetime of outstanding eye care.

Our history

Hudson Eye Physicians & Surgeons, LLC, evolved from the practice of Alfonse A. Cinotti, M.D. Dr. Cinotti began his practice in a small office on Beach Street in the Heights section of Jersey City in 1950. He later moved his office to the Seton Hall Medical School, located at Jersey City Medical Center, where he became chief of the Department of Ophthalmology.

In the late ’60s, UMDNJ was founded and the Seton Hall Medical School closed. Dr. Cinotti became chief of the Department of Ophthalmology while continuing in his busy Jersey City practice. In addition, he was a past president of the American Society of Ophthalmology. Dr. Cinotti retired in 1992, but still serves the community as an ophthalmologist at a clinic in Florida.

A growing vision care practice

The practice that Dr. Cinotti started continued to grow, and in 1974, Barry Maltzman, M.D., (retired) completed his residency and joined Dr. Cinotti in practice. The practice became known as Hudson Eye Physicians & Surgeons, LLC.

The office was located in the Clinic Building of the old Jersey City Medical Center on the 9th Floor. In 1980, the practice took over the newly renovated space on the 14th floor.

In 1981, Donald Cinotti, M.D., the son of Dr. Alfonse Cinotti, joined the practice at the completion of his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

In 1985, William Constad, M.D. joined the practice after completing a fellowship in Cornea and External diseases with Dr. Jorge Buxton at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

The practice continued to grow, and in 1989, plans were developed to move to a new building at 600 Pavonia Avenue in Jersey City. The office opened in June 1991.

Our retinal specialist, Dr. Cesar Pitta, joined us in 1995.

The Millburn location was added in 2004, and the practice of Donald Greenfield, M.D., (Ophthalmology Associates of Millburn) joined us in 2005.

In 2006, Joanna Pruzon, D.O., joined us in the practice of comprehensive ophthalmology.

In fall of 2006, we expanded and completely renovated the office space in Millburn. This was completed in November 2006.

In July 2010, Scott M. Walsman, M.D., joined the practice after completing a fellowship in Glaucoma at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute of Columbia University.

In May 2015, Hudson Eye Physicians & Surgeons, LLC, merged with the Bayonne Practice of Dominick Benedetto, MD. In fall of 2017, we expanded and renovated the Bayonne location. Dr. Benedetto retired in December 2017, and is now residing in Florida.

In 2017, Nikki Rai, O.D., joined our team practicing optometry, primarily in the Bayonne office. In January 2019, Grace K. Woo, O.D., joined our team practicing optometry in our Jersey City office. Both Dr. Rai and Dr. Woo practice comprehensive optometry, including contact lens fitting.

Julia G. Schneider, M.D., joined the practice in September 2019. She came to us after completing a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute of Columbia University.

In May 2019, we became an affiliate practice of PRISM Vision Group.

 

Our Office Hours

Each office location maintains its own hours.  Please check the location pages for Jersey City, Millburn, and Bayonne for more infomation.

About Your First Visit

We strive to provide you and your family with the best possible patient experience. Please arrive at the office a few minutes early so that our staff can meet you and properly gather all necessary information.

About Insurance

We participate with most major insurance plans. (Click HERE to see a comprehensive list.)  However, it is very important that you understand your specific insurance policy and adhere to any requirements such as obtaining a referral prior to your appointment. Please call your insurance company for any questions about your policy.

Cancellations & Emergency Care

Should you need to reschedule your appointment, please give us 24 hours notice.

During business hours, patients should call our office location to speak with a staff member. After business hours, our answering service is available to route your call to a member of our on-call patient care team. Please note, any patient with a medical emergency is advised to dial 911 to receive emergency medical care.