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Any and all questions with regard to ocular ailments, eye diseases as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, etc , eye and visual sympomatology, eyeglasses, contact lenses, low or subnormal vision, pediatric vision conditions,and special and unique ailments will be discussed.

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36 years of clinical experience in opticianry and therapeutic optometry. Still in private practice with special interests in vision conditions, diagnosing and treating ocular ailments, prescibing treatment plans which include medicine, eyeglasses, and contact lenses primarily. Although surgery is not within the realm of my area of expertise, I co-manage many pre and post -op surgical cases which include Lasik and PRK procedures.


New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians American Optometric Association


B.A.,1968, Hunter College of the City University of New York B.S.,1970, Pennsylvania College of Optometry O.D.,1973, Pennsylvania College of Optometry Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Administration Certification, New Jersey 1992

Awards and Honors

Clinical Efficiency Award, 1973, Pennsylvaania College of Optometry

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Recent Answers from DR. KENNETH BERGER

2016-11-11 contacts:

First never use expired contact lenses. Just not safe. Secondly,  contact lenses and eyeglasses cannot be converted. They are different prescriptions and all contact lenses fir the eye differently .there

2016-11-06 OCT:

The doctor may request and OCT for two reasons:  1. To check the optic nerve head and 2. To see if the angle is any different which if narrow can lead to angle closure .   The test takes a few minutes

2016-10-18 Proceed with Peripheral Iridotomy?:

Yes .  If you have narrow angles and you intraocular pressures creep up over 20, and pachymetry reveals thin corneas, then laser PI at this point is the treatment of choice, both to lower your pressure

2016-09-19 Lazik Eye Surgery for the elderly:

LASIK can be performed on a 62 year in good health providing there are no corneal diseases and corneal thickness is sufficient . Further in most cases eyeglasses will still be necessary for reading and

2016-09-15 Contact Lenses Cost:

That's a personal decision of yours.  All contact lens wearers have back  Up eyeglasses  I've been wearing contact lenses for over 35 years, my two daughters were former contact Lens wearers until they


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