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Ridgewood Eye Doctor Wins National Award After 30,000 Surgeries

Ridgewood Ophthalmologist Richard Norden.
Ridgewood Ophthalmologist Richard Norden. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Norden Laser

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Ridgewood Ophthalmologist Richard Norden, who has performed 30,000 LASIK eye surgeries, has won prestigious national recognition.

For the second consecutive year, Norden, of Norden Laser Eye Associates, won the National Doctor’s Choice Award in Ophthalmology.

“To be honored by your peers two years in a row is such a tremendous accomplishment,” Norden said.

“I am grateful that my colleagues chose to select me as their choice to send themselves, their families, and their patients to.”

The winners are nominated, a process that includes vetted reviews and ratings by other physicians and peers. Winners in each category in each city all compete for the top national spot.

Norden, who has been performing the surgeries since 1995 and trademarked Custom LASIK, has trained hundreds of doctors in the procedure.

According to his office, he also has contributed to the literature on laser vision correction surgery.

Though almost everybody is a candidate for LASIK, Norden especially loves treating patients who are very nearsighted, according to spokesperson Adina Barbara.

He finds their positive emotional reactions after the procedure to be both “remarkable and tear jerking.”

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