619 River Drive, Elmwood Park, NJ


Our History

Thirty Years ago, Dr. Hadley Phillips envisioned a “Center of Excellence for Eye Care” possessing the most advanced diagnostic and treatment modalities that would provide personalized eye care for every patient in a warm and welcoming environment. Upon completing his medical training, internship, residency, and acquiring his board-certification in ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery, Dr. Phillips established the Phillips Eye Center in 1983.

The Phillips Eye Center is now a premier eye facility in northern New Jersey, which can provide consultations, evaluations and treatment to our patients all in one setting. Knowledgeable staff members possessing warmth and compassion along with their ability to help educate our patients were uniquely chosen to staff the practice.

Enhancing the quality of care at the Phillips Eye Center is an ongoing mission. Dr. Phillips enjoys visiting progressive eye facilities throughout the country to learn about the newest and most innovative procedures and then incorporating them into our Center. These have included ideas for better outpatient cataract surgery, small-incision cataract removal, astigmatism reduction and stitch-less cataract surgery without needles.

With the growth of our practice, we strive to enhance the level of care to the community by seeking out the best specialists to join us. Throughout the years, sub-specialists of the highest training have joined the Phillips Eye Center with expertise in cataract, glaucoma, retina, cornea, oculo-plastics, pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus surgery. Our specialists allow us to better diagnose and treat specific eye conditions in their area of expertise. Their addition enables us to provide our patients with more advanced treatment options and the best possible outcomes.

River Drive Surgery and Laser Center

To provide our patients with a safer and more convenient treatment facility, we constructed a state-of-the-art, Medicare and State-licensed, ambulatory surgery center dedicated only to ophthalmology, adjacent to our office. River Drive Surgery and Laser Center was completed and fully certified in 1999. Our patients can now avoid hospitals and enjoy premier laser and eye surgery in the comfort and convenience of an outpatient setting.

River Drive meets and exceeds all of the requirements of a hospital and is staffed with board-certified anesthesiologists, medical physicians, registered nurses and ophthalmic scrub technicians. About 15,000 patients each year now choose to have their eye procedures performed at River Drive Surgery and Laser Center by Dr. Phillips and 35 other ophthalmologists within our community.

Our Commitment to You

Our mission at Phillips Eye Center is to continually strive to give our patients excellent ophthalmic care, enhance the comfort of their visit, offer quality patient education, acquire the newest technology, and provide the best treatment modalities to ensure that you receive and an optimal outcome and a rewarding experience that you deserve.