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Dr. Livia Derdova

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Dr. Livia Derdova is a certified optometric physician who earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology Degree from Montclair State University. She graduated from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, with a Master’s Degree in Public Health. Dr. Derdova completed her externship in primary care optometry and ocular disease. She graduated with her Doctor of Optometry degree from MCPHS University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr. Livia has worked in the field of optometry and ophthalmology since 2006.

She has worked for several ophthalmology and optometry practices in Northern New Jersey where she fell in love with her profession. Dr. Derdova is very passionate about educating her patients about eye health. In addition, she was chosen to present her ocular disease research at the annual American Optometric Association meeting. Dr. Derdova takes extreme pleasure in diagnosing and treating her patients’ visual problems.

She has a passion for ocular disease and practices full scope primary eye care. This includes annual wellness and comprehensive eye exams consisting of contact lens exams and the management of ocular conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, post-operative cataract care and ocular emergencies. She also co-manages refractive surgery (LASIK/PRK).

She takes special interest in dry eye issues and ocular allergy treatments. Dr. Derdova is fluent in five languages including Hungarian, Slovak, Polish, Czech and English. She is currently accepting new patients and cannot wait to put her passion for helping others into practice.

Dr. Livia currently lives in Shrewsbury with her husband, Eric, and enjoys all aspects of living near the Jersey Shore. In her free time she enjoys spending time at the beach, golfing, Orange Theory Fitness, hiking, good movies, great local food (suggestions welcome) and spending time with family.

Dr. Lonika Patel

Dr. Lonika Patel is a board-certified optometric physician. She completed her undergraduate education at Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences. She obtained her professional degree at Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She continued her professional education and completed her residency in primary eye care and ocular disease at the VA New Jersey Health Care System in East Orange, NJ. She is currently a member of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physician and the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Patel strives to provide exceptional patient care and to educate her patients on their vision and eye health. She performs comprehensive eye exam, contact lens fittings, ocular disease evaluations including management and/or treatment of dry eyes, diabetes, glaucoma, cataract, macular degeneration, and ocular emergencies.  Dr. Patel is passionate about myopia control management and specialty contact lens for corneal and ocular surface diseases. 

Dr. Patel is a New Jersey native. She enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with friends and family. She loves watching movies of all genre and relaxing on beach on her free time.