Patient Information

Our Practice

The Short Hills Ophthalmology Group is the oldest and largest eye care provider in the area. It was founded in 1948 by Dr. Gerald Fonda, a well known low vision specialist, and has grown to include two locations and four doctors.  The physicians at Short Hills Ophthalmology provide comprehensive eye care including small-incision, no stitch cataract surgery , the latest LASIK technology, and in-office procedures. A full-service optical dispensary and contact lens services are on premises. Dr. Farbowitz believes in using cutting-edge technology to best serve his patients. He employs a wide range of options from digital retinal photography to customized laser-assisted surgery to ensure every patient can get the most personalized and effective treatment.  We are proud to announce our comprehensive Dry Eye Clinic program, offering evaluation, education, support and treatment options for this widespread problem.

Insurance Coverage

Our office accepts most insurances and some vision plans. Please call your insurance company to find out if we participate with your plan. A referral from your primary care physician (PCP) may be required prior to your visit. It is our policy that it is the patient’s responsibility to be sure that a referral is obtained before being seen by the doctor. We also participate in Care Credit, and CareCredit Pay My Provider, which allows you to pay your bills securely online with your Care Credit account.    If you are coming to us for a routine eye exam, it is vital that you check with your carrier to verify whether you are covered for routine benefits before your visit.  Please bring your insurance cards to every visit.  We do require co-pay and deductibles to be paid at the time of your visit.

Save Time: Complete Forms

All of our intake forms can be downloaded to your computer and printed at home. In order for our doctors to provide a complete and comprehensive medical opinion it is important that they review all your medical information. Please be prepared to provide this information to our office along with your current medical insurance information. Below is a link to our patient information forms. If you have any questions when filling out these forms, please do the best you can and our staff will assist you with your questions on the day of your visit.  Note: These files are in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe® Reader® on your computer, you can download it for free by clicking here.

Access to Information that Matters

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We have several options for access to important forms, policies, educational materials, and payment information.

Patient Intake Form

Credit Card On File Authorization

Financial Policy

Credit Card On File Policy

Patient Links

Patient Portal

Call our office today for your Patient Portal key and get access to your appointment schedule, suggested follow up,  and other important information.

Contact Lenses

Order your contacts directly through our patient access website.  If you need assistance, call our lens specialist at the Short Hills office!

Apply for Care Credit

Apply online for an instant decision from Care Credit!  You can use Care credit for co-pays, deductibles, supplies, or surgical costs.

Pay My Provider

CareCredit Pay My Provider allows you to log in and securely pay your bill online, any time!  For other payment options, all our Billing Manager in the Clifton office.

Calculate Payments

CareCredit allows you to calculate your payments online with this simple tool.  Call the office for information about current promotions

Cataract Surgical Patients

Please click here for surgical information required for pre-operative appointments.  If you require assistance, call our Surgical Coordinator in the Short Hills Office.