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Paul Naftali, O.D.

Dr. Naftali is a graduate of Duke University. He completed his professional training at the University of California at Berkeley in 1989 graduating 2nd in his class. He performed an optional additional year of residency at a unique combined program between the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now Salus University) and Hahnemann University Hospital Department of Ophthalmology in Philadelphia from 1989-90. He is board certified and a Diplomate, American Board of Optometry.

Dr. Naftali has more than 20 years of practice; he has developed strong interests in the treatment of glaucoma and macular degeneration due to his own family history. In 2012 he was board certified by the American Board of Optometry.

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James Lacotte, O.D.

Dr. Lacotte is a graduate of Drew University. He completed his professional training at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now Salus University) in 2007.​ He ​has a particular interest in the use of bifocal​ & ​multifocal contact lenses and personal and professional experience managing LASIK vision correction. ​Dr. Lacotte pays special attention to issues concerning dry eyes.​​ Plus, he ​has become very familiar with the newest developments in ophthalmic lens technologies to enhance vision correction and to minimize problems frequently encountered in today’s computer heavy work environment​.

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Sonya Malani, O.D.

Dr. Sonya Malani graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers University with a degree in Biological Sciences. She later received her doctorate from the State University of New York College of Optometry, where she graduated with high honors and is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa optometric honor society. She then completed an additional one year residency specializing in Ocular Disease and Refractive Surgery at OMNI Eye Services NJ, where she worked alongside a number of distinguished ocular surgeons. Through her residency, she has given a number of continuing education lectures on ocular pathology.

As a result of her training, Dr. Malani has developed an interest in treating and managing glaucoma patients in addition to the pre- and post-operative care of cataract surgery patients. She also has a strong interest in pediatrics and preventing the progression of myopia (near-sightedness) in young patients.