Dr. Saras Rustagi and his wife Nitu have created a family inspired to practice. Together they are committed to honesty, integrity, and creating lifelong relationships with their patients, employees, and the surrounding community.
Dr. Rustagi, a member of both the American Optometric Association and New Jersey State Optometric Association, is the director of eye care at Upper Montclair Eye Care & Wear. Dr. Rustagi received his undergraduate education from Rutgers State University in New Jersey and then completed his Doctorate in Optometry from Inter American University, where he earned the Dr. Angel F. Romero award for his academic achievements. Dr. Rustagi then furthered his training with his residency at The State University of New York College of Optometry. During his training at the New Jersey and New York Veterans Administration Hospital, he worked closely with the UMDNJ department of Ophthalmology and gained valuable experience in the treatment of Ocular Diseases.
Dr. Rustagi has been licensed to practice Optometry in New Jersey since 2002. He has considerable experience in eye care for children and adults. He also has experience with difficult contact lens fits like astigmatism and multifocal lenses. Dr. Rustagi offers complete eye exams with glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataract evaluations, and LASIK pre-screening. Surgical Co-management services for LASIK and cataracts are also available.
We would also like to officially announce and welcome Dr. Eva Patel as an associate Optometrist to our office.
Dr. Patel was born & raised in Northern, NJ. She received a bachelor's degree in Economics & Psychology at Rutgers University. She then moved to Chicago to pursue her passion for Optometry, where she graduated cum lade from the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Patel has extensive experience in providing a wide range of comprehensive eye care. She specializes in fitting a variety of contact lenses for all ages, eyelash health, and enhancement treatments. She also has extensive training in the medical management of many eye diseases such as glaucoma, blepharitis, macular degeneration, and conjunctivitis. Her combined scientific knowledge, extensive clinical experience, and great communication skills allow her to provide excellent patient care. Dr. Patel enjoys keeping up to date with advances in technology, which helps her maintain the great health of your eyes.
Dr. Patel is excited to join our office and is looking forward to providing the best possible eye care to this community.
Dr. Patel will see patients in Upper Montclair on Thursdays from 10:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.