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Dr. David Medford


Dr. Medford attended Cornell University and  completed his medical school training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Rutgers-UMDNJ).  He performed his Internship at University Hospital and his Ophthalmology Residency at United Eye Hospital, both part of the Rutgers-UMDNJ system.

Dr. Medford has been in private practice since 1988, with a concentration in Cataract and Refractive Surgery.  He uses state of the art surgical techniques including LASER enhanced LenSx Cataract surgery, "No-Stitch", "No-Needle" Cataract surgery, Intralase & Custom View LASIK, Yag & Argon laser procedures, SLT laser treatment for glaucoma and Botox Cosmetic treatments.  

Dr. Medford is a past member of the NJAO Board of Governors.  For 2 decades, he held the position of Director of the Morris County Eye Health Service as well as the Township Ophthalmologist for the West Orange Board of Health. He is the recipient of the NJ ARC award for professionals.  He is an Attending Physician at both Morristown Memorial & St. Barnabas Hospitals as well as an Attending Physician, Founder & Shareholder at Ridgedale Surgical Center in Cedar Knolls.  Dr. Medford's professional affiliations include the American Academy of Ophthalmology, NJ Academy of Ophthalmology, Morris County Medical Society, Medical Society of NJ and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Nicholas Apostolopoulos


We are excited to welcome Nicholas Apostolopoulos, MD to Affiliated Eye Surgeons.

Dr. Nicholas Apostolopoulos was born and raised in Hanover Township, NJ. He graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University with a BA in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Between undergraduate and medical school, he spent two years conducting research in the Genetics Department at Harvard Medical School. He completed his medical school at Yale School of Medicine.

Among his many accomplishments, he was elected as a co-president of his class and a member of the medical school admissions committee. He developed a keen interest in ophthalmology and took an extra year to complete a research thesis on eye development. He furthered his education and training at Yale to complete his internship and residency in Ophthalmology. His passion has always been to master the science as well as the art of medicine – he cared for every patient as a family member and devoted himself to the residency program and education and was awarded the prestigious Patrick Mathews Award for exemplifying his devotion to the profession. 

Dr. Apostolopoulos has an active clinical interest in cataract and refractive surgery and complex anterior segment surgery for adults using the latest technology and surgical techniques. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has published several peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the Journal of the American Medical Association Ophthalmology

We are excited that he is returning to his hometown and join Affiliated Eye Surgeons. He hopes to bring his passion for helping patients see better and takes pride in every patient whom he sees and in every surgery that he performs. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Apostolopoulos enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter as well as traveling, hiking, camping, skiing and cycling. 

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate – Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Medical School – Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Internship – Internal Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
  • Residency – Ophthalmology, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Patient Testimonials

"I highly recommend Dr. David Medford as an eye surgeon. He presented all options thoroughly and greatly improved my vision with cataract surgery."
"I have been a patient of Dr. David Medford for more then 3 years. I had cataract surgery and having Dr. Medford do the procedure was one of the best decision I ever made. I no longer need glasses. He is very knowledgable and kind."
"I had surgery to remove cataracts in both my eyes. Dr. Medford was fantastic. I could not have asked for a more professional and caring experience. It was virtually painless and my results were great. After nearly fifty years of wearing glasses, I’m able to see everything better than I ever could."
"Doctor Medford is a true professional he talks you through the whole procedure answers all your questions and the results are amazing. I would recommend Doctor Medford to anyone looking for cataract surgery. Also his office staff is very helpful."
"Had cataract surgery by dr Medford and found him to be very informative and patient."
"Dr. Medford is the kind of doctor you always "hope to find". He is thorough, an excellent surgeon, and always has time to explain your condition and answer any questions you have. He has replaced the lenses in both my eyes and the results have been outstanding. I recommend him highly."
"Dr. Medford is amazing. I strongly recommend using him if you need cataract surgery. He thoroughly explains the entire procedure to you and never has he ever made me feel uncomfortable for asking questions."
"Dr. Medford just did my cataract surgery and I was so surprised that it made such a big difference. His work and follow up was excellent."
"I had very poor vision in both eyes for years. Dr. Medford performed cataract surgery on both eyes and my vision is unbelievable. I would definitely recommend this doctor."
"Dr. Medford is a great Dr. I recently had cataract surgery, the results were amazing. I no longer need glasses. This was money well spent. The aftercare has been excellent."
"Dr. Medford and staff are extremely professional from beginning to end; thorough with examinations, quick to explain. Wait time for appointments is exceptional. I would highly recommend."
"Dr. Medford performed corrective laser surgery on my eyes when it was a relatively new procedure. It has been good for 30 years. Recently, he did cataract surgery for me and all went well. I am a doctor in Morris County and am often asked for referrals. I can enthusiastically recommend Dr. Medford."
"The best and most respected ophthalmic surgeon in the northern New Jersey area, Dr. David Medford, a Cornell graduate, performed my cataract surgery flawlessly and with no pain. I can SEE again! Highly recommended."