Meet the Doctors

 Dr. Eric Shnayder - New Jersey Eye Specialist

Eric Shnayder, MD, is an eye specialist better known as an ophthalmologist, a physician who uses multiple medical and surgical means to treat a wide variety of eye disorders. 

Having graduated suma cum laude from Temple University, Dr. Shnayder pursued his extensive medical and ophthalmic training at some of the most prestigious U.S. institutions.  He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1997.  He subsequently pursued his medical internship at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.  Dr. Shnayder proceeded to complete a very rigorous residency program in Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark.  After graduating in 2001, Dr. Shnayder joined the staff of the Northern New Jersey Eye Institute, a large, prestigious ophthalmology group in South Orange, where he earned a reputation for excellence among patients and colleagues alike.  After five years of service, Dr. Shnayder decided to dedicate himself to developing his own private practice.  To his delight, Dr. John Castellucci invited him to join this office in continuing to provide eye care for residents of Butler, Kinnelon, West Milford, Pompton Plains, Pompton Lakes, Wayne and surrounding communities. 
Dr. Shnayder is proficient in all aspects of ophthalmology including cataract and laser surgery, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, retinal disease, and children’s eye problems.  Dr. Shnayder became certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 2003.  He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) as well as the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)                                                                                             

Skilled New Jersey Eye Surgeon -                                                                                                                              Cataract Surgeries & Laser Procedures                                                                                                     

During the last ten years, Dr. Shnayder performed thousands of cataract surgeries as well as hundreds of laser procedures.  He uses the latest microsurgical techniques that allow him to achieve precise visual results and speedy post-operative recovery.

                                                Special Interests - Glaucoma & Diabetic Eye Disease

Dr. Shnayder has special interests in the Diabetic Eye Disease and Glaucoma.  He emphasizes the importance of a healthy diet and a regular exercise as well as a tight control of blood sugar in preventing or significantly slowing the course of diabetic retinopathy.  “There is a lot you can do by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and following an effective blood sugar-lowering regimen.  However, if you have already developed Diabetic Eye Disease, regular eye exams and prompt laser therapy are imperative in maintaining a lifetime of good vision...  If you have Glaucoma, following your prescribed eye medication regimen as well as having your eye pressure checked in the office regularly is absolutely essential”.

Personal Background

Aside from his wealth of knowledge and skill, Dr. Shnayder offers his patients a truly warm and caring personality as well as a genuine concern for their well-being. 

Dr. Shnayder was born and raised in Ukraine, a former Soviet republic.  He immigrated to the United States with his family as a teenager. They settled in Philadelphia where Dr. Shnayder completed his undergraduate and medical education.  He has lived in Northern New Jersey since 1998.
Dr. Shnayder is married and has two children.  He and his family reside in Livingston, NJ.  His wife is a practicing dentist in West Orange, NJ and in the same location in Kinnelon, NJ.  In his spare time, Dr. Shnayder enjoys listening to classical music, playing tennis, and spending time with his family.

Dr. Deanna Macek - Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Deanna Macek graduated from the Charles' University Medical School of Prague obtaining a doctoral degree with honors. 

After coming to the United States, Dr. Macek completed a demanding residency training in ophthalmology at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia with rotations at the University of Pennsylvania and the Wills Eye Hospital. She successfully completed a fellowship in fluorescein angiography and retinal vascular diseases at the Wilmer Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

After finishing her fellowship and while a member of Praeger Ophthalmic Associates in New York State, Dr. Macek was appointed a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the New York Medical College and later served as an attending ophthalmologist at the New York Metropolitan Hospital Center and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary residency program.

Dr. Macek founded her own private practice in Riverdale, New Jersey then moved to the present location in Wayne. She has been successfully practicing for the thirty-five years.

Beside her beloved profession, Dr. Macek enjoys traveling, reading and classical music.