Meet the Doctors


Dr. Eric Shnayder, Ophthalmologist - 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. Jennifer Sedaghati, Optometrist 

Dr. Jennifer Sedaghati, OD graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in 2012.  She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida with a degree in Nutritional Sciences.  Outside of practicing quality eyecare, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and creating nutritious meals.  She also enjoys languages and speaks Persian, Spanish and is conversational in Hebrew. 

Dr. Katy Lo, Optometrist

My love of eyes started when I wrote an article for a class in school about the evolution of eyes.  It is truly a miracle we are able to see. This love blossomed into a passion, and I found myself drawn to the field of Optometry. Each patient has special needs and requirements to obtain the best possible vision available to them.

I began my journey at NYU, where I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Biology. I then went on to attend SUNY School of Optometry where I graduated with Honors. I am proud to be a recipient of the Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation and Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation Merit Scholarship for academic excellence in Optometry school. 

Now when I am not with patients, I enjoy skiing and biking and other activities with my husband and children. I also enjoy reading the latest research in the field and following all the latest advancements in Optometry!