Alden Leifer, MD and Associates

Your Paterson Eye Doctor

680 Broadway, Paterson, NJ

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About Us

  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Dry Eyes
  • LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management
  • Cataract Surgery Co-Management
  • Glaucoma Treatment

Our Team

Alden Leifer

Dr. Alden Leifer, MD

Dr. Alden Leifer has nearly 40 years of experience in the eye care field. After completing the prestigious Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, he joined the US Army and trained as an ophthalmologist in the world renowned... Show More

Dr. Alden Leifer has nearly 40 years of experience in the eye care field. After completing the prestigious Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, he joined the US Army and trained as an ophthalmologist in the world renowned Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. After spending two additional years as Assistant Chief of Ophthalmology at Fort Dix, NJ, he started his private practice in Paterson, NJ.

Dr. Leifer maintains special interests in cataract, glaucoma and diabetes and has always been dedicated to keeping up with the newest and best technology and offering that to his patients in the office. He was the staff ophthalmologist at the Passaic County Jail and North Jersey Developmental Center for over 20 years. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology. In his spare time. Dr. Leifer enjoys traveling, photography, community participation and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

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Miriam Fuhrman

Dr. Miriam Fuhrman, MD

Dr. Miriam Fuhrman graduated from the prestigious Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Neuroscience. She received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical School. Dr. Fuhrman completed her Ophthalmology Residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She then continued her training... Show More

Dr. Miriam Fuhrman graduated from the prestigious Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Neuroscience. She received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical School. Dr. Fuhrman completed her Ophthalmology Residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

She then continued her training with a Neuro-Ophthalmology fellowship. Dr. Fuhrman brings to the practice almost 20 years of experience working in diverse clinical settings, performing hundreds of surgeries, lasers and minor procedures. Her clinical interests include cataracts, glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Fuhrman's philosophy is to provide safe, effective and compassionate care to her patients. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Her personal interests include spending time with family, traveling, reading and outdoor activities.

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Sarah Westreich

Dr. Sarah Westreich, O.D.

Sarah Westreich O.D. graduated from Stern College Summa Cum Laude. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from SUNY College of Optometry. She has been in practice for over eight years. Her clinical interests include general optometry, pediatric optometry, vision... Show More

Sarah Westreich O.D. graduated from Stern College Summa Cum Laude. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from SUNY College of Optometry. She has been in practice for over eight years. Her clinical interests include general optometry, pediatric optometry, vision therapy, and contact lenses. Dr. Westreich has experience in co-managed care with ophthalmologists for both adults and children.

She enjoys spending time with her family, and contributing to her community. In her spare time she likes to play basketball, hike, and run.

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