Cranford Ophthalmology
Joseph Calderone, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
Richard M. Chopin, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Two South Avenue East, Suite One
Cranford, NJ 07016

Phone: (908) 276-EYES (3937)
Fax: (908) 276-3174

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About Dr. Joseph P. Calderone

Drs. Joseph P. Calderone, Jr. and Richard M. Chopin are experienced ophthalmologists in Cranford, New Jersey. Dr. Calderone founded Cranford Ophthalmology, in 1987 and provides high quality LASIK, PRK, and LASEK vision correction surgeries, cataract surgeries, and glaucoma treatments, as well as a full optical shop. Cranford Ophthalmology is in a building named after Dr. Calderone's father. His state-of-the-art facility is equipped with in-house lasers and the latest in ophthalmological equipment.

Dr. Calderone received his AB cum laude from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts before obtaining his M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. His post-doctoral training includes an internship at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York and ophthalmologic training at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York.

For a consultation with Dr. Calderone, contact our office today.


Dr. Joseph P. Calderone Jr.

Board Certification

  • Diplomate American Board of Ophthalmology – Certified: 1989

University Appointments

  • Clinical Instructor – UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey
  • Clinical Assistant Professor – Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education

Hospital Appointments –

  • Overlook Hospital, Summit, New Jersey
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway, Rahway, New Jersey
  • Adjunct Staff – Trinitas Hospital (formerly St. Elizabeth & Elizabeth General Hospitals)

Other Professional Positions –

  • Somerset Eye Institute, Somerset, New Jersey – Board of Directors – 1995-present

Membership in Professional Societies –

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow
  • New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery


Dr. Richard M. Chopin

After many years in practice in Essex County, Dr. Chopin has joined the medical staff at Cranford Ophthalmology, where his skill, experience, and patience, is invaluable. Dr. Chopin is past Chairman of the Division of Ophthalmology at Overlook Hospital. And like Dr. Calderone, Dr. Chopin is also a clinical instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

To speak with Drs. Calderone and Chopin about their vision correction procedures or to schedule a consultation, contact our office today.

Fees and Insurance

One way we help try to keep your medical and surgical bills as low as possible is by requesting payment for office visits on the day of the visit to minimize billing costs. Assistance in filing insurance claims is provided when needed so you can be reimbursed directly.


Nearly all insurance plans cover surgical fees. The insurance companies will be billed directly in most surgical cases. You will be billed for any charges not covered by your policy, such as co-payments.


Drs. Calderone and Chopin are Medicare participating physicians.

HMO's / Managed Care

Drs. Calderone and Chopin participate in most HMO's and other managed care plans. It is important to bring with you an up-to-date insurance identification card and a referral from your primary care provider if you belong to an HMO. Know too that eye care is medical care. Even if your plan does not typically include “vision,” many times a visit to the eye physician for medical reasons will be covered, provided you have a referral from your primary care provider.

Billing Questions

If you have any questions concerning your billing or insurance, please contact the office. The staff is always happy to answer your questions and to help resolve billing problems.

Your Referrals

Your recommendation of the services provided by Drs. Calderone and Chopin of Cranford Ophthalmology is the highest compliment a practice can receive. Please be assured that the appointment book is always open to your family members and friends. Every effort will be made to accommodate your needs and scheduling appointments. Free screenings are also available.

Privacy Practices

We strive to protect our patients and their personal information. Please click the button below to read through a summary of the privacy practices at Cranford Ophthalmology.

To speak with Drs. Calderone and Chopin, contact Cranford Ophthalmology today.

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