Douglas Liva's commitment to excellence and quality is the reason Liva Eye Center
is considered the best place to go in Bergen County for vision care.
years Dr. Liva has been earning his patients trust
by providing superb ophthalmic care. Our
courteous staff is professional and well trained.
They are happy to answer all your questions and
will work with you to find the most convenient
Liva Eye Center has moved to our recently constructed freestanding facility. Dr. Liva has used his 28 years of experience to design and build a center to incorporate all the new technologies that advanced eyecare can offer. Our office is conveniently located in Ridgewood on route 17. We have two entrances, one on 625 Franklin Turnpike and the other on 470 Route 17 South. Parking lots are available in the front and back.
Lasik surgery is
performed in a dedicated
laser suite. Yag laser for secondary cataracts and SLT laser for glaucoma is also perfomed on premises. Cataract surgery and other major ophthalmic surgeries
requiring anesthesia are performed in Saddle River Valley Surgical Center, our modern
outpatient facility located nearby in Bergen Medical Center.
Liva is the Center's Medical Director.
He is a third generation physician who graduated
with honors from Harvard College in 1976. From
Harvard he obtained a B. A. in the biochemical
sciences. Postgraduate studies in immunology and
neurophysiology followed at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Liva obtained
his medical degree from University of Miami's
School of Medicine in 1981. He interned in internal
medicine at Denver Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical
Center. Dr. Liva performed his ophthalmology residency
at New Jersey College of Medicine graduating in
1986. He became Board Certified in 1987 by the
American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Liva has been in private practice at Liva
Eye Center for the last 28 years. In addition,
Dr. Liva is the medical director and Chief of
Ophthalmology at Saddle River Valley Surgical Center. He maintains staff
privileges at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood.
was one of the few chosen as a " Top Doctor
in the New York Metro Area" by the Castle
Connolly guide for the past fourteen consecutive years. He has also been a recipient of the Inside New Jersey Top Doc award for the last four years.
Rose Frasco has been affiliated with Liva Eye Center since 1991. She graduated
from Siena College in May, 1991. During her college
career, she performed clinical research on the
chrondrogensis of the bone. From Siena College
she received a B. A. in English with a minor in
During the period from
1991-1997, she was employed by Dr. Liva
as a certified ophthalmic assistant. In 1997,
Dr. Frasco entered Pennsylvania College of Optometry
where she achieved Highest Clinical Honors, Honors
in Pediatrics and was awarded the Conforma Contact
Lens Award of Excellence graduating with a Doctorate
of Optometry degree in 2001. Her optometric internships
were completed at the Veterans Administration
Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and at Seidenberg
Protzko Eye Associates, in Havre de Grace, Maryland,
an affiliate of Johns Hopkins Medical Center.
Dr. Frasco became Board Certified in both the state of
New Jersey in 2001 and in the state of Florida
in 2002. She has been in private practice as an
optometric physician at the Liva Eye Center since
May 2001. She performs comprehensive eye examinations,
diagnosis and treatment of eye disease, assists
in LASIK procedures and fitting of soft, rigid
gas permeable, toric and specialty contact lenses.
Dr. Frasco currently lectures to her local society
of optometric physicians and was named as one
of the “Top Optometrists in the Country”
by the Consumer Research Council of America.
Dr. Seema Shroff received her Bachelor of Science from The George Washington University, where she graduated with honors. She received a presidential scholarship to attend the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and received her Doctorate of Optometry degree in May, 2013. She completed her clinical training at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Lyons NJ, The University of Maryland Eye Associates in Baltimore MD, The Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia PA, and at the Liva Eye Center.
Dr. Shroff is Board Certified in both the state of New Jersey and Maryland. She is a member of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians. She performs comprehensive eye examinations, manages and treats various ocular diseases and emergencies, and fits contact lenses including spherical, toric, and multifocal lenses. She treats patients with ocular surface diseases such as dry eyes, diagnoses and treats glaucoma, as well as co-manages post-operative cataract patients.
Dr. Liva performed PRK on Dr. Shroff at Liva Eye Center with the Allegretto laser and she now enjoys excellent uncorrected vision. She is happy to share her experience with prospective candidates.