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Dr. 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.

For 28 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 appointment.

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.


About Dr. Liva


Dr. Douglas 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.

Dr. 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.

He 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.

About Dr. Frasco


Dr. 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 Biology.

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.



About Dr. Shroff


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.