Our Doctors

Dr. David Medford

home-imageDr. Medford attended Cornell University and then went on to complete his medical training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).  He performed his Internship at University Hospital and his Ophthalmology Residency at United Eye Hospital, both part of the UMDNJ system.

Dr. Medford has been in private practice since 1988, with a concentration in Cataract and Refractive Surgery.  He uses state of the art surgical techniques including "No-Stitch", "No-Needle" Cataract surgery, Intralase & Custom View LASIK, Yag & Argon laser procedures, and Botox Cosmetic treatments.  

Dr. Medford is a member of the NJAO Board of Governors.  He is the Director of the Morris County Eye Health Service, Township Ophthalmologist for the West Orange Board of Health and a recipient of the NJ ARC award for professionals.  He is an Attending Physician at both Morristown Memorial & St. Barnabas Hospitals as well as an Attending Physician, Founder & Shareholder at Ridgedale Surgical Center in Cedar Knolls.  Dr. Medford's professional affiliations include the American Academy of Ophthalmology, NJ Academy of Ophthalmology, Morris County Medical Society, Medical Society of NJ and the American Medical Association.


Dr. Jocelyn Hess

home-imageDr. Hess completed her undergraduate studies at the State University of New York earning a Bachelors of Science in Medical Technology. After working as a Clinical Microbiologist, she went on to complete her Medical Degree, graduating Magna cum Laude from the State University of New York – Health Science Center at Brooklyn and being inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

She performed her Internship in Internal Medicine at the Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore, completing her Ophthalmology Residency at the Friendenwald Eye Institute at Maryland General Hospital. Dr. Hess furthered her training by completing a Fellowship in Cornea and External Diseases and Surgery with Contact Lens Training at the Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans.

Dr. Hess has been in private practice since 1995, with a concentration in Anterior Segment and Corneal Surgery. Currently she practices Medical Corneal and General Ophthalmology. She is Board Certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Patient Testimonials

"Dr. Medford has been my ophthalmologist for over 20 years. He has seen me through contact lenses, cataract surgery, and glaucoma. Do you have questions about a procedure or exam? Ask Dr. Medford; he takes the time to fully explain all procedures and test results. He gives me peace of mind that I will continue to have good vision for life. " Connie
"The exam took a long time to setup. Dr. Medford came HIGHLY recommended. Simply stated, it was 100% worth the wait. Best eye exam ever! Best eyeglasses ever. No hesitation to recommend!"
"While it may have taken a few weeks to get my exam, I can only say that my experience (and that of my family) has been EXCELLENT. Dr. Medford is a caring and careful doctor. His staff is 1st rate... they all listen well to my concerns and address them fully. My mom's cataract surgery was just amazing. She sees better than me! WOW! Thank you Dr. Medford" "I know, it's your eyes. I was, like most people, very apprehensive about anybody poking around in my eyes. But my cataracts were starting to interfere with my day to day activities and I finally realized I had to do something about it. When I first saw Dr. Medford he immediately put me at ease. I admitted that I was very squeamish about my eyes, and his reply was "well, luckily, I'm not!" He went on to explain to me exactly what the procedure involved, and the benefits of the Femto laser (which I opted for). The results were more than I could have hoped for. The lens for one eye was for distance, and the lens for my second eye was for reading (tuned to about arms length). Now, for the…
"Dr. Medford is the finest ophthalmologist. He is professional, very knowledgeable, takes time to explain procedures and answer questions. His staff is also very courteous and professional."
"Dr. Medford performed cataract surgery on my left eye, where vision had declined significantly. Being mostly blind in my right eye, I was apprehensive about both the surgical process itself (would I have a period of blindness?) and the possibility of a bad procedure resulting in permanent blindness. On all counts, I could not have had a better outcome, including now having the best vision I have ever enjoyed (with my astigmatism corrected). I have already recommended Dr. Medford to some key friends."
"I am so appreciative of the kindness and expert care of Dr. Medford. From my initial examination, correct diagnosis followed by two very successful cataract surgeries, Dr. Medford has been wonderful! He takes the time to explain and to answer any questions with thorough explanations and great respect, and at times with reassuring humor. During the surgeries his "bedside manner" was comforting and very kind. It is hard to find doctors who treat patients with the respect and dignity that Dr. Medford gives. Thank you, Dr. Medford!"
"I have never hugged a doctor so many times! Dr. Medford is such a funny, personable guy that it is almost hard to believe at first what a great doctor he is - but believe it! That calm, disarming, friendly manner is an essential part of his bedside manner. Thank you, Dr. Medford!"
"He made a scared patient totally at ease! The whole cataract experience from start to finish was a piece of cake. He was so kind and gentle and a great doctor!"
"I have been seeing Dr. Medford for many years. Dr. Medford is wonderful and I travel a distance to see him because I will not trust anyone else! About 10 years ago I had Lasik done by him (a huge step) and not for a moment was I worried. He is an excellent doctor, kind and caring and you never feel rushed when you see him." Margrit V.