David M. Benderson, MD

Medical Director, Ophthalmology & Ophthalmic Surgery - Ridgewood, Valley Medical Group

David Benderson, MD
Valley Medical Group
Member, ColigoCare
ColigoCare is a network of physicians working collectively to provide the highest quality care to patients and the community.


VMG - Ophthalmology

1200 E. Ridgewood Avenue
West Wing - Suite 213
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: 201-612-0044
Fax: 201-612-9446



MD, Penn State University College Of Medicine, 1999 - 2003

BA, Pennsylvania State University, 1995 - 1999

Internship & Residency

Abington Memorial Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2003 - 2004

University Of Maryland Hospital, Ophthalmology, 2004 - 2007

Board Certifications

American Board Of Ophthalmology - Certified, 2009

Get to Know Me

What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

I am a comprehensive ophthalmologist, specializing in medical and surgical eyecare. I use the most up to date technology available to diagnose and treat eye diseases including cataracts, glaucoma, dry eyes, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and many others.

What techniques or procedures do you use in your practice?

I have performed thousands of cataract operations using the latest techniques and technology available. I am skilled in the implantation of specialized/premium lens implants to correct a full range of near, intermediate and distance vision as well as astigmatism.

In the office setting, I utilize state-of-the art ophthalmic diagnostic tools to aid in the management of ocular disease

Describe some of your professional highlights.

I am a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Penn State, where I also graduated from medical school. As an undergraduate, I served as a White House Intern. Throughout medical school and residency, I was involved in research which has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences. I have been named a "Top Doctor" by Bergen Magazine and in my previous practice, I was voted the "Best Ophthalmologist" by readers of the Annapolis Capital newspaper.

What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?

I take a highly personal and detailed approach to help my patients achieve their desired visual outcomes. When performing cataract surgery, I help my patients select the most appropriate type of vision correction based on the health of their eyes, their visual needs and expectations.

We are fortunate to have the latest ophthalmic diagnostic equpiment in our office for delivering high-quality care

What inspired you to become a doctor?

I was very interested in medicine from a young age. My mother was a hospital social worker who encouraged me to volunteer at her hospital. My uncle was an ophthalmologist whose enthusiasm for his chosen field was infectious. I feel so fortunate to be able to share in the joy of a patient whose vision has been restored following cataract surgery. The nearly immediate impact is extremely gratifying.


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Patient Ratings & Comments


Comments are gathered from our patient satisfaction surveys.

Excellent physician
Dr. Benderson is a compassionate and skilled physician.
Dr Benderson is the best. He is personable, kind and always makes me feel at ease. He fully explains each part of the exam which is helpful too. [...] was the tech I worked with and she was the best tech I ever have had during an eye exam. [...]
Good staff and physician
Dr. Benderson was the most thorough physician I have been to in years.