Eric M. Saunders, MD

Eric Saunders, 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, The John Hopkins University School Of Medicine, 1992 - 1996

BA, Hiram College, 1987 - 1991


Woodhams Eye Clinic, Lasik And Cateract, 2000 - 2001

Internship & Residency

Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1996 - 1997

Vanderbilt University, Ophthalmology, 1997 - 2000

Board Certifications

American Board Of Ophthalmology - Certified, 2005

Get to Know Me

What techniques or procedures do you use in your practice?

I am a general ophthalmologist that provides all types of routine eye care, with an additional subspecialty in Laser Vision Correction (including LASIK and PRK) for nearsightedness, some types of farsightedness, and astigmatism.

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

It is my goal for each of my patients to get an excellent quality of eye care, and for each one to feel as if they have my undivided attention and complete focus while they are in my exam room. I want them to know that I am there to serve and help them, and that I receive great joy from helping people see and feel better. I want them to leave knowing that I care very deeply for their good health, well being, and happiness.

What inspired you to become a doctor?

I was born without legs. Spending time during my childhood under the care of various practitioners, and being encouraged by a loving family, I learned from a very early age that our purpose here on earth is to help those who are less fortunate than others. I learned that my disability is really quite insignificant to the problems that so many others have, and that with fortitude, persistence, and faith, anything and everything is possible. I hope to inspire others to live their lives the same way.


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Patient Ratings & Comments


Comments are gathered from our patient satisfaction surveys.

Dr. Saunders does an excellent job
They included me in my decision making, which type of contacts daily or bi weekly. great provider
I am glad that I switched to Dr. Saunders.
I recommended dr Saunders to my husband
Excellent care.