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 is the best
The only problem I had after been dilated for the eye exam, is that I was unable to see up close, read or use my phone, therefore unable to set up GPS to get back home. I am not sure if this happens to every patient but driving back home was very difficult, I was not Informed of this possible side effect prior to my appointment so I can make appropriate arrangements prior to this visit.
Dr Saunders is a true professional and gentleman
He is good. I will come back to him in due time. Thanks.
Good experience