News and Events

June 27, 2024

Atlantic Eye Hosts Successful 3rd Annual Sunglass Showcase in Holmdel

Atlantic Eye celebrated a triumphant 3rd Annual Sunglass Showcase, where sunglass enthusiasts and fashion aficionados came together for a day of style and eyewear excellence.

The event, held at our Holmdel location, drew over 200 attendees who immersed themselves in a world of trendy frames and exclusive deals. With a total of 81 sunglasses sold, the showcase was not only a shopping extravaganza but also a testament to the community’s support and enthusiasm for eyewear fashion.

Adding to the excitement, five lucky winners walked away with free sunglasses through an engaging raffle, adding an element of surprise and delight to the day’s festivities.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors – Shari, Joe, and David from Safilo, David from Kenmark, Steve from Maui Jim, David from ABB, Anthony from Shamir, Spring from Luxottica, and Diana from Marcolin – for their generous support in making this event a success.

A special thank you goes out to the dedicated Atlantic Eye employees – Geri, Kayla, Armand, Patti, Antonio, Jackie, Melissa, Jacob, Linda, Lia, Mr. Stemmer, and Damon – for their hard work and commitment in ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for all attendees.

For those who missed out on this year’s event, mark your calendars and join us on August 14th in Wall, NJ, from 2-6 PM for our next designer sunglass trunk show. Get ready for another grand showcase of the latest trends in eyewear fashion. We can’t wait to see you at Atlantic Eye’s next exciting event!

April 24, 2024

Atlantic Eye: Represented as a Distinguished Members of ASOPRS

Atlantic Eye is proudly represented as a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). This prestigious membership signifies the highest level of excellence in ophthalmology, particularly in the field of oculofacial surgery. Oculoplastic surgery focuses on the delicate areas around the eyes, including the eyelids, orbit (eye socket bones), and lacrimal (tear duct) system. Board-certified specialists adhere to rigorous membership criteria, distinguishing themselves as top-tier professionals in the field. For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ronald Kristan or Dr. Jonathan Kristan, please contact us at (732) 222-7373.

January 18, 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Ronald Kristan!

Dr. Ronald Kristan of Atlantic Eye has been named a Select Surgeon specializing in Plastic Surgery (Post Mohs Reconstruction – Eyelids) by New Jersey Monthly magazine. This prestigious award is granted only to the top surgeons in New Jersey who specialize in Plastic Surgery.

Select Surgeons takes a 360-degree look at New Jersey’s surgeons, reviewing 10 criteria across 26 procedure categories to arrive at an elite list of New Jersey surgeons specializing in plastic surgery procedures. Surgeons earn their spot on this list based on their exceptional skills and expertise.

Dr. Kristan’s selection as a Select Surgeon is a testament to his dedication and commitment to providing exceptional plastic surgery care to his patients. He is honored to be recognized among the top plastic surgeons in the state and will continue to provide his patients with the highest level of care possible.

January 16, 2024

Dr. Sushma Gangisetty joins Atlantic Eye Optometry staff

Dr Gangisetty credits an early interest in learning about the human body for her desire to work in a healthcare field. “As I got more exposure to eye care and how our systemic health can translate to our eye health as well, I knew I wanted to help people not only take care of their eyes but also their overall health,” she explains.

Dr. Gangisetty decided to join our practice after completing a residency with Atlantic Eye physicians affiliated with SUNY College of Optometry. “Atlantic Eye has a special place in my heart,” she says. “I learned so much here working with the other outstanding doctors. The staff is also wonderful and really puts patients first.”

She earned her Doctor of Optometry from New England College of Optometry and specializes in ocular disease, emergency eye care, comprehensive eye care, and contact lenses. As part of her commitment to providing the highest quality, personalized eye care, Dr. Gangisetty aims to develop strong doctor-patient relationships.

In addition to reading and dancing, Dr. Gangisetty counts travel among her personal interests.  “I enjoy hearing about what my patients are reading and about all their travel adventures,” she says.
Everyone at Atlantic Eye is pleased to welcome Dr. Sushma Gangisetty to our professional staff of optometrists.

January 16, 2024

Atlantic Eye welcomes Austin B. Molbegott, O.D.

It’s 2024, and Atlantic Eye is growing! We are pleased to announce that Dr. Austin Molbegott has joined our team as one of the newest staff optometrists. Dr. Molbegott looks forward to re-establishing his relationship with Atlantic Eye following his prior experience serving as one of the practice’s ophthalmic technicians and clinicians. “This practice offers a warm and inviting yet professional environment where I learned from the best,” he says. “Now I want to give back to the doctors who helped me be my best in my chosen field of optometry.”

Additionally, Dr. Molbegott is well acquainted with the field of eye care as both of his parents were physicians. He gained initial exposure by shadowing his mother, who has long served as Atlantic Eye’s primary anesthesiologist. However, while simultaneously shadowing Dr. Ronald Kristan within the operating room, Dr. Molbegott became highly motivated to enter the world of eye care. “The eye is such a fascinating organ,” he says. He went on to earn a Doctorate in Optometry from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and completed a Residency in Ocular Disease/Primary Eye Care at the Veteran’s Association Medical Center in Salem, VA.

Dr. Molbegott aims to provide unparalleled quality eye care in a patient-friendly environment. He specializes in ocular disease, emergency eye care, contact lenses as well as comprehensive eye care. He is certified by the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry and the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.

Among his varied personal interests, Dr. Molbegott includes martial arts and exploring restaurants. He now brings his experience and expertise in optometry to the Atlantic Eye team.

December 12, 2023

Monmouth County’s Top Doctors 2023

Atlantic Eye is proud to be featured in the Monmouth County Top Doc Awards for Ophthalmology by Monmouth Magazine. The publication commissioned a peer-review survey of thousands of physicians across the county to find the best of the best in 40 specialties. The final honorees were fact-checked with the State of New Jersey and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs License Verification System. We’re thrilled to be recognized by our peers for our commitment to providing exceptional eye care. Thank you for trusting us with your eye health!

December 12, 2023

Voted Best Eye Care Provider

Atlantic Eye is thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as the best eye care provider in Monmouth County by the Monmouth County Community’s Choice Awards! We are honored to be recognized by the local community for our commitment to providing exceptional eye care. The awards program puts the power in the hands of the community, allowing them to nominate and vote for their favorite businesses in over 180 categories. We’re grateful to our patients and community members for their support and for choosing us as the top eye care provider in Monmouth County.

June 2023

Kick Off to Summer!

Atlantic Eye’s 2nd Annual Designer Sunglass Trunk Show kicked off the first day of summer on June 21. Despite the windy weather, attendees made their way to the Holmdel location to take advantage of huge discounts, food, prizes, and giveaways. The event was sponsored by Holmdel Imaging and The Villas of Holmdel, and swag bag giveaways were a hit among the attendees.

“We are thrilled with the turnout and are grateful to our sponsors and attendees who braved the weather to make this event a success,” said Damon Dietz, Director. “The discounts, prizes, and giveaways were a big hit, and we are already planning our next event.”

The event featured a wide selection of designer sunglasses from top brands, including Jimmy Choo, Pucci, and Guess. Attendees had the opportunity to try on the latest styles and purchase them at discounted prices.

The event also provided an opportunity for attendees to learn about the latest imaging technology from Holmdel Imaging and the luxury living options available at The Villas of Holmdel.

Overall, the Atlantic Eye’s Designer Sunglass Trunk Show was a huge success, bringing together the community and showcasing the best of Atlantic Eye, Holmdel Imaging, and The Villas of Holmdel, making it a great day for all involved.

October 2022

Dr. Joseph Kristan Joins the Atlantic Eye Team

This month, ophthalmologist Joseph Kristan, M.D., FAAO joins the family of eye care professionals at Atlantic Eye –literally family, since his father Ronald and brother Jonathan are currently among the ophthalmologists with the practice. In fact, Dr. Kristan attributes his inspiration to a charitable trip on which his dad provided cataract surgery to those who are less fortunate. “Vision is so important,” he says, “and I wanted to be a doctor who helps people by caring for their visual health.”

Dr. Kristan specializes in cataract, cornea, and refractive surgery, and comprehensive eye care. He is excited about the ever-growing variety of medical technologies and procedures available that allow him to serve patients with the most up-to-date and effective diagnoses and treatments. He enjoys learning about and teaching medical advances in vision care, and he has earned multiple teaching awards.

Joseph Kristan earned his MD from Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY. He completed a residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, and a fellowhip in cornea, refractive surgery, and external disease from Columbia University/NY Presbyterian. He holds certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology. In his non-work hours, Dr. Kristan enjoys playing piano, running, exercise and yoga, and spending time with his wife, family and friends.

October 2022

Dr. Belén M. Healy Joins the Atlantic Eye Team

Physicians and staff at Atlantic Eye are pleased to welcome optometrist Belén M. Healy to their team of eye care professionals. “It’s a great practice,” Dr. Healy says. “We have multiple specialties at Atlantic Eye, which allows us to address all of our patient’s needs whether it be routine eye care, emergency care, or ocular surgery. All my colleagues are wonderful doctors, and I am very excited to become part of the practice!” Atlantic Eye has four offices, in Eatontown, Holmdel, Little Silver, and Wall.

Compassionate patient care is the highest priority for Healy, who was motivated to go into optometry after seeing her grandmother gradually become blind from glaucoma. She has training in emergency eye care and the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders, including glaucoma. She is proficient in spoken Spanish and written and spoken French.

Dr. Healy earned the Doctor of Optometry degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester, MA.  She completed a residency in ocular disease, with an emphasis in primary care, at Atlantic Eye, Eatontown, NJ, and SUNY College of Optometry. Among her leisure activities are skiing, going to the beach, being with family and their two wonderful Dachshund dogs.

Designer Sunglass Outdoor Trunk Sale

On Monday, June 13th, Atlantic Eye made history with our first Designer Sunglass Outdoor Trunk Sale, which was held outside the Holmdel office. The weather was amazing, and the hundreds of people who attended were treated to free giveaways, free snacks and drinks, free sunglass prizes, and even more exciting, 30% off everything!

Hundreds of styles were on offer, including top designer brands like Jimmy Choo, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, and many more. Food, snacks, drinks, music and an array of premium merch was given away, including coolers, hydro flasks, bags, lens cleaner and cloths, hats and more. Lots of fun was had by all! Atlantic Eye is grateful to our sponsor, Safilo, for making this one day event such a huge success.

And if you missed it, don’t worry – you can still save on sunglasses right now during our summer sale. From now through September 21st you’ll get 25% off any pair of prescription or non-prescription sunglasses. Plus, if you purchase one pair of prescription glasses, clear or sun, you are entitled to our biggest savings ever… 50% off a complete second pair of prescription sunglasses, frame and lenses!

So, don’t leave home this summer without at least one pair of quality shades from Atlantic Eye to protect your eyes and complete your own fashion look!

This Holiday Season Give a Little, Get a Lot! (25% Optical Discount Voucher)

November 22, 2021

‘Tis the season for giving back and spreading joy, and a little getting is always nice too! Please join Atlantic Eye and consider donating to Toys for Tots, The Monmouth County SPCA, or The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. As an appreciation for your kind donations, you will receive a 25% optical discount voucher*
Ways to GIVE
Bring your donations to any one of our 4 offices by December 17:
Eatontown – 300 S Highway 35 (Suite 300), Eatontown, NJ 07724
Holmdel – 100 Commons Way (Suite 230), Holmdel, NJ 07733
Little Silver – 180 White Road (Suite 202), Little Silver, NJ 07739
Wall Township – 1963 Hwy 34 South (Bldg. B, Suite 101) Wall Township, NJ 07719
• Donate canned or other non-perishable food in support of The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties
• Donate pet supplies & dry pet food in support of The Monmouth County SPCA
• Donate a new, unwrapped toy in support of Toys for Tots
Way to GET
*When you donate a new unwrapped toy you will receive a 25% optical discount voucher towards your next full set of prescription eye or sun glasses. Voucher cannot be combined with any other discounts or insurances. If voucher is lost or stolen it cannot be replaced.  Voucher expires March 1, 2022.

Another First!

June 16, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Ravi Patel for being the first surgeon in the state of New Jersey to implant the new Tecnis Synergy IOL! Cataract patients can now experience high-quality vision at all distances with the TECNIS Synergy™ Intraocular Lens (IOL). This state-of-the-art technology is the most advanced intraocular lens providing uninterrupted high-contrast vision at all depths, day and night.

Call today to schedule a consultation to see if you are a candidate for TECNIS Synergy™ Intraocular Lens (732) 222-7373

Congratulations to Dr. Ravi Patel!

March 2021

Great news for cataract patients, Tecnis Eyhance IOL is the next generation monofocal as the lens of choice for patients with or without astigmatism – for the treatment of cataract patients. Atlantic Eye is honored that Dr. Ravi Patel is the first implanter of this state-of-the-art technology in South Jersey!

The latest innovation in the Tecnis family of IOLs — Tecnis Eyhance and Tecnis Eyhance Toric II IOLs — are defining the future of monofocals, with a breakthrough refractive surface designed to slightly extend the depth of focus, deliver better image contrast in low light, and provide safe and easy delivery.

Schedule a consultation with us today to see if you are a candidate for this innovative technology.

Fall Costa Sunglass Sale

25% off all current in-stock inventory of Plano Costa Sunglasses, until supplies last. Available only in our Long Branch, Holmdel, and Wall locations. Sale ends 11/30/20.
Call for more information, (732) 222-7373.

Don’t Forget About Dad

Figuring out what to get dad on Father’s Day may be a little harder this year than past years due to our current situation. So why not surprise dad with a pair of sunglasses from one of our 4 optical centers – YES WE ARE OPEN! If you can’t decide which pair to get for dad, there’s always the option of giving him a gift certificate.
Call to set up an appointment with our Optician to peruse our selection or to pick up a gift certificate, (732) 222-7373.

All Offices to Reopen on June 1st!

The physicians and staff at all Atlantic Eye locations are excited to welcome you back for in-person appointments! Thank you all for your patience and understanding during these long and difficult several months.

Our top priority continues to be the health and safety of our patients and staff. For this first phase of our reopening, we are following the recommended COVID-19 social distancing protocols by reducing the number of appointments scheduled per day. In addition, we ask your cooperation with these precautions:

  • When you arrive for your appointment, call us from the parking lot.
  • Wait in your car until we call you to come in.
  • We ask that only the patient comes in to the office, unless the patient is a minor or requires assistance.
  • Patients MUST wear a face mask.

Here are the phone numbers* to use ONLY for calling from the parking lot to check-in:

  • Atlantic Surgical Center (732) 483-8209
  • Eatontown (732) 222-7373
  • Little Silver (732) 483-8208
  • Holmdel (732) 483-8207
  • Wall Township (732) 483-8206

*These phones numbers are for check in only – please call the main number (732) 222-7373 for anything else, including scheduling appointments.

The “A” Team

Please join us in applauding our dedicated team of staff and physicians for their continuous support of patients during the coronavirus pandemic. We are proud of their commitment to caring for patients and want to acknowledge their hard work during this challenging time.
Thank you, Atlantic Eye team!

Complimentary Contact Lens Program for Essential Hospital Workers

CooperVision is supporting essential hospital workers during COVID-19 by providing complimentary refills of their contact lenses.

Essential hospital workers are eligible to receive one complimentary box of CooperVision contact lenses for each eye. This includes all 1-day, 2 week and monthly brands that CooperVision manufactures (excluding the MiSight lens). patient must have a current CooperVision contact lens Rx to be eligible. Program expires June 5, 2020.

Download, fill out, and email ( the form below to us and we will submit your form on your behalf to CooperVision.

Call for more information or with any questions, (732) 222-7373.

Download Form Here

Introducing Our New Telemedicine Service – DOXY.ME

Our priority at Atlantic Eye is to continue to provide the highest possible level of eye care for our patients during the current COVID-19 public health emergency. While we are limiting in-person visits to urgent visits only, we are now offering a telemedicine option, Telemedicine Solution. This service makes it easy and convenient for you to connect with your Atlantic Eye doctor while staying safely at home.

Learn About DOXY.ME

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Keeping You Connected During COVID-19

Our top priority is the health and safety of our patients and staff and in a continuous effort to protect our patients and staff, we are taking all the precautionary steps to be vigilant regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and preventing its spread. We will continue to monitor the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and WHO (World Health Organization) websites for additional information to remain current in our information and precautions. In the meantime, please visit our dedicated COVID-19 page to keep you up-to-date on the latest on Atlantic Eye’s status during the pandemic.

Creative Holiday Gifting

Don’t know what to get for your loved ones? Get creative this season with a gift certificate from Atlantic Eye where they can use it on eyewear or cosmetic treatments. A thoughtful gift, sure to be appreciated!

When you purchase two full pairs of prescription eyeglasses, one set of lenses is 50% off! Two complete pairs must be purchased to redeem promotion. Restrictions apply, call our optical center for details
(732) 222-7373. Expires 12/31/19
Christina Vajtay Licensed Optician TD-2119

The year 2019 is almost gone – and so is the time to spend the remainder of your flexible spending and HSA funds. So why not treat yourself with our special promotions on skin treatments Dysport® and Xeomin®. Also, save “$” on eyeglasses with our holiday optical special. Both offers are for a limited time, so act now!

Give the Gift of Beauty this Holiday Season

Atlantic Eye and Dr. Ronald Kristan (Oculoplastic Surgeon) is offering an exclusive holiday special on Dysport® and Xeomin® as a thank you to our loyal customers! Dysport® and Xeomin® are FDA approved prescription injections which have been proven to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face.

Call today to get started on your way to a new you in the new year! (732) 222-7373

Dysport ® – $4.00 per/unit

Xeomin® – 9.00 per/unit

No minimum unit purchase required. Expires 1/10/20

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
New Standards for Ophthalmic Education

Dr. Ronald Kristan recently returned from San Francisco, where he taught at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), as he does every year. AAO is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons, and the 2019 meeting brought together over 20,000 ophthalmologists, health professionals and industry personnel from around the world. At this year’s session, Dr. Kristan shared his expertise about various cosmetic techniques of the face and eyes with an international group of students. (See his blog about dark undereye circles here). Dr. Kristan’s annual participation helps further the AAO’s mission to set new standards for ophthalmic education and best practices.