Optometrist and Partner

License #3650 Southern College of Optometry, 1976


Dr. Mermelstein has been in practice since 1976 and has specialized in contact lenses with a special interest in difficult medically necessary fits such as keratoconus. Over his years in practice, he has developed the largest long term care eye health service in NJ caring for the geriatric community, the home bound patient, an HIV ward, and a pediatric ward of sick children. All of these patients are in desperate need of eye care and RECA has filled that need. RECA receives numerous requests from physicians throughout the state to provide eye care to their home bound patients, and RECA strives to fulfill the requests as one of the only practices that provide home eye care. Dr. Mermelstein graduated Yeshiva University in 1971 with a bachelors degree in Biology. While at Yeshiva University he achieved Dean’s List. He then graduated in 1976 from the Southern College of Optometry and achieved Dean’s List there as well. Dr. Mermelstein enjoys spending quality time with Anne, his wife of 46 years and their 3 daughters and son-n-laws and 8 grandchildren. Even with Dr. Mermelstein’s busy schedule, he is still able to enjoy his favorite pastime -fishing. He has been featured on the Outdoor Channel while sports fishing on Lake Ontario for King Salmon and in the Florida Sportsman catching Trophy Snook and Mahi Mahi. Favorite Thing About Resident Eye Care: The staff’s attention to the needs of our patients. Going the extra mile in assuring that we attend to their needs. Their dedication to RECA’s success is evident in the many comments of satisfaction that our patients express.


Recipient of New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians’ Highest Symbol of Recognition- The Dr.E.C.Nurock Award 9/20/2013

America’s Top Optometrist 2004-2005

Strathmore’s Who’s Who 2005-2006

TLC Laser Eye Center- Commitment to Exceptional Patient Care & Dedication to Clinical Excellence in Refractive Surgery 2003& 2005

Omni Eye Services- Recognition of Excellence of Eye Care in Cosmetic Surgery Co-Management

The Institute for Continuing Education -Expertise in Diagnosis & Management of External Eye Disease

The Institute for Continuing Education -Expertise in Diagnosis & Management of Glaucoma

Pennsylvania College of Optometry- Certification of Post Graduate Education in Ocular Therapy

International Association of Board of Examiners in Optometry- Certificate of Competency Based Education in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease

State of New Jersey , Office of the Attorney General, NJ State of Optometrist – Certificate of Competency in the Use and Prescription of Pharmaceuticals

American Optometric Association- Certificate in Contact Lens

Paragon Vision Sciences-Certificate of Expertise in Corneal Refractive Therapy

University of Pennsylvania Department of Ophthalmology- Certification in Low Vision Services

National Glaucoma Society- Acknowledgement of Full Membership,Dedication to the Advancement of Knowledge and Patient Care among Health Care Professionals 2017