Dr. James Dello Russo

Managing Director

Dr. James Dello Russo is an experienced optometrist at the New Jersey Eye Care Center. He believes it’s really important to get to know each individual patient’s concerns. He likes to sit down with you, discuss treatment options, and answer any questions. Dr. Dello Russo did his Bachelor’s at Lehigh University, became a Doctor of Optometry at New England College of Optometry and did a fellowship at the New Jersey Eye Center. Dr. Dello Russo is a member of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians. He speaks English and Spanish.

DR. ALAIN BAUZA

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist

Dr. Alain Michael Bauza joined the New Jersey Eye Center as a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist and Surgeon in 2017.

Dr. Bauza has a B.A. in Genetics from Rutgers University, and an M.D. from New Jersey Medical School. From 2012-2013 he did a Transitional Year Internship at Christiana Care Health System in Delaware. He completed his ophthalmology residency training at Boston University Medical Center from 2013-2016, where he also served as Chief Resident for the Department of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Bauza is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. His specialisms are cataract surgery, pterygium surgery, diabetic screening, and glaucoma medical management.

Dr. Bauza was born in New Jersey. He is a first generation Cuban American and speaks fluent Spanish.

DR. LAUREN A. KALLINA

Retina Specialist and Surgeon

Has been a retinal physician for the last 19 years. Dr. Kallina graduated from Georgetown University, where she received her Bachelor of Science and Medical Doctorate.

Dr. Kallina completed her residency at NY Eye and Ear Infirmary and completed a medical and surgical retina fellowship. Dr. Kallina is fluent in both English and Spanish and working knowledge of French and Italian.

DR. ALYSON ESCALONA

Optometrist

Dr. Escalona is a board-certified optometric physician. She is a native of Bergen County and graduated from Rutgers University and received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. She treats and manages a variety of ocular diseases including glaucoma, diseases of cornea, anterior segment pathology, and can perform comprehensive exams including contact lens fittings. Dr. Escalona treats children over the age of 5 as well adult patients.

Dr. Escalona completed her training West Point Military Hospital, Hudson Valley Veterans Hospital, as well as several private MD/OD practices within New Jersey. Dr. Escalona speaks fluent Spanish and English and practices in our Passaic and Bergenfield locations.

JANELLE TERTULLIEN-MCDONALD, O.D.

Optometrist

Dr. McDonald is an optometrist in our Passaic location. She was born and raised in St. Lucia, a small island in the Caribbean. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from the City College of New York. She received her Doctor of Optometry from SUNY College of Optometry in New York City. Upon graduation, she and her husband moved to New Jersey. Dr. McDonald completed her training at the East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Brooklyn, NY.

McDonald can treat adult patients with ocular emergencies, prescriptions for eyeglasses, contact lens fittings, routine eye care, and treatment and management of certain eye diseases. She is also able to see kids 4 years and older for routine eye care as well as eye care emergencies. Dr. McDonald Speaks Spanish and English.

In her free time Dr. McDonald enjoys home renovations with her husband, crafting, traveling, binge watching tv shows and spending quality time with family.

Dr. James Dello Russo

Managing Director

Dr. James Dello Russo is an experienced optometrist at the New Jersey Eye Care Center. He believes it’s really important to get to know each individual patient’s concerns. He likes to sit down with you, discuss treatment options, and answer any questions. Dr. Dello Russo received his Bachelor’s at Lehigh University, and received his Doctor of Optometry at New England College of Optometry. He completed his residency at the New Jersey Eye Center. Dr. Dello Russo is a member of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians. He speaks English and Spanish.

DR. FARZAN M. GORGANI

Oculofacial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
Cornea, Cataract, Refractive Surgery
Comprehensive Ophthalmologist

Dr. Farzan M. Gorgani joined the New Jersey Eye center- Dello Russo Laser Vision in August 2021. He completed his ophthalmology residency at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital and the One Brooklyn Health system in Queens and Brooklyn NY. He was the chief resident during his last year of residency. He then went on to complete his fellowship in oculoplastics, cornea, cataract and refractive surgery under the tutelage of Dr. Todd Beyer. With refined clinical and surgical skills, he mentored and operated with the ophthalmology residents at Summa Akron City hospital and helped cover the ophthalmology service at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital.

Dr. Gorgani is a native New Yorker attending Stony Brook University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Biochemistry, and medical school at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine earning a degree in Osteopathic Medicine (D.O). During medical school, Dr. Gorgani was accepted to the Academic Scholars Program where he spent an extra year teaching medical students, performing research and earning another Master’s of Science degree.

To this day, Dr. Gorgani continues his passion and pursuit of life-long learning and education. He is on teaching faculty at the renowned Mount Sinai New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and is also on staff at Hackensack University Hospital. He continues to be actively involved in academia by publishing book chapters and research articles.

Dr. Gorgani is a member of:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Conditions treated and services

Thyroid (Grave’s) Eye Disease, Orbital trauma and fracture repair, Orbital Tumors and Inflammations, Blepharospasm, Ptosis (droopy eyelid), Eye, Eyelid and tear duct trauma repair, Eyelid Lesions and Skin Cancer evaluation, removal and reconstruction, tearing and tear duct surgery, Botox and fillers, cosmetic eyelid and eyebrow surgery.

Laser refractive surgery (LASIK/PRK/PTK), Dry eye evaluation and treatment, diseases and treatment of the cornea, corneal infections, keratoconus treatment (corneal cross-linking), Full thickness or partial thickness corneal transplantation (PKP, DSEK, DMEK, DALK), Advanced cataract and lens implantation, astigmatism (toric) and presbyopia (multifocal) correcting lens implantation, ocular surface surgery and reconstruction, pterygium excision.

DR. LAUREN A. KALLINA

Retina Specialist and Surgeon

Dr. Lauren A. Kallina has been a retinal physician for the last 19 years. Dr. Kallina graduated from Georgetown University, where she received her Bachelor of Science and Medical Doctorate.

Dr. Kallina completed her residency at NY Eye and Ear Infirmary and completed a medical and surgical retina fellowship. Dr. Kallina is fluent in both English and Spanish and working knowledge of French and Italian.

DR. ALYSON ESCALONA

Optometrist

Dr. Escalona is a board-certified optometric physician. She is a native of Bergen County and graduated from Rutgers University and received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. She treats and manages a variety of ocular diseases including glaucoma, diseases of cornea, anterior segment pathology, and can perform comprehensive exams including contact lens fittings. Dr. Escalona treats children over the age of 5 as well adult patients.

Dr. Escalona completed her training West Point Military Hospital, Hudson Valley Veterans Hospital, as well as several private MD/OD practices within New Jersey. Dr. Escalona speaks fluent Spanish and English and practices in our Passaic and Bergenfield locations.

JANELLE TERTULLIEN-MCDONALD, O.D.

Optometrist

Dr. McDonald is an optometrist in our Passaic location. She was born and raised in St. Lucia, a small island in the Caribbean. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from the City College of New York. She received her Doctor of Optometry from SUNY College of Optometry in New York City. Upon graduation, she and her husband moved to New Jersey. Dr. McDonald completed her training at the East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Brooklyn, NY.

McDonald can treat adult patients with ocular emergencies, prescriptions for eyeglasses, contact lens fittings, routine eye care, and treatment and management of certain eye diseases. She is also able to see kids 4 years and older for routine eye care as well as eye care emergencies. Dr. McDonald Speaks Spanish and English.

In her free time Dr. McDonald enjoys home renovations with her husband, crafting, traveling, binge watching tv shows and spending quality time with family.