Dr. Romeu received the Bausch & Lomb Contact Lens Excellence Award, upon graduating from the State University of New York, College of Optometry. Also in 1976, she started as an assistant clinical professor in the contact lens department. From 1976 to 1996, she taught interns in the contact lens clinic and in the last two years was Chief of the Contact Lens Service. In private practice since 1976, Dr. Romeu has taught externs in her New Jersey practice as a preceptor for the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and is an affiliated professor with Inter-American University College of Optometry in Puerto Rico.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry since 20011, she was in the first class of 450 nationwide of optometrists to be certified.
Dr. Romeu is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate in the Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technologies section of the American Academy of Optometry, of which there are less than 120 members worldwide. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and currently serves as Chairperson of the Hispanic and Multicultural Communication E-Subcommittee.
Consultant to a number of contact lens, pharmaceutical, and optical companies, she has lectured extensively on numerous topics related to eye health, contact lenses, and UV protection for the eyes. She has been interviewed on numerous occasions by newspapers, magazines, television, and radio both in the English and Spanish speaking media to speak on various eye health topics.
Diplomate American Board of Optometry
Board-certified in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease
Dr. Anthony Gurdak is a New York native of Cuban and Polish descent. Dr. Gurdak attended St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City and completed his graduate studies in biochemistry and management at Saint Peter’s University and the Chemical Institute of Sarriá in Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Gurdak received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Inter-American University in Puerto Rico. He is accredited and continues his professional education with the American Optometric Association,
American College of Nutrition and International Academy of Orthokeratology. Dr. Anthony Gurdak completed his doctoral internship at Omni Eye Services in New York City and New Jersey, working with their ophthalmological specialists in the areas of the retina, glaucoma, dry eye, cataract, oculoplastic-reconstructive, and neuro-ophthalmology.
As a member of the organization Volunteering Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH), Dr. Anthony Gurdak participates in screenings and delivering eye care to needy areas in the Dominican Republic. He has received recognition from the Lions Club and local authorities of the Dominican Republic for his work.
Dr. Anthony Gurdak is a member of the Dante Alighieri Society of Jersey City, the West New York Lions Club and is actively engaged in community health screenings. He is fluent in Spanish and can communicate in Polish and Italian. When the weather permits, Dr. Gurdak enjoys skiing, cycling, surfing, and sailing.
Dr. Anthony Gurdak is very pleased in fulfilling his childhood aspiration to be an optometric physician, and he is proud to be serving the greater West New York community with his mother, Dr. Madeline Romeu.
Dr. Jacqueline Y. Melendez completed her bachelor’s degree in her native Puerto Rico at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. Dr. Melendez completed her Doctorate of Optometry at the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico in 2011. During her studies and as a member of volunteering optometric services to humanity, Dr. Melendez devoted her spare time to eye care screenings in areas of need in both Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
Upon graduation, she relocated to New Jersey to become a full time doctor on staff at Clara Mass Hospital and Children’s Eye Care Center of New Jersey. Under the guidance of Dr. Anthony R. Caputo and Dr. Rudolf Wagner she gained a decade of experience in pediatric eye care. In November of 2019, Dr. Melendez joined Dr. Romeu Eye Associates as the specialist in primary pediatric eye care.
Dr. Melendez continues her education and holds membership with the American Optometric Association, New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians, and the Hudson County Society of Optometric Physicians. Dr. Melendez is devoted in providing the highest quality care to her pediatric patients as well as the public in general. Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Melendez is proud to provide the greater West New York community with health care they will value for years to come.