Leader in Medicine

Michael J. DelGiodice

OD, FAAO

The American Health Council has cordially appointed Dr. Michael DelGiodice as “Best in Medicine.” With over a decade of service to the healthcare industry, Dr. DelGiodice, from Clifton, New Jersey, is distinguished in his role as a Physician in both Optometry and non-surgical Ophthalmology.

As a child, Dr. DelGiodice had gone through vision therapy and was intrigued by the doctor’s ability to help him. Following this experience, Dr. DelGiodice felt as though he could make an impact on others lives in the same capacity, and it inspired him to pursue his studies in healthcare. In addition, Dr. DelGiodice’s mother was very involved with vision therapy. Her and his father were his biggest supporters. His mother was a huge inspiration to him and helped him learn how to study, which ultimately lead to his success in school.

Having completed his OD in Optometry in 2004, Dr. DelGiodice embarked on his Residency at New Jersey Veterans Hospital in 2008. For the past five years, he has worked at Associated Eye Physicians, an organization committed to the preservation and restoration of sight with the most advanced medical and surgical techniques available.

Associated Eye Physicians is a comprehensive adult and pediatric ophthalmology practice with a focus in retina (Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci). They are able to diagnose and treat ocular issues for the whole family. Their services include treating conditions such as: blurred vision, cataracts, retinal pathologies, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and neurologic eye diseases. In addition, they utilize electrophysiology to diagnose and manage visual pathway disorders of the eye and brain.

Dr. DelGiodice sees around twenty to twenty-five patients daily. Seventy percent of the patients have a medical concern and the other thirty percent of his day is made up of patients with visual impairments. Dr. DelGiodice manages conditions such as neurological eye diseases, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, external eye diseases, glaucoma, traditional contact lenses, rigid contact lenses for keratoconus, dry eye and amblyopia.

Over the course of his career, Dr. DelGiodice has achieved professional accolades. These include being an author of the Neuro-Clinic section for Review of Optometry Magazine, receiving the America’s Top Optometrist Award in 2016 and the American Health Council’s Award in 2018. He is an esteemed member of the Jesuit Honor Society and regularly writes and lectures on Ocular Disease.

Keen to remain at the forefront of his industry, Dr. DelGiodice is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and maintains membership to the New Jersey Academy of Optometry, the American Optometric Association and the Professional Eye Care Associates of America. In addition, Dr. DelGiodice is clinical director of the the student-doctor externship program of Salus University.

Dr. DelGiodice holds a PhD in Biomedical Science with a sub-focus in Neuroscience under the tutelage of Dr. George P. Einstein (Physicist) and is currently working towards his MD degree. Having this degree would extend Dr. DelGiodice’s reach and he would be able to make a larger impact by serving more patients.

When not busy working, Dr. DelGiodice enjoys spending time with his family. His hobbies include medicine, book collecting, reading, exercising and playing guitar.

Optometric Physician at Associated Eye Physicians

  • Associated Eye Physicians is committed to the preservation and restoration of sight with the most advanced medical and surgical techniques available.
  • They are a comprehensive adult and pediatric ophthalmology practice able to diagnose and treat ocular issues for the whole family.