About Dr. Mark R. Heimmel
Dr. Mark R. Heimmel is a highly skilled ophthalmic surgeon having performed thousands of vision restoring surgeries since 2006. He is a board certified ophthalmologist, VISX Star4 certified LASIK surgeon, and LenSx laser cataract surgeon. Dr. Heimmel has been honored with many awards including Top Ophthalmologists in America, Compassionate Doctor Award, Patient’s Choice Award, and NJ Top Docs.
Dr. Heimmel graduated with highest honors from Rutgers University and was selected for the prestigious 7-year joint B.A./M.D. program at Rutgers and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Heimmel went on to complete his ophthalmology training at the Brown University School of Medicine in Rhode Island.
With the exception of his three years of medical residency at Brown, Dr. Heimmel has been a lifelong New Jersey resident. Dr. Heimmel uses state-of-the-art technology in performing advanced lens cataract surgery, glaucoma laser treatments, and refractive surgery including LASIK and PRK.
Dr. Heimmel has published numerous articles in leading medical journals on the latest treatments in medical retina care for diabetic retinopathy and Lucentis treatments for age-related macular degeneration. When not caring for his patients, Dr. Heimmel is an avid tennis player and swimmer. He and his wife enjoy spending time with their two young children.