Dr. Elena Martinez graduated from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of
Science degree in biology. She then earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova
Southeastern University in Florida before moving back home to New Jersey.
Dr. Martinez was clinically trained in ocular disease management, contact lenses, pediatric primary care, binocular vision disorders, vision therapy and low vision at NSU’s clinic in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She also completed two internships while in South Florida focusing primarily on ocular disease and primary care.
In her spare time, Dr. Martinez enjoys reading, relaxing at the shore and spending time with family.
Dr. Martinez is scheduled for patients primarily at our Stanhope, Branchville and Sparta offices and Ella habla español (she speaks Spanish).
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Dr. Lisa Ruffle grew up in Basking Ridge, NJ before moving to Northwestern NJ. She earned her Bachelor of Science in biology, along with minors in French and Chemistry, at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She then continued on to complete her Doctor of Optometry at State University of New York College of Optometry.
Her clinical training included ocular disease management, pediatrics primary care, primary care for children with special needs, and vision therapy for strabismus (eye turn), binocular disorders (eye teaming), and accommodative disorders (eye focusing) at SUNY’s clinic in Manhattan. She also trained in hospital based optometry at the Lyons Veterans’ Administration Hospital and the East Orange Veterans’ Administration Hospital in NJ.
Dr. Ruffle is excited to be practicing with Northwest Eye Associates. In her spare time, Dr. Ruffle enjoys horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, and camping.
Dr. Ruffle is scheduled for patients primarily at our Sparta, Blairstown and Califon offices.
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Dr. Diane Fabery graduated Magna Cum Laude with an undergraduate degree in biology from the State University of New York College at New Paltz. In 1995 she earned a Doctorate in Optometry from the State University of New York, College of Optometry . Dr. Fabery joined Northwest Eye Associates in 1995.
Dr. Fabery has been an active member of New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians and American Optometric Association and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometrists in June 2011.
Dr. Fabery currently resides in Northwestern New Jersey with her husband and three young daughters. In her free time, she enjoys camping and various outdoor activities and is active in the Girls Scouts as a Co-Leader and First Aider. Dr. Fabery values all aspects of family eyecare and interacting with her patients.
Dr. Fabery is scheduled for patients primarily at our Stanhope, Sparta and Branchville offices.
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Dr. Bernard Mullin completed undergraduate studies in Biology at Wagner College, and then completed his Doctor of Optometry degree at the State University of New York College of Optometry in Manhattan in 1985. He joined Dr. Tim Johnson and Dr. Jeffrey Clauss in practice soon after graduation.
Dr. Mullin became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 1990 and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry in 2011. He has been a member of the American Optometric Association for 32 years and is also a member of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians.
Dr. Mullin is scheduled for patients primarily at our Califon and Blairstown offices.
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Dr. Jeffrey Clauss holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Upsala College and a Doctorate in Optometry from the State University of New York in Manhattan. Upon graduation in 1981, he started a solo practice in Sparta and in 1984 opened a second office in Branchville.
Forming a business partnership with Dr. Tim Johnson (who retired in 2012) they combined their four solo offices and opened a fifth office together in Califon in 1985. Dr. Clauss is a member of the American Optometric Association and the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Clauss has an interest in relational database programming and business systems.
Dr. Clauss and his wife enjoy raising their three sons in beautiful Northwestern New Jersey. In his spare time, he is active with the Boy Scouts serving as an Assistant Scoutmaster.
As CEO of Northwest Eye Associates, Dr. Clauss is primarily responsible for the oversight and operations of our five office practice.
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