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Prate Family Eye Care

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1405 Chews Landing Rd,, Laurel Springs, NJ

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About Us

The doctors of Prate Family Eye Care are private practice optometrists who are committed to their patients, giving excellent patient care in a comfortable family setting. Our clinic services the South Jersey area with state of the art equipment to help diagnose and treat eye diseases as well as a large selection of eyewear and contacts. Prate Family Eye Care serves patients from Camden County and Gloucester Township including Laurel Springs, Runnemede, Somerdale, Stratford, Blackwood, and Deptford.

Our doctors excel in fitting specialty contact lenses, co-managing refractive surgery and treating and managing glaucoma and other eye health conditions. Our optometric technicians are knowledgeable and trained in their field and are ready to help you with your frame selection emphasizing your lifestyle and vision needs.

  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Emergency Eye Care
  • Low Vision
  • Pediatric Eye Exams
  • Dry Eye Treatment
  • Eye Diseases

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  • Onsite Parking
  • Free Parking

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Our Team

Dr. James A. Prate

Dr. James A. Prate

Dr. James Prate has been practicing in the same location, in Gloucester Township, for over 35 years. Dr. Prate attended Rutgers University and graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. After graduation he attended the Optometric Center of New York, where... Show More

Dr. James Prate has been practicing in the same location, in Gloucester Township, for over 35 years. Dr. Prate attended Rutgers University and graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. After graduation he attended the Optometric Center of New York, where he completed a residency in Visual Training, working with children.

Dr. Prate is dedicated to providing the highest level of eyecare and has a strong sense of community service. He provides quality eye care to assisted living facilities in the area. He has participated in medical missionary trips to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Prate is licensed in the state of New Jersey for the treatment and management of eye disease. He also co-manages laser vision surgery.

Dr. Prate is an active sports enthusiast. This is reflected in his office by having the finest selection of sports and safety frames. He also provides contact lenses for sports. Dr. Prate is an avid golfer and a member of Valleybrook Country Club.

Dr. Brett J. Prate

Dr. Brett J. Prate

Dr. Brett Prate graduated with clinical honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He completed his externship in Ocular Disease at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Prate is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the New... Show More

Dr. Brett Prate graduated with clinical honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He completed his externship in Ocular Disease at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Dr. Prate is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians. He also has a background in research, where he was awarded a state funded grant for his work on "The Effect of Nitric Oxide in Neovascular Glaucoma in Diabetic Rats." 

Dr. Prate has traveled on medical missionaries to third world countries with the group Healing the Children, where he treated eye diseases and provided glasses to impoverished children. He often provides free vision and glaucoma screenings to the local community, in an effort to increase public awareness of eye related health issues.

Dr. Prate frequently gives public presentations on topics such as "Cataract Awareness Month" and "Nutrition for Age-Related Macular Degeneration."

Dr. Briana Grimaldi

Dr. Briana Grimaldi

Meet Dr. Briana Grimaldi, a native of Ringwood, New Jersey. She graduated with summa cum laude honors from Stockton University and completed her doctorate from PCO at Salus University. Dr. Grimaldi is an active member of the American Optometric Association... Show More

Meet Dr. Briana Grimaldi, a native of Ringwood, New Jersey. She graduated with summa cum laude honors from Stockton University and completed her doctorate from PCO at Salus University. Dr. Grimaldi is an active member of the American Optometric Association and has made significant contributions to the field, including a featured article in Modern Optometry. 

Her professional journey began at a bustling ophthalmology practice, where she honed her skills in specialties such as pediatric eye care, specialty contact lenses, ocular disease, myopia control, and low vision. Driven by a genuine passion for making a difference, she finds fulfillment in giving children their first pair of glasses and helping people with visual impairments see the things they love.

Beyond managing eye health, Dr. Grimaldi engages in community outreach and shares her life with Izzy, a delightful blue-eyed corgi. Balancing her commitment to her patients' well-being with a vibrant personal life, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, crafting, and quality family time.

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Dr Michelle Prate

Dr. Michelle L. Prate

Dr. Michelle Prate is an associate at Prate Family Eye Care. After completing her undergraduate studies in biology at Villanova University, she graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She completed her externship at Albert Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia. She... Show More

Dr. Michelle Prate is an associate at Prate Family Eye Care. After completing her undergraduate studies in biology at Villanova University, she graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She completed her externship at Albert Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia. She also completed an externship in Ocular Disease at Burlington County Eye Physicians.

In addition to working at Prate Family Eye Care, she visits nursing homes around the area, to provide care for those who are unable to travel to doctor's offices. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association.

Medical and Vision Insurance plans

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VSP
VSP
Medicare
Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare
Aetna
Aetna
Cigna
Cigna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Spectera
Spectera
Superior Vision
Superior Vision
Davis Vision
Davis Vision
Tricare
Tricare
Medicaid
Medicaid
Eyemed Vision Care
Eyemed Vision Care
Avesis
Avesis
National Vision Administration (NVA)
National Vision Administration (NVA)
VBA
VBA
March Vision Care
March Vision Care
Oxford
Oxford
Block Vision
Block Vision
Amerihealth
Amerihealth
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield NJ
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield NJ
Keystone Health Plan East
Keystone Health Plan East
US Family Health Plan
US Family Health Plan
Bravo Health
Bravo Health
Stephanie was so friendly and helpful!! Dr Prate was as well. Such a great experience!!!
- Erica W. 18 hours ago
They are awesome. Great people and doctor prate is awesome!!!!! I really recommend this place
- Gabriel Q. 22 hours ago
I came back to this office after about 15 years. I was very happy with everyone that helped me today. Glad I made the switch.
- Christina B. 4 days ago
Great family eye doctor! Been going here for over 8 years!
- Jena C. 4 days ago
Always pleasant and doctors are excellent.
- diane w. 1 week ago
Great service, friendly staff.
- Bryan B. 1 week ago
Wish I could give more than 5 stars. Scheduling online was convenient and I was able to get in right away! The front desk staff is super friendly &... Show More
Wish I could give more than 5 stars. Scheduling online was convenient and I was able to get in right away! The front desk staff is super friendly & attentive. Dr. Grimaldi is PHENOMENAL, she was very knowledgeable in my eye condition and helped me by explaining everything. She was also super patient with me and answered all of my questions. I was in and out of my appointment with very minimal waiting times and at no point did I feel rushed. I highly recommend them to anyone looking!
- Kristy 2 weeks ago
Always have a great experience here with my eye care.
- Daniel M. 2 weeks ago
Been going for here for 20 years, started with the father and now the son. Both were great Dr and even better staff. Wouldn’t recommend anyone else, love this place!... Show More
Been going for here for 20 years, started with the father and now the son. Both were great Dr and even better staff. Wouldn’t recommend anyone else, love this place! Please ask for Steph, love her!
- xo t. 3 weeks ago
I wouldn't go anywhere else. Had such a great experience when I had an eye injury and they took me right in. Dr Prate is awesome and explains... Show More
I wouldn't go anywhere else. Had such a great experience when I had an eye injury and they took me right in. Dr Prate is awesome and explains everything. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable!
- Stacey 1 month ago
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