About Opsin

We provide the very best eye care to you and your family at each and every visit to our practice.

Eye Health is Our TOP Priority

We utilize state-of-the-art instrumentation and procedures to contribute to a lifetime of healthy eyes and excellent vision. We strive to treat each patient to our practice with the utmost respect and courtesy.

What is Opsin?

  • Opsin is a protein found in the photoreceptor cells in retinal tissue of the eye.This photo-reactive protein changes photons of light into electrical signals which are then transmitted to the brain via the optic nerve.In essence, opsin proteins change light into sight!

Our eye care clinic specializes in caring for all your vision needs. We handle everything from eye exams and  contact lenses, to the diagnosis, treatment and management of glaucoma and other retinal disease.

By staying current with the latest developments in eye care, prescription lenses, contact lens technology, and advanced diagnostic instrumentation, our doctors can provide you with the products and services today—and in the years to come.

We take pride in building lasting relationships with our patients, which is why we take the time to get to know you, your vision requirements and your lifestyle needs. Contact our eye care clinic today to find out how we can help.

Our Optometrists Provide Comprehensive Eye Care to Patients of all Ages

Services

Our optometrists provide comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages. We also diagnose, treat and/or manage a wide range of conditions such as glaucoma, the diabetic eye, dry eye and macular degeneration.

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Learn more about what problems can be spotted with an eye exam, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.

Pediatric Eye Exams

Early identification of a child’s vision problem is crucial.

Visual Field Testing

Measures the quality of your side vision (peripheral vision). Usually involves covering one eye and focusing the other on a fixed point in front of you, while describing what you can see on the “periphery” of your vision.

Schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists to see how we can help you get the best prescription for your eyes.

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Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.

Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

 

Dr. McAleese, O.D.

Dr. McAleese, O.D.

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Robert Johnston, O.D.

Robert Johnston, O.D.

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Dr. Schubel, O.D.

Dr. Schubel, O.D.

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Nathalie C. Chen, O.D., M.S.

Nathalie C. Chen, O.D., M.S.

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Dr. Craig Riddle, O.D.

Dr. Craig Riddle, O.D.

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Dr. McAleese, O.D.

Dr. McAleese, O.D.

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Dr. McAleese was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from Chaminade High School in Mineola, Long Island, Dr. McAleese attended Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island, and Wagner College in Staten Island, New York.

Dr. McAleese went on to enroll at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA. After completing externships at sites located in Pennsylvania, New York, and Connecticut, Dr. McAleese received his doctorate in optometry in 1988.

Dr. McAleese has practiced in Monmouth County since 1989, and currently operates Opsin Eye Care at locations in Oakhurst, Freehold, and Howell.

Dr. McAleese is a nationally recognized speaker and is a consultant for Alcon, Carl Zeiss Meditec, and LiquidEHR.
Dr. McAleese currently resides in Middlesex County with his wife Evelyn, and three daughters, Nicole, Brianna, and Courtney.

Robert Johnston, O.D.

Robert Johnston, O.D.

Lic#5421

Dr. Robert Johnston was born in Maywood , NJ and is a lifelong resident. After graduating from Hackensack High School , Dr. Johnston attended Duke University in Durham , NC . Dr. Johnston went on to enroll at the SUNY College of Optometry in mid-town Manhattan .

After completing externships at OMNI Eye Services in Iselin , NJ and at the Baltimore VA Hospital, Dr. Johnston received his Doctorate of Optometry in 1996.

Dr. Johnston has been practicing in Monmouth County since 1996, and currently practices at the Opsin Eye Care location in Freehold at Adelphia Plaza.

Dr. Johnston currently resides in Monmouth County with his wife Hedy and their two daughters, Amy and Samantha.

Dr. Schubel, O.D.

Dr. Schubel, O.D.

Lic#5613

Dr. Schubel was born in Neptune, New Jersey and has spent most of her life in the central New Jersey area.

After graduating from Ocean Township High School, Dr. Schubel attended Trenton State College in Ewing, New Jersey.

Dr. Schubel went on to enroll in the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. After completing externships at a comanagement facility in Towson, MD and a private practice in Oakhurst, NJ, Dr. Schubel received her doctorate in optometry in 1999.

Dr. Schubel practices at the Opsin Eye Care location in Oakhurst at the Orchard Plaza.

Dr. Schubel currently resides in Monmouth County with her husband Brian and their two daughters, Samantha and Sydney.

Nathalie C. Chen, O.D., M.S.

Nathalie C. Chen, O.D., M.S.

Lic#6254

Dr. Chen grew up in Morganville, NJ.

After graduating from Marlboro High School, Dr. Chen enrolled in a 7-year accelerated BS/OD program at The College of New Jersey, Ewing and State University of New York College of Optometry.

In addition, Dr. Chen was in involved in research regarding human corneal epithelium regeneration, from which Dr. Chen obtained a master’s degree in Vision Science.

Dr. Chen completed externships at Keller Army Community Hospital’s Optometry Clinic at West Point, NY , VA Hospital in West Haven, CT and interships at University Optometric Center, NY in Pediatrics, Vision Therapy, Ocular Disease and Low Vision.

Dr. Chen currently practices at the Opsin Eye Care location in Howell at the Cherry Tree Plaza.

Dr. Craig Riddle, O.D.

Dr. Craig Riddle, O.D.

Lic#4765

Dr. Craig Riddle was born and raised in southwestern Pennsylvania. After graduating high school, Dr. Riddle attended Penn State University.

Dr. Riddle went onto enroll at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, Pa. Upon completing externships in Burbank, California and at the Fort Ord Army Hospital in Monterey Bay, California, he received his Doctorate of Optometry, graduating with honors, in 1987.

Dr. Riddle practices in the Opsin Eyecare located in Oakhurst, NJ at the Orchard Plaza and resides in Ocean County with his wife, Renay, and son Dino.

Locations

Opsin Eye Care Locations

Howell, NJ

Cherry Tree Plaza

  • 2380 US Highway 9 South, C-6
    Howell, NJ 07731
  • 732-984-6930

 

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday: Closed

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Oakhurst, NJ

Orchard Plaza

  • 1610 US Highway 35 South, Suite 12
    Oakhurst, NJ 07755
  • 732-984-6930

 

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday: Closed

Directions:

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Freehold, NJ

Adelphia Plaza

  • 3261 US Highway 9 North
    Freehold, NJ 07728
  • 732-984-6930

 

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday: Closed

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