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Neal Athwal, OD

Neal Athwal, OD

Neal Athwal, OD

  • Comprehensive Optometry
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SightMD New Jersey



550 Route 530 #19 Whiting , NJ 08759
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Toms River 14

14 Mule Road Suite 1 Toms River, NJ 08755
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  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Contact Lens Fittings
  • Diplopia Management / Prism Fittings
  • Dry Eye Evaluation & Management
  • Eye Flashes & Eye Floaters
  • Eye Infections
  • Foreign Body Removal (Emergency Eye Care)
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Macula Degeneration Evaluation & Management
  • Specialty Contact Lens Fittings
  • Stye Treatment


Year began practicing: 2017

Year joined staff: 2021


  • New England College of Optometry
  • Lehigh University, Psychology Major, Spanish Minor
  • New England College of Optometry, Rotational Training
  • Low Visional Clinic and Perkins School for the Blind, Clinical Training

Professional Memberships

  • American Optometric Association
  • New Jersey Society of Optometry (local and state branch)


Dr. Neal Athwal is a highly skilled and well-rounded optometrist with experience in providing specialty contact lens fittings, treating dry eye, prescribing prism for diplopia, performing pediatric exams, and is able to fulfill any routine eye care needs for patients of all ages, as well. His background in psychology continues to help him today as a healthcare doctor in everyday patient interaction, allowing him to better understand each patient’s needs and concerns, and to offer the best and most appropriate care.

During his undergraduate years, he traveled to Spain to study Spanish, making him capable of providing eye exams for Spanish speaking patients. Dr. Athwal also volunteered internationally to help patients in need of eye care, including raising money and collecting eyeglasses to help establish an eye clinic in the remote mountains of Nepal, with help from the Lion’s club and the Himalayan Health Care Organization.

He enjoys composing music and playing guitar, as well as other instruments. In the summer, he enjoys surf boarding and playing tennis. Skiing is his favorite winter sport. Dr. Athwal sees patients at the SightMD NJ offices in Whiting and Toms River providing quality eye care to Ocean County.