Neal Athwal, OD


Comprehensive Optometry
  • SightMD New Jersey

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  • Whiting

    550 Route 530 #19 Whiting, NJ 08759

    Main: 732-350-3344
  • Toms River 14

    14 Mule Road Suite 1 Toms River, NJ 08755

    Main: 732-286-0900
    Fax: 732-244-6063





  • Glaucoma Management
  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Contact Lens Fittings
  • Macula Degeneration Evaluation & Management
  • Dry Eye Evaluation & Management
  • Eye Flashes & Eye Floaters
  • Eye Infections
  • 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. He is experienced 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 provider 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.