About the Doctors

Meet Dr. Wayne Grabowski

Outlook Eyecare was founded with the goal of offering top quality, comprehensive eye care for people in our community. If you are looking for an eye doctor, our optometrists and ophthalmologists are the choice of people from Monroe Township, and Princeton, NJ and surrounding communities.

Dr. Wayne Grabowski established Outlook Eyecare nearly 20 years ago with a clear vision: provide the highest quality eye care in the area. “My guiding principle was to do what was right and in my patients’ best interest.“ Now one of the leading eye care specialists in the tri-state area and a nationally recognized retinal disease specialist, Dr. Grabowski leads a team of eye doctors in Princeton and Monroe Township, New Jersey, at an ophthalmology practice recognized for its track record of excellence. Additionally, Dr. Grabowski is a member of the internationally recognized Wills Eye Surgical Network operating at a state-of-the-art facility only 15 minutes from Princeton.

Dr. Wayne Grabowski

Dr. Grabowski’s Education & Training

Dr. Grabowski earned his undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic University, about an hour from his childhood home in Utica, New York. After graduating cum laude from Rensselaer, Dr. Grabowski obtained his medical degree from Albany Medical College, where he completed a 4-year ophthalmology residency.

That was followed by fellowship training at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, where he first established himself as a specialist in treating retinal diseases.

A Leader in Vision Care

Elected by his peers to the area’s “Best Doctor” list, Dr. Grabowski’s influence in the ophthalmology fields extends well beyond Outlook Eyecare. He has instructed ophthalmology students at Albany Medical College and presented scholarly papers at the Wills Eye Hospital Annual Conference multiple times. He has also presented to the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Albany Ophthalmic Update.

Dr. Grabowski is an experienced retinologist and intravitreal medication specialist. He has years of experience treating macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusions using Lucentis®, Avastin®, EYLEA®, and steroids. Utilizing the latest in diagnostic technology he is able to perform many procedures in his office.

A Q&A With Dr. Grabowski

Dr. Grabowski discusses the changes he’s witnessed in his specialty during his career and the exciting breakthroughs on the horizon.

  • When did you first consider becoming an ophthalmologist?
  • What about your specialty is most rewarding?
  • Tell us about your specific area of expertise.
  • What advances in ophthalmology have been the most exciting during your career?
  • What changes do you see on the horizon in the next 10 to 15 years?
  • Tell us a bit about your personal life and how you spend your free time.
When did you first consider becoming an ophthalmologist?

My wonderful, compassionate childhood ophthalmologist planted the seed when he prescribed my first pair of glasses. Of course, I was still too young to even know that I could aspire to this profession, but I recall looking forward to every appointment even though each exam resulted in burying my head in the back seat to avoid sunlight after having my eyes dilated. I truly became fascinated by science in my sophomore year in high school—specifically how living organisms succeeded. It was then that I really started thinking about being a doctor.

What about your specialty is most rewarding?

I’d say it’s the trust that my colleagues and my patients put in my ability. I am forever grateful that I was blessed with the skills and the drive to take care of such wonderful people.

Tell us about your specific area of expertise.

During my 2 years of fellowship training at Wills Eye Hospital, I was fortunate enough to learn from some of the most innovative eye doctors in the country. They trained us to tackle the most difficult eye problems and pushed us to not only apply the current practices, but to constantly improve and seek innovative solutions.

What advances in ophthalmology have been the most exciting during your career?

During my career this specialty has completely changed. Diseases that once resulted in blindness can now be treated, thanks to innovations developed by scientists and dedicated physicians. Retina surgery techniques have improved dramatically, and cataract surgery is now a routine procedure with the intraocular lens.

What changes do you see on the horizon in the next 10 to 15 years?

We are on the cusp of truly exciting biotechnology breakthroughs involving manipulation of DNA in a way that could actually prevent genetic defects that cause blindness. For example, researchers using CRISPR technology are already exploring ways to use it to remove and replace mutated genes responsible for some forms of vision loss.

Tell us a bit about your personal life and how you spend your free time.

Growing up in Utica, NY, was a dream for a little boy, with crisp, cool summers and frequent blizzards in the winter. I skied almost every day. My wife and I have 3 lovely children who, when they were younger, tolerated my frequent absences on weekends and holidays when I performed emergency retinal surgery.

I spend as much time as possible with my grandchildren and also enjoy hiking.

Latest BLOG Post From Dr Wayne Grabowski

What Is a Refraction?

Also called a “vision test,” a refraction is given as part of a routine eye examination in our Princeton-area ophthalmology practice. This test allows your eye doctor to determine the best prescription lens for your eyeglasses and contact lenses. A value of 20/20 is considered optimum, or “perfect” vision. When performing a refraction, your eye care professional uses an instrument called a phoropter, which resembles an oversized pair of glasses. As an individual gazes through the phoropter, the doctor flips different lenses in front of their eyes until the patient chooses the correct combination of lenses. The refraction is best …
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Staying One Step Ahead of Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is one of the most common causes of blindness in older adults — but that doesn’t mean it’s inevitable. Early detection can be the key to saving your sight, and it’s easier than you think. In fact, your best line of defense against macular degeneration may be something you’re already doing: getting regular exams with your eye doctor here in Hamilton, NJ. If you’re over 65, the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends getting a regular eye exam at least once every 2 years, even if you don’t have any symptoms. In fact, this is a good schedule …
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When Is It Time for Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts develop gradually, and it can be difficult to know when cataract surgery is needed. Our eye doctors in Hamilton, Princeton, and other central New Jersey communities see men and women daily who wonder if it’s time to undergo surgery to improve their blurred vision. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40, and the condition currently affects more than 22 million Americans. And as our population grows older, more than 30 million Americans are expected to have cataracts by the year 2020. So, how do you know if you’re at risk? What are …
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Cataracts and Steroids: Exploring the Connection

Steroids are a broad, versatile group of drugs that effectively reduce inflammation anywhere from the lungs to the skin. If you have asthma, COPD, or even seasonal allergies, you may rely on inhaled or oral steroids to keep you feeling your best. But a recent study links steroids to the development of cataracts, and it’s something that we want our cataract surgery patients here in New Jersey to be aware of. What the Study Found The study followed more than 3,600 adults over the course of a decade. The study found that the risk of cataract development was significantly elevated …
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Welcome to Our Blog

During our years providing the Hamilton and Princeton areas with ophthalmology services, we have heard from many patients who have simply felt overwhelmed by the amount of information available on the Internet about their eye needs. That’s why we’ve added a blog to our site. We hope this platform will serve as a trustworthy, easy-to-use resource for both our patients and other people researching eye care topics. We’ll be sure to keep the blog regularly updated with the topics that matter most to you, including: News from the field of ophthalmology, including FDA approvals and emerging science Announcements related to …
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