Our Care Philosophy

Better Sight Vision Center is a family optometric practice with many years of combined experience in the eye care industry. Dr. Irina Perelman, who is the only eye doctor at the practice, deeply cares about her patient's eyes and well-being in general. Dr. Perelman believes in carefully listening to and addressing her patients’ eye care needs and offering them versatile solutions, ranging from highly specialized diagnosis and treatment of their eye conditions to referring them to the best specialists in the Bergen County area, if needed. Our vision center and its staff offer a highly individualized approach to the needs of our previous Sears Optical patients and our new patients and customers, in a warm and friendly environment.

Our Staff

Dr. Irina Perelman, O.D.
Therapeutic Optometrist

Dr. Irina Perelman has been practicing optometry for 28 years. Dr. Perelman graduated Cum Laude from Yeshiva University with a Bachelor degree in Biology and with a Doctor of Optometry degree from SUNY College of Optometry in NYC. Dr. Perelman is proficient in pediatric and geriatric optometry as well as in diagnosing, treating, and co-managing various eye disorders like cataracts, dry eye, pink eye, glaucoma, keratoconus and more. Dr. Perelman is also versed in fitting patients with complicated contact lens prescriptions and offers patients comprehensive solutions to their eye-related problems. After Sears Optical closed, Dr. Irina Perelman opened a private practice less than half a mile from previous Sears Optical location, which is offering equivalent services to those that were offered at her Sears Optical practice, including selling eye wear and contact lenses. Besides English, Dr. Irina Perelman is fluent in Russian and Hebrew and also conducts eye exams in Spanish. Dr. Perelman also understands Polish and French and has an extensive experience in working with individuals with special needs, especially autism.

Simon Greenstein 

Licensed Optician

Simon Greenstein is a licensed optician with over 35 years of experience in the optical industry. He is very proficient and experienced  in optometric and optical office management and in eyeglass dispensing, ordering, fitting, adjustment, assembly and repair. He is also versed in contact lens wear training and I/R instruction. Simon is proficient in recommending optical products to the patients meeting their vision needs on an individual basis, as well as frame styling and selection. Simon Greenstein worked as a Sears Optical Manager in Hackensack for 16 years, side by side with Dr. Perelman till 2015. Therefore he is also proficient in understanding and applying vision care benefits to patients' eyeglass and contact lens purchases. Since Simon also has worked at numerous leading optical chain stores in the Bergen County area, he helps make sure our prices on optical products remain  competitive and affordable. Besides English, Simon speaks Hebrew, Polish and Russian.

             Stephanie  S.

Patient Care and Appointment Coordinator,

Optometric Assistant

Stephanie is a part-time patient care and eye exam appointment and patient recall coordinator.
Stephanie is also versed in contact lens training. She is computer and technology savvy and is responsible for most patient phone and online communications. 
Stephanie is a college student at Montclair State University majoring in Biology and Philosophy and is experienced in working with children and in acting. Besides English, Stephanie is fluent in Russian.

             Yesenia  T.

Patient Care and Appointment Coordinator,

Optical Salesperson

Yesenia is a part-time patient care and appointment coordinator for Spanish speaking patients. Yesenia also works with eyeglass styling and sales as well as basic  adjustments and repairs when Dr. Irina Perelman is present in the office.
Yesenia is fluent in Spanish. She has worked side by side with Dr. Perelman at Sears Optical in Hackensack prior to its closure in March 2018 and then followed Dr. Perelman to help her in private practice.



Our office is officially closed for in-person visits and in-person business until further notice. However, we would like to continue serving our patients, to the best of our ability remotely.


That means that we will continue to provide the following services:

1). Replacement of lost eyeglasses utilizing previous prescription-the optical laboratories we work with, have been thankfully open so far.

2). We will continue to supply patients with contact lens orders remotely-using insurance or not. For those patients whose prescription has expired or is about to expire, we will make special accommodations for extension of expiration date. Please have your insurance information ready when calling for contact lens RX re-order. We will be able to arrange contact lens shipping to your house for an additional fee of $7.

3). Dr. Perelman will do her best to counsel patients on the phone or a video call if needed regarding eye related superficial illnesses (e.g. styes, pink eyes, contact lens related issues, visual blur issues, etc.). 

4). We are ready to accommodate new patients that need to order glasses or contacts as long as they have a valid written eyeglass or CL prescription, without in-person contact. We are going to utilize a safe way of frame selection and eyeglass measurements through our transparent glass door if needed, to abide by COVID-19 safety measures. We will address each patient's situation individually. 

5). Dr. Perelman will try to arrange TELEMEDICINE visits for potential emergency patients with N.Y.C. area specialists. For ocular emergencies, please call (201) 796-2020 (Phillips Eye Center) or (201) 368-2444 (Omni Eye Center) and mention that you are Dr. Irina Perelman's patient. 

For any additional questions or requests, please email us at 

bettersightvisioncenter@gmail.com, or leave us a message at

(201) 488-3300. We will do our best to respond within 48 hours. 

Please take care of yourselves, stay healthy and we hope to see you soon!

Call today to book an appointment:

(201) 488-3300

90 Main Street, STE 104 (Ground Floor)

Hackensack, New Jersey 07601

(located across from CVS & AutoZone, corner of Main St. and Atlantic St.)

Patient parking available in our lot

Medicare ~ Any Medicare Complete ~ HZN/BCBS ~ BCBS ~ UHC 

Cigna ~ Aetna ~ Oxford ~ Clover ~ Railroad Medicare

VSP ~ EYEMED ~ Spectera

Medicaid: discount only


Monday: 12 pm - 6 pm

Tuesday: 10 am - 7 pm (licensed optician)

Thursday: 12 pm - 7 pm

Friday: by appointment only

Saturday: 9 am - 3 pm (licensed optician)

Wednesday and Sunday: Closed 

but appointments can be made by prior arrangement

or for emergencies

walk-ins are welcome during open hours

for eye exams, 

eyeglass & contact lens purchase

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