Patient-Centered Eye Care
At Central Parkway Eye Care Center, we pride ourselves on delivering high quality patient care with kindness and compassion. We deliver accurate diagnoses and effective results with cutting edge state-of-the-art laser equipment for cataract, diabetes, and glaucoma. Our goal is to protect and increase your quality of life.
Central Parkway Eye Care Center started in Newark New Jersey in the early 1960's when Dr. Robert M. Cunningham, Sr. came back to New Jersey from Howard Medical School to practice Eyes, Ears, Nose and throat. The state of New Jersey then decided that the physicians need to determine which area they were going to primarily focus on being either, Eyes only (Ophthalmology) or ENT. (Otolaryngology) So Dr. Cunningham Sr. chose Ophthalmology. When Dr. Cunningham, Sr. did this, he became the first African American Ophthalmologist in New Jersey. In 1973, he then joined with several African American physicians to design and build what is now Central Parkway Associates at 185 Central Ave in East Orange New Jersey. The purpose of this was to give the African American community access to many different doctors all under one roof. They kept management of the building until 2004 when it was then sold. There are still many physicians of color that remain in the building to this day, including second generation Robert D. Cunningham, Jr.
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“With Doctor A I finally feel that I can drop my guard and trust the advice that I'm getting.”
- Maria Lopez
Meet Our Provider
Robert D. Cunningham Jr. MD, NPI
Dr. Robert D. Cunningham, Jr. is a board-certified ophthalmologist and graduate of the Howard University School of Medicine. He is recognized as a trend-setter in cataract surgery.