Meet the Team
Eye Doctors in East Orange, NJ
We have been providing outstanding eye care for more than 50 years. Dr. Robert Cunningham Sr. opened his first office in Newark, New Jersey, in 1961.
Dr. Cunningham Sr. was the first African-American ophthalmologist in New Jersey, and he prided himself on delivering superior patient care with kindness. Dr. Cunningham moved his practice to East Orange in 1973 to partner with a group of Black physicians who built the “Blue Building” at 185 Central Avenue. Today, his son, Dr. Robert Cunningham Jr. leads the practice after joining in 1984. He continues to serve the community, and has positioned himself as a trendsetter in cataract and glaucoma surgery.
Our goal at Central Parkway Eye Care Center is to:
- Treat each patient and their families with respect, compassion, and dignity
- Exceed the expectations of our patients and their families
- Deliver the highest quality of personalized care in a comfortable and efficient environment
- Utilize state-of-the-art technology
- Serve the community through a myriad of vehicles from Health Fairs to information sessions
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 completed his specialized ophthalmology training at UMDNJ in Newark. Dr. Cunningham, Jr. is recognized as a trend-setter in cataract surgery and brings impressive qualifications in all areas of eye care to the community, including pediatric eye conditions. As a result of his expertise in pediatric care, Dr. Cunningham Jr. serves as the eye doctor for both the Irvington and East Orange Elementary School Systems.
Dr. Cunningham Jr. began his career in 1984 with his father, Robert M. Cunningham Sr. in East Orange, New Jersey. The practice has served the community for over 50 years, and Dr. Cunningham Jr. continues to pride himself on providing superior patient care with compassion to his patients and their families.
If you’d like to know more about our doctors or set up an appointment, you can call our office at (973) 673-4620. You can also request an appointment with our convenient online form.