Dr. Senft graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1989. He went on to complete a Masters in Science in Human Nutrition at Columbia University before attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where he received his M.D. in 1995.
Dr. Senft then began his ophthalmology training at SUMMA Health System in Akron, Ohio, where he served as Chief Resident during his senior year. Following this, he was accepted to the Louisiana State University Eye Center as a cornea fellow under the direction of Dr. Herbert Kaufmann, a pioneer in the field of corneal transplantation, advanced cataract surgery, and refractive surgery. While at LSU, Dr. Senft received a Fight For Sight grant to perform research in his chosen field.
A Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Senft is a board-certified eye physician and surgeon. He is also an associate professor at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Monmouth County. He specializes in advanced cataract surgery, corneal surgery, external eye diseases, and refractive surgery.
“I’m so grateful!”
Harriet has worn glasses since she was 5 years old. It eventually became painfully clear to her that she was withdrawing from activities with her children and grandchildren and she was getting discouraged. They would ask her to go to the movies or out to a restaurant. She would say, “No, I don’t want to go to the movies,” not because she didn’t want to, but because she was “frightened.” She remembers being surrounded by family at different outings, trying to find her way, asking, “Is that a step, or not?” She couldn’t see out of her right eye, and her left eye was not much better. She was also unable to read, which discouraged her even further.
It really upset her when she realized she was unable to distinguish her children’s faces. She has a very close family, and eating out was something they enjoy doing, but she even shied away from this because she had to “sit a certain way because the lights were too bright.” Always the rock of her family, she fell into a “depressed mode” because she felt sad that she couldn’t be around family, read, or watch TV like she used to. During this trying time she explains, “My faith and trust in the Lord is what kept me going.”
Then, at the urging of a friend, she met with Dr. Senft. Initially she was afraid, but she explains, Dr. Senft “made me feel like I was going to be fine.” After her cataract surgery she said, “My vision is such a blessing, I can see!” She explained that a little task like signing into a doctor’s office is so much easier and everything looks very bright and clear. “I’m so happy!”
How does she feel about her surgeon? “He is a God-sent man. Dr. Senft is such a wonderful person, he has great integrity. I love him! Bedside manner is No. 1. He found my sister in the waiting room to let her know I was OK after surgery. This is my true testimony and comes from my heart.”
She also wanted to recognize the staff at Seashore Surgical. They were “awesome, so sweet, loving and gentle.”
According to Kathleen, her vision was declining – described as “extremely blurred and dim” – and even with glasses, she experienced “ineffective correction.” A glasses wearer for 66 years, she was hoping for a change. So she scheduled an appointment with Dr. Senft and had a “comprehensive, not at all rushed, informative and complete” cataract evaluation. “I’m so very happy I chose Dr. Senft,” she explains. He is “fantastic – patient and agreeable.”
Informed with all her options, Kathleen elected to have Laser Custom Cataract Surgery with the TORIC lens for “improved vision and the possibility to see well without glasses,” and her vision improved within 24 hours of the procedure.
How did this procedure change her life? “No more straining and squinting, and I can drive safely at all times of day and see the TV,” Kathleen says. “I’m 100% satisfied, the world is so much brighter!”
If given an opportunity to discuss her experience with a friend, she would say: “Don’t hesitate. The procedure is quick, painless, and easy.”
I have often recommended your office to others. You are very professional, pay attention to appointment times, and have a very knowledgeable and pleasant staff. And, most of all, I appreciate and thank Dr. Senft for taking care of my precious eyes.
I have always been happy with Dr. Senft and all the staff. I’m very happy overall with my ‘new eyesight’ too. Keep up the great work, folks!
“In as few words as possible I would have to say I’m extremely pleased with Del Negro & Senft Eye Associates. The entire staff is extremely caring and professional and the results from my two surgeries went beyond expectations. As I told Dr. Senft, ‘If all of the different doctors I see gave me results like he did I’d be a very happy man.’”
“Dr. Senft has truly given me the gift of sight. I can’t believe a 15-minute session has completely changed my life… Dr. Senft went above and beyond to take care of me. He even came in on his day off to be there for my one-week post-op checkup. That meant a lot to me.”
Mrs. Butler had cloudy vision and opted to pursue laser cataract surgery with Dr. Senft after wearing glasses for 29 years. She reports that her vision following surgery is “very clear and much more focused. I can watch TV and drive without glasses.” Now she is able to drive at night, something she couldn’t do prior to surgery.
“The exam was very thorough. The doctor and his staff explained the procedure and gave me literature to read. The procedure was a breeze. Dr. Senft is totally professional and explains everything in clear, easy-to-understand terms. I always felt confident in his hands. The whole experience was great – including the great care at the surgery center. The nurses and staff were wonderful.”
“He is a God-sent man. Dr. Senft is such a wonderful person, he has great integrity. I love him! Bedside manner is No. 1. He found my sister in the waiting room to let her know I was OK after surgery. This is my true testimony and comes from my heart.”
“Thanks again, Dr. Senft, for seeing me in your practice a few weeks ago. While I haven’t been to an eye doctor in years, the thoroughness, professionalism, quality of staff – including the doctor – was top-notch. Really appreciate it – it was easy, and I felt I was well informed and diagnosed.”
“My new vision has given me an open window to another world that I had been missing.”
Ronald wore glasses for more than 12 years before deciding to “improve vision for clarity and sharpness” with cataract surgery. Like many people diagnosed with cataracts, he experienced “halos around lights, difficulty reading without prescription glasses, and dull colors and fine details missing.” Looking to improve his vision, Ronald sought out Dr. Senft because he was “highly recommended.”
Ronald received a “thorough exam with positive feedback” from Dr. Senft to prepare for his procedure. “Dr. Senft helped put my mind at ease through his thorough explanation and visual aids. He takes the time to answer my questions completely.” Dr. Senft informs patients of their options, including advanced technology lenses, when they meet specific criteria. Ronald opted for the elective Toric Lens to correct his astigmatism.
He describes the procedure as, “No pain (but lots of gain).” He is now experiencing 20/20 vision and happily reports “no need for glasses.” His quality of life has greatly improved as he is “enjoying reading more as well as driving.” Ronald is now amazed at the details of everything that surrounds him. A year after the procedure he can still “see signs farther away than before and watch TV without squinting.”
Ultimately, Ronald’s life had been enriched. He explains, “Life is not only good, but Dr. Senft made it better. WOW! Thanks.”
Kara had what she refers to as, “awful,” vision (-3.75), and, for 15 years, relied upon glasses and contacts. Her goal for having Bladeless LASIK was “to wake up and not have to worry about glasses/contacts.” She was referred by her cousins, one of whom already had LASIK performed by Dr. Senft a few months earlier. According to Kara, her evaluation was “very thorough. Everyone was so kind and encouraging.” Following the procedure, she states that her “quality of life has improved, everything is so much easier.” For the first time in over a decade she can “fall asleep to TV/movies, wake up in the morning and see without reaching for glasses, and wear sunglasses!”
“Dr. Senft has truly given me the gift of sight,” Kara reports, “I can’t believe a 15 minute session has completely changed my life. . . Dr. Senft went above and beyond to take care of me. He even came in on his day off to be there for my 1-week post-op checkup. That meant a lot to me.”
When relaying her experience to friends, Kara explains that she “couldn’t ask for a better doctor–kind, attentive, and thorough.” Her words of encouragement to others: “Get it! So simple for such a drastic life change.”
My visit to Dr. Senft was an excellent experience. He gave me a thorough eye exam and I could not ask for a better communicator. He has excellent listening abilities: patient, tuned in to what I related, and responded with very understandable information. I went home knowing how to work with the doctor to plan my future eye care and recommended to my husband that he make an appointment with Dr. Senft, which he did. We are both very pleased with the excellent care received from Dr. Senft.
Dr. Senft presented Sheila with the ReSTOR® Replacement Lens technology as an option that would provide her with the range of vision she was seeking. After the procedure she reports, “It’s wonderful to wake up and be able to see and function without having to first put in contacts…I can read the highway signs and license plates—which I could not do before the operation—unless I was right on top of them.”
Sheila explains that through the entire process she was treated “graciously by all.” She will continue to suggest that her friends and family seek out Dr. Senft, stating, “I have been recommending him for years.”
“In as few words as possible I would have to say I’m extremely pleased with Del Negro & Senft Eye Associates. The entire staff is extremely caring and professional and the results from my two surgeries went beyond expectations. As I told Dr. Senft, ‘If all of the different doctors I see gave me results like he did I’d be a very happy man.'”
Marty selected Del Negro & Senft Eye Associates because he had a great experience as a walk-in. He appreciated the “professionalism of ‘non-MD’ staff: technicians, front desk, and office staff.”
Marty had LASIK 25 years ago with great results but sought out Dr. Senft when he noticed that his vision was declining. He explains, “My right eye was awful, 20/400.”
The cataract evaluation was “very, very comprehensive from techs Kathy and Laurie.” Dr. Senft reviewed all findings, explained his candidacy, and answered all questions. Marty opted for cataract surgery because, as he explains, it was an “absolute necessity, as non-surgical options were not really optimum – plus, I trusted Dr. Senft’s opinion!” Regarding his experience, Marty would “recommend Dr. Senft highly! I’m a RN: We know good doctors.” Continuing on with the thorough care received, he explains “Surgical Coordinator Donna left no stone unturned,” and the post-op exam was no different. “Dr. Wiedeman was just as thorough and answered all questions. She was very pleasant.”
He’s happy to report his vision acuity after surgery: “Right eye = 20/20! A home-run!” Most importantly, he now feels safe behind the wheel and can watch TV without getting annoyed: “No more near misses driving at night, can read road signs, and able to scroll the TV ticker tape at the bottom of the TV screen.”
Having an overall positive experience, Marty feels Del Negro & Senft Eye Associates is “FIRST CLASS: professional, organized, courteous, modern, clean and very competent; and same at Seashore Surgical Institute. Outstanding nurses! I am on the younger end, 61, and a pretty smart health professional, as an RN. The Surgery Center was a great choice.”