About the Suburban Eye Institute

Optometrists & Eye Care in Berkeley Heights, NJ

The Suburban Eye Institute was started in 1954 by Dr. Cosmo Paone. Currently owned and operated by Dr. Laura Lukaszek, our optometric practice in Berkeley Heights, NJ serves patients of all ages with the latest in technology. In addition to optometric services, we work closely with Suburban Optik, the optical store adjacent to our office, for your eyeglass needs. Our kind, caring, and knowledgeable eyecare professionals of Suburban Eye Institute and Suburban Optik strive to make sure our patients are happy and healthy when they leave our office.

What sets our practice apart is simple: we strive for quality patient care, incorporating the most current technology, and treating our patients like family. We put patient care and satisfaction above all else. As a patient with the Suburban Eye Institute, you can count on our eye doctors and office staff to go above and beyond for you and your family. We will take the time needed to answer any questions you may have regarding your eye health, and will never make you feel rushed or uncomfortable.

Our Mission Statement

It is our mission at Suburban Eye Institute to provide the best care possible to each of our patients with our customized treatment plans created to fit each individual. Our friendly, knowledgeable, and professional staff strive to provide the best care possible, to educate our patients, problem solve for our patients, and advocate for our patients as necessary.

Meet Our Staff & Eye Doctors

Our doctors and staff strive to give you and your family the highest quality of care possible. We are always willing to help in any way we can. To ensure you receive the most up-to-date care and information, our doctors regularly attend continuing education classes. We utilize the latest technology and keep up-to-date with the current treatments and trends for all of your eyecare needs.

Dr. Laura Lukaszek

Dr. Laura Lukaszek is a New Jersey native, who graduated from Albright College with her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then went on to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry where she graduated with her Master’s in Visual Science, and then went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry in 1990. She graduated with Academic Honors and was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award, and the Bausch & Lomb Contact Lens Excellence Award. She has been in practice for over 25 years. To keep up to date with the latest in treatment and technology, Dr. Lukaszek regularly attends continuing education classes. She is a member of the American Optometry Association, NJ Society of Optometric Physicians, Mid-Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians, and is a Certified Member of Paragon CRT Contact Lens Eyecare Professionals. When she is not caring for her patients Dr. Lukaszek enjoys raising and training Seeing Eye puppies—she has trained 8 Seeing Eye puppies to date. She also likes to camp and travel with her husband and 3 children!

Dr. Brian Mackey

Dr. Brian Mackey holds a Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry and is Board certified to practice in the state of New Jersey. He has been in practice for over two decades and has faithfully been serving the community as an Optometric Physician at Suburban Eye Institute since 2001. His concentration is in contact lenses and corneal refractive therapy.Prior to joining the Suburban family he was Director of Contact Lens at Fisher Swale Nicholson Eye Center in Bourbonnais, IL. He was also a primary care Optometric Physician at Millennium Eye Care in Freehold, New Jersey before finding his optometric home here in Berkeley Heights. With an active listening style, a calm approach to patient care, and keen attention to detail, Dr. Mackey provides comprehensive eye assessments in a relaxed and interactive environment. When not serving his patients, Dr. Mackey can be found traveling with his wife Marla. They also enjoy cheering on their two school age boys at a hockey rink, on the baseball field, or at track and field events.

Dr. Brenda Lynly

Dr. Brenda Lynly is a Pennsylvania native who graduated from Gettysburg College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She continued her studies at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry where she received her Masters in Visual Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees. Following graduation she completed a residency at Omni Eye Services in Baltimore, MD. She was a lead optometrist at Kaiser Permanente in the Washington, DC area before relocating to New Jersey in 1996, and joined Suburban Eye Institute in January 1997. In 2011 Dr. Lynly and her husband John moved to Finland when he took another position within his company. They returned to New Jersey at the end of 2013 and she resumed her role here in 2014. She says the best part of returning to the practice is reconnecting with so many of her previous patients. Dr. Lynly provides thorough, detailed eye examinations and believes that listening to her patients is the most important part of the exam. Dr. Lynly and her husband are the proud “parents” of two German shepherds. In their spare time they love to golf and travel.

Josephine Bonetti

Josephine Bonetti has been serving the eyecare needs of the Berkeley Heights community since 2005 when she found her home here with the Suburban Eye Institute. She has been a pillar in our office ever since. Josephine works tirelessly to keep our office running smoothly and to make sure each of our patients has the best experience and care. Josephine is known in the office for the hands on work she has done with her patients by assisting in various testing, as well as teaching patients how to properly care for and wear their contacts. Josephine works with insurance companies handling all coding, billing, and submitting needs. She keeps up to date on the latest information and news by following up with webinar training videos, as well as attending the Vision Expo in New York City each spring. Born in Jersey City, Josephine moved to Italy when she was a teenager, where she lived for fifteen years before returning to the states again. During this time she learned to speak fluent Italian. She hopes to someday retire back to her home in Italy. Josephine grew up in her family owned restaurant business, giving her the customer service experience that she carries with her to this day. In her free time, Josephine enjoys cooking, baking, and shopping. Every Sunday, Josephine and her family sit down to a traditional Italian style Sunday Dinner. She has just recently welcomed the newest addition to her family: her adorable Maltese purebred, Annie.

Elena Keegan

Elena Keegan joined the Suburban Eye Institute in February 2022, and has been a longtime resident of the Berkeley Heights Community for the past 24 years. She is a wife and devoted mother of two children. Both her children attended the Berkeley Heights school system up until their college years. Her husband also grew up in Berkeley Heights.

Elena graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in education from Montclair State College(University). She worked for Gibbs College for over 10 years as a computer teacher and as a substitute teacher in the Berkeley Heights school system while raising her family. In addition, Elena has employment experience in many fields such as administrative support for companies in the computer and construction fields.

Elena’s vast experience allows her to wear many hats at our practice as she is very motivated, personable and a self starter in anything she does. She is a great asset to work on our team here at Suburban Eye Institute.

While not at work, Elena enjoys gardening, cooking, exercising and vacationing. Her favorite times are when she can spend time with her family and dog.

Fran Tedesco

Fran joined the Suburban Eye Institute family in February 2022. She has been a long-time patient of Dr. Lukaszek’s and has always admired the practice and its staff. For the past 31 years, Fran and her husband John, and their three children Jessica, Katie, and John have called Berkeley Heights their home. Before raising her family, Fran was a Travel Consultant for Travelong Travel Agency. Travelong provided Fran with the opportunity to fulfill her passion for travel, which she and her family still enjoy today. The best part of working for Suburban Institute for Fran is her day-to-day interaction with all the wonderful patients who come into the office. Fran especially enjoys helping with their pre-screen eye testing prior to seeing their doctor. When not at Suburban Eye Institute, Fran can be found gardening, walking along the surf of the Jersey Shore or playing with her menagerie of pets including her 2 Cockatiels, Chloe and Shadow, her adorable shih-poo Bean who thinks he’s a human, Katie’s cat Cleo, and Jessica’s dog Mason.


This is Sabrina also known as Brina. Sabrina is Dr. Lukaszek’s 7th Seeing Eye (Seeingeye.org) Puppy she has trained as of 2019. Sabrina is a proud dog mom with her most recent family arriving in 2021. Her puppies were Harley, Herbie, Herbert, Henley, and Heather. https://suburbaneyenj.com/office-news

For more information about our medical eyecare and optometric services in Berkeley Heights, NJ, please contact Suburban Eye Institute today at (908) 464-0123. We are happy to answer any questions you have regarding your eye health and to help you schedule an appointment for an eye exam.