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We’ve assembled a team of highly trained, passionate eye doctors who offer innovative care that not only meets your vision needs but is also comfortable and designed around you. Take a second to get acquainted!

Wayne L. Barber, M.D., F.A.A.O.

dr-barberDr. Wayne Barber is a board-certified ophthalmologist at Center for Total Eye Care. He specializes in laser assisted and traditional cataract surgery, YAG laser capsulotomy, glaucoma treatment, retinal conditions including diabetic eye disease and age related macular degeneration, and dry eye and blepharitis. He was the first ophthalmologist in Carroll County to perform radial keratotomy, laser vision correction for myopia, laser assisted cataract surgery and phacoemulsification for cataracts.

“I have always found helping people to be uplifting. I like listening to peoples' problems and figuring out how I can use my ability to help them. That's why I became an ophthalmologist. After over 34 years in practice, I still feel gratified when I hear people say, 'I see better now, thanks to you.’”

Constantly Seeking Knowledge

“When I was in college, I was always interested in learning more than just what was required for the course. Today, I’m the same way in my practice. I constantly strive to learn all the latest techniques for the benefit of my patients. As a result, I was the first ophthalmologist in Carroll County to perform radial keratotomy, laser vision correction for myopia, laser assisted cataract surgery and phacoemulsification for cataracts.”     

  • BS: Biochemistry, University of Maryland, summa cum laude     
  • MD: University of Maryland School of Medicine, cum laude     
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital     
  • Chief Resident in Ophthalmology: Greater Baltimore Medical Center  

Highly Involved, Highly Informed

“Being involved with professional organizations keeps me informed about what’s going on in the eye care world. I enjoy going out and meeting my peers and exchanging information with them. New information is the cornerstone to providing the most thorough care available.”

  • Former Chief of Section: Ophthalmology and ENT Surgery, Carroll Hospital Center
  • Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology, American Board of Eye Surgery
  • Fellow: American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member: American Medical Association, Carroll County Medical Association, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Giving The Gift Of Clear Vision

“Every year, I provide free eye exams to low-income senior citizens as part of the National Eye Care Project. I feel honored to have the knowledge to improve a person’s eyesight, and therefore I feel it is my duty to share it with those who are less fortunate. Most senior citizens find great joy in reading books, and I want to help them retain their favorite pastime for as long as possible.”

Robert F. Friedman, M.D., F.A.A.O.

dr-friedmanDr. Robert Friedman, a board-certified ophthalmologist, has been part of Center for Total Eye Care since 2003. He specializes in cataract surgery, using the latest technology of laser cataract surgery, as well as premium lens implants with multifocal options and toric lens implants for astigmatism correction. He also treats many patients for glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration as well as many other eye conditions.

“Good vision is vital to your enjoyment of life. That’s why you want the best possible care for your precious asset. I’ve dedicated myself to staying on top of the latest, safest vision technology in vision care that can enhance your sight and your quality of life.”

An Education Focused On You

“It takes more than a college education to teach an ophthalmologist the numerous variables that can complicate a patient’s vision or eye health. With my extensive education and advanced training, I can be trusted to recommend the best eye care for you."

  • Board-Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellowship: Cornea/External Disease/ Refractive Surgery, Dean A. McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Friedenwald Eye Institute, Baltimore, MD
  • MD: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Seeing The Future Of Eye Care

“Professional memberships are another way I work to keep current on new developments in my field. And more important, my membership standings are ways my patients can be assured that I’m providing them with a level of care they can feel confident about.”

  • Fellow: American Academy of Ophthalmology Member: American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery; Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Hospital Affiliations: Maryland General Hospital, Carroll Hospital Center
  • Chief of Department: Ophthalmology, Carroll Hospital Center
  • Medical Director: Carroll County Eye Surgery Center

Looking Out For Your Comfort And Safety

“I became an ophthalmologist not only because I wanted to help people with their vision problems, but because I find eye care truly fascinating. There are always new discoveries in my field, and with each I ask myself how it can best be implemented at the Center for Total Eye Care to benefit our patients.”

  • Published Author: Dr. Friedman’s research has been featured in several professional publications, including Clinical Transplantation, Maryland Medical Journal, American Journal of Ophthalmology and Archives of Ophthalmology.
  • Awards: Administrative Chief Resident of Ophthalmology, Friedenwald Eye Institute, Maryland General Hospital; Maryland State Senatorial Scholarship, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore MD; Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Appointed: Co-Director, Cornea Services, Friedenwald Eye Institute, Maryland General Hospital Residency Program, Baltimore, MD

A’sha M. Brown, M.D.

Dr-Asha-BrownDr. A'sha M. Brown, M.D., is an ophthalmologist at Center for Total Eye Care who specializes in Medical Retina and Uveitis. Dr. Brown focuses on medical management of acute/chronic uveitis conditions and various retinal pathology including but not limited to: age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, small retinal holes or tears pre-retinal detachment, and cystoid macular edema. Dr. Brown also sees patients at our partner practice in Westminster, Carroll Vision Center.

Knowledge Is Power

“I wanted to be an ophthalmologist from the age of nineteen years old. I fell in love with ophthalmology during my annual eye examination and was absolutely fascinated by the intricacies of the eye and I could not wait to learn about all of the facets of ophthalmology.”

  • Bachelor Degree: Human Physiology, Boston University – Boston, MA
  • Medical Degree: Drexel University College of Medicine – Philadelphia, PA
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, SUNY Stony Brook Hospital - Stony Brook, NY
  • Ophthalmology Residency: Drexel University College of Medicine, Chief Resident – Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship: Medical Retina & Uveitis at Emory Eye Center, Emory University – Atlanta, GA

The Reward of Giving Back

While in medical school, Dr. Brown traveled to Cameroon where she volunteered for a month aiding various doctors as they made a difference in the lives of the Cameroon people. It was a rewarding and enriching experience, one that she will never forget.

“As a physician, I place tremendous value on perfecting my craft and continually expanding my expertise. I am committed to providing high quality patient care and a positive impact on my community.”

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Brown A, Branson SV, Datoo O’Keefe GA (2018) Extranodal Rosai-Dorfman of the Pancreas Presents with Bilateral Granulomatous Anterior Uveitis. Ocular Oncology and Pathology. 5. 1-5. 10.1159/000493639.
  • Peddada K, Brown A, Verma V, Nebbioso M. (2018) Therapeutic Potential of Curcumin in Major Retinal Pathologies. Int Ophthalmol. https://doi.org/10.1007/s1079018-0845-y
  • Brown A, Spector RT, Yanoff M (2017) An Exophthalmic Clinical Presentation of Cementomatous Fibrous Dysplasia in an Orbital Roof. J Ophthalmic Clin Res 4: 028.
  • Gunton KB, Brown A (2012) Prism use in adult diplopia. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 23(5:400-404)
  • Brown A, Kaliki S, Shields C (2013) Coats Disease with Gliotic Nodule Simulating Retinoblastoma. Retina Today p. 50-52.

Regional Platform Presentations

  • Southeast Ocular Oncology and Pathology Conference 2017: Emory University

Cynthia H. Jun, O.D., F.A.A.O.

dr-junDr. Cynthia Jun is an optometrist with Center for Total Eye Care. She specializes in comprehensive eye care, dry eye treatment, specialty contact lens fittings, and pre- and post-operative care. Her goal is to keep her patients informed while providing the most advanced diagnosis and management of common eye diseases.

"Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed the sciences. After I received my Bachelor of Science Degree, I became interested in optometry. I chose the profession because it enables me to affect the quality of a patient's life and how they function day to day. It's very rewarding to know that I've made it easier for someone to read a book, watch a movie, or see a loved one. "

My Educations Becomes Your Education

“The best treatment for any condition is patient education. I have learned that the more a patient learns about his or her particular condition, whether it’s myopia or a progressive disease, the more effective the treatment. We all are more inclined to follow a regimen if we know not only what we’re being treated for, but why. Taking the time to share my knowledge with patients makes a big difference in their care.”

  • OD: Doctor of Optometry: University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry (#1 ranked optometry school by the Gourman Report)
  • BS: Psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Resident: Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Benefiting From Professional Organizations

“I enjoy working closely with the doctors in my office as well as other doctors in my field. Being a member of professional organizations allows me to exchange ideas and information that will ultimately benefit my patients.”

  • Member: American Academy of Optometry, American Optometric Association, Maryland Optometric Association.
  • Certified: TPA Optometrist

Advanced Training And Exposure

“At Berkeley, while completing my rotations in specialty contact lenses, low vision and electrodiagnostics, I made it a priority to perform research for the latest eye care developments, so I can give you the most advanced clinical training in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease. My research and clinical experience has enabled me to provide a full spectrum of primary-care needs.”

  • Research: Mechanisms of Corneal Infection, Efficacy of Glaucoma Medications Lecture
  • Presentations: Baltimore VAMC, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Transient Monocular Visual Loss, Diabetic Papillopathy and Diabetic Retinopathy, Traumatic Hyphema
  • World Languages: Spanish and Korean

Patient Testimonial

“I have been going to Dr. Jun for several years - she is great!!! She is very thorough during the exam & always takes time to answer questions! I highly recommend Dr. Jun!" ~ Peggy

Hares Banuwal, O.D. (Starting in August 2021)

Hares-Banuwal-CTECHares Banuwal, OD, is a Consultative Optometrist with Center for Total Eye Care who has a special interest in ocular disease and specialty contact lenses. Dr. Banuwal sees patients at our Westminster location on Thursdays and our Eldersburg location on Fridays. Additionally, Dr. Banuwal also sees patients a couple days a week at our partner practice, OMNI Eye Specialists, which has several locations in the greater Baltimore region.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to join the team at Center for Total Eye Care and I'm excited to work along some of the most esteemed doctors and staff in the greater Carroll County area. In a field that is constantly changing, I hope to learn as much as possible in order to provide the best care for our community."

Background

  • BA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2006
  • Completed the Post-Baccalaureate Program at the University of Maryland College Park, 2012-2013, Deans List
  • Graduated from the State University of New York College of Optometry, 2019
  • Residency: Ocular Disease and Surgical Co-management, OMNI Eye Specialists, Baltimore, MD, 2019-2020

Work

  • Ocular Disease and Primary care externship at Levin Eyecare formerly known as Total Vision in Baltimore Maryland. Primarily worked with cataract surgeons and was chiefly involved in both post and pre-operative management.  Also involved with the care and management glacouma, diabetes and uveitis patients
  • Anterior Surface and specialty contact lens externship at Compton Eye Associates located in Manhattan.  Direcly involved in the care of patients with severe forms of diseases such as: Keratoconus, Severe Dry Eyes and corneal ulcers.  Also participated in the treatment of glaucoma, diabetes, retinal diseases and pediatrics.
  • Ocular Disease and Primary care extern at the Lawton Indian Hospital in Lawton Oklahoma. Worked intimately with severe forms of diabetic retinopathy, rare neurological disorders, severe anterior chamber disease, pediatrics and glaucoma.
  • Primary care internship at the State University of New York. Well rounded experience involving disease management, low vision, pediatrics and primary care

Special Interest

  • Ocular Disease
  • Specialty Contact Lenses