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Pavilion West
6569 N. Charles St.
Suite 505
Towson, MD 21204
P:443-849-2106
F:443-849-2040
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8625 Pleasant Plains Rd.
Towson, MD 21286
P:410-828-5558
F:410-823-6315
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Mon - Fri
7:00AM - 5:00PM

Sat - Sun
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Eye Center at GBMC

Redesigning care, with your safety top of mind.

Hospitals and medical offices are now permitted to see patients for all types of care, including elective surgery. We have been working hard to ensure that the hospital and physicians' practices are ready for you. Please call your provider or login to MyChart to schedule an in-person or telehealth video visit today!

A state of the art facility that has provided vision and medical eye care to the Baltimore community for over 60 years

With its beginnings rooted in the Presbyterian Eye, Ear, and Throat Charity Hospital, the Eye Center at GBMC has evolved into one of the premier eye care centers in the Baltimore metropolitan area. Our specialists provide a full spectrum of services ranging from routine eye exams to sophisticated diagnostic procedures and the latest surgical techniques. We also partner with The Richard E. Hoover Rehabilitation Services for Low Vision and Blindness.

Our mission is to provide the highest level of service to patients, resulting in health, healing and hope. We strive to do this as efficiently as possible, emphasizing quality in a setting of care and compassion.

We commit to providing every patient, every time, the care that we would want for our own loved ones.

Our Team

Select a provider below to learn more
Mary Louise Z Collins, MD
Mary Louise Z. Collins, MD
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
Mary Louise Z Collins, MD
Mary Louise Z. Collins, MD
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
Allison Jensen, MD
Allison Jensen, MD
Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Allison Jensen, MD
Allison Jensen, MD
Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Tanvi M Shah, MD
Tanvi M. Shah, MD
Ophthalmology
Tanvi M Shah, MD
Tanvi M. Shah, MD
Ophthalmology
George W Duncan, MD
George W. Duncan, MD
Ophthalmology
George W Duncan, MD
George W. Duncan, MD
Ophthalmology
Katherine E Duncan, MD
Katherine E. Duncan, MD
Lead Provider, GBMC Health Partners Eye Center at Joppa Road
Ophthalmology
Oculoplastic Surgery
Katherine E Duncan, MD
Katherine E. Duncan, MD
Lead Provider, GBMC Health Partners Eye Center at Joppa Road
Ophthalmology
Oculoplastic Surgery
Francis (Lawson) Grumbine, MD
Francis (Lawson) Grumbine, MD
Director, Resident Education for the Ophthalmology Residency Program
Ophthalmology
Oculoplastic Surgery
Francis (Lawson) Grumbine, MD
Francis (Lawson) Grumbine, MD
Director, Resident Education for the Ophthalmology Residency Program
Ophthalmology
Oculoplastic Surgery
Saman Bhatti, OD
Saman Bhatti, OD
Optometry
Saman Bhatti, OD
Saman Bhatti, OD
Optometry
Mark S Foley, OD
Mark S. Foley, OD
Optometry
Mark S Foley, OD
Mark S. Foley, OD
Optometry
Elizabeth B McGinn, OD
Elizabeth B. McGinn, OD
Director of Contact Lens Service
Optometry
Elizabeth B McGinn, OD
Elizabeth B. McGinn, OD
Director of Contact Lens Service
Optometry
Martin J McGinn, OD
Martin J. McGinn, OD
Optometry
Martin J McGinn, OD
Martin J. McGinn, OD
Optometry

Our Services

Services available at the Eye Center at GBMC:
  • Routine/comprehensive eye exam
  • Medical eye exam
  • Cataract evaluation
  • Diabetic eye exam
  • Glaucoma evaluation
  • Retinal evaluation
  • Pediatric eye exam
  • Contact lens fitting
  • Adult strabismus evaluation and treatment
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastics
  • Low vision evaluation
  • Orthoptic evaluation
Ophthalmic Diagnostic Testing and Imaging:
  • Visual field testing (Humphrey and Goldman)
  • OCT (imaging test)
  • Ultrasonography and ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM)
  • IOL Master 700
  • Photography – fundus and slit lamp
  • Corneal topography
  • Pachymetry
  • Optos
  • Electrophysiologic testing
Minor Surgical Procedures:
  • Chalazion excision
  • Foreign body removal
  • Laser surgery treatments for glaucoma and following cataract surgery
Eye Surgery:
  • Cataract extraction with intraocular lens placement (including toric and premium intraocular lenses)
  • Eye muscle surgery (strabismus surgery)
  • Orbital, oculoplastic, and aesthetic surgery
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Vitreoretinal surgery (retinal detachment repair, vitrectomy)
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Types of Providers

The Eye Center at GBMC offers a comprehensive team of eye care providers for our patients. Eye care professionals are broken up into four main categories based on the services they provide — ophthalmologists, optometrists, orthoptists, and opticians.
Ophthalmologists are medical or osteopathic doctors who offer the full range of eye care services. Following medical or osteopathic school, ophthalmologists continue their training with a four-year residency program in ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery. They diagnose and treat all eye diseases as well as provide standard vision and eye exams. Ophthalmologists are also able to prescribe and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses. They are the only eye care providers who perform surgery.

Some ophthalmologists pursue subspecialty training beyond their residency. In addition to comprehensive care, the Eye Center at GBMC provides care in the following subspecialties: pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, neuro-ophthalmology, medical retina and low vision, oculoplastic surgery, and cataract surgery.
Optometrists are healthcare professionals who have completed a four-year Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. They provide primary eye care, which focuses on performing eye exams and vision tests, detecting and treating certain eye conditions, and prescribing corrective lenses, including contacts.
Orthoptists are specialty trained eye care professionals who focus on the diagnosis and treatment of eye alignment and ocular motility disorders. They work hand-in-hand with ophthalmologists to provide non-surgical therapies to patients with diseases such as strabismus and amblyopia. Orthoptists work with patients of all ages, but due to the nature of the conditions they treat, many of their patients are pediatric.
Opticians are eye care technicians who specialize in the design, and fit of eyeglasses. They work with patients of all ages to help select frames to match individual styles, face shape, and prescription needs. Opticians use prescriptions supplied by an ophthalmologist or optometrist. They do not perform eye exams, test vision, write prescriptions, or diagnose or treat eye diseases.

Contact Lens Division

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of contact lens fittings are available?
We offer all types of contact lens fittings including soft daily wear, disposable, toric, bifocal, specialty, and rigid gas permeable lenses.

Do you sell contacts?
Yes. You can easily order your lenses online and they'll be shipped directly to your home. Click here to order now.

Can I order contacts using my insurance benefits?
Yes. Please call 443-849-2475 to speak to our contact lens specialist.

Do I need to bring my old contacts with me?
Yes. This helps our technicians and doctors if we know what type of contacts you are wearing and what your most recent prescription is.

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