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A Patient Focused Team

OMNI Eye Specialists’ physicians are among the most experienced and well-trained in the country. Every member of the OMNI team stays up-to-date with continual, specialized training to ensure maximum preservation of your vision.

Our physicians adhere to the OMNI philosophy of patient-focused medical care, emphasizing the importance of a trusting and long-lasting physician-patient relationship. OMNI physicians and staff are committed to providing you with superior medical eye care that is focused on excellence in service, quality and outcomes, which is why OMNI continues to be one of the Baltimore region’s leading medical eye care practices.

Ivan H. Garcia, MD, Medical Director, Founding Member

Garcia-sq“I am most gratified by the ability to fulfill God’s desire in my life to help others see. I am happiest when those who can hardly see come out of surgery giving thanks to God for their new vision. I always try to be friendly, compassionate and caring toward my patients. My hope is to give them the best vision possible to meet their daily needs. I believe my best quality as a practitioner is my faith and belief that I am doing God’s will.”

Dr. Ivan Garcia is OMNI Eye Specialists’ Medical Director. His extensive training in intricate microsurgical techniques and experience in performing delicate eye surgery including cataract and corneal transplants and laser vision correction, has made him one of the Baltimore region’s most trusted eye specialists. Dr. Garcia is equally as passionate about giving back to the community and has committed a great deal of time and skills to delivering low or no-cost specialized medical eye care to people in need throughout the region.


  • Cataract
  • Cornea Transplant Specialist
  • Refractive and Laser Vision Correction


  • Cornea and Anterior Segment Surgery of the Eye, The Wilmer Institute/Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD


  • Ophthalmology, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Catholic Medical Association


  • Instructor in Ophthalmology, Medical Faculty of Johns Hopkins University


  • Archbishop’s Award, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Baltimore (for his commitment and volunteer efforts for the patients at Esperanza Center)
  • Hands Across America Distinguished Physician Award
  • Eugene McCrary Award
  • Governor’s Distinguished Citizen Award for Community Service; Baltimore magazine “Top Doc” Award

Community Involvement

  • Mission Cataract Surgery
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Corpus Christi Foundation
  • Esperanza Center

Chad Marcantonio, MD, Ophthalmologist

ChadMarcantonioChad Marcantonio, MD, is a board certified comprehensive ophthalmologist who completed his medical school, internship, and residency at Georgetown University. He treats a wide variety of eye conditions, including glaucoma, and has a particular interest in cataract surgery.

Dr. Marcantonio spent 3 years in Cleveland where he served as a clinical and surgical instructor for the Cleveland Clinic Ophthalmology Program and was honored with the surgical teaching award 2 years in a row. He also served as a clinic instructor for Case Western medical students and served as a clinical rotation for Ohio State optometry students.

Dr. Marcantonio lives in Annapolis with his family. He is seeing patients at our Glen Burnie location and he also sees patients a couple days a week at our partner practice, Washington Eye Specialists.


  • Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma

B. Eric Jones, MD, Retina Specialist/Ophthalmologist

ERICJONESMDYou will find Dr. Eric Jones to be a compassionate, down-to-earth physician who readily extends himself to take care of his patients. He has two children, Max and Kelly, with his wife Dr. Jenny Jones, who teaches mathematics at Archbishop Spalding High school. He enjoys fishing and working with his son on a muscle car and a vintage motorcycle.

Dr. Jones is a retina specialist and a board-certified ophthalmologist. He specializes in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and surgical care of the retina. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas and completed his ophthalmology residency training at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He went on to specialize in medical and surgical retina at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Jones has previous academic appointments that include staff scientist at the prestigious National Eye Institute, NIH, in Bethesda, Maryland, Clinical Director of Retina at the George Washington University in Washington D.C., and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Maryland.


  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Ok H. Park, MD, Ophthalmologist

Ok-Park“Having experienced multiple surgeries on my both eyes and restoration of vision from near blindness, I feel more grateful and privileged for the opportunities to provide services that can impact and improve the lives of my patients. Besides, my experiences rooted my practice principle deeper; to treat my patients as I want to be treated.”

Dr. Ok Park is a board certified ophthalmologist who joined the OMNI Eye Specialists team in 2017 after more than a decade in private practice in the Baltimore area. She believes that medicine is a balance of science and art and delivers compassionate care for each patient.



  • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology


  • Pharmacology, State University of New York at Buffalo


  • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences State University of New York at Buffalo

Research Fellowship

  • Post-doctoral Ophthalmology Glaucoma Research Fellowship at Northwestern Medical School


  • Graduate, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Robert Wood Johnson University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology


  • David E. Gutterman Award (Outstanding Achievement in Pharmaceutics)
  • Magna Cum Laude in Pharmaceutics
  • National Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship Recipient
  • New York City Summer Health Research

Edward J. Wasloski, OD, Consultative Optometrist, Founding Member

Edward-Wasloski-sq“I became interested in healthcare at an early age. I had worn glasses since third grade, so optometry seemed almost an obvious choice for my career. I enjoy serving my patients, educating them about their health and informing them on how to improve their overall general eye health. I hope to give my patients better and more comfortable vision and improve their functional vision.”

Dr. Edward Wasloski has been with Omni Eye Specialists for 30 years. During his tenure he has served as the residency supervisor for 20 years through the partnership with Salus University. He has spent countless hours giving back to the optometric community, helping train and prepare optometry students for their careers. Dr. Wasloski is well respected in the community for his dedicated service in the field. He cares deeply for the patients he serves and finds satisfaction in helping people improve their eye health.


  • Optometry


  • American Academy of Optometry


  • Optometry, University of Miami School of Medicine, Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute


  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia, PA


  • Pennsylvania State University - Biology


  • American Academy of Optometry
  • American Optometric Association
  • Maryland Optometric Association (Past President)
  • Greater Baltimore Optometric Association (Past President)


  • Optometrist of the Year
  • Maryland Optometric Association
  • The Mel Waxman Award

Jazzmon Nguedjo, OD, Consultative Optometrist

Jazzmon-Nguedjo"It is a great opportunity to be a part of OMNI Eye Specialist to strengthen my knowledge of ocular diseases and surgical co-management. It is my pleasure to provide quality eye care to the patients of OMNI."

Jazzmon Nguedjo, OD, is a Consultative Optometrist with OMNI Eye Specialists who has a special interest in cornea, anterior segment surgical co-management, glaucoma, retinal diseases and pediatric eye care.


  • BS Biological Sciences, Dominican University of CA, 2007
  • MS Medical Science, Hampton University, 2012
  • Doctor of Optometry, Salus University, 2016
  • Certificate, Advanced Studies in Retina
  • Residency: Ocular Disease and Surgical Co-management, OMNI Eye Specialists, Baltimore, MD


  • Internship: The Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA
  • Third Year Externship: Ophthalmology Associates of Greater Annapolis, Arnold, MD
  • Ocular Disease and Hospital Externship: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL
  • Contact Lens Externship: Envision Eye Care, Savannah, GA
  • Pediatric Optometry/Vision Therapy Externship: The Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Special Interest

  • Cornea
  • Anterior Segment surgical co-management
  • Glaucoma
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Pediatric Eye Care

Hares Banuwal, OD, Consultative Optometrist

Hares-Banuwal"I am grateful for the opportunity to join the team at OMNI Eye Specialists and I'm excited to work along some of the most esteemed doctors and staff in the greater Baltimore 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."

Hares Banuwal, OD, is a Consultative Optometrist with OMNI Eye Specialists who has a special interest in ocular disease and specialty contact lenses. Dr. Banuwal also sees patients at our partner practice, Center for Total Eye Care, who has locations in Westminster, MD, and Eldersburg, MD.

Dr. Banuwal recently participated in an interview with our Physician Liaison, Victor Tosti, on Health Matters for Oakcrest Retirement community. Check it out here!


  • 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


  • 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

S. R. Gnanakkan, OD, Consultative Optometrist

Dr S.R. GnanakkanDr. Gnanakkan grew up in Baltimore County and attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Philadelphia, PA. He concurrently enrolled in an MBA program to graduate with a Doctor of Optometry and MBA in May 2001. Dr. Gnanakkan developed a research interest in Molecular and Cellular Biology while studying at the University of Maryland and studied various Neutrophic Growth Factors and inflammatory processes before entering optometry school. His primary interest is the medical side of Optometry where he continues to study various effects on ocular structures in patients with auto-immune diseases, diabetes, infectious diseases, and degenerative diseases and conditions related to genetics and aging. He has certifications in Minor Surgical Procedures for Optometrists, Laser Therapy for the Anterior Segment, and Orthokeratology (Corneal Refractive Therapy).

In his free time, he enjoys tennis, jogging, swimming, and traveling. He also enjoys flying single-engine airplanes and has an interest in furthering his skills in getting instrument rating.


  • Comprehensive Eye Care
  • Ocular Disease
  • Monovision and Bifocal Contact Lenses

Sarah Mahmoud, OD, Resident

SARAHMPROOFS-5-Cropped“I was introduced to the medical field at a very young age and knew I wanted to share my passion of science and medicine with my patients. I am grateful for the opportunity to join OMNI and provide top vision care to the Baltimore community.”

Dr. Sarah Mahmoud, OD, is local to Harford County, Maryland and attended the International Baccalaureate Program at Edgewood High School and Salisbury University. She is a graduate of the University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Optometry in Pikeville, Kentucky. Dr. Mahmoud has training in ocular disease, therapeutic laser procedures, surgical co-management, low vision and anterior segment with interests in dry eye disease.


  • Bachelor of Science, Salisbury University, 2016
  • Doctor of Optometry, Kentucky College of Optometry 2021, Dean’s List


  • Anterior segment, cornea, contacts, and ocular disease externship at the Eye Care Center of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia
  • Ocular disease and low vision externship at the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VAMC in Salisbury, North Carolina
  • Anterior segment, cornea, and ocular disease externship at the Omni eye specialist in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Primary care internships: The Dr. Jerald F. Combs Eye Clinic, Huffman and Huffman and Profession Eye Care in Eastern Kentucky
  • Ophthalmic technician at Peninsula Eye Center in Salisbury, Maryland 


  • American Academy of Optometry
  • American Optometric Association
  • Maryland Optometric Association
  • Student fellow of American Academy of Optometry