It is the mission of the Azar Eye Institute to provide high quality and compassionate eye care to residents of the Delmarva Peninsula

From annual eye exams to glaucoma screenings, cataract surgery to LASIK and more, we strive to bring to you the most comprehensive eye health care available.

AEI was established in 1997 by Dr. Alex Azar, one of the most respected eye surgeons in Maryland. For more than a decade, Dr. Azar and his partner, renowned eye surgeon Dr. Peter Filipov, have assembled a team of highly skilled, compassionate and dedicated eye care specialists. No one is ever turned away for care; every patient is treated with respect.

The approach was so successful that in 2001, AEI opened the Azar Surgery Center (ASC) to provide surgical options that had long been available only by “going over the bridge” to Western Maryland.


SALISBURY, MD – AZAR Eye Institute (AEI) today announced Dr. Alex Azar has been awarded the Allan D. Jensen Part-Time Faculty Teaching award for the 2010/2011 academic year.  Dr. Azar was nominated for the award by medical students attending the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.  This is the second consecutive year Dr. Azar has received the award.
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  Dr. Alex Azar talks to WBOC's Kelley Rouse during an interview on the morning show about the impact of diabetes on the eyes. November is National Diabetes Awareness month.

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  AZAR Eye Institute (AEI) today announced it has been recognized for cataract surgery excellence by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) Institute for Quality Improvement as a “2009 Best Performer.”

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Learn more about our award-winning doctors and services, the ASC and more as you click through our site. To make an appointment at our Salisbury, MD or Laurel, DE offices, call for personal service at 410/546-2500.

  Important Announcement 

We now offer you the opportunity to receive appointment reminders via a text message.


Getting started is simple:

  1. Make sure we have your cell phone number
  2. Text  AZAREYE  to 622622


Don’t worry, you can opt-out any time you want.

What is the patient portal?  The patient portal is a web site that will allow our patients to obtain their own health records online.  Patients will have the ability to gather, store, print and save their own medical records.

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