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

No Flap Laser Vision Correction may be the solution for you.  If you are between the ages of 21 and 55 and have nearsightedness or astigmatism, call to make an appointment with Dr. James Gallagher to find out if you are eligible. Financing is available.

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. Since that time, Dr. Azar and his partner, 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 expansive surgical options to patients on the Eastern Shore that were not previously available.

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
Make sure we have your cell phone number
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. The Patient Portal is accessible ONLY by using the GoogleChrome Browser.