An Innovative Eye Care History


The history of our practice dates back to 1968. That was the year in which Dr. David P. Mohr opened the first ophthalmology practice in Carroll County. He was dedicated to providing leading-edge solutions for a whole host of vision problems along with the highly personalized care that his patients would truly appreciate. It didn’t take long for Dr. Mohr to become the trusted source of many area doctors for their patients’ vision needs. In 1986, Dr. Barber joined him in his practice. Dr. Mohr retired in 1998, but our team continued to diversify with the addition of Dr. Jun that same year and Dr. Friedman in 2004. Soon after, our name was changed to Center for Total Eye Care. As of 2015, Dr. Luzuriaga became the newest member of our team.

Our practice has come from humble beginnings, starting with one ophthalmologist and growing into a team of four eye care professionals, two office locations, and a support staff of over 25, including several board-certified opticians. Today, Drs. Barber, Friedman, Jun, and Luzuriaga still follow the same patient-focused practice philosophy that was set forth by Dr. Mohr nearly 50 years ago.

First to Introduce Many Vision Care Advances

Over the years, the Center for Total Eye Care has set the standard of vision throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. For starters, we were the first practice in the area to introduce vision correction surgery, both radial keratotomy (RK) and LASIK. We were the first to offer the modern phacoemulsification procedure, which enables cataracts to be removed through tiny incisions, as well as “no-stitch” cataract surgery with topical anesthesia. Additionally, we recently adopted laser cataract surgery!

And the Firsts Continue...

First practice in the area with the state-of-the-art IOL Master system. First to introduce selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) to the area. First to utilize the OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) in evaluation of glaucoma and retinal conditions. First to offer a full-service optical boutique as part of an ophthalmology practice.

It’s not a competition. It’s a commitment to provide you and our community the effective eye care you deserve.

Read what some of our patients are saying…

“I am writing to express my gratitude for the kindness you and your staff recently extended to me. Sally’s interpersonal and professional skills are impressive. This lady really knows her stuff. She gave me wonderful guidance on frame selection was able to answer my questions…and went the extra mile to order in two different colored frames to see if one color would be more complimentary to me...I witnessed a steady stream of people coming to see Sally for various eyeglass issues…Each person was treated promptly and with respect…In this day and age, when so much of health care has been reduced to a business…it is truly gratifying to discover a class-act health enterprise. I cannot thank you enough. I hope the kindness you and your staff extended to me is returned to you one hundred fold.”

- Barbara