Our Physicians

Howard J. Gross, M.D.

Ophthalmologist | Dr. Howard J. Gross, M.D. | Ocean City NJ | Galloway NJ | Margate NJCertified as a Diplomat by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Howard Gross established Horizon Eye Care in 1994 and has since provided comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages, including the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts, glaucoma and diabetes. In addition to his over 20 years of practice experience, Dr. Gross is also a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and is a clinical research investigator for surgical product advancements seeking FDA approval.

He graduated from George Washington Medical School and completed his ophthalmology training at University of California, Davis. Dr. Gross served as an Emergency Room Director at Kirkland Air Force Base before beginning his practice in South Jersey. He has performed thousands of cataract surgeries and refractive procedures and was the first physician bringing LASIK to the area. In 2005, Dr. Gross took the lead in offering advanced multifocal lens implants, providing patients more alternatives for reducing their dependency on glasses and contact lenses.

Dr. Gross examines patients in the Margate, Galloway and Manahawkin offices and is proud to have constructed the area's first nationally-accredited ambulatory eye surgery center to help patients achieve clear, healthy vision. He often says: "The greatest gift is when a patient comes back ecstatic with how well their vision has improved!" He spends his leisure time reading, golfing, biking, pursuing his love of aviation and most importantly spending time with his family.


Matthew K. Perez, M.D., Ph.D.

Ophthalmologist | Dr. Matthew K. Perez, M.D., Ph.D. | Ocean City NJ | Galloway NJ | Margate NJDr. Matthew K. Perez joined the practice in 2007 after completing his training at Thomas Jefferson Medical University and Temple University Hospital, where he was chief ophthalmology resident. Dr. Perez also holds a doctoral degree in pharmacology from the University of Pennsylvania.

As a board-certified general ophthalmologist and refractive surgeon, Dr. Perez treats all eye conditions from vision problems, to cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic eye disease, as well as performing the most advanced laser and surgical procedures, including Advanced Intraocular Lens Replacement, Lasik and other types of refractive surgery. He cares for patients in the Egg Harbor Township, Ocean City and Margate offices.


Joel A. Spielberg. M.D.

Dr. Joel A. Spielberg, M.D. | Ophthalmologist | Ocean City NJ | Galloway NJ | Margate NJDr. Spielberg has been practicing general ophthalmology in South Jersey since 1978. He had been in private practice in Northfield and Galloway until 1996, when he joined Dr. Howard Gross to form Horizon Eye Care. He is a board-certified general ophthalmologist who treats patients with all types of eye problems from cataracts and glaucoma; to eye injuries; to children with special eye care needs.

Dr. Spielberg cares for patients in the Galloway Township, Margate and Manahawkin offices. Born and raised in New York, he completed his residency at the Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, New York.

Dr. Spielberg is committed to the Southern New Jersey area, having raised three children and participating in many community activities in the local area. He enjoys horseback riding and is a nationally ranked in the sport of fencing.


Nicole M. Pritz, M.D.

Dr. Nicole Pritz is a cataract and refractive surgeon and a general ophthalmologist. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology. New to Horizon Eye Care, but not to the area, Dr. Pritz has strong family ties at the Jersey Shore, including being raised in Linwood, NJ. Dr. Pritz is very happy to be practicing close to home.

Dr. Pritz is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. She attended Medical School at Thomas Jefferson University, and served a general medicine internship at Cooper University Hospital. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Rutgers University College of Medicine and Dentistry and received the Rev. James F. Reilly Humanitarian Award “In recognition of the physician who best embodies outstanding qualities of compassion and dedication to patients”.

Horizon Eye Care is very happy to welcome Dr. Pritz. She will be seeing patients in the Margate, Galloway and Manahawkin offices. Her areas of expertise include treating all eye conditions from general vision problems, to cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic eye disease, as well as performing the most advanced laser and surgical procedures, including Advanced Intraocular Lens Replacement, Lasik and other types of refractive surgery. When not treating patients, you may see Dr. Pritz playing tennis or spending time with friends and family.


Robert F. Nunn, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Robert F. Nunn, M.D. | Ophthalmologist | Ocean City NJ | Galloway NJ | Margate NJDr. Nunn is a general ophthalmologist who treats diseases of the eye, including caring for patients with glaucoma. He has been practicing with Horizon Eye Care since 1998. Prior to that, he maintained a private practice in Ocean City and Cape May Court House for more than 20 years.

A graduate of University of Pennsylvania and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Dr. Nunn maintains affiliations with Shore Memorial Hospital and Horizon Laser & Eye Surgery Center. He served as Chief of Ophthalmology services at Shore Memorial Hospital for many years.

Dr. Nunn cares for patients in the Ocean City and Cape May Court House offices. He is committed to providing the highest quality eye care to the people of Southern New Jersey. In his leisure time, Dr. Nunn enjoys being a private pilot and fly-fishing.