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.

John Patrick McLaughlin, M.D.

John Patrick McLaughlin, M.D. joins Horizon Eye Care on July 8, 2019. Dr. McLaughlin served as Chief Resident at Krieger Eye Institute at Sinai Baltimore after earning a medical degree from George Washington University. His experience in residency with advanced cataract procedures and surgical improvement techniques for glaucoma patients will continue the commitment of Horizon Eye Care to staying at the forefront of eye care in the Southern New Jersey Seashore area.

During his education Dr. McLaughlin was the chief clinical research assistant at Scheie Eye Institute of University of Pennsylvania on the oncology team. Dr. McLaughlin loves all water sports and outdoor activities which he plans to do with his wife and two young boys.



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.