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Briana Brunner, M.D.

Dr. Briana Brunner is a board-certified and fellowship-trained ophthalmologist at Carroll Vision Center, who specializes in cataract and refractive surgery.

Dr. Brunner was raised in Myrtle Beach, SC with her parents and three siblings. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Clemson University where she graduated summa cum laude. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Brunner completed her internal medicine internship at Drexel University in Philadelphia followed by three years of ophthalmology residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA, where she served as chief resident. Following residency, Dr. Brunner completed a subspecialty fellowship in cataract and refractive surgery under the mentorship of Dr. Majid Moshirfar at Hoopes Vision in Salt Lake City, UT.

Dr. Brunner practices medical and surgical comprehensive ophthalmology including management of cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration. She offers our network of referring physicians her expertise in cataract surgery (both traditional and laser-assisted), MIGS (Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery), LASIK/PRK and ICL (implantable contact lens) surgery, and anterior segment surgery. She has published several papers in leading peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Brunner’s husband grew up in Carroll County and they relocated to the area to be closer to family. When she is not seeing patients, Dr. Brunner enjoys spending time with her husband and young son, being outdoors, cooking, traveling, and running. 


  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  • Doctorate of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

Martin Weintraub, M.D.

Martin-WeintraubDr. Martin Weintraub, M.D., is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has been practicing in Carroll County, Maryland since 1983. Dr. Weintraub is an experienced physician who takes great satisfaction in interacting with his patients. He strives to provide top-quality eye care, answer all questions clearly and concisely, and treat you with respect and compassion. Dr. Weintraub continues to see emergencies on a daily basis, a commitment he has made since the early days of his practice. He sees patients of all ages, including children, and specializes in the following services:

  • Comprehensive Eye Examinations
  • Dry Eye Treatment
  • Difficult Eyeglass Prescriptions
  • Diabetic Eye Care
  • Cataract Management
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Other Eye Diseases and Conditions

Dr. Weintraub earned a B.A. in physics from Franklin and Marshall College in 1975, and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1979. To enhance his medical diagnostic skills, Dr. Weintraub pursued a one-year internship in internal medicine at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., and then completed a three-year ophthalmology residency at the University of Maryland Hospital, where he was chief resident in his final year.

Dr. Weintraub holds a clinical assistant professorship at the University of Maryland Hospital, and has previously served as the president of the Carroll County Medical Society and as medical director of the Carroll County Eye Surgery Center.

Getting to Know Dr. Weintraub

"I am very aggressive in diagnosing and treating glaucoma. Loss of vision from this disease is usually preventable if identified early and appropriately. It is so important to diagnose macular degeneration.

Patients should be on special AREDS vitamins at the earliest stages, and exciting new treatments are now available for more advanced cases. People just don’t need to live with dry eye problems anymore. We have so many new treatments and regimens available to alleviate painful symptoms.

One of my most important principles has always been to treat each patient the way I would want my family treated."

Andrew Kessler, M.D. (Retired December 2023)

Andrew-KesslerDr. Andrew Kessler, M.D., is an American Board of Ophthalmology certified surgeon who has practiced comprehensive ophthalmology for 30 years in Carroll County, Maryland. After an astounding career in ophthalmology, Dr. Kessler recently retired from clinical and surgical practice in December 2023. Click here to learn more.

Dr. Kessler's Previous Background

"Born and raised in Philadelphia, I was only in third grade when I failed the school eye exam. I have since worn and broken more glasses than I care to recall. It was not until the summer after I graduated from college when my life hit its turning point. While on a camping trip, I had the misfortune of scratching my cornea. A seemingly unfortunate event, it soon became clear it was the opposite, as I was treated by a very kind ophthalmologist, who encouraged me to go to medical school. Taking his words to heart, I did just that. I have always remembered how grateful I felt toward him for his kind caring treatment of my eye. When I started my practice, I committed myself to treating my patients with the same excellent care and empathy that I had experienced."

Dr. Andrew Kessler, M.D., is an American Board of Ophthalmology certified surgeon who has practiced comprehensive ophthalmology for 30 years in Carroll County, Maryland. He specializes in premium cataract surgery, using the most advanced equipment available to achieve optimum results for each and every patient. 

As one of the first ophthalmologists in the county to be certified in Laser Cataract Surgery, Dr. Kessler has been trusted to perform surgery on several doctors in the Carroll County area. He was the first surgeon to perform stitchless, small incision cataract surgery at Carroll Hospital Center, and in July 2005, he became the first surgeon in Carroll County to implant the ReSTOR multifocal lens. Since then, Dr. Kessler has continued to successfully perform thousands of cataract surgery procedures at The Carroll County Eye Surgery Center. He is also the first surgeon in Carroll County to now offer Dropless Cataract Surgery to his patients.


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania
  • Doctorate of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
    • Received the Stuart Mudd Award and the Jack Clarke Prize
  • Internship, Presbyterian University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
  • Residency, University of Maryland Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology
    • During his last year, he was Chief Resident of the Eye Clinic

Faculty Appointments

  • Medical Director of the Carroll County Eye Surgery Center
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Hospital
  • The Johns Hopkins Suburban Health Center


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • International Society of Refractive Surgeons
  • Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Carroll Hospital Center: Laser Safety Committee, Chairman
  • Carroll County Medical Society, President 1995-1997


David Bittings, O.D.

David-BittingsDavid Bittings, O.D., has been a Doctor of Optometry for nearly 30 years and has been serving the residents of Carroll County and the surrounding area for over 27 of those years. In his years of service to Carroll Vision Center, he has provided almost 100,000 eye exams to patients of all ages. Dr. Bittings now has the privilege of caring for patients that he began working with as children who now bring their own children to him for compassionate expert eye care. 

Dr. Bittings’ clinical interests include treating patients with dry eyes, cataracts, diabetes, glaucoma and retinal disorders. Dr. Bittings specializes in diagnosing, treating and managing eye disease, injuries, and disorders related to ocular issues from systemic disease.

His comprehensive eye exams use advanced diagnostic technology, including the newest Optical Coherence Tomography to see beyond the surface of the eye. This state-of-the-art technology uses laser technology to safely detect disease deep inside the eye. His proactive approach to your care provides valuable insight into diseases and conditions that affect your vision. Should the need arise, Dr. Bittings has established close relationships with locally renowned specialists for any corneal, glaucoma, oculoplastic and retinal needs.

Dr. Bittings takes time to answer your questions, explain available treatment options and provides the best treatment available.

“Questions are welcome and encouraged. I enjoy educating my patients about their vision. The human eye is fascinating. Did you know that of all of the cranial nerves that control our bodies, half are related to the eyes?” - Dr. Bittings

Born and raised in Maryland, Dr. Bittings received his bachelor's degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). While working on his undergraduate degree at UMBC, Dr. Bittings held a Research Fellowship with the National Institute of Health-Gerontology Research Center. Upon completion of his Fellowship and undergraduate degree, he received his degree in Vision Science from Salas University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His doctorate degree was received in 1995, at which time Dr. Bittings returned to Maryland to practice optometry. He has been certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the American Board of Clinical Optometry.

Family is especially important to Dr. Bittings. When he is not providing care, he is supporting his wife of 20 years with her endeavor’s as the CSO of a non-profit in Carroll County, as well as spending time with their tween daughter who attends school in Westminster. Dr. Bittings has dedicated over 27 years to providing compassionate care to his patients at Carroll Vision Center, located in the heart of Westminster.