Dr. Omar E. Awad

About Dr. Awad

Dr. Omar Awad is a board certified ophthalmologist, specializing in cornea disease, cataract removal, and refractive treatments. He received his medical degree in ophthalmology from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his internship at the Hennepin County Medical Center and his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Eye and Ear Institute.

As part of Dr. Awad’s extensive training, he has completed a fellowship in Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive surgery at Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Awad is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota, and he lectures internationally on cataract and lens implant surgery.

He is a current member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS), the International Society of Refractive Surgeons, the Cornea Society and the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Awad has consistently received Mpls St. Paul Magazine ‘Top Doctor’ honors.

Dr. Awad has four daughters that keep him and his wife very busy with all of their activities. He likes to cook in his free time, and keeps active with swimming, triathlons, and marathon running.

Education & Experience


Cornea, External Diseases, Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Ophthalmology Residency
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Eye and Ear Institute
Pittsburgh, PA

Transitional Year Internship:
Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN

Medical School:
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN

Carleton College
Northfield, MN

Work Experience

Partner & Attending Surgeon (2016-present)
Minnesota Eye Consultants, PA
Minneapolis, MN

President, Medical Director, Surgeon (2004-2016)
Awad Eye Care, LLC
Falcon Heights, MN

Chief Surgeon (2006-present)
LasikPlus Vision Centers
Oakdale, MN

Medical Co-Director (2007-present)
LasikPlus Vision Centers
Minneapolis, MN

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology (2005-present)
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Ophthalmology Consultant (2004-2007)
Allina Medical Clinic
West St. Paul, MN

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist (2002-2004)
Lufkin Eye Clinic
St. Paul, MN

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist (2000-2002)
Olympia Eye Clinic
Olympia, WA

Faculty Member (1999-2000)
Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist (1998-1999)
Alexander Chang, MD, PC
Pittsburgh, PA

Surgical Instructor (1998-1999)
Pittsburgh VA Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA


Bloomington Location

9801 Dupont Ave S
ASC: Suite 100
Laser Procedures: Suite 120
Clinic: Suite 200
Bloomington, MN 55431

Blaine Location

11091 Ulysses St NE #300,
Blaine, MN 55434


12501 Whitewater Dr., Suite 310,
Minnetonka, MN 55343

Minnetonka Location

10709 Wayzata Blvd #200,
Minnetonka, MN 55305

Woodbury Location

7125 Tamarack Rd
Woodbury, MN 55125