Dr. Joseph Buglisi, Jr., DO
Dr. Joseph Anthony Buglisi, Jr., DO, a board certified ophthalmic surgeon, graduated from Cornell University. He completed his medical education at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and his residency training at Georgetown University, Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Buglisi served in the US Navy as an Ophthalmologist, which included 7 months in Iraq. During his career, Dr. Buglisi has worked in various settings including military bases, inner cities and rural communities. His comprehensive practice includes cataract surgery, refractive surgery (PRK and LASIK), ICL procedures and premium IOLs.
Dr. Buglisi has worked with the University of Florida teaching the next generation of ophthalmologists the latest techniques in refractive surgery. He was honored to perform refractive surgery on America’s heroes, including naval pilots and US Navy SEALs where precision is everything. These varied experiences have taught him the skills to treat patients of all ages and level of care.
Dr. Buglisi is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He enjoys spending time with his wife, six children and living on the Crystal Coast.
“I believe every patient should be treated like a family member. Getting the diagnosis right is critical, but almost equally important is showing my patients I truly care for their well-being. I want my patients to know that even though unfortunate things can happen to good people, they can trust that I will be there for them when they need me. I feel fortunate to be part of a profession that can offer so much to improve someone’s quality of life. There is no greater professional reward than being the recipient of my patient’s smile and hug because of what I was able to do for them. That gratitude is what continues to inspire me to be the best ophthalmologist I can be.”
~ Dr. Joseph A. Buglisi, Jr., DO
Margaret Buglisi, MPH, PA-C
Margaret is a native of Jacksonville, NC. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, she moved to Washington, DC to pursue her Master’s degree in Public Health from The George Washington University. Post graduate school, Margaret worked in the field of Public Health for the National SAFEKIDS Campaign. During her time there, she was fortunate to work under the direction of Dr. C. Everett Coop, the 13th Surgeon General of the United States. Margaret returned to North Carolina and obtained a second Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from East Carolina University. After 10 years of providing care in pediatrics, Margaret joined Buglisi Eye Care and the field of Ophthalmology. Margaret is the wife of Dr. Buglisi and enjoys spending her free time with their 6 children, living in Emerald Isle, traveling, and a Vegan lifestyle.
Anita Deluzio, Office Manager and COA
Anita was born and raised in Hampton, VA. She is married to Michael and has three children: Bradley, Lauren and Tyler. Anita moved to NC in 2010, after Michael retired with the USAF, and resides in Newport. She has over 20+ years of experience in Ophthalmology. Anita started out as a receptionist and worked her way up learning all fields in the eye care world; she has assisted in office surgeries such as Laser Vision Correction and eye lid surgeries. Anita has been with Buglisi Eye Care since January of 2014. She currently holds the positions of Surgical Coordinator and Certified Ophthalmic Assistant. When Anita is not working, you may find her on a baseball field cheering her sons on as they play ball or watching her daughter marching and playing in her High School Band.