LASIK Specialist in Atlanta

Also Serving in Dunwoody & Johns Creek

Atlanta Vision Institute offers three convenient locations around the Atlanta area, making it possible for you to easily get all your vision needs met. Dr. Ashraf and his team offer laser eye procedures at all of the locations, including LASIK, PRK, Zeiss SMILE, and cataract and dry eye procedures. With three easy-to-locations, you can feel confident putting your eye care needs in the hands of Dr. Ashraf and his team.

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Dr. Farooq Ashraf, MD, FACS


We’re proud to introduce you to our ophthalmologist and practice leader, M. Farooq Ashraf, MD, FACS. Dr. Ashraf is a distinguished ophthalmologist with over two decades of experience, specializing in LASIK and SMILE procedures. As a leader in the field, Dr. Ashraf has personally performed over 50,000 LASIK procedures and thousands of cataract surgeries. He is dedicated to delivering the highest quality outcomes for his patients through the integration of cutting-edge technologies and equipment. At the Atlanta Vision Institute, he continually updates the equipment, employing the latest FDA-approved Zeiss Visumax femtosecond laser, ensuring the most advanced and effective treatments.

Dr. Ashraf’s commitment to personalized care sets him apart in the field. He personally evaluates each patient, assessing their unique goals and needs before recommending a specific procedure. Understanding that LASIK may not be suitable for everyone, he offers a comprehensive range of refractive surgeries to cater to individual requirements. Driven by a passion for helping people and the immediate gratification of the field, Dr. Ashraf chose ophthalmology, particularly LASIK and SMILE procedures.

As an industry leader, Dr. Ashraf has been at the forefront of innovation. He popularized the SMILE procedure, a minimally invasive laser vision correction method, making it a preferred option among patients. With a career spanning over 20 years, Dr. Ashraf has successfully performed over 60,000 procedures, solidifying his reputation as a pioneer and visionary in the field of ophthalmology.

Dr. Ashraf extends his gratitude to all who consider the Atlanta Vision Institute for their eye care needs, stating, “Thank you for considering the Atlanta Vision Institute. Many eye care centers in the Atlanta area perform LASIK. However, I’m certain you will not find a center that offers the same level of excellent medical care at such an outstanding value.”

Reputed for his dedication, efficiency, precision, and skill, Dr. Ashraf’s contributions extend beyond the operating room. He has published numerous articles in esteemed scientific journals and major textbooks, showcasing his dedication to advancing the field of ophthalmology and, most importantly, to his patients. His impressive credentials and remarkable achievements stand as a testament to his unwavering devotion to both his profession and the well-being of those he serves. His extensive experience, unsurpassed skills and unwavering devotion to improving the lives of patients come together to provide you with exceptional eye care.

LASIK Surgeon in Atlanta Atlanta Vision Institute LASIK Technology
LASIK Patient in Atlanta Dr. Ashraf and his wife

Technology Innovation Timeline

Bausch & Lomb Technolas and Wavelight Lasers

Atlanta Vision Institute receives the Bausch & Lomb Technolas laser and the Wavelight 200 excimer laser.


Atlanta Vision Institute receives the Intralase Femtosecond laser.


Atlanta Vision Institute receives the IFS FS150 femtosecond laser.


Atlanta Vision Institute receives the Wavelight EX 500 excimer laser.


Atlanta Vision Institute receives the Wavelight FS200 femtosecond laser.


Atlanta Vision Institute receives the Zeiss MEL 80 excimer laser and the Zeiss Visumax femtosecond laser.

May 2016

Atlanta Vision Institute receives the Zeiss SMILE laser.

October 2016
Professional Career

Award Won

Atlanta Vision Insitute became the first in Georgia to win this award.
May 1, 2012

SMILE Femtosecond Laser

May 1, 2015

A Proven Track Record of Success

Dr. Ashraf of Atlanta Vision Institute
  • Fellow: American College of Surgeons
  • Board-Certified: Ophthalmology
  • Professorship: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship: Corneal and Refractive Surgery, Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • Research Fellowship: Eye research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Medical Doctor: University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH.

Dr. Ashraf understands the importance of clear vision in living a full and happy life, and he is honored to be a part of improving his patients’ quality of life. His unwavering devotion to improving the lives of his patients is evident in his extensive experience, unsurpassed skills, and investment in the latest, most advanced technology to ensure the best possible outcomes. Dr. Ashraf’s vision for his practice is to continue providing exceptional eye care to his patients while also contributing to improving global health equity. 

Contact AVI to Learn More

If you would like to learn more about the procedures and treatments offered at Atlanta Vision Institute, feel free to call or email us with your questions or come in for a consultation. Dr. Ashraf understands the sensitivity and concerns about eye treatment and is happy to answer all of your questions about your procedure.


LASIK Patient Reviews of Dr. Ashraf

“Everyone was amazing from the office staff to Dr. Ashraf himself!!
They took really great care of me! I feel like everything was explained very transparently and comprehensively
I highly recommend Dr. Ashraf for any of your smile or Lasik surgery needs”

– Fahad Khan



“Dr. Ashraf and his staff were amazing! The consultation with Dr. Ashraf was very informative as he explained the differences and similarities between PRK, Lasik, and Smile. The day of the surgery he explained to me step by step about the procedure as I was bit nervous. He made sure I was comfortable through out the surgery. The best part was that the whole surgery was like 5 minutes and I didn’t feel a thing. I had 20/20 vision literally the next day! Would definitely recommend him for lasik!”

– Yashna Shourie


“I had the most amazing, very professional, personalized five star LASIK experience at Johns Creek location with Doctor Ashraf , who explained to me every step of my procedure and what to expect, making me feel at ease , though I was very nervous at the beginning. The entire staff were so lovely and nice. Thank you guys a lot too! Procedure itself takes very short time and absolutely painless! I am happy to recommend Doctor Ashraf and his team to entice considering LASIK . I was able to read with no glasses the next day and drive the day after. Again , thank you all at The Atlanta Vision Institute!”

– Ole P

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