M Farooq Ashraf, MD, FACS
Setting the Standard for Exceptional Eye Care in Atlanta
“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.” – Dr. Ashraf.
We’re proud to introduce you to our ophthalmologist and practice leader, M. Farooq Ashraf, MD, FACS. As a leader in the field, Dr. Ashraf has personally performed over 40,000 LASIK procedures and thousands of cataract surgeries. His extensive experience, unsurpassed skills and unwavering devotion to improving the lives of patients come together to provide you with exceptional eye care.
Dr. Ashraf has been described as dedicated, efficient, skilled and precise. He has published numerous articles in scientific journals and major textbooks. His extensive credentials and accomplishments demonstrate his commitment to both his work and his patients.
A Proven Track Record of Success in Ophthalmology
· 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
· MD: University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH.
With specialized training and years of experience, Dr. Ashraf has the skills and expertise to treat your individual conditions, which will enable you to enjoy your favorite activities without being hindered by poor eyesight.
Dr. Farzana Virani
Dr. Farzana Virani was born and raised in Houston, TX. She attended the University of Houston to obtain her BS in Biology and then went on to The New England College of Optometry where she obtained her doctorate in Optometry. She trained in her last year as an extern at VA hospitals, Army bases, and tertiary care centers where she was involved in the treatment of complicated ocular diseases like late stage glaucoma, low vision in macular degeneration, and amblyopia or “lazy eye” in children. She has had a passion for eye care and health care from a very young age. As eldest in the family and a natural caretaker, she spent many years caring for loved ones who suffered from various health conditions and ocular diseases including retinal detachments, cataracts, and macular holes. She approaches health care holistically and her treatment plans are tailored for each individual's needs. Her recent commitment to Ocular Surface Disease and Dry Eye has allows her to improve the comfort and quality of her patients day to day lives.
She has lived in Sandy Springs, GA since 2004 and has devoted herself to her patients and has developed quite the following of loyal happy patients. In her spare time she has acts, has produced independent films, and has been part of a stand up comedy improv troupe, and loves to travel and eat. Recently, Dr. Virani participated in Dancing Stars of Atlanta and raised over $46,000 for the Alzheimer's Association.
Zen Rondowsky, OD
Dr. Rondowsky was born in a suburb of Philadelphia in the mid 1950s. He ventured to the South to attend LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia, where he completed his undergraduate studies with a BA degree in Chemistry in 1975. From Georgia he moved to Memphis, Tennessee and attended the Southern College of Optometry. After graduating in 1981, he retuned to Atlanta, Georgia where he has been in private practice for the last 26 years. He practices general optometry with an emphasis on contact lenses. Dr. Rondowsky is an active member in the American Optometric Association, the Georgia Optometric Association, and the Greater Atlanta Optometric Association. During the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, he served as an envoy for the Ukrainian National Olympic Committee. He is also a member of the Ukrainian Association of Georgia.
Contact Us 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.
To schedule an appointment, call (770) 622-2488. Or, fill out our easy online form, and one of our staff members will get back with you shortly.