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Dr. M. Farooq Ashraf, MD

Refractive Surgeon, Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Dr. Ashraf is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in cornea and refractive surgery, including laser vision correction. Here are some facts about Dr. Ashraf: He has personally performed over 40,000 LASIK procedures in Atlanta and Dubai. He has extensive experience with the excimer laser, even prior to the FDA approval while on faculty at the Johns Hopkins University. He has an impressive academic background with extensive research that has resulted in the publication of numerous articles in scientific journals and major textbooks. As a fellowship trained corneal specialist, he also has tons of experience in corneal transplantation, cataract surgery and anterior segment microsurgery. After completing his medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio, Dr. Ashraf went on to the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland for a one-year eye research fellowship. He completed his ophthalmology residency at George Washington University in Washington D.C. and went on to Johns Hopkins for advanced training in corneal and refractive surgery. After completing a corneal and refractive surgery fellowship at the world-renowned Wilmer Eye Institute in 1996, Dr. Ashraf remained on staff as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. His duties included not only performing surgery, but also teaching other doctors how to perform microsurgery and refractive surgery. His surgical experience includes the correction of natural refractive errors and restoring damaged eyesight caused by trauma or previous surgery. Dr. Ashraf then relocated to the Atlanta area and founded the Atlanta Vision Institute, where he performs LASIK surgery on numerous patients daily. *For patients with Tricare insurance, you will need a referral from your Primary Care Physician.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Refractive Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Northside Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • George Washington University, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Johns Hopkins University, Wilmer Eye Institute, Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery
  • Medical School - University of Toledo, Doctor of Medicine
  • National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Fellowship in Eye Research

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1407956279

Office locations

Atlanta Vision Institute

1841 Peachtree Rd NW

Atlanta, GA 30309

Atlanta Vision Institute

11459 Johns Creek Pkwy, 100

Johns Creek, GA 30097

Atlanta Vision Institute

1611 Mount Vernon Rd.

Dunwoody, GA 30338

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Dr. Ashraf is a great doctor. He explains things to you in layman’s terms so you get a complete understanding. He is a patient and kind, never in a rush. I appreciate his honesty about my diabetic eye care. I wish more doctors were as respectful and professional as him.
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Staff was friendly and helpful and Dr's beside manner is great. Will refer to everyone.
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Dr. Ashraf took the time to explain what was going on with my vision and was very thorough.
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He was very nice and explained everything well, I would recommend him to other patients and I will be visiting him again in the future
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Very nice guy. Will talk to you and explain everything. Felt very relaxed.
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I visited Dr. Ashraf for a lasik consultation. Though I am still holding back on whether or not to get the surgery, the experience itself was great. He seemed very confident and really knew what he was talking about, which wasreassuring considering the procedure was going to affect my vision. He spoke a little bit quickly (though this suits my taste so all was well, it may be slightly off putting for others) while describing himself as well as the procedure. Nonetheless, the clinic was clean, the appointment was kept on time, and the staff was extremely helpful and pleasant.
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Very professional, punctual, and relaxed atmosphere. Dr. Ashraf and his staff are cordial and very experienced.
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As usual a very great experience!!!
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Satisfied
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Dr. Ashraf put me at ease about my upcoming LASIK surgery. I've been on several consultations but he exceeded my expectations by far. I would definitely recommend him to others.
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His staff were very courteous and the doctor himself was so personable and knowledgeable and just downright friendly. I would recommend him to all of my friends
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This is my second visit to Dr Ashraf and I was completely satisfied with the excellent service I received. As before he took his time with the exam and explained everything to me as he went along. Dr Ashraf is definitely the best!
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I appreciated all his honest advice and suggestions.
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It was great environment. Very friendly people. Surgery on same day. Great service overall.
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I am new to the area and as a new patient Dr. Ashraf was phenominal. He explained everything to me and answered all my questions.
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he was great, explained everything to me, answered all my questions
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Quite happy with this initial appointment. Of course, the important review will happen after the Lasik procedure is complete. Will update.
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Not what I expected. I thought I was going to be evaluated for cataract surgery. All that really happened is that he confirmed what my optometrist already told me , that the blurriness in my left eye is being caused bya cataract. I asked a few questions about the surgery and he kept saying we would discuss next time. If it is inevitable that I will need surgery and my vision is already blurry then why would I delay in getting the issue resolved. I will see another doctor to see if their evaluation is a better experience.
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very pleasant, very comfortable, very satisfied !
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I went for a LASIK follow-up exam and everyone was very kind. I really like Dr. Ashraf and his staff. I highly recommend them!
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Great.
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I was pleased with the appointment. It saw Dr. Ashraf for a LASIK consultation and was very pleased with everything. I'm looking forward to the procedure next week! He was very thorough with the exam and was able to answer all of my questions. His staff was also very kind.
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Dr. Ashraf is GREAT! He took his time and listened to my concerns and showed a genuine interest in my concerns. I will definitely see him for ALL of my eye care needs going forward. I HIGHLY recommend him!!!
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Excellent doctor. Will most likely get my LASIK here!
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A wonderful experience! Highly recommend!
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Dr. Ashraf did a full eye exam, explained the issues going on, and a treatment plan was given. He doesn't hurry one through the visit, took time to answer all my questions and overall is a very thorough, caring, doctor.
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Excellent. He was very attentive and provided all the answers for my queries . The routine exam was thorough and not painful at all.
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Very professional office. Everyone treated me with respect and consideration. Dr. Farooq Ashraf is very kind, considerate and knowledgeable. I just found a great ophthalmologist 5 minutes from work! I lucked out!
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it was great.
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First visit. Very attentive and no wait. Overall very pleased.
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Great! Dr. Ashraf is very personable, makes one feel very comfortable and has great bedside manner. I would recommend him to anyone.
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He was very quick. Not much interaction. He seemed to know what he was doing, though.
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Excellent in every way. Staff was friendly, efficient and professional. Dr. Ashraf was extremely knowledgeable and has excellent bedside manner. He was very helpful and informative. I highly recommend him.
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He explained the procedure completely
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Very satisfied with my first visit to Dr. Ashraf's office. I felt Dr. Ashraf was very personable and had excellent doctor-patient communication. I feel very confident in his and his staff's professionalism. This was my first visit and I will definitely be coming back for yearly exams.
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professional, timely, curteous, excellent staff
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