Atlanta Vision Institute Ophthalmologists

Atlanta Vision Institute

(770) 622-2488 www.atlanta2020.com »

11459 Johns Creek Pkwy, Suite 100Duluth, GA 30097   map »
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Business overview

Dr. Ashraf is listed on American Top 10 as one of the Top LASIK Surgeons in Atlanta! http://americatop10.com/georgia/atlanta/top10/lasik-surgeons

The Atlanta Vision Institute is Atlanta's premier center for helping people improve their vision. Whatever your vision correction needs, we are here to help you find the right solutions by utilizing the "Experience and Technology You Can Trust."

Book an appointment for a consultation to speak with Dr. Ashraf about any vision concerns.. you may have or to see if you are a candidate for laser eye surgery. Prior to meeting with Dr. Ashraf, our professional staff will complete a comprehensive eye exam with the most advanced equipment to ensure you the safest outcome.

With our on-site surgical suite, state-of-the-art technology, and the unmatched experience of Dr. Ashraf and his staff, we are able to offer you numerous options that will yield the best possible results of your vision correction procedure.

LASIK surgery is a quick process that improves vision. Here are some key facts about LASIK:

* You ARE AWAKE during the surgery, but you may be given medication to relax

* Your eyes are numbed with drops and aside from little pressure, YOU MOST LIKELY WON'T FEEL A THING during the procedure

* Typically BOTH EYES are treated during the same visit

* The procedure generally takes less than 10 MINUTES PER EYE (walk in/walk out)

* Approximately NINETY-FIVE PERCENT of nearsighted patients participating in the Wavelight FDA Clinical Trials could see 20/20 or better one year after treatment. Outcomes may vary.

For more information about cataract surgery and refractive eye surgery in the Atlanta area, contact us by phone at 770-622-2488

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Treatments Offered

  • Bifocal Correction
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Transplants
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Excimer Laser Correction
  • General Ophthalmology
  • In-Office Procedures
  • IOL
  • Laser Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Non-Surgical
  • PRK
  • Refractive Surgery

Service Area

  • Acworth
  • Alpharetta
  • Barrow/Walton County
  • Bartow/Pickens County
  • Buckhead
  • Buford
  • Canton
  • Carroll/Coweta County
  • Cascade Heights
  • Cherokee/Forsyth County
  • Clayton/Fayette County
  • Cobb County
  • Conyers
  • Covington
  • Crabapple
  • Cumming
  • Decatur
  • DeKalb County
  • Douglas/Paulding County
  • Douglasville
  • Downtown
  • Druid Hills/Emory
  • Duluth
  • Dunwoody
  • East Atlanta
  • Fayetteville
  • Fort McPherson
  • Greenbriar
  • Grove Park
  • Gwinnett County
  • Henry/Spalding County
  • Jonesboro
  • Kennesaw
  • Lakewood
  • Lawrenceville
  • Lilburn
  • Lithonia
  • Marietta
  • McDonough
  • Midtown
  • Newnan
  • Newton/Rockdale County
  • Norcross
  • Peachtree City
  • Riverside
  • Roswell
  • Sandy Springs
  • Smyrna
  • Snellville
  • South Atlanta
  • South Fulton County
  • Stockbridge
  • Stone Mountain
  • Tucker
  • Union City
  • VA Highland/Morningside
  • West End
  • Woodstock
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Specialty

  • Allergies
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataracts
  • Dry or Tearing Eyes
  • Emergency Eyecare
  • Farsightedness
  • General Eyecare
  • Glaucoma
  • Injuries or Foreign Objects
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Nearsightedness
  • Vision Correction Surgery

Kudzu's "Best Of" Winner

2012, 2013

Credentials

Dr. Ashraf received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio and performed a year long eye research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He completed his ophthalmology residency at George Washington University and his corneal and refractive surgery fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University, where he signed on as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. Voted TOP Lasik surgeon in Atlanta!

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 8:30am
  • 10:00pm
  • TUE
  • 8:30am
  • 10:00pm
  • WED
  • 8:30am
  • 10:00pm
  • THU
  • 8:30am
  • 10:00pm
  • FRI
  • 8:30am
  • 10:00pm
  • SAT
  • 12:00pm
  • 6:00pm
  • SUN
  • 12:00pm
  • 6:00pm

* By Appointment Only

Payments Accepted

  • American Express
  • Debit Card
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Personal Checks
  • Visa

Documents

[PDF] Allergies Press Release
[PDF] Pink Eye Blog
[PDF] Sports Safety
[PDF] Free Upgrade!
[PDF] Workplace Wellness

Languages Spoken

  • English

Reviews

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Best money I've ever spent!, 4/24/2014

I was nervous about having LASIK. Dr. Ashraf and his staff calmed me and comforted me during the procedure by telling me exactly what they were doing and how long each step would take. The initial... consultation was great as were the procedure day and subsequent post-surgery follow-up appointments. My vision is 20/20 and has been since about six weeks post-surgery. On surgery day, I really felt like I was the only patient there. I know I wasn't but I felt like I had everyone's complete attention.

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Very Happy!, 11/04/2013

I had my lasik done with Atlanta Vision Institute, and I can not say enough about Dr. Ashraf and his team. They walked me through the entire process and made me feel completly comfortable along the... way. They let me know what to expect at every step of the process. I can now see 20/15 and have a new out look on life. I would recommend Dr Ashraf to anyone who wants improved vision.

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kmccall

Reviews: 3

Best money I've ever spent!

I was nervous about having LASIK. Dr. Ashraf and his staff calmed me and comforted me during the procedure by telling me exactly what they were doing and how long each step would take. The initial consultation was great as were the procedure day and subsequent post-surgery follow-up appointments. My vision is 20/20 and has been since about six weeks post-surgery. On surgery day, I really felt like I was the only patient there. I know I wasn't but I felt like I had everyone's complete attention.

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The IntraLase machine (creates the flap)
 The LASIK machine (corrects your vision)

Timbobway555

Reviews: 2

Very Happy!

I had my lasik done with Atlanta Vision Institute, and I can not say enough about Dr. Ashraf and his team. They walked me through the entire process and made me feel completly comfortable along the way. They let me know what to expect at every step of the process. I can now see 20/15 and have a new out look on life. I would recommend Dr Ashraf to anyone who wants improved vision.

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GabrieleBF

Reviews: 2

Lasik: Best decision in my life!

I know two friends that had Lasik done at Atlanta Vision Institue and they were highly satisfied. I was really scared about the entire procedure but Dr Ashraf and his team are just wonderful. The surgery was over so quick and it didnt hurt at all. It was amazing to be able to walk out of the office without glasses. I took a nap directly after the surgery, and when I woke up I could see! My vision has been great since, I am happy I chose Lasik with Atlanta Vision Institute.

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Clever_Clover

Reviews: 1

Changed my life!! Highest regards!

Had glasses since I was 10 and I'm now 32. I wanted the best and I certainly found it here! Superb!!

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NilChauhan

Reviews: 2

Dr Ashraf is Amazing

I am just like everyone else and want to share my experience. I was very skeptical and nervous about undergoing the Lasik procedure. I did extensive research and Dr, Ashraf is extremely qualified so I decided to schedule a consultation. I first met with Dr. Ashraf and he was very helpful of answering all of my questions. He also was very informative about things that I should know beforehand. After meeting with him I was relieved and felt very comfortable about the procedure. (I mean these are your eyes you cant just have anyone operate) The day of the procedure everything went very smooth and according to plan. It was even better than I expected. I want to recommend Dr. Ashraf because not only does he uphold his level of expertise that he promises but also makes sure you feel as comfortable as possible. It has been almost a month now and I feel great and have already had family members sign up for the procedure. I would do it all over again it was definitely worth every penny.In case your wondering I have no Stigmatism, but I still did the custom Lasik procedure.

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cheifbuzz

Reviews: 3

You can trust your eyes with Dr. Ashraf!

I've worn glasses/contacts since the 3rd grade and I was very nearsighted (-6.75). I've been wanting to get LASIK for a while but have been too scared of the risks. After a friend had LASIK by Dr. Ashraf and raved about the results, I decided to look into it. I researched so many doctors online and decided to get a consultation with Dr. Ashraf because he had nothing but great reviews, has done over 40,000 surgeries, and my friend had a great experience with him. He immediately put me at ease and was very open and frank about the risks and expectations. He answered all of my questions and made sure I wanted LASIK for the right reasons (I walked out of there with no pressure to do it). I never had "issues" with my contacts, but I'm a triathlete and always get nervous about losing my contacts while swimming. I also hate wearing glasses at night to watch TV before bed. So I decided to schedule the intralase surgery and I'm so glad I did. The entire procedure took less than 10 mins and the laser was only on each eye for less than 20 secs. I went home and slept for 2 hours as instructed. When I woke up I was amazed! I could watch TV and see! My vision improved drastically the next day and I had 20/15 vision! I am 2 weeks post op and my vision is great. The only issues that I've had was a slight headache after reading my computer all day at work. But that was to be expected and hasn't happened since. I highly recommend Dr. Ashraf!

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rwilson513

Reviews: 3

Best LASIK experience -- better than Wolffson

Getting LASIK at Atlanta Vision Institute was a great investment. The surgery was about 8 minutes long, and afterwards I went home and took a 3-hour nap. I was amazed when I woke up. I looked outside, and for the first time in 20 years, I could see the individual leaves on the trees. I opted for the Intralase (all-laser) procedure which, from my research, I found that had a faster healing rate. By the next morning, when I went back to Dr. Ashraf for my follow-up, I was already seeing 20/20. Within a few days, my vision was even better at 20/15. Before getting LASIK, I did a lot of research. Wolffson was the "big name" in the industry for the Atlanta area, but they treated you just like a product on a huge assembly line. Then I spoke with Dr. Ashraf at Atlanta Vision Institute. This guy is great. He answered all of my questions very direct and blunt. He let me know how *I* know whether LASIK is right for me; not just physically, but mentally: what some people have trouble adjusting too mentally after LASIK. After the consultation, I felt very comfortable that I was able to make an informed decision--which, let's be honest, that's the most important part, aside from the surgery itself. Great doctor, great staff, great experience. I would recommend Dr. Ashraf at Atlanta Vision Institute over anyone for those looking at LASIK.

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by althames1 at Citysearch

I have 20/15 vision now!

Initially, I was very nervous about a procedure that involved my eyes. After doing some research and finding Dr. Ashraf at the Atlanta Vision Institute, I went in for a consultation, and my nerves turned to excitement. I didn't realize how simple the procedure was, and the fact that Dr. Ashraf has a top-notch facility didn't hurt either. He explained every bit of the process, and I felt like I was in good hands the entire way through. The procedure only took a few minutes, and the results have been life-altering. Before the procedure, I couldn't even drive without my glasses. After the procedure, I have 20/15 vision, which is better than normal. Waking up being able to see, swimming and not having to deal with irritating contacts or glasses in general have made my life so much easier. If you're thinking about lasik, the Atlanta Vision Institute is the best choice that you can make for your eyes!

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shamorrow

Reviews: 1

What took me so long?

Dr. Ashraf and his staff were excellent. I had my eye surgery a week ago and I am extremely happy with my eyes. I am still in the process of healing but my eyes are much better than before! No glasses or contacts!! Dr. Ashraf educated me on the good and the bad that comes with lasik. As a customer I want to know what I getting myself into because I only have one set of eyes. Mr. Ashraf was a burst of energy and he made me feel very comfortable with the procedure. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND him! I just wonder sometimes WHAT TOOK ME SO LONG!!!!!

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kmoore23

Reviews: 1

20/20!

I was nervous about getting lasik, but Atlanta Vision Institute was extremely cooperative and professional and even worked around my school break to make sure I could see. Everyone there is friendly and do an excellent job. I can't tell you how glad I am that I chose them to do my lasik. I have had zero problems and see perfectly!!! :)

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ZoomAddict

Reviews: 6

Highly recommended. On the fence? Read On...

Worn glasses since I was five years old. I had many questions, did the research, and it led me to Dr. Ashraf at the Atlanta Vision Institute. The website (atlanta2020.com) is top notch and will answer many of your questions, then a no-cost no-pressure consultation with Dr. Ashraf and his team will take care of the rest. They made sure I knew what to expect every step of the way. It is obvious he cares about the outcome of each patient and I can highly recommend this doctor. Dr. Ashraf is one of the elite in his field: Impressive resume including Johns Hopkins, tons of experience (35,000 LASIK procedures, extensive research background, numerous articles published, etc), and unlike some doctors he has people skills (he wants you to be well informed and comfortable during the entire process). If you are worried that you may not qualify the percentage that can be treated successfully has increased quite a bit in the last several years. My prescription prior to surgery was stronger than most: OD was -5.25 -2.25 x 15 and OS was -5.25 -1.50 x 175. Now I see as well as I did with glasses (better than 20/20) and only need glasses to read small print (at 51 years old this was expected). Hope this review helps others who are on the fence. In short if you are considering laser vision correction you have found the doctor that will increase the odds of a successful outcome.

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by ZoomAddict at Citysearch

Highly recommended!

Normally do not write reviews but this experience should be shared. Have worn glasses since I was five years old. I had many questions, did the research, and it led me to Dr. Ashraf at the Atlanta Vision Institute. The website (atlanta2020 dot com) is top notch and will answer many of the questions you have, then a no-cost no-pressure consultation with Dr. Ashraf and his team will take care of the rest. They made sure I knew what to expect every step of the way. It is obvious he cares about the outcome of each patient and I can highly recommend this doctor.Dr. Ashraf is one of the elite in his field: Impressive resume including Johns Hopkins, tons of experience (35,000 LASIK procedures, extensive research background, numerous articles published, etc), and unlike some doctors he has people skills (he wants you to be well informed and comfortable during the entire process). If you are worried that you may not qualify the percentage that can be treated successfully has increased quite a bit in the last several years. My prescription prior to surgery was stronger than most: OD was -5.25 -2.25 x 15 and OS was -5.25 -1.50 x 175. Now I see as well as I did with glasses (better than 20/20) and only need glasses to read small print (at 51 years old this was expected). There has been no downside to this decision.Hope this review helps others who are on the fence. In short if you are considering laser vision correction you have found the doctor that will increase the odds of a successful outcome.

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dhcar

Reviews: 3

Very happy with results!

I went to Atlanta Vision Institute when I was tired of wearing and paying for contacts and glasses. I was severely nearsighted -- off the charts. The procedure was very fast and I felt nothing. I could see instantly after the procedure! It took a few days for the vision to stabilize, but it's been a year now, and my vision is 20/15. I have not had any dry eyes or any other side effects. It's wonderful being able to wake up in the morning and not have to grab for my glasses before I can start my day. The whole experience was just great. Dr. Ashraf is super nice and explained the procedure and recovery in detail. The office staff is very helpful too. I was a little scared to try LASIK, but I'm so glad I did!

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rpiorkowski1

Reviews: 1

Completely Satisfied Customer

If you're reading this review, you probably did the same thing I did before I got LASIK-reviewing the establishments around Atlanta. I did the same research and decided on the Atlanta Vision Institute as my most trusted choice. Dr. Farooq Ashraf seemed extremely qualified to me. Upon arriving to my consultation, I realized I was right. I felt very at ease and no one at any time during the process tried to sell me on LASIK. They discussed the risks, procedure, and pointed out that I could stick with glasses or contacts. However, like most, I've had many friends who raved about LASIK. I am now one of those people. I am two weeks out from my surgery and I have the best vision I've ever experienced. Again, if you're like me, you're wondering a few things. How qualified is the doctor and establishment? My review is that you will feel completely confident in them the entire time and it is obvious that the staff is experienced. The other thing I was wondering was about the pain and recovery time. I wasn't looking forward to someone working on my eye was I watched them. The only pain I felt was that of a pinprick and it was over just as fast. I also was pleased that when they hold your eye in place, it blacks out and you don't have to go through the unpleasantness of seeing the flap cut in your eye. The whole thing lasted about 5 minutes and was extremely easy. Overall, I could not be happier with the entire process and with the AVI.

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ofouad

Reviews: 1

Lasik with a Comfortable, Educational Atmosphere

I had Dr. Ashraf provide my Lasik surgery. Its been 2 months and I feel great! I chose Dr. Ashraf's office because he was very knowledge and provided a relaxing, comfortable environment. At my initial consultation, I met Dr. Ashraf in person. He sat down with me and answered all my questions. He was very thorough and provided me options. I never felt like he was giving me a sales pitch or dodging uncomfortable questions. I have to admit I was nervous with having my eyes worked on. However, I can confidently say it was the best purchase of my life!!

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