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Cataract care to help you see the world clearly

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Eye care to help you protect your family's future

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Life is Beautiful. Start Seeing it Clearly!

Kelly Eye Center’s Experienced Doctors

At Kelly Eye Center, we put patients first. Our patient-centered value is what sets us apart from other practices and makes us the clear choice for patients in the Triangle area. We offer first-class, comprehensive treatment in optometric and ophthalmic practices while continuing our quest for innovation, thoughtful adoption of new technologies and an unsurpassed commitment to patient care.

Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are one of the most common eye conditions in the United States today. Cataracts blur and distort vision, dull colors, and make daily activities more difficult. With thousands being affected each year, cataract surgery is constantly advancing and improving.

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Comprehensive Eye Exams

In order to keep you in the best eye health possible, our doctors at Kelly Eye Center offer comprehensive eye examinations. Eye examinations are very important to your overall eye health, and are able to detect diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinal issues and much more.

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Glaucoma is often referred to as the “silent thief of sight”. This is because glaucoma can develop with no symptoms, and once it causes damage to vision, there is no restoring it. This condition is very common, especially in our older patients. Fortunately, glaucoma is easily detectable through routine eye examinations.

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Dry Eyes

Dry eye is a condition that is more common than you might think. Over 10 million Americans suffer from dry eye, but the good news is that there are effective dry eye treatments available.

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Michael Kelly, M.D.

Eye Surgeon and Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Michael Kelly, eye surgeon and Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Medical Director of The Kelly Eye Center in Raleigh, is committed to providing quality eye care in a compassionate manner. As a leading eye doctor in Raleigh, NC, Dr. Kelly received his medical degree from Southwestern Medical School at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His internship in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Ophthalmology was completed at the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans.

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Dr. John Langel, O.D.

Doctor of Optometry

Dr. John Langel is an optometrist at Kelly Eye Center who specializes in helping patients manage ocular diseases. He is dedicated to providing the best in individualized care so that every patient can enjoy a fuller life through better eye health. Dr. Langel is originally from McFarland, Wisconsin and earned his undergraduate and optometry degrees at The Ohio State University. Before coming to Raleigh, he completed his residency in Ocular disease and Primary Care at the Columbus and Chillicothe VA hospitals in Ohio.

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People Talk About Us

Eye Center Reviews


"Brittany was so sweet. She called me to check on me because I was late. I got a little lost. Jessica went over and beyond to accommodate my surgery time request."

Lisa S


"From check-in through examination and ultimately, purchasing my glasses, Kelly Eye Center is organized, professional, helpful and friendly. They understand my insurance plan and were able to make recommendations based on my coverage. A+!"

Terri G.


"Jackie is amazing. She does a wonderful job of explaining everything and made me feel comfortable enough to ask questions."

Bliss S.


"Dr. Smolenyak is always very professional, patient and courteous. Brittany at the front desk is always very warm, welcoming and knowledgeable. This office is very professional and well run. Highly recommend for all your optical needs."

Shneyder A.


"Everyone that took care of me was a stand out. They were respectful courteous and of good cheer! I could not have gotten any better service. Dr. Kelly is comforting and reassuring about his treatments. He makes you really feel that you are in the best of care. And you are!"

Gloria S,


"I love this practice. I always feel like the red carpet has been rolled out when I arrive. Dr. Smolenyak is great."

Lesley K.


"Courteous, efficient service, one of the best eye care establishments I have ever been to. Highly recommended."

Michael P.

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Kelly Eye Center

8851 Ellstree Lane Ste 200 Raleigh,NC 27617 (919) 282-1100


Ophthalmology (Cataracts)
Optometry (Routine and Medical Services)
Optical Services