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Kelly Eye Center’s Experienced Doctors

At Kelly Eye Center, we put patients first. Our patient-centered eye doctors in Raleigh, NC, are 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 with the help of a professional eye doctor in Raleigh, NC.

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Comprehensive Eye Exams

In order to keep you in the best eye health possible, our eye doctors in Raleigh, NC, 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 called 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 with an ophthalmologist in Raleigh.

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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 at our eye care center in Raleigh.

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Michael Kelly, M.D.

Eye Surgeon and Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Michael Kelly, eye surgeon and Board Certified Medical Director and Ophthalmologist 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 in Dallas. His internship in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Ophthalmology were completed at the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans.

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Lisa Litwak, O.D.

Doctor of Optometry

Dr. Lisa Litwak graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science in marine biology with cum laude and honors distinctions in 2016. She then went on to the University of Houston College of Optometry in Houston, Texas, where she graduated with her Doctorate of Optometry in 2021 with Summa Cum Laude.

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Linus Klingler, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Doctor of Optometry

Dr. Linus Klingler graduated from The University of Houston with his B.S. in Biology, and then Summa Cum Laude with his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry.

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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.




Jul 1, 2024


Kelly Eye Center – Ellstree Lane

Kelly Eye Center and their team are very professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this practice.



Jun 28, 2024


Kelly Eye Center – Ingleside Place

My first time at Kelly Eye Center. Office staff were friendly helpful and professional. Very clean environment. Technicians were thorough and made you feel comfortable. Explained what to expect when using technology. Dr. Kelly was attentive and answered all my questions. Took his time reviewing my records with me and exam. Listened to my questions and answered them thoroughly.



Jun 28, 2024


Kelly Eye Center – Ingleside Place

They are the most caring and friendly people. I am very grateful for them.

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Kelly Eye Center

8851 Ellstree Lane Ste 200 Raleigh,NC 27617
(919) 282-1102


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

Frequently Asked Questions

When you’re confronted with digital screens all day, you're bound to feel eye strain eventually. To avoid eye strain, follow the 20-20-20 rule (take breaks every 20 minutes and focus on something about 20 feet away for 20 seconds), blink frequently, use eye drops, and consider blue light glasses for added protection.

Absolutely! A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish and seeds), antioxidants (in fruits and vegetables), and vitamins C and E (in citrus fruits and nuts) can help preserve your eye health and reduce eye disease risk.