Dr. Kelly

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. Dr. Kelly received his refractive eye surgery training through Dr. J. Charles Casebeer, a world-renowned refractive eye surgeon. He was certified on the Excimer Laser in 1994 by Dr. David F. Muller, and was the first eye surgeon to perform LASIK eye surgery in the Raleigh area. Dr. Kelly is also a leader in small-incision cataract eye surgery, which offers many benefits including quick visual recovery. He is one of the most experienced eye surgeons in the Triangle area having performed more than 50,000 eye surgery procedures. Dr. Kelly continues to pursue the latest innovations in eye surgery and is proud to offer his Raleigh patients with the safest and most advanced technology available today. Due to his extensive surgical experience and excellent outcomes, he was chosen to be among the nation’s first trained to perform the Visian ICL eye surgery, a corrective lens to treat nearsightedness. People turn to the Kelly Eye Center in Raleigh because of the experience and personalized, compassionate care offered by Dr. Kelly and his highly trained staff. More than 150 eye doctors in Raleigh and the Triangle area have referred their patients to Dr. Kelly for evaluation, treatment, and surgical care. Dr. Kelly is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons, and the North Carolina Society of Eye Physician Surgeons. He enjoys skiing, spending time with his family in Raleigh, and is a HUGE Carolina Hurricanes Fan…GO CANES!