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About Kelly Eye Center, Raleigh Eye Doctors


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Since 2001, Kelly Eye Center has been proud to offer quality eye care in a compassionate manner in the greater Triangle area. Using the latest technology including laser cataract surgery and advanced lifestyle lens implants, the physicians and staff of Kelly Eye Center have given new sight to thousands of satisfied patients.

The Kelly Eye Center offers Raleigh-Durham, NC, patients a broad range of eye care services including cataract evaluation and treatment, general and medical eye exams, glaucoma treatment, injury and diseases of the eye, glasses, contact lens, and more!

By combining the expertise of our eye surgeon specialists with our caring and knowledgeable staff, we are able to offer our Raleigh-Durham patients the optimal vision experience! From check in to check out, we aim to provide excellent and outstanding patient and customer service.

Meet Our Physicians


Michael Kelly, MD

Michael Kelly, M.D.

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.

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Dr. Sean Smolenyak, OD

Sean Smolenyak, O.D.

Dr. Sean Smolenyak is a native of Great Falls, Virginia. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, and received his Doctor of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2001. Since then Dr. Smolenyak has specialized in the medical management of eye diseases. His interests include dry eye disease, conjunctivitis, uveitis, ocular emergencies, macular degeneration and glaucoma. He also works closely with local physicians to help manage diabetic patients.

Dr. Smolenyak also has extensive experience in the post-operative management of cataract surgery. Working closely with Dr. Kelly, he ensures patients receive the most optimal result possible.

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1st in the Triangle to offer

Blade-Free Laser Cataract Surgery

Kelly Eye Center is the first eye center in the Triangle to offer blade-free laser cataract surgery. This advanced laser technology provides our patients with the safest, most gentle cataract surgery method available today. In blade-free laser cataract surgery, the laser accomplishes with pinpoint accuracy many of the surgical steps traditionally done by hand.

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