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Today, the Surgery Center at Great Lake Eye Institute serves as a region-leading resource for a multitude of vision correction procedures including:

  • No-stitch cataract surgery
  • Multi-focal lens implants (ReStor, ReZoom, Crystalens, Toric)
  • Small gauge vitreoretinal surgery, repair of retinal detachment
  • Diabetic retinopathy surgical and laser treatment
  • New treatments for macular degeneration
  • Refractive surgery including 100% blade-free custom LASIK, Epi-LASIK, PRK and CK procedures
  • Glaucoma surgery, new filtering procedures, SLT laser therapy
  • Oculoplastic surgery, lid surgery, facial rejuvenation, laser facial procedures


Great Lakes Eye Institute

Dr. Farhad Shokoohi

About Us

The Great Lakes Eye Institute has been providing superior, full service eye care in Michigan for over 30 years. Our entire team of board certified doctors, surgeons, and medical staff are committed to leading the way by providing our patients top-tier technology, proven experience, and compassionate care.

Many of our team leaders have been involved in national research and new drug development studies, speaking at national and international meetings, and have published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. Extraordinary contributions from truly extraordinary people.

Great Lakes Eye Institute is proud to have successfully pioneered many "firsts" including the areas first laser for retina procedure, modern no-stitch cataract surgery, corneal transplant, advanced glaucoma surgeries and multi-focal implant cataract procedures.

GLEI Physicians

From comprehensive eye exams for your entire family, complete optical services including eyewear, contact lens fitting - to the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and advanced vision correction procedures - Great Lakes Eye Institute is clearly, the best in sight.

In March 2007, Great Lakes Eye Institute opened the doors of a new, multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art Surgery Center in Saginaw. The center has been specifically designed to offer the most advanced technologies available in a patient-focused setting.

While we all embrace technical advances in vision correction, we believe technology alone is not enough. At Great Lakes Eye Institute, we believe in experience. We believe in knowledge. We believe it's the people behind the technology that matter most. For the best in leading-edge vision correction and patient care, we believe the choice is crystal clear: Trust your vision to the specialists at Great Lakes Eye Institute.

Learn more about our team of doctors and comprehensive services by browsing our website. To arrange an eye exam or consultation for you and your family, please feel free to contact us toll free at 1-800-448-4040 or send us an email at::

You can trust your sight with us.

Farhad Shokoohi

Dr. Farhad Shokoohi
Director, Great Lakes Eye Institute