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Welcome From Dr. Herschel

I would like to welcome you personally to my vision correction (refractive surgery) center, Herschel LASIK and Cataract Institute. My staff and I will do everything we can to provide you with a wonderful experience and the best possible results for your vision. We focus on providing you with clear vision, not just for today, but throughout your lifetime. That is the core of what we do.

Vision correction is a favorite part of my ophthalmology practice. Twenty-five years ago, when vision correction was just beginning, I had the good fortune to have a fellowship with Dr. Marguerite McDonald, a world-renowned pioneer in vision correction. During my fellowship, I had the opportunity to participate in the FDA clinical trials that eventually led to the approval of LASIK and PRK in the United States. Over the years, the continuous improvements in technology have made it interesting to me as a surgeon and wonderful for our patients because we can safely and reliably achieve outstanding results for a broad range of patients of virtually any age and with very different vision correction needs.

With over 25 years of experience working with these rapid advancements in vision correction technologies, I am able to offer my patients a choice of the latest vision correction procedures. At my practice, we use only advanced, premium diagnostic and surgical technologies. In addition, I am your personal surgeon, and I will provide you with one-on-one care from your initial consultation through to your graduation from our care.

I look forward to learning about your unique eyes, lifestyle, and vision goals and putting together
a plan for you to achieve your goals.

Not surprisingly, the most common thing we hear from our patients is:

“Wow! I wish I’d done this sooner!”
“Loving life without glasses!”

That just makes my day!


Kelly Herschel MD

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In the Media

Click below to watch Dr. Herschel’s appearance on Fox 35 News in Orlando. In the clip, you will meet our Visian ICL patient Bonnie M, an engineer, scuba diver, and bride-to-be, and follow her through her surgery. Also, see Dr. Herschel featured in Orlando Magazine.

What Sets Us Apart

Our patients have told us what they think sets us apart from other vision correction centers:

Experience. Trust. Confidence.

Experience. With vision correction, as with many surgical specialties, a surgeon who has extensive experience brings countless advantages to his patients. Dr. Herschel is a specialist in both vision correction (refractive surgery) and cornea (the cornea is where LASIK and other vision correction surgeries are performed), and he has more than 25 years of surgical experience. He has examined over half a million eyes, each one of which was unique. Dr. Herschel has the expertise and knowledge to provide his patients of any age with the best possible vision, not just for today, but throughout their lifetimes. That is the core of what we do.

Trust. At our center, Dr. Herschel is your personal surgeon. You will see him on your first visit during which he will personally examine your eyes and discuss all your options with you. He will perform your surgery, give you his private cell phone number, call you the evening of your surgery to see how you are doing and see you the next morning. He will then see you at your post-operative visits until you graduate from his care. Dr. Herschel provides truly personal care to each and every one of his patients.

Confidence. Having a vision correction surgeon who is also a cornea specialist is in a word–ideal. Since each patient is unique, Dr. Herschel offers his patients a wide range of the latest vision correction procedures tailored to their individual needs including all-laser LASIK; PRK; topography-guided LASIK/PRK; Visian ICL; refractive lens exchange (RLE); refractive laser-assisted cataract surgery (ReLACS); premium lens implant options with toric, multifocal, and aspheric intraocular lenses (IOLs); corneal inlays for presbyopia; and Keratoconus treatments including corneal collagen cross-linking, Intacs® corneal implants, topography-guided PRK, and conductive keratoplasty. This is the opposite of “one size fits all,” and you know that the solution you choose is the best one for your eyes, lifestyle, and vision goals. Because Dr. Herschel is also a cornea specialist, you have confidence that your corneas will be in the best possible condition going into your surgery to produce the best possible outcomes for your eyes. Dr. Herschel’s vision correction and cornea specialties are a rare combination, and they make for an ideal refractive surgeon for you.

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