Meet Our Eye Doctors in Dubai
M. Farooq Ashraf, MD, FACS
Medical Director of The Atlanta Vision Clinic
“Thank you for considering us for your LASIK surgery in Dubai. While there are many centers in the Dubai area that perform LASIK, I am certain you will not find another center offering the same excellent medical care and exceptional value that we provide at the Atlanta Vision Clinic.” -Dr. Ashraf
Dr. Ashraf is a visiting, American trained and board-certified ophthalmologist and LASIK surgeon specializing in corneal and refractive surgery, including laser vision correction and IntraLASIK, the most advanced procedure available.
One of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in Dubai, Dr. Ashraf, uses the Bausch and Lomb Zyoptix excimer laser and the most advanced iFS Advanced Femtosecond laser. He has personally performed more than 40,000 LASIK surgeries in the United States and Dubai.
As a fellowship-trained corneal specialist, Dr. Ashraf also has extensive experience in corneal transplantation, cataract surgery and anterior segment microsurgery.
After completing his medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio, Dr. Ashraf went on to the National Clinics of Health in Bethesda, Maryland for a one-year eye research fellowship. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the George Washington University in Washington D.C., and then went on to Johns Hopkins University for advanced training in corneal and refractive surgery.
In 1996, after completing a corneal and refractive surgery fellowship at the world-renowned Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Ashraf remained on staff as assistant professor of ophthalmology. His duties included not only performing surgery, but also teaching other doctors how to perform microsurgery and refractive surgery.
His surgical experience not only includes the correction of natural refractive errors, but also restoring damaged eyesight caused by trauma or previous surgery. After relocating to the Atlanta area, Dr. Ashraf founded the Atlanta Vision Institute and later the Atlanta Vision Clinic in Dubai to offer world-class eye care.
- Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
- Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons
- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association
Riya Mariya Urumese, Optometrist
Riya is a qualified Optometrist, who graduated with a master degree from Rayhan College of Optometry, India. She was handling Clinical Optometry services in Eye hospitals in India and was a Consultant Optometrist with Contact Lense Specialist in a leading chain of vision care based in Dubai prior joining Atlanta Vision Clinic. She joined Atlanta Vision Clinic May 2023. Riya has substantial experience in contact lens fitting, pre -operative, intra-operative, and post-operative care for Refractive Surgeries and other eye surgeries.
Praseetha S, Nurse
Praseetha is a certified Registered Nurse from India graduated from BCF College of Nursing. She has been working at Atlanta Vision Clinic since October 2021. Prior to that, she was a lead nurse at Jupiter Lifeline hospital. Praseetha is fully passionate towards patient care services.
Rita El-Ferekh, Clinic Manager
Rita is an experienced Administrator from Lebanon, with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) focused in Human Resources Management from Notre Dame University-Lebanon.
She has demonstrated a history of working at several senior administrative jobs since 2012. Rita handles and overseas all the operational matters at Atlanta Vision Clinic.