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Michael Furlong, MD

Top Bay Area LASIK Surgeon

Dr. Michael Furlong is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in Advanced Topography-Guided LASIK, PRK, Refractive Lens Exchange and Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery with Advanced Lifestyle Lenses. A former LASIK patient himself, Dr. Furlong enjoyed his results so much that he dedicated his practice to the magic of advanced vision correction procedures.

Dr. Furlong - Top Bay Area LASIK SurgeonDr. Furlong established Furlong Vision Correction in 1998 and has performed more than 42,000 refractive and small-incision cataract surgeries to date. His greatest pleasure is listening to his patients describe the excitement of waking up the morning after their surgery and being able to see clearly without glasses or contact lenses for the first time in years.

Dr. Furlong meets and works with each LASIK patient personally throughout the entire vision correction. His personable approach allows you to ask the right questions and his honest answers allow you to make the right decision about your eyes.

  • A graduate of Stanford University, Dr. Furlong received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1988.
  • He earned his MD from the University of Hawaii in 1992, graduating in the top 10 percent of his class. He was elected to membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and earned both the B. Kent Bennett and the V. Edward Franchville awards for outstanding medical student in the field of ophthalmology. He completed his internship at the University of Hawaii in internal medicine and surgery.
  • Following medical school, Dr. Furlong completed a three-year residency in the ophthalmology program at the University of Utah Moran Eye Center, one of the most competitive surgical training programs in the country.
  • Dr. Furlong elected to further his formal education with a one-year refractive surgery fellowship at Canada’s prestigious eye institute, the Gimbel Eye Centre. During this additional full year of formal LASIK training, Dr. Furlong studied under Dr. Howard Gimbel, one of the world’s leading authorities on refractive surgery.
  • Following this specialized training year, he traveled to Bangkok, Thailand and China to train foreign ophthalmologists in the most current refractive surgery techniques. He has also co-authored several articles and book chapters on refractive surgery.
  • Dr. Furlong received the prestigious Jefferson Award – the “Nobel Prize” for community and public service – for the Furlong Vision Correction charitable Gift of Sight program, which provides LASIK to qualified and deserving patients.
  • Furlong Vision Correction has been voted Best Place for LASIK in the Silicon Valley for ten years in the Mercury News Reader’s Choice Awards and was also honored to win the new category of Best Vision Correction Surgeon. Santa Cruz Good Times readers voted Dr. Furlong Best Lasik Doctor for five years running.

Leah F.
San Francisco, CA

9/29/2017
Yelp

Gotta pay my overdue Yelp gratitude here. Furlong has an all-star staff. Carol specifically is a wonderful human being and professional. They're prepared for every possible scenario. My story varies slightly from others in that I did experience bad halos/glares for roughly 2 weeks following surgery (which is...

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Matt C.
Fullerton, CA

7/29/2017
Yelp

Dr. Furlong was a recommendation from my optometrist. My first visit was fast and easy. My optometrist had already done my dilation so they just needed to take measurements and double check that I was a candidate. Everyone was very professional and friendly. I was nervous about everything but my patient counselor...

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Shilpi R.
Sunnyvale, CA

10/11/2017
Yelp

I recently had LASIK done with Dr. Furlong and it was an amazing experience. I wanted to have LASIK so that I could wake up first thing in the morning and not worry about contacts or glasses! As an optometrist myself I knew the ins and outs a little bit more but everything was on point! Their waiting room is always...

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Gabriel N.
Union City, CA

4/19/2017
Yelp

This has easily been one of the best decisions I have made in my life. After having glasses for most of my life, it's crazy to think I can now wake up and see clearly. I was referred here by my optometrist, Dr. Toy, in early 2016. I came for the free consultation where Dr. Furlong and his staff determined that I...

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Randy M.
San Jose, CA

6/15/2016
Yelp

Five stars.  Why?  I was suffering from rapidly progressing cataracts at the relatively young age of 37.  I was forced to take time off of work until the first surgery was complete.  My left eye had deteriorated from 20/300 in January to "hand motion (I could see light differences and movement only)" the day...

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Himi A.
Fremont, CA

9/30/2017
Yelp

My lasik surgery experience at the center was fabulous! The staff is very friendly, customer service is great! Interaction with Dr. Furlong was directly in the surgery room. Everything was very smooth and the location is super hygienic and has the top technology.

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Betty M.
San Francisco, CA

3/30/2017
Yelp

Just got my lasik surgery done last week by Dr. Furlong, and so far so good! I got referred to Dr. Furlong from my optometrist. A little pricier than competitors, but it's YOUR EYES, not the situation to be looking for a discount. They take a lot of time to make sure that you're comfortable and informed, and the...

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Jennifer H.
Fremont, CA

2/11/2017
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One of the best decisions I've made in my life! It took me about 2 years before I actually made a decision and not to sound super corny or anything... I should've done it sooner! It's definitely easier saying that knowing my LASIK surgery went well so I completely understand anyone's fear or hesitation with...

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A S.
Sunnyvale, CA

8/17/2017
Yelp

My mom had cataract surgery with with Furlong Vision this past month. It was a smooth experience.  She had one eye done first, followed by the second eye a few weeks later.  She saw Dr. Furlong for consultation in June.  He gave her a detailed exam and performed various scans.  She decided to go with femto laser...

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Leigh B.
Half Moon Bay, CA

8/8/2017
Yelp

Dr.Furlong did PRK for my insanely farsighted eyes in September 2016. I am now seeing 20/20!!! I couldn't be happier with the results. I also appreciated that he was honest when he didn't recommend PRK for my thin corneas... better safe than sorry! Thanks again, best money I could have spent on myself.

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Mike B.
Santa Cruz, CA

4/12/2017
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I rarely write reviews on Yelp, but for something as important as LASIK, I did a lot of research & visited several places in Silicon Valley. I recommend you do too! You get what you pay for...don't budget on your eyes! You want the best technology & an experienced & personable  Doctor. Dr. Furlong is...

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Yee L.
Palo Alto, CA

4/22/2017
Yelp

Super thorough and professional.  The staff accurately explained exactly what to expect and answered all my questions in an even-handed way with lots of detail about risks and benefits.

Theres no guarantee of results, but turns out my vision was corrected to better than 20/20 and I'm very happy with the results.

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Best Place for LASIK in Silicon ValleyVoted Best LASIK Doctor by Santa Cruz Good TimesTwice named a Premiere Cataract Surgeon by Ocular Surgery NewsSponsor of Santa Clara County Optometric SocietyJefferson Award - the "Nobel Prize" for community and public service for the Furlong Vision Correction Gift of Sight programOfficial laser vision correction and eye surgeon and Legacy Partner of the San Jose Earthquakes