NVISION Eye Center
A Stanford-educated, award-winning ophthalmologist and visionary renowned for his expertise in cutting-edge LASIK and cataract procedures and his profound commitment to improving patients’ lives through exceptional care and community service.
More About the Surgeon
Dr. Michael Furlong, a distinguished board-certified ophthalmologist, stands at the forefront of vision correction technology. As the founder of Furlong Vision Correction since 1998, he has dedicated his career to perfecting and providing advanced procedures such as Topography-Guided LASIK, PRK, Refractive Lens Exchange, and Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery with Lifestyle Lenses. His personal satisfaction stems from his patients’ joy and newfound clarity post-surgery—a sentiment he understands deeply as a former LASIK patient himself. Dr. Furlong’s practice is rooted in a philosophy of personalized care, ensuring that each patient is guided with clear, honest information to make the best decisions about their vision correction journey.
Educationally, Dr. Furlong’s credentials are exemplary. A Stanford University alum, he completed his MD at the University of Hawaii, where his academic prowess placed him in the top 10 percent of his class and led to his election to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. His accomplishments during medical school were recognized with awards for excellence in ophthalmology. He then undertook a rigorous three-year ophthalmology residency at the University of Utah Moran Eye Center, which is known for its competitive surgical training programs. His commitment to mastering his craft took him to the Gimbel Eye Centre in Canada, where he completed a year-long fellowship in refractive surgery, training under the tutelage of Dr. Howard Gimbel, a preeminent authority in the field.
Dr. Furlong’s expertise and dedication have been recognized by both the medical community and the public. He has traveled internationally to impart his knowledge, teaching refractive surgery techniques to ophthalmologists in Thailand and China, and has contributed to scholarly publications on the subject. His excellence in surgical skill and patient care have earned him accolades such as the Best Vision Correction Surgeon and the 2018 Business Journal Excellence in Healthcare Award. Moreover, his philanthropic efforts through the Gift of Sight program, which provides LASIK to deserving patients, earned him the Jefferson Award—a testament to his profound impact on community service. Under his leadership, Furlong Vision Correction has also been voted the Best Place for LASIK in Silicon Valley, solidifying Dr. Furlong’s reputation as a leading LASIK doctor in the community.
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
- Awarded the B. Kent Bennett and V. Edward Franchville awards for outstanding medical student in ophthalmology
- Recipient of the Jefferson Award for community and public service
- Recognized with the 2018 Business Journal Excellence in Healthcare Award
- Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University (1988)
- Medical Degree (MD) from the University of Hawaii (1992)
- Elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
- Internship in internal medicine and surgery at the University of Hawaii
- Three-year residency in ophthalmology at the University of Utah Moran Eye Center
- One-year refractive surgery fellowship at the Gimbel Eye Centre, Canada