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Robert Smith, M.D.

Meet Robert Smith, M.D. an independent laser eye surgeon at The LASIK Vision Institute.

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Dr. Robert Smith – Top LASIK Surgeon with Proven Expertise

Meet Dr. Robert Smith, a distinguished LASIK surgeon and Ophthalmologist certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Smith earned his medical degree from the prestigious University of Michigan Medical School. He further honed his skills through an intensive ophthalmology residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, followed by a specialized Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at Emory University.

Dr. Smith’s illustrious career includes 20 years of dedicated service in the USAF, where he pioneered the USAF Refractive Surgery Program. Renowned as the “Top Gun Surgeon,” he performed groundbreaking refractive surgeries on fighter pilots, earning him widespread recognition. Notably, he was appointed as the first USAF Surgeon General Refractive Surgery Consultant for his exceptional expertise.

Dr. Smith has successfully completed over 87,000 procedures, solidifying his position as one of the top LASIK and refractive surgeons in the nation. Trusted LASIK Surgeons recognizes his outstanding contributions to the field.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Smith is committed to advancing the field of refractive surgery. As a National Trainer, he imparts his knowledge and skills to certify surgeons across the country.

Dr. Smith’s dedication extends beyond his profession. He enjoys an active lifestyle, indulging in sports like golf and tennis. Family time is equally important to him, cherishing moments with his wife and four children.

Recognized as a Super Doctor of Texas in 2022, Dr. Smith continues to uphold the highest standards of patient care and surgical excellence.


  • B.S. from USAF Academy, Distinguished Graduate
  • M.D. from University of Michigan Medical School
  • Ophthalmology Residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
  • Cornea/Refractive Surgery Fellowship at Emory University


  • Trusted LASIK Surgeons
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Society of Military Ophthalmologists
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Dallas Medical Society