Michelle L. Diaz, MD

Michelle Diaz, MD is a cataract and refractive surgeon at Atlantic Eye Institute in Jacksonville Florida. She is a Florida native having completed her undergraduate training at University of South Florida in Tampa before attending medical school the University of Miami. While in medical school she became interested in ophthalmology while working on research at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Upon completion of her medical degree she did her internship in internal medicine and residency in ophthalmology at the University of Florida, Jacksonville.

During residency she developed an interest in refractive surgery leading her to complete a fellowship in refractive surgery in Omaha Nebraska at Nebraska Laser Eye Associates under the mentorship of Dr. Mark Johnston. Dr. Diaz has always strived to provide patients with their best possible vision and prides herself in being up to date on the latest in refractive technology. She offers numerous vision correction procedures, including LASIK, Topography-guided LASIK, PRK, PTK and Femtosecond cataract surgery.

She is driven to practice refractive surgery from her desire to improve patient’s quality of life through improvement of their vision. She has personal experience with her younger sister having had a very high prescription before undergoing LASIK that gave her excellent vision. Being able to provide patients with a new outlook on life motivates Dr. Diaz to continue practicing refractive surgery.

Dr. Diaz is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and one of very few refractive fellowship trained surgeons. She has achieved certification in a number of excimer laser platforms (Nidek, Visx, Technolas, Allegretto) and femtosecond platforms (Intralase and LenSx). She has interest in topography guided LASIK, instrumentation for refractive surgery and new techniques in the refractive market.

Dr. Diaz enjoys spending time with her husband, Danny, son Daniel and daughter Nadia as well as traveling and boating.


Atlantic Eye Institute


3316 Third Street South, Suite #103

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 USA

Telephone – 888-795-2020

Email – MichelleLynnDiaz@Gmail.com

About: Michelle L. Diaz, MD Bio