John Michael Garrett, M.D. graduated from Brebeuf College Preparatory School in Indianapolis, then attended Indiana University School of Medicine from 1969 to 1973. After completing a 2 year Internship and Internal Medicine Residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Dr. Garrett completed a 3 year residency in Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta. He followed this with a fellowship in microsurgery, including Phaco-emulsification cataract removal and corneal transplant techniques under Richard Schulze M.D., in Savannah, Georgia. Upon completion, he began an Ophthalmology practice in Iron Mountain, MI, which opened in January 1979.
As a Board certified eye surgeon, Dr. Garrett has performed over 35,000 cataract with Intra-Ocular-Lens procedures, as well as thousands of laser operations for glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and retinal diseases.
As an accomplished refractive surgeon, Dr. Garrett has had additional training in Refractive Surgery including Radial Keratotomy (RK), Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK), Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK), and phakic IOLs.
Dr. Garrett founded the first FDA approved laser vision correction center in the State of Wisconsin, located in Green Bay, and was the first U.P. doctor to perform Laser Vision Correction.
Dr. Garrett began performing near-sighted correction surgical procedures in 1993. He performs iLasik and other refractive procedures in the safer sterile environment of the U.P.'s first ASC (ambulatory surgery center) at the Garrett Eye Center, in Iron Mountain, MI.
By working with referring Optometric doctors from Michigan and Wisconsin, Dr. Garrett has developed a coordinated program to offer the highest possible quality of care, while facilitating convenience and continuity for his patients.
Dr. Garrett is the past president of the Upper Peninsula Medical Society and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He also is member of the American Medical Association, the Michigan Ophthalmology Society, and the Michigan State Medical Society.
He and his wife, Karen, a Registered Nurse, have three children, Hillary, John, and Thomas. He enjoys waterskiing, snowboarding, basketball, hockey, golf, and tennis. He relaxes by playing the piano.
John Michael Garrett M.D. graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1973. After completing a 2-year Internship and Internal Medicine Residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Dr. Garrett completed a 3 year residency in Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta. He followed this with a fellowship in microsurgery, including Phaco-emulsification cataract removal and corneal transplant techniques under Richard Schulze M.D., in Savannah, Georgia. Upon completion, he began an Ophthalmology practice here in Iron Mountain, opening in January 1979.Welcome to Garrett Eye Center
Traditional cataract surgery has always involved the use of a physical blade to create several small incisions during the procedure. With ReLACS™, these incisions are now made with the Alcon LenSx laser. This technology allows Dr. Garrett to plan and perform cataract surgeries with laser precision. With this advanced technology, Dr. Garrett has more control and flexibility; plus, ReLACS™ features real-time diagnostic tools for an accurate visual of what's going on inside the eye during the procedure.Crystalens
Garrett Eye Center offers Avastin injection treatments for wet macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. If you are suffering from macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy, make an appointment with Garrett Eye Center and our doctors will see if Avastin is right for you.3D-Eye Online
Garrett Eye Center’s Ambulatory Surgical Center opened in 1987, and is the first and only ambulatory surgical center in the area. Over 1,000 surgeries are performed per year in the surgical center. We have a certified anesthesiologist on site. The surgical center offers convenient, cost effective treatment with a well-trained staff, specializing in ophthalmology.
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For many years, eye drops have helped treat patients who suffer from glaucoma, but now Garrett Eye Center offers no drop glaucoma treatment. New technology has allowed us to treat glaucoma even faster than before without the hassle of eye drops.No Drop Glaucoma Treatment
The Crystalens® advantage unlike standard cataract replacement lenses, Crystalens® lenses correct your cataracts and give you back your full range of vision. Crystalens® is the first and only FDA-approved accommodating intraocular lens that uses the natural focusing ability of the eye. The lens flexes like your eye's natural lens, allowing you to see better at all distances.Diabetic Retinopathy
Until recently, glasses and contacts were the only options available to correct vision. With the latest advances in technology and surgical procedures there are several new options available to correct vision problems including iLASIK! The Garrett Eye Center also offers free LASIK screenings for patients! Take advantage of this opportunity to speak with Dr.Garrett or Dr. Hartwig about the entire LASIK experience.ILASIK