Dr. Kevin Lavery, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 60

Dr. Kevin Lavery, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Jackson, MI and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Umdnj-New Jersey Medical School medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bronson Battle Creek Hospital and Henry Ford Allegiance Health. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lavery to book an appointment.

Dr. Lavery

Specialty Eye Institute

1116 W GANSON ST Jackson, MI 49202
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Lavery's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cataract Removal Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lavery performs Cataract Removal Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lavery performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lavery treats Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lavery treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dry Eyes
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lavery treats Dry Eyes more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Lavery treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Lavery's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Fuchs' Endothelial, 1
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Fuchs' Endothelial, 2
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Ectopia Microspherophakia - Stiff Joints - Short Stature
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Glaucoma - Sleep Apnea
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, B
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, C
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, D
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, E
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, F
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, G
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, I
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, J
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, K
  • Glaucoma 3, Primary Congenital, A
  • Glaucoma 3, Primary Infantile, B
  • Glaucoma Acquired Secondary to Intraocular Neoplasm
  • Glaucoma Associated With Systemic Abnormalities
  • Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma in Intra Ocular Tumours
  • Glaucoma in Iridoschisis.
  • Glaucoma in Phacomatoses
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma, Normal Tension, Susceptibility to
  • Goniotomy
  • Hazy Vision
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Photokeratitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Ulcer
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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(517) 782-5026

Dr. Lavery accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
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Cigna PPO
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Dr. Kevin Lavery is the only one that I trust with my eyes. He is the best. I pray for him all the time. He says I will need will need surgery to remove cateracts from my eyes ??. I trust him and no one else. Like I said, he's the best.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Joelene Flack – Nov 04, 2021
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Very professional, easy to understand, very supportive support staff
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Aug 26, 2021
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Dr Lavery has been my Dr for years. He's pleasant and professional and one of the very best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Andrea D Davis – Oct 31, 2020
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Vision is clearly one of the most precious senses. It is such a joy maintaining and restoring sight, especially in patients who have been told elsewhere,...Read more


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications


Kresge Eye Inst
Fellowship Hospital
New York Eye And Ear Infirmary
Residency Hospital
UMDNJ - University Hospital
Internship Hospital
Umdnj-New Jersey Medical School
Medical School


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Jackson County Medical Society Community Service Award, 2000
  • AMA Physicians Recognition Award, 3/2001 - 3

Media & Publications

  • Combined Surgery for Cataract and Glaucoma,
  • What is your current technique for topical and/or intracameral anesthesia for intraocular surgery?,

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Kevin Lavery, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Kevin Lavery, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Lavery's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Kevin Lavery, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lavery frequently treats Cataract Removal Surgery, Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy, and Dry Eyes. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lavery treats.

Where is Dr. Kevin Lavery, MD's office located?

Dr. Lavery's office is located at 1116 W GANSON ST, Jackson, MI 49202. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Kevin Lavery, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Lavery has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Lavery is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Bronson Battle Creek Hospital

Battle Creek, MI

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Henry Ford Allegiance Health

Jackson, MI

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Sparrow Hospital

Lansing, MI

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)