Since graduating from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University, Dr. Jeffrey Rautio has been providing medically based optometric eye care for over three decades. He has spent the last 20 years exclusively providing LASIK. LASEK, SMILE, and cataract pre-operative and post-operative care. He also specialized in the medical diagnosis and management of dry eye disease, glaucoma, and diabetes. He founded the Dry Eye Institute of Michigan in 2010 to help manage dry eye disease and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).
Dr. Rautio joined Dr. Daniel Haddad and the Laser Eye Institute in October of 2017. His responsibilities include providing pre-operative and post-operative care for our refractive and cataract surgery patients. He also provides vision and medical eye exams for our adult and pediatric population of patients.
One of his career highlights was his appointment as the Team Optometrist for the Detroit Lions football team in 1991, where he spent 9 years on the sideline managing the vision and eye care needs of players, coaches, and support personnel.
When not seeing patients, Dr. Rautio was also able to pursue his interests in both golf and business development. He was President and Founder of an Internet based golf tee-time booking service called WorldWide TeeTime and was elected to the Board of Directors of Pro Golf of America, which was a golf franchising company. In addition, he spent 2 years as President of Enercorp, Inc., a Business Development Company (BDC) under the SEC 1940 Act.
His professional credentials include dozens of presentations, publications and lectures to the Optometric and Ophthalmology community, including:
Develop Process Flow and Continuous Improvement Initiatives for optometric and ophthalmology practices.
Develop and manage ophthalmology and optometric programs for refractive surgery and cataract referrals from surrounding communities
Provide a high level of medical-based optometric eye care which includes: spectacle corrections and glasses, contact lenses, cataract/LASIK/LASEK/SMILE co-management, as well as, advanced dry eye and glaucoma diagnosis, treatment and therapy.