Dr. Michael M. Lai, MD, PhD


The Retina Group of Washington

600 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 320

Rockville, MD 20852 Directions

(301) 315-2198


4.9 out of 5

443 verified ratings

2 Locations

Chevy Chase, MD

5454 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 650

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

(301) 656-8100 Directions

Rockville, MD

600 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 320

Rockville, MD 20852

(301) 315-2198 Directions

443 Ratings, 331 Comments

May 8, 2024
Dr. Lai and his staff at The Retina Group of Washington are excellent. I couldn't recommend them more highly.

Apr 27, 2024
Absolutely ….. the best!

Apr 17, 2024
Very well run office and Dr Lai is fantastic. Whole staff is welcoming and friendly. Very thorough and explains everything clearly. Have and would recommend highly.

Apr 6, 2024
Dr. Lai is excellent in everything. Always a great experience. He saved the sight in my left eye and now see 20/20.

Apr 1, 2024
Friendly clinician, excellent communicator, skilled and efficient.

Mar 6, 2024
Dr. Lai is the consummate professional with superb expertise in his field. From the moment he walked in and introduced himself, asking me to describe in my words the issue - I knew I was in good hands. He explained how he was going to conduct the exam, was thorough, explained all in understandable detail, and made prudent suggestions. He listened carefully and addressed all my questions, I never felt rushed. What more could we want in a caring physician?

Feb 29, 2024
Notable expertise, supportive and caring. I am deeply grateful to him for an excellent outcome in addressing a potentially very serious condition.

Feb 28, 2024
excellent in all respects

Feb 22, 2024
My experience with DR Lai, has been very positive. He has consistently delivered excellent medical care for my medical problem. I would recommend my friends and family to see Dr Lai , if they have medical problems that fall under his specialty.

Feb 8, 2024
Dr. Lai is so competent, understanding, explains everything in detail and always asks if I have any questions or concerns. He is so thorough and kind and I highly recommend him. He is the best!

Feb 7, 2024
very professional, very experienced doctor, excellent.

Jan 13, 2024
excellent physician, very through and explained every issue in a concise and understandable manner. Very caring physician

Jan 11, 2024
Dr. Lai is very knowledgeable and personal, is an excellent doctor.

Jan 10, 2024
Always reassuring to see Dr. Lai. I value his assessment which is always explained and discussed so that any recommendations or treatment are fully understood.

Dec 24, 2023

Dec 16, 2023
De. Lai has provided outstanding care for a very difficult medical problem.

Dec 13, 2023
Extraordinarily run office!! Dr. Lai is terrific!

Dec 13, 2023
If I could give addtional stars, I would. Dr. Lai is incredibly calming and talented. He has done an incredible job in putting me at ease during a difficult time period and over the past 6 months, everything he said would happen has and I could NOT have asked for better care.

Dec 8, 2023
Dr. Lai is competent, professional, and caring. I have complete confidence in his expertise and clinical skills.

Dec 4, 2023
Very Professional. Explains everything thoroughly.. Expert in his field. Very painless visits. Great staff!

Nov 18, 2023
Always very pleasant and professional !!

Nov 16, 2023
Dr. Lai is thorough, gentle and explains in details expectations. He is also very patient when listening to questions.

Nov 16, 2023
Dr. Lai is experienced, direct and informative.I would recommend no other doctor to care for our eyes!

Nov 15, 2023
Excellent personal explanations and recommendations. Office staff helpful and efficient.

Nov 15, 2023
Friendly and thorough exam.

Nov 12, 2023

Nov 2, 2023
Thank you so much for providing such wonderful service! Dr. Michael Lai and staff were very friendly and provided me with an exceptional experience. Dr. Lai did a wonderful job treating my AMD. He was able to accurately diagnose the issue and provide professional and wonderful care.

Oct 27, 2023
Excellent doctor and great expierenc

Oct 25, 2023
I came to see Dr. Lai regarding an issue I have currently, but we took the time for me to have a regular annual check up. While the issue I am having really is with the cornea of one eye, Dr. Lai explained the relationship between it and the retina in the affected eye. We discussed briefly what seems a wise course for me to take. I am grateful for his help.

Oct 12, 2023
Excellent, knowledgeable doctor

Oct 8, 2023
Informative and thorough exam and with the latest technology.

Oct 4, 2023

Sep 19, 2023
Great experience ; great staff; excellent MD. Everyone is professional, welcoming, sensitive and discreet. Dr Lai is the BEST!!

Sep 16, 2023
Dr. Lai is fantastic! A perfect combination of intellect; support, professionalism, and care. Highly recommend!

Sep 15, 2023
very professional

Sep 13, 2023
Excellent !

Sep 7, 2023
Dr. Lai has been my Retinologist since May of 2009. He's an excellent doctor. He has our utmost confidence. We have recommended him to a number of friends. He's has a gentle approach & easy to talk with. I've had 3 cases of retinal tears & Dr. Lai has done an excellent job of fixing me up. My husband, Lewis, is now one of his patients as well. We are extremely grateful to Dr. Lai for all he has done for us over these past 14 years. We think the world of him. We are so very blessed to have him as our Retinologist.

Sep 6, 2023
Dr. Lai is very knowledgeable, thorough, and personable.

Aug 26, 2023
The best in every way. Diagnostics, treatment plan, execution of procedures, explanation of everything, efficient, and friendly!!!

Aug 25, 2023
Dr. Lai is professional, competent, and compassionate. He always answers every question thoroughly and never rushes an appointment. I have complete confidence that he has my best interests and eye health as his first priority.

Aug 24, 2023
very good doctor good service

Jul 28, 2023
Professional services.

Jul 21, 2023
Dr. Lai was patience, kind and understanding. He gave clear information and explanation to help me with my eye condition.

Jul 20, 2023
Great experience with Dr. and his staffs.

Jul 17, 2023
excellent physician

Jul 16, 2023
The Retina Group is a well-run practice. Everyone I encountered was friendly and helpful. Dr Lai takes the time to listen to me and to explain everything. He was very thorough in his examination and upbeat in his approach. I would recommend Dr. Lai to anyone.

Jul 15, 2023
Wonderful service

Jul 12, 2023
My visit was handled efficiently and in a friendly manner, as usual. Questions were answered, I was informed about each procedure, and my recovery from the eye shot was rapid. I am always comfortable when I come for my eye visits.

Jun 21, 2023
He was very Pleasant and polite. Very thorough.

Jun 20, 2023
As usual my visit with Dr. Lai was excellent. He and his staff are most professional and caring.