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Saint Clair Shores, MI

Joel L. Pelavin, MD, PC

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Get to know Joel L. Pelavin, MD. The mission of our practice is to provide the highest-quality eye care services and products at reasonable prices. Your needs are our first priority. Allow us to make the eye examination and treatment process as comfortable, pain-free, and non-intimidating as possible, while using the most up-to-date technology.

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  • Visual rehabilitation

  • Eyeglasses

  • Contact lenses

  • Surgery

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Joel L. Pelavin, MD, PC

Joel L. Pelavin, MD

In 1979, Dr. Joel Pelavin graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. In 1983, he completed his ophthalmology residency at Kresge Eye Institute and interned at Henry Ford Hospital. He is board certified in ophthalmology and has been in private practice since 1983 in the city of St. Clair Shores. In the Wayne State University residency program, he was an instructor of ophthalmology from 1983 to1993.


Dr. Pelavin has a special interest in cataract surgery. He performs the small incision sutureless technique using topical anesthesia. He used to perform many refractive surgeries for nearsightedness and astigmatism using radial and astigmatic keratotomy. Today, he performs Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and LASIK with the Excimer laser, enabling him to treat various refractive errors. He frequently lectures on several ophthalmic topics to community and medical groups. He is also a member of numerous state and national medical societies. Dr. Pelavin is on the medical staffs of St. John and Cottage Hospitals and the Detroit Medical Center.


Dr. Pelavin, a lifelong resident of Southeastern Michigan, is an avid family man. He enjoys various activities, including playing the piano, golfing, reading, and exercising. He loves  spending time in his yard, grilling and serving up his specialties. He has a passion for travel and has traveled to Central America, Europe, and South Africa. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Pelavin belongs to the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce and the Harper Avenue Business Association of St. Clair Shores.