Welcome to Our Practice
To our valued patients: Following the temporary suspension of in-office visits in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology is now open with prioritized visits. Face masks, hand sanitization, and temperature screenings with non-contact thermometers are mandatory protocols before entering the office. As we re-schedule surgeries and appointments, we are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients and staff. Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology will continue to provide the highest quality and compassionate ophthalmic care. We look forward to seeing you soon.
The renowned surgical director of our practice, Christopher T. Coad, MD, FACS has gathered a team of highly gifted staff to create a boutique practice in New York City that brings a comprehensive approach to patients’ vision, LASIK and cosmetic needs. Our state-of-the-art facility boasts an art gallery in the reception area, a comfortable relaxed environment suggestive of a spa and an in-office surgical suite. Our doctors train other physicians and are often featured in the press.
Dr. Coad specializes in the most advanced vision correction procedures including LASIK, PRK, Visian ICL, premium intraocular lens implants, and no-stitch cataract surgery. He has been performing laser vision correction since its approval by the FDA in the early 1990s. Dr. Coad has been named a Top Doctor in Ophthalmology by Castle Connolly Medical.
Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology is downtown Manhattan’s leading eye care and laser vision center. Founded in 1989, the facility expanded 10 years later to its present location in the heart of Chelsea's gallery district in NYC.
Dr. Coad specializes in the most advanced vision correction procedures including LASIK, PRK, Visian ICL, premium intraocular lens implants, and no-stitch cataract surgery. He has been performing laser vision correction since its approval by the FDA in the early 1990s.
Dr. Jason Cheung, works closely with Dr. Coad to provide comprehensive eye care including contact lens services and treatments for medical eye conditions.
Competitive prices, extended office hours, participation in most health care plans, and interest-free financing have helped us gain the trust of over 60,000 patients.
Giving Back to the Community
We’ve been serving our community for two decades and donate to organizations such as amfAR, Callen Lorde, ESPA, glaad, HRC, and The Little Baby Face Foundation. We have special programs to treat patients in financial need who suffer from HIV related lipodystrophy and are setting up a foundation to help treat victims of bullying and spousal abuse in the LGBT community. Our waiting room also serves as an art gallery to exhibit the work of local artists and fund charities. To find out more about the ways we support art and our community, visit us on Facebook.
"I’m so happy I chose Dr. Coad as my physician for LASIK. I have been his patient for many years and we both felt the time was right for me to have the surgery." - Tracie Max Sachs, 5x World Cup
Champion Speed Skier, LASIK Patient
"I have had no problems, I see perfectly and I wish I had done this years ago…Dr. Coad is the best!!" - Mario Cantone, Actor, LASIK Patient