What Is Advanced Lasik In Chelsea, New York, NY?
Board Certified Ophthalmologist and top NY LASIK/LASER eye surgeon, Christopher T. Coad, MD, FACS, has been performing LASIK/LASER eye surgery (and other vision correction procedures) in New York, NY since its inception in the early 1990’s and today he primarily uses iLASIK. Because of Dr. Coad’s experience and extensive testing to ensure a patient’s candidacy for treatment, 99% of our LASIK patients achieve 20/20 or better with less than 5% needing enhancements.
LASIK/Laser Eye Surgery is one of the safest and most rigorously studied procedures performed today. However, not all LASIK procedures are the same. For the crispest vision and safest treatment, we use the most advanced blade-free customized correction technology. This is known as iLASIK.
Although sometimes used in the same breath and to mean the same thing, laser eye surgery doesn't always mean LASIK, but LASIK is a type of eye surgery. It's important to differentiate the two terms because of the very specific way in which LASIK is performed. You can learn more about Advanced LASIK from your New York, NY, LASIK doctors of Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology, Dr. Christopher Coad and Dr. Jay Yoon, and Dr. Alyssa Gard.
How It Works
The primary goal of the treatment is to use light rays to reshape the cornea and remove tissue that can lead to vision problems.
To gain access to the cornea and these tissues your doctor creates a very small circular flap that is folded down during the procedure. After the procedure is completed the flap can then be folded back and serve as a natural cover, or bandage, while the eye heals completely.
Advanced LASIK is also often referred to as iLASIK, and while the procedure is almost exactly as what's mentioned above there are two very important technologies that create significant improvements in how it is done.
The first is the IntraLase laser, which is capable of creating a flap that is thinner than with other technology and is also structurally stronger thanks to the very precise capabilities of this laser.
The other piece of technology is called CustomVue, which can be used to create very exact measurements specific to your eyes, and that provides added benefits of enhanced accuracy and makes human errors much less likely.
What Is The Cost Of LASIK Eye Surgery?
If cost is a concern, you should know that the iLASIK procedure is less expensive than a lifetime of glasses and contact lenses. It’s a great investment! Just watch “The Savings Experiment” video above produced by AOL.com. We also have payment plans available at 0% interest for 12 months. For a free screening to find out if you are a candidate for the iLASIK procedure, fill out the quick form below.
LASIK Surgeon in Chelsea, New York, NY
Beyond LASIK, your doctor may also recommend treatments such as
Advanced Surface Ablation (Advanced PRK) and Implantable Contact Lens (Visian ICL), everything depends on your own individual needs and circumstances.