Advanced LASIK

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 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.

If you are interested in Advanced LASIK and live in or near Chelsea, New York, NY, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Coad, Dr. Yoon, and Dr. Gard of Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology by dialing (212) 220-0066.

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  • "Cannot recommend Dr Coad & his lasik coordinator Nicole enough. They are wonderfully supportive and gentle that even if you are nervous it will be difficult to stay that way around this supportive duo! Without a doubt recommend going to see them, they are worth the additional care and cost for a full-service experience that are there just to help you & give you the best vision possible. Thank you Dr Coad & Nicole."
    Yasmin L.
  • "Dr. Coad and his staff made the experience of having a cataract removed the best it could possibly be, from evaluation to discussing options to being reassuring when the surgery began, to follow-up. The evaluation process was efficient, yet at no time did I feel as if it was anything but personal. His staff at all times were both professional and welcoming. Vace, the surgical coordinator, did everything to make sure the surgical process went smoothly.
    As to Dr. Coad himself, I can't say enough. His skill is absolutely top-notch, but it was the concern that he took in making sure that I understood all of my options, and his reassuring manner before, during and after the surgery which makes it easy to recommend him to the fullest to anyone who needs ophthalmic care."
    Ed W.
  • "Had a five star experience at Chelsea Eye! I went to Dr Yoon for an eye exam and she was extremely friendly, helpful and down to earth! I have met all the staff and they are very friendly and easy to talk to. Hugo in particular was wonderful to work with during the exam. It was a breathe of fresh air coming to this practice and I highly recommend going here for an Optometry appointment or Opthalmology appointment with Dr Coad."
    Devon T.
  • "Can I please take a moment and talk about how awesome Dr. Jay Yoon is?!

    I would be friends with this woman! I went in freaked out about a blood vessel on my eye and in total hypochondriac mode (is it a stroke? Is this connected to my brain? Is it gonna spread?). She laughed and calmly said "looks like you've always had this and it's fine and here are some drops cause your eyes are dry and here's my great primary doctor who I recommend since you don't have one."

    She was very funny and relatable and cool - she didn't try to rush me away and she was honest about everything too and so helpful.

    I've already started recommending her and now I'll do it on here: book an appt and be treated so warmly."
    Bonnie G.
  • "Dr Coad and Nicole were both absolutely wonderful. After my brother had LASIK surgery, I decided to go ahead and do the same.

    Both Nicole and Dr. Coad are very proficient in their work. They answered any and all questions that I had, and calmed every nervous feeling that arose from the start, up until the surgery.

    Going through the surgery I was EXTREMELY nervous and Dr. Coad walked me through the entire procedure (before and during) and made my whole LASIK experience a breeze.

    I can not recommend them enough. If you are interested in LASIK Dr. Coad is the only doctor I would trust."
    Christina V.
  • "This team is the absolute best. Christine is a gift from the gods and makes you feel comfortable supported and amazing. She really got me through my anxieties about my recent lasik surgery - which went great! Dr Coad is the best. A fantastic team, a simple process - I highly recommend this team - if you've ever considered lasik (like I have for the last 20 years) make an appt with this great group. You'll be happy you did."
    Mark P.
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