Advanced Surface Ablation

Advanced Surface ABlation in Chelsea, New York, NY

If you are looking to improve your vision but are tired of having to change your contacts or are still wearing glasses, then one of the treatment options your New York, NY, LASIK doctor may suggest is called Advanced Surface Ablation. You can learn more about it and other alternatives by reaching out to Dr. Christopher Coad and Dr. Jay Yoon, and Dr. Alyssa Gard of Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology.

Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery is a rather broad term used to describe the different approaches to treating eye conditions that employ laser technology. But LASIK is not synonymous with laser eye surgery, the procedure takes a very specific approach and typically consists of two parts.

First, a circular access is created on the surface of the eye, commonly called a flap as it's what it resembles. This flap is folded over so that the next step can take place.

Your doctor then has access to the part of the eye that will be corrected with very precise light rays. These remove very minute pieces of tissue that are creating the vision problems you are having.

After this second step, the flap is then folded back to its original position where it will help to protect the eye as it heals.

Advanced PRK

Advanced Surface Ablation Photorefractive Keratectomy, or as it's otherwise known, Advanced PRK, or just PRK, involves very similar steps to traditional LASIK, except without creating a flap.

Instead, your doctor removes the outer surface of the cornea and then corrects the tissue underneath as they would during LASIK. But then a soft contact lens serves as the protective cover for your eye.

LASIK Surgeon in Chelsea, New York, NY

Your LASIK surgeon practices Advanced LASIK (iLASIK), a more advanced and precise implementation of LASIK, as well as Advanced Surface Ablation, or you may even be recommended Implantable Contact Lens (Visian ICL) to correct your vision.

So if you are interested in Advanced Surface Ablation or LASIK begin by scheduling a visit with Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology with Dr. Coad, Dr. Yoon, and Dr. Gard in New York, NY, 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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