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Is LASIK Right For You?

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Are you tired of wearing glasses or contacts every day? If you're nearsighted (myopia), farsighted (hyperopia) or have distorted vision (astigmatism), you've really had no other choices for vision correction. That is, until LASIK surgery came along! Performed by New York Ophthalmologist, Dr. Christopher Coad MD, FACS, LASIK surgery has helped people see well without corrective lenses for more than thirty years. Could LASIK be right for you?

 

What does LASIK surgery involve?

Your New York Laser Surgeon offers LASIK surgery to qualified patients over 21 years of age. LASIK reshapes the cornea, which is the clear, rounded portion of the eye. The cornea aids in focusing the everyday images that you see.

Our patients go through a comprehensive review of their medical history and unique eye structure to determine if the surgery can correct their particular vision problems. If it can, our LASIK Surgeon, Dr. Christopher Coad MD, FACS,  performs the entire surgery, including all aftercare examinations.

As a leader in laser vision correction, Dr. Coad is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.). He has been a pioneer in laser refractive surgery and has performed thousands of LASIK and refractive procedures since vision correction surgery was approved by the FDA in the early 1990’s. Dr. Coad has been featured on TV, radio, and in the press for his outstanding work and has been recognized by his peers as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and a New York Super Doctor.

 

Miscellaneous information about LASIK

1. The irregularities in your cornea will be mapped before your procedure.

2. You'll stop wearing contact lenses seven to fourteen days before your laser surgery.

3. It is the only NASA approved laser eye surgery.

 

Find out more

Your eyesight and your life can change with LASIK vision correction surgery. If you'd like to learn more, come to Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology for an examination and consultation with Dr. Christopher Coad MD, FACS. At Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology, we want all patients to make informed decisions about their care. Call us today for an appointment at (212) 220-0066. Let us help you see the world without glasses or contacts!

 

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Testimonials

  • "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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