Benefits Of LASIK During COVID-19

Wondering if now is the time to get Lasik eye surgery?

The pandemic has certainly changed the way we handle a variety of our once seemingly innocuous everyday activities. We’re sanitizing our homes more often, wearing masks out in public, and constantly washing our hands. With everything going on, perhaps the idea of sticking your fingers in your eyes right now, no matter how thoroughly you’ve washed, gives you the heebie-jeebies. Trust us; we get it!

In fact, since the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen a rise in the number of people turning to Lasik surgeons here in New York and around the US. From the office of our New York Lasik surgeon Dr. Christopher Coad, here’s how getting Lasik treatment right now could benefit you.

Kiss Fogged-Up Glasses Goodbye

It’s more than a little difficult to see if you’re constantly dealing with eyeglasses that fog up; unfortunately, this is a common complaint about glasses wearers when wearing masks. Since masks probably aren’t going away any time soon, you may be considering turning to our eye surgeon here in New York for Lasik. By getting Lasik eye surgery you can say goodbye to those foggy glasses.

No More Fingers in Your Eyes

Before the pandemic you may not have even thought twice about putting your contacts in or taking them out; however, since it’s possible to spread germs from your hands to your eyes, you may be concerned about the potential exposure to COVID. If the idea of having to sanitize everything from your contact cases to your glasses every day has you stressed out, then it may be time to consider surgery.

Protect Those at High Risk for COVID

Are you someone who works in a hospital, nursing home, or environment in which you may be at an increased risk for exposure to the novel coronavirus? Most people in these environments will need to not only wear masks but also protective eyewear to prevent infected droplets from getting in their eyes.

However, those who require glasses won’t be able to find prescription goggles and won’t be able to wear corrective eyewear under their goggles. Again, Lasik surgery can correct your vision, so you only have to worry about wearing protective eyewear.

Our New York eye surgeon Dr. Coad has been performing Lasik for more than 30 years and has thousands of vision correction procedures under his belt. You are in trustworthy hands when you turn to the team at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology. To find out if you are an ideal candidate for Lasik, call us at (212) 220-0066 to schedule a consultation.

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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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