Restore Your Eyes With LASIK In 2021

Make this the year you get clearer vision.

Are you tired of having to put in your contacts every morning and take them out again at night? Tired of wearing glasses that fog up, especially whenever you wear a mask? Are you fed up with having even the smallest speck on your contact feel like a shard of glass in your eye? There are a lot of reasons that people turn to our Manhattan, NY, ophthalmology surgeon Dr. Christopher Coad and optometrist Dr. Jay Yoon for LASIK.

How does Lasik work? 

During the Lasik procedure, our New York, Manhattan, NY, eye doctors, and surgeons utilize advanced laser technology to shape the cornea to improve common vision problems including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and even astigmatism (yes, that’s right! Lasik can even correct astigmatisms). This procedure is a great way to get clearer vision quickly without having to wear glasses or contacts all the time.

Who is a good candidate for Lasik? 

There are certain factors we will need to evaluate first to make sure that you are a good candidate for Lasik. These factors include:

  • Being over 21 years old
  • Having healthy eyes
  • Having an eye prescription that’s stayed the same for the last year
  • You don’t have any eye diseases
  • You aren’t dealing with any current eye infections
  • You haven’t been diagnosed with certain chronic health problems such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus (it’s important to discuss your medical history with our New York, Manhattan, NY, ophthalmology team)
  • You aren’t pregnant or nursing
  • You aren’t taking certain medications that could slow healing (also tell us any and all medications you are currently taking)

Will my vision be perfect after Lasik? 

We utilized the very latest technologies and techniques to ensure that you get amazing results. While we always aim for giving you incredible vision we can’t promise 20/20 vision; however, most of our patients are able to easily read, drive (even at night) and participate in physical activity without needing glasses or contacts after Lasik.

Will it hurt? 

Most patients are relieved to hear that Lasik is painless. We will apply numbing drops to your eyes, so you shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. The procedure itself typically takes around 10 minutes per eye.

If you are ready to wake up and immediately see the world with clearer vision, then it’s time to talk to our Manhattan, NY, ophthalmology team about whether LASIK is right for you. To schedule a consultation with our specialists, call Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology at (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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