Discover The Benefits LASIK

At Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in Manhattan, NY, Dr. Coad, Dr. Yoon, and Dr. Lieu know that those who suffer from poor vision can experience a lower quality of life. If you find your daily life affected by vision issues, haven’t you wondered what it would be like to never have to wear glasses or contacts again? That blissful dream isn’t just a fantasy. Perfect vision could be a reality for you with LASIK.

What is LASIK?

When a person has blurred vision, it’s because their cornea doesn’t refract light correctly, meaning it doesn’t bend and focus it onto the retina clearly. The ways to correct this are to wear corrective lenses or to receive refractive surgery. LASIK is a type of refractive surgery that reshapes the cornea of the eye with a laser. Correcting the shape of the cornea creates permanent correction to one’s vision.

What are the Benefits of LASIK?

While some patients are not guaranteed fully-corrected vision, some improvement is virtually assured. Ninety percent of patients achieve 20/20 or better vision. Ninety-nine percent achieve at least 20/40. That’s a significant number among thousands of people whose quality of life is made better by refractive surgery.

If LASIK can help you, imagine the benefits:

  • More functionality in day-to-day life (You won’t need your glasses to find your glasses).
  • Access to contact lenses or more functional prescription lenses if you still need them.

And, of course,

  • Life without corrective lenses, at all. Can you imagine that?

Is LASIK Right For Me?

Considering whether LASIK is right for you is a conversation best had with your surgeon. For LASIK eye surgery consultations in Manhattan, NY, call Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology to talk about the risks and benefits.

Before seeing a doctor, review some of the risk factors for complications. With such a complex procedure, results aren’t guaranteed for everyone, and some patients are more likely to have complications. 

LASIK is not for you if:

  • Poor results will ruin your career.
  • You cannot afford a quality surgeon.
  • Your prescription has changed in the last year.
  • You have a disease or take medication that will affect healing
  • You are younger than 18
  • You are a regular contact sport participant.

Overall, one of the primary considerations before undergoing LASIK is how it will affect your lifestyle. Other considerations might be health complications that could increase the riskiness of your procedure.

Finally, results for large refractive errors may not be correctable or fully correctable by LASIK. It’s important to bring all of these factors to the attention of your surgeon.

Getting LASIK in Manhattan, New York

LASIK could be life-changing, but it’s vital to be certain when you choose a surgeon that they can carry you through surgery safely.

Dr. Coad, Dr. Yoon, and Dr. Lieu at New York’s Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology are ready to help you achieve a better quality of life. From pre and post-LASIK care to the surgery itself, there isn’t a better option for LASIK in Manhattan, NY. Call Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology today for your LASIK 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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