You are very dependent on your ability to see, but if you are considering LASIK eye surgery then you are likely suffering from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or perhaps astigmatism. You probably are looking to get rid of your glasses or to stop using contacts, but the idea of eye surgery can seem daunting, so it's important to find the right doctor for the job. A LASIK surgeon is not difficult to find, below are a few tips that can help, but you can begin your search by reaching out to Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology with Dr. Christopher Coad and Dr. Jay Yoon, and Dr. Alyssa Gard in New York, NY.
If you are interested in LASIK it's important to find a practice with experience in the procedure, something you can often verify on your own by looking up the associated surgeons online. But beyond a track record of success, you will want to make sure you feel comfortable in the office, that you do not feel pressured, and instead are informed about the procedure. The best way to accomplish this is by scheduling a visit for yourself.
Experience and personal comfort are essential, but you'll also want to inquire about the types of LASIK surgery offered and alternative procedures. For example, in your local office, you can expect modern treatments such as Advanced LASIK, or iLASIK, Advanced PRK, or Advanced Surface Ablation as it's otherwise known, and Implantable Contact Lens (Visian ICL).
Lastly, if the LASIK surgeon you are looking into has very strict requirements about who they will treat, this is not a bad thing. A surgeon who is selective about their patients understands the risks involved in performing the procedure on everyone who walks through their office doors. LASIK is a very safe procedure but it does require the right patient, and although many may qualify, a good surgeon will make sure that you do before moving forward with any treatment and will suggest other options for correcting your vision.
LASIK Surgeon in Chelsea, New York, NY
If you are searching for a LASIK surgeon in or around the New York, NY, area you can schedule a visit with Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology, with Dr. Coad, Dr. Yoon, and Dr. Gard, by dialing (212) 220-0066.