How to Find a Good LASIK Eye Surgeon?

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.

Modern Procedures

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.

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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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