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By Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology, PLLC
December 17, 2019
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Tags: LASIK   PRK  

Difference between LASIK and PRK

Discover the differences between these popular corrective eye surgeries.

Are you tired of having to put contact lenses in every morning? Do you hate having to always bring glasses with you? There are many reasons someone may turn to our board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Christopher Coad at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in New York to correct their vision. Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology is a leading laser vision correction surgery and eye care practice. Founded in 1989, the facility expanded 10 years later to its present location in the heart of Chelsea’s Gallery District. Learn more about LASIK and PRK at our practice, two popular eye surgeries to correct common vision problems.

What are LASIK and PRK eye surgeries?

LASIK and PRK are two types of refractive surgeries designed to correct everything from nearsightedness and farsightedness to astigmatism.

They both work in the same way, but with the presence or absence of a laser flap. Our New York LASIK surgery specialist will reshape the cornea using a special laser, which will then help the retina to properly focus light as it enters the eye to give you a clearer vision.

How do these two types of corrective eye surgeries differ?

The biggest difference between the two surgeries has to do with the procedural process. During LASIK surgery, the laser will create a small flap in the cornea to expose the tissue and reshape the cornea. During PRK, a flap is not created to conserve corneal tissue before reshaping the cornea with the laser. A bandage contact lens is applied to the cornea for 5 days as the corneal epithelium regenerates after PRK.

Should I get Lasik or PRK?

The results you’ll get with both treatments are very much the same; the only difference is that it can take a few days longer for the patient to recover from PRK because the corneal tissue has to regenerate. With LASIK, the patient will be able to see again rather quickly, while vision improvement will get better over the course of several weeks with PRK.

Despite the longer length of recovery, PRK is great for patients with thinner corneas who may not be ideal candidates for LASIK.

Are you interested in learning more about corrective eye surgery and whether you are a candidate? If so, the next step is to call Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in New York to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to discuss the different treatment options with you.

 
By Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology, PLLC
December 04, 2019
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What is Visian ICL?

Could Visian ICL be the best vision correction option for you and your eyesight?

Many people come into Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology asking about LASIK or other corrective eye surgery options. They want to be able to see better without turning to contact lenses or glasses every day; unfortunately, not everyone is an ideal candidate for LASIK surgery. Despite that, our board-certified, New York ophthalmologist, Dr. Christopher Coad wants to make sure that everyone is able to get the vision correction they deserve. In this case, Visian ICL may be the ideal option. Dr. Coad works with a team of gifted and well-trained technicians and staff, creating the ideal vision correction and eye care practice using the most advanced technology.

What is Visian ICL?

Visian ICL, which stands for Implantable Contact Lens (ICL), is a special lens that is implanted into the eye to correct vision problems and to improve eyesight. If your vision changes with time, we can even remove and replace the lens to adapt to your changing vision. The lens also contains a UV blocker, which protects eyes against the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays.

What happens during the Visian ICL procedure?

This outpatient procedure is performed at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in about 20 to 30 minutes per eye. Unlike LASIK and PRK, only one eye can be done at a time.

During the procedure, our New York surgeon will create tiny incisions around the cornea to place the lens, which will lie between the eye’s lens and the iris. The lens is placed through these incisions behind the iris so it isn’t visible. After the surgery, you will need to use special eye drops as your eyes heal. It’s possible to see results as quickly as 24 hours after your surgery.

Who is a good candidate for Visian ICL?

Even if an eye doctor has told you that you aren’t an ideal candidate for LASIK you could be the perfect candidate for Visian ICL if you,

  • Are between the ages of 21 to 45

  • Have a prescription that has stayed the same for the last year

  • Have severe nearsightedness

  • Have thin corneas that aren’t ideal for LASIK surgery

Has an eye doctor told you that you aren’t a good candidate for LASIK? Want to find out if Visian ICL could be the right treatment for you? If so, turn to the experts at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in New York today.

 
By Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology, PLLC
July 18, 2019
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Your New York Laser Surgeon offers LASIK surgery to qualified patients over 21 years of age. LASIK reshapes the cornea, which is the clear, rounded portion of the eye. The cornea aids in focusing the everyday images that you see.

Our patients go through a comprehensive review of their medical history and unique eye structure to determine if the surgery can correct their particular vision problems. If it can, our LASIK Surgeon, Dr. Christopher Coad MD, FACS,  performs the entire surgery, including all aftercare examinations.

As a leader in laser vision correction, Dr. Coad is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.). He has been a pioneer in laser refractive surgery and has performed thousands of LASIK and refractive procedures since vision correction surgery was approved by the FDA in the early 1990s. Dr. Coad has been featured on TV, radio, and in the press for his outstanding work and has been recognized by his peers as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and a New York Super Doctor.

 

Miscellaneous information about LASIK

1. The irregularities in your cornea will be mapped before your procedure.

2. You'll stop wearing contact lenses seven to fourteen days before your laser surgery.

3. It is the only NASA approved laser eye surgery.

 

Find out more

Your eyesight and your life can change with LASIK vision correction surgery. If you'd like to learn more, come to Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology for an examination and consultation with Dr. Christopher Coad MD, FACS. At Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology, we want all patients to make informed decisions about their care. Call us today for an appointment at (212) 220-0066. Let us help you see the world without glasses or contacts!

 
By Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology, PLLC
June 18, 2019
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Are you tired of wearing glasses or contacts every day? If you're nearsighted (myopia), farsighted (hyperopia) or have distorted vision (astigmatism), you've really had no other choices for vision correction. That is, until LASIK surgery came along! Performed by New York Ophthalmologist, Dr. Christopher Coad MD, FACS, LASIK surgery has helped people see well without corrective lenses for more than thirty years. Could LASIK be right for you?

 

What does LASIK surgery involve?

Your New York Laser Surgeon offers LASIK surgery to qualified patients over 21 years of age. LASIK reshapes the cornea, which is the clear, rounded portion of the eye. The cornea aids in focusing the everyday images that you see.

Our patients go through a comprehensive review of their medical history and unique eye structure to determine if the surgery can correct their particular vision problems. If it can, our LASIK Surgeon, Dr. Christopher Coad MD, FACS,  performs the entire surgery, including all aftercare examinations.

As a leader in laser vision correction, Dr. Coad is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.). He has been a pioneer in laser refractive surgery and has performed thousands of LASIK and refractive procedures since vision correction surgery was approved by the FDA in the early 1990’s. Dr. Coad has been featured on TV, radio, and in the press for his outstanding work and has been recognized by his peers as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and a New York Super Doctor.

 

Miscellaneous information about LASIK

1. The irregularities in your cornea will be mapped before your procedure.

2. You'll stop wearing contact lenses seven to fourteen days before your laser surgery.

3. It is the only NASA approved laser eye surgery.

 

Find out more

Your eyesight and your life can change with LASIK vision correction surgery. If you'd like to learn more, come to Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology for an examination and consultation with Dr. Christopher Coad MD, FACS. At Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology, we want all patients to make informed decisions about their care. Call us today for an appointment at (212) 220-0066. Let us help you see the world without glasses or contacts!

 


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Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology, PLLC
157 W 19th St.
New York, NY 10011

Phone:(212) 220-0066
Fax:
(212) 727-3789 
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