What Is LASIK Surgery in New York, NY?

LASIK Surgeyr If you are tired of wearing glasses all the time or wrestling to put contacts into your eyes every morning, it might be time to consider LASIK eye surgery.

Most people have probably heard about LASIK, the refractive eye procedure that can help treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It has certainly become a popular way for many patients to get the eyesight that they have always wanted without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

LASIK stands for “laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis”, and this quick and painless surgery is designed to change the shape of the cornea so that when light enters the eye it is projected onto the retina properly for excellent vision. During surgery, we will create a small flap in the cornea and reshape the under lying cornea so that vision is corrected.

How Old Do You Have To Be To Get LASIK Eye Surgery?

LASIK is great for patients over the age of 21 years old, who have healthy stable eyes, are in good general health and who aren’t pregnant or nursing. When you come in for your consultation, we will sit down with you to discuss your goals and expectations for treatment and also perform a full eye examination to make sure that LASIK is the right procedure for you. During this visit, it’s important that you provide as much information as possible about your medical history and any medications you are taking.

Before your surgery, we will also discuss the possible risks or complications that can arise with any surgery. Of course, complications are rare and we provide the best care we can to all of our patients to minimize these risks.

LASIK is performed as a fast painless outpatient procedure. Numbing eye drops are placed into the eye or eyes prior to your surgery, and the procedure usually only takes about 10 minutes per eye. Most times both eyes are treated at the same time.

Fortunately, eyes generally heal quickly, you may want to take a day off from work after your LASIK surgery to give your eyes time to heal. There may be minimal burning and/or foreign body sensation for an hour after your procedure, but medication can be prescribed to ease your discomfort. Vision will be blurry right after your procedure but should be significantly better by the next day. During your recovery time, you should avoid pools and hot tubs for at least two weeks.

If you want to find out if you’re an ideal candidate for LASIK then call our New York LASIK Surgeon & LASIK Doctor's office today 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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