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Surgical Director of Eye Care

Meet Dr. Christopher T. Coad, MD FACS:

When it comes to vision correction procedures with the most advanced technology, you’re in the best hands with Dr. Christopher Coad, MD, FACS the board certified director of ophthalmic care at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology. Dr. Coad will perform your procedure as well as your preoperative and postoperative eye care. His dedication to your well-being and successful outcome is quickly apparent when you meet him.

Dr. Coad has been performing laser vision correction for over 20 years with more than 25,000 vision correction procedures and has been trusted to perform laser vision correction on US fighter pilots, airline pilots, Olympic athletes, professional athletes and renowned actors. He has been featured in newspapers and television and lectures as an authority on laser vision correction and advanced cataract surgery.

Dr. Christopher Coad is an attending physician at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and part of Continuum Health Partners. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California, San Diego and was awarded his MD from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Afterward, he interned at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in New York City and completed his postgraduate training in Ophthalmology at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York, NY.

Dr. Coad is board certified and certified on several laser platforms including the advanced VISX and Intralase lasers for vision correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Keep in mind that he has been performing vision correction procedures such as LASIK, PRK and LASEK since they were first FDA-approved in the early 1990’s. He is one of the only ophthalmologists in New York City who offers Visian ICL for the correction of mild to severe myopia (nearsightedness), and is also a leader in refractive cataract surgery. He offers multifocal lens implants such as ReSTOR and Tecnis, accommodative implants like Crystalens and astigmatic correcting Toric implants. He was chosen for an international ophthalmology fellowship with ORBIS, the only international flying eye institute and is also listed in the 2015 New York Super Doctors and 2015 America’s Top Ophthalmologists.

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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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