Two of the most popular vision correction surgeries available today are Visian ICL (Implantable Contact Lenses) and LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis). Dr. Ilan Cohen, director of 5th Avenue Eye Center, is highly qualified to help you determine which procedure is best for your unique vision.
Each of these procedures accomplishes specific goals and, just because you’re a candidate for one doesn’t mean that you qualify for the other, and vice versa. Dr. Cohen offers the highest quality Visian ICL in the Tri-State area, as well as the best LASIK NJ and NYC. He is a board certified ophthalmologist and refractive surgeon who is 100% focused on improving your vision.
During Visian ICL surgery, a Collamer lens is implanted behind your iris to correct your myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism, if needed. ICL implants protect your eyes from harmful UV exposure from the sun, which can in turn prevent degenerative conditions like cataracts. The lenses are invisible to the naked eye and provide high vision clarity as well as acuity. This is an outpatient surgery that takes around 15 minutes per eye and produces little or no pain.
One of the most experienced and highly-qualified surgeons you can find for Visian ICL in New York and New Jersey is Ilan Cohen MD. Dr. Cohen performed the Tri-State area’s very first Visian ICL procedure in 2006 and has performed thousands more successful surgeries since then.
Also an outpatient surgery, LASIK is quick (usually under 15 minutes per eye) and is virtually painless for most people. During this procedure, the cornea of the eye (the rounded clear dome) is permanently reshaped in order to enhance vision that has been hampered by misshapen corneal tissue. LASIK surgery is an effective and safe vision correction procedure. It has been around longer than Visian ICL (introduced in 1992, as compared to the 2005 FDA approval of Visian ICL) and has been used in millions more people.
You will get the finest LASIK NJ and NYC care from Ilan Cohen MD, one of the best Manhattan LASIK surgeons who has a national reputation for excellence.
In order to determine which surgery is better for you, you have to think about your needs. Do you want a permanent solution that can’t be reversed? The removal of corneal tissue with LASIK surgery makes it an irreversible solution. However, if we can eliminate your need for glasses, you may be completely satisfied with our LASIK NJ and NYC options. Visian ICL implants, on the other hand, can be replaced or removed, if necessary, to adapt to changes in your eyesight.
Both Visian ICL and LASIK have very high success rates (between 95% and 99%). Either procedure may be covered by health insurance when deemed medically necessary but, as a rule, Visian ICL is about twice the cost of LASIK per eye and is considered “elective.” In the end, the decision about which procedure is best is up to you and your surgeon, so it makes sense to discuss all your options thoroughly with Dr. Cohen before making a decision.
At the 5th Avenue Eye Center, we have many years of experience in helping people just like you decide the best course of action to take when it comes to vision correction surgery. Dr. Ilan Cohen will work with you during your consultation to explain your options for implantable contact lenses, microkeratome surgery or other procedures in an easy-to-understand way.
We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about Visian ICL, LASIK NJ, LASIK NYC, and other laser vision correction options in Manhattan, Glendale NY, the greater NYC area, or Old Bridge, New Jersey and surrounding cities. We welcome you to call (212) 764-2020 or (866) 731-3937, visit us in person, or contact us today and let us help you gain the eyesight you deserve.