LASIK surgery is offered by many surgeons based right in the center of New York City. You may have noticed that some of these “LASIK farms” focus on how many patients they can pack into their schedules each week, making patients feel more like cattle than people.
Not at the 5th Avenue Eye Center! We think you deserve to be treated as an individual and enjoy personalized care from us! From your first consultation with us in our Manhattan, Glendale or New Jersey offices, we’ll take the time to clearly explain your LASIK surgery options and put your mind at ease.
LASIK is a very popular laser vision correction surgery. It’s quick, virtually painless, and considered to be extremely safe. LASIK surgery uses cutting-edge laser technology and microsurgery to correct the steepness of the cornea. This changes the way light is focused in the eye and eliminates your need for contacts and glasses!
Significant advancements have made LASIK eye surgery a quick and easy experience. In fact, it can take just a few minutes for each eye. At 5th Avenue Eye Center, we work around your schedule and will go above and beyond to make the entire process convenient for you rather than for us. LASIK does not have to be a lengthy or time-consuming process.
The major factor that sets us apart from others is Ilan Cohen MD. Dr. Cohen has performed more than 10,000 laser eye surgery procedures. After obtaining his medical degree, Dr. Cohen completed a unique Cornea and Refractive Surgery fellowship at the renowned Vanderbilt University Hospital. This means he is highly skilled in all aspects of cornea and refractive surgeries. In addition, Dr. Cohen has trained hundreds of laser eye surgeons through his teaching position at the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.
Safety is Dr. Cohen’s guiding principle. He offers a wide array of advanced laser modalities that enable him to tailor vision correction treatment to each patient’s unique eyes. He will minimize the risk and maximize the visual outcome. He can also offer other non-laser options for patients who are not safe candidates for laser procedures. Unlike many other Manhattan LASIK eye surgeons, one of Dr. Cohen’s unique qualities is that he will take the time to explain all of your options and won’t try to force you into the most profitable surgery. With his extensive skills, Dr. Cohen can customize the procedure to your eyes and improve your chances for 20/20 vision or better.
LASIK surgery has been proven effective in millions of cases and its complication rate is typically lower than 5%. It’s also an outpatient surgery that requires no hospital stay or general anesthesia. In this sense, LASIK can be thought of as relatively minor.
LASIK recovery time is also much shorter than you might think. Within the first 24 hours you will be amazed at how quickly you begin to see clearly without contacts or glasses. Most patients find themselves back at work and on a regular schedule in just a few days. However, it is important to take every surgical procedure very seriously. Follow your surgeon’s instructions to the letter to avoid complications and reduce risks. Any potential risks will be discussed with you before the surgery. Our job is to provide you with the sharpest vision at the lowest risk.
If you want to achieve 20/20 vision or better with LASIK, set up a consultation and exam at one of our offices today. Your procedure might actually cost less thank you think. We pride ourselves on being able to offer the most effective LASIK surgery results as well as competitive pricing and superior customer care. We are accustomed to working with health insurance companies, Medicare and private financing options to create the most affordable surgical plans for our clients.
If LASIK isn’t right for you, don’t worry. We have a diverse range of surgical and non-surgical options that can help you get the eyesight you’ve always wanted. Unlike LASIK-only centers, we pride ourselves in offering our patients the most customized solutions for their specific vision needs.
We always welcome your calls at (212) 764-2020 or (866) 731-3937!