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When it comes to vision correction procedures, 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. Afterwards, 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 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.


See celebrity and fashion photographer Mike Ruiz's video testimonial of his experiences with Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology's Dr. Christopher Coad and his LASIK procedure. Click for Mike Ruiz Testimonial Video Mike Ruiz– Fashion Photographer
My experience at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology with Dr. Coad exceded my expectations. He was genuine, patient and through. He took the time to explain the Blepharitis and GPC in a way I could understand them. He was actually the doctor who even told me what the conditions were called after I had already seen 2 different doctors! You can tell he genuinely cares about his patients. I was also impressed with the office and how organized, clean and top notch everything was. The staff is friendly, I never had to wait long and their system when you are called from start to finish is efficient and seemless. Stefany Dimaro – Private Jet Flight Attendant
I talked to several doctors at the hospital where I worked, and they all recommended Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology. I contacted them prior to going to Africa and met with them to learn about LASIK. After a series of test determined I was eligible, there was no turning back. The actual procedure was painless and easy, and the pre- and post-operative care was top notch. Now my 20/20 vision allows me to focus 100% on healing others—no more blurry vision or headaches! Dr. Hillary Cohen – Emergency Room Doctor
Dr. Coad of Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology is exceptional. He is thorough, warm, genuine, well experienced and with a stellar reputation. The staff was incredible. All were so knowledgeable and gave me the quality of care and attention I knew I desired. My lasik surgery was a out-of-pocket expenses as it was not covered by my insurance but it was worth it. Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology is really a world class lasik center and I encourage anyone even thinking about having lasik go see Dr. Coad! My vision was terrible. I wore thick glasses (-8.00) and was completely blind. I now see better now than I ever had before. I don't have to worry anymore. My quality of life has improved because of having lasik. This was by far one of the best decisions I have ever made. And in my line of work, I cannot afford to make mistakes. Sam Cheow – Fashion
I had a few friends who went to Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology for their LASIK procedures and they were very happy with it, so I went in for a consultation. Everyone in the office was professional and friendly, and I did not feel pressured into getting the procedure ASAP like other practices I spoke with. Alicia, the technicians, and Dr. Coad explained everything to me, so I knew what to expect. Nehal Beltangady
I was so afraid to have LASIK even though I've been wanting it for years. 
Once I finally decided I went to Dr. Coad at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology.  The result was perfection! I have had no problems, I see perfectly and I wish I had done this years ago…..
but if had, I wouldn't have found the best in the business. 
And Dr. Coad is the best!! Mario Cantone – Actor/Comedian
It's now been 2 weeks since the operation, and I'm seeing better than 20/20.
I went skiing for the first time this season yesterday. I really felt like the Bionic
Woman. If you've ever thought about having Lasik eye surgery, you have to
go for it. Life is short, you may as well enjoy seeing where your going. I can
honestly say that Dr. Code and Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology have the best eye
care in NY. I've been a patient there for almost 10 years and I would suggest
going there for anything as simple as your annual check up to any more
complicated procedures such as Lasik. I can't wait to speed ski, and see the
Alps with my new vision! Tracie Max Sachs – 5x Champion Speed Skier, AKA "The fastest woman in the world"
I have hesitated for years on having this procedure and now, 24 hours later,
I wonder what was I waiting for? I have lifted the only barrier I had between
me and the world! No more glasses/contacts! It's like a story book. I went to
sleep and I awoke to the real (enhanced) me! I can see! Ana Ceppi – Advertising Executive
I had been thinking about having lasik surgery for a couple of years but was
too scared to actually do it. Then I happened to attend an open house at
Chelsea Eye Opthalmology and was immediately impressed with the quality of the staff and
the presentations by the surgeons. When I asked friends and acquaintances
for referrals, Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology kept coming up. The staff gladly answered all of
my questions and "held my hand" as I expressed anxiety about the
procedure. The procedure itself was completely painless and extremely quick.
Afterwards, I went home, slept for a few hours and was able to watch TV
when I woke up that evening. At my follow up appointment the next day,
I learned that my vision was already better than 20/20. Sam Talone – Student
I couldn't wait to have Lasik surgery. In my 22 years of life, confidently say that
this has been the best decision I have ever made. Every day life is so much
easier without the annoying hassle of uncomfortable contacts or unflattering
glasses. I now see perfectly, actually more than perfect as I have 20/15 vision.
It is truly a gift that will last a lifetime. I appreciated the way Dr. Coad was so
honest and descriptive about Lasik.  In contrast, I had discussed Lasik with
other doctors and they seemed to be only concerned about the compensation
they would receive for the surgery. They were not concerned about answering
my questions or addressing any of my concerns. I felt truly at ease with Dr.
Coad and I definitely recommend him to perform your Lasik surgery. Ilyse Rosenblat
I had Lasik Surgery about 3 weeks ago at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology. I was absolutely sick
and tired of wearing glasses and was actually told by my optician to stop
wearing contact lenses completely because of a lack of oxygen getting through
to my eyes. I found I could not wear my contacts any longer anyway, it just got
too uncomfortable. The surgery was painless and the recovery was amazing.
3 weeks on and my eyesight is fabulous, i have better than 20/20 vision
without any post op problems, whatsoever. I have to admit, I was a little
anxious before the procedure but Dr Coad quickly reassured me of how easy
it was going to be for me. The team at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology, all the way from assistants
at initial inquiry to the surgeon on procedure day, have been brilliant and I
cannot thank them enough for giving me my eyesight back. David Johnson
A colleague of mine had LASIK done at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology and had
fantastic results. After much fear over the idea of a laser near my eye and my
past recommendation to avoid the procedure, I made an appointment for
screening. I was actually considered a good candidate and had all of my
questions answered by my physician.  On August 25th, I walked down the
aisle and smiled happily at the crystal clear image of my soon-to-be husband.
I had a beautiful wedding day and went on to a honeymoon in Tahiti, my first
trip without contacts. I was able to sleep comfortably on the plane, stay
worry-free on the beach when sand and wind blew, and see the underwater
coral reefs and fish better than ever on a SCUBA diving trip.
LASIK has truly changed my life. Laurie Rufano – Bride
I woke up at 4AM in the morning following my 6:00PM laser surgery. I could
see everything in the bedroom! I opened the curtains. Tiny details of a bridge
on the horizon were crystal clear. The first things to pop into my head were
the words to Culture Club's song "It's A Miracle". I was so excited I stayed up,
got to work at 6AM still singing Boy George's tune "It's A Miracle". Please take
my advice. Contact Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology to learn about LASIK eye surgery.
The results will change your life. You will also be embraced by the staff,
you will be comfortable in the Clinic's warm, Etruscan detailed interior which
sports an art gallery along with spooled videos explaining the various
procedures, but most importantly….you will be "given" eyesight without glasses. Kenneth Loyal Smith, Statistic Analyst
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How long have you been performing LASIK procedures?

I've been performing LASIK procedures with great success since theprocedure's inception in the early 1990's and vision correction surgery likecataract and lens implant micro surgery since 1984.

Why do vision correction costs vary from practice to practice?

There are many reasons for this: Many practices cut corners in cost by performingonly basic testing to check a patient's candidacy and also using oldertechnology. At many LASIK centers patients often don't get to meet their surgeon until the very day of surgery. Their pre-operative and post-operative care may be handled by non-physicians which saves money. At Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology, we do not cut corners in these ways. We believe in doing the surgery the way I would want it done for myself or a loved one: We do extensive testing to thoroughly determine a patient's candidacy. When it comes to LASIK technology, use only the most advanced, which is iLASIK. We have alternative procedures when a patient is not a good candidate for one type of visiton correction procedure.I handle all pre-operative and post-operative care myself and spend timewith my patients getting to know them and educating them on the process. My staff and I take the time to answer all your questions and walk youthrough every step of the process. We provide comfort and assurance to our patients with the best bedside manner. We want each patient to feel like we genuinely care-and we do! When questions or concerns arise we are available by cell, after hours, weekends, etc.There is no pressure at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology. We let the patient know that the complimentary appointment is meant to be educational and an introduction to who we are as a practice. Patients are encouraged to take their timem aking a decision and move forward only when they feel comfortable.Since we are a full comprehensive eye care facility, our patients are patients for life. We can handle situations that might come up with their vision or the health of their eye and continue to care for them over their lifetime.

What if I'm not a candidate for LASIK vision correction?

We offer the complete spectrum in vision correction procedures including PRK, Visian ICL lens implants and Clear Lens Exchange. Patients have the widest selection and best opportunities in refractive surgery that will givethem the safest and best visual outcomes.

What if I want the LASIK procedure but don't have the money to pay for it rght now?

There are various payment plans including 0% interest-free financing andpayments as low as $80 per month without any upfront costs. So LASIK can bemade affordable and possible on almost any budget. We will work with you to create the best payment plan. Prospective patients are often surprised that LASIK surgery will cost you much less than a lifetime of wearing glasses and contact lenses.

Is it true, and if so, why do you think that iLASIK better than traditional LASIK?

Traditional LASIK is a fine procedure with a long track record of almost 15years. iLASIK is the same procedure except it incorporates the latest and most advanced technologies available. It is both safe and precise and the only laser vision correction procedure approved by the US Government for astronauts and fighter pilots...and that's saying a lot. It allows for the excellent results, better precision and faster healing and recovery time.The technology breaks down into two separate components. The first is alaser called Intralase that is used to create the flap. With traditional LASIK, the flap is cut with a blade. Because a blade can never be exact with how thin or precise the flap is created, patients who have thinner corneas were not considered good candidates for LASIK. However, with iLASIK, we usea laser to create an extremely thin and precise flap allowing for a higher number of candidates. Creating the flap with the Intralase laser is so precise and minimally invasive that it's similar to etching your name into apiece of human hair. Flap complications with traditional LASIK are now prevented. The second component to this technology is a mapping system called CustomVue which allows us to provide "custom LASIK". The computer creates an individualized map of each eye so that we can address specific needs. We believe it improves quality of vision by decreasing unwanted side effects such as halos, blurriness, and bad night-time vision. What we have found is that many more patients wind up with even better than 20/20 vision with iLASIK because it fine tunes the treatment to create the best visual outcome.You should also know that with iLASIK, the map creates a safety precaution because it will only work on the eye it is customized to treat. We can't treat the wrong eye even if the prescriptions of each eye is very similar.The laser follows eye movement with an eye tracker. For example, if the patient is nervous and shaking it will not affect what the laser is doing. If the eye looks away, the laser actually shuts down so that it will nottouch an area that it is not supposed to be treated. This advanced technology protects the patient against potential human error plus allowsfor faster healing time and easier recovery.


Financing Options

CareCredit Financing at Chelsa Eye Ophthalmology

At Chelsea Eye Ophtalmology we offer CareCredit financing for those patients who want to improve their vision now and pay for the procedure expense over time with affordable, easy monthly payments. You can get interest-free financing or payments can be as low as $80 per month. Get the vision you’ve always wanted without worrying about up-front and out-of-pocket expenses.

Flex Spending at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology

Use your TAX-FREE dollars to pay for elective treatments. A Flexible Spending Account (FSA), is an employer-sponsored benefit so you can pay for eligible medical expenses on a pre-tax basis. You will save money in the long run by reducing your income taxes: the contributions that you make to your Flexible Spending Account are deducted from your pay before your Federal, State, or Social Security taxes. So you have a decrease in your taxable income and, as a result, an increase your spendable income. Know that you can save hundreds or possibly thousands of dollars by using the Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Apply TODAY through your HR Department before the END of the tax year!