Choosing a LASIK Surgeon

There are a staggering number of choices for LASIK surgeons in and around New York City. Some surgeons offer discounted rates, others boast same day service, but buyer, beware: LASIK, when performed incorrectly, can result in risks and side effects that could otherwise have been avoided. This makes your choice of New York City LASIK surgeons one of the most important you will make before your surgery.


Like New York City LASIK surgeon Dr. James R. Kelly, your LASIK surgeon should be actively involved in both the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the International Society of Refractive Surgeons. He or she should also be board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and active in the American Academy of Ophthalmology. These certifications and affiliations indicate the level of experience and dedication necessary to provide you with a safe and effective procedure.

LASIK Technology

To further your safety and comfort, your LASIK surgeon should offer the latest in LASIK technologies. This includes bladeless LASIK, wavefront guided technology, and other advancements intended to improve the effectiveness of your procedure.

LASIK technology is continually advancing. During your initial consultation with your LASIK surgeon, be sure to ask about all of your options for customizing your procedure.

Patient Care

There are two ways to determine the care you will receive before, during, and after your procedure: Patient testimonials and a one-on-one consultation. Testimonials are a great way to learn of other’s experiences, but a one-on-one consultation is necessary to allow you time to ask questions and gauge your comfort with a particular practice.

You have a right to meet with as many surgeons as you would like until you find the one you feel is most qualified to provide you with the vision correction surgery you deserve.

If you live in the areas of New York City or Long Island and are looking for a LASIK surgeon, please contact Kelly Laser Center to schedule a comprehensive initial consultation with our board-certified ophthalmologist today.