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What Is Custom Laser Eye Surgery?

LASIK eye surgery is the most commonly performed and most popular laser refractive surgery to correct vision problems. The procedure involves highly controlled, extremely precise removal of corneal tissue — using a laser — to re-shape the cornea and improve its focusing power. After LASIK in NYC our patients experience immediate, life-changing results. They are consistently thrilled and liberated.

What Is The Cost of Lasik?

We’ve made Premium LASIK more affordable: $2,999 for both eyes for a limited time.* This includes the procedure and the follow-up visit. We welcome you to schedule your free consultation now while this lasts. *Offers cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.

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Meet Dr. Kelly

At Kelly Vision Center, every aspect of care is handled by board-certified ophthalmic surgeon Dr. James Kelly himself, from consultation to surgery to post-operative care. He is the only surgeon in NYC to be certified in all aspects of laser refractive surgery, which allows him to offer his patients a full repertoire of both surgical and non-surgical options to get the best solution for their visual needs.

With Dr. Kelly, you will receive personalized, one-on-one care and a boutique experience. You’re not just a number here; you are more than that to us. If you’re in the NYC and Long Island area and you’re interested in LASIK eye surgery from a top LASIK surgeon, book your free consultation with us today.

Why Should You Get Lasik?

Many individuals choose to undergo LASIK because they want to improve their vision and eye health, as well as become free from having a dependency on glasses and/or contacts. At Kelly Vision Center, we believe that you should be able to see your world without any worry, stress, or discomfort. That’s why we want to help you avoid the lifelong need for glasses and contacts. After a night of sleep, you should be able to simply open your eyes and see everything.

  • Glasses and contacts can be expensive, uncomfortable, and time-consuming
  • A contact lens can become lost in the eye, which is painful and distressing
  • A contact lens can come out of the eye and become lost on the ground or on clothing
  • A contact lens can rip while inside the eye, which is painful
  • Glasses can become misplaced
  • Glasses can be hot or bulky, or may get in the way of certain activities
  • Dr. Kelly is a highly reviewed eye surgeon by patients online
  • Affordable payment options for all patients
  • See better for life with the most popular vision correction procedure

Who Is a Good Candidate for Lasik?

Lasik eye surgery in NYC can elicit powerful results in the right individuals. Candidates for the procedure will meet the following criteria:

  • Have healthy eyes are free from injury, infection, and harmful conditions (dry eye syndrome or conjunctivitis.
  • Have a thick corneal area. If the cornea is too thin or misshapen, it could lead to complications during surgery and negatively impact the results.
  • The patient’s pupils are not excessively large. Overly large pupils increase the likelihood of developing certain side effects such as glare, halos, and starbursts in low light.
  • The patient’s prescription for correction is within a low limit. If the prescription for correcting myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism is excessively high, the procedure may not be right for the patient.
  • Be 18 years or older. Eyes continue developing into adulthood.
  • The patient has had stable vision for at least a period of two years. Any refractive errors should be stable for at least 24 months before having refractive surgery performed. 
  • Be in good general health. Certain conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and Type 1 diabetes, will negatively impact a patient’s candidacy.
  • The patient is not pregnant. Hormonal changes associated with pregnancy can have an impact on the shape of the cornea. Patients should wait until after childbirth to undergo this procedure.
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What Should You Expect During Your Lasik Consultation?

During your free consultation with Dr. Kelly, he will answer all of your questions about LASIK eye surgery. He will educate you on your eye condition and take you step-by-step through each of your vision correction options. Special measurements of your eyes will be made, and a comprehensive eye exam will be performed to evaluate the health of your eyes — and to determine if you are a LASIK candidate.

This exam includes dilation and can take as long as 1.5 hours. In addition, our surgical coordinator will provide information about pricing, financing, and options such as custom treatments. Your LASIK eye surgery date will be scheduled, prescriptions will be called in, and consent forms will be given. Those who have challenging schedules may request to have their LASIK evaluation and the procedure performed on the same day.

What Happens During a LASIK Consultation

What Is The Lasik Procedure?

Please stop the use of contacts 10 days before your LASIK eye surgery in NYC. On the day of your procedure, you will arrive at the laser suite in our office and meet with your coordinator to go over your final payment and post-operative instructions. You will also sign consent forms. We will provide a Valium® to calm you if you prefer. Dr. Kelly will perform a brief exam of your eyes, and then you will be brought to our Laser Suite. Anesthetic eyedrops will be applied, as well as an eyelid holder device to keep you from blinking. You may feel some pressure during the surgery.

A small suction ring will be placed on the eye, and a laser will be used to create a thin flap on the outer part of the cornea. It does this by creating microscopic bubbles in the cornea. The LASIK flap is then lifted like a page in a book. A second laser is used to sculpt the middle layer of the cornea, and then the flap is placed back down. Once this has been completed, special eyedrops are administered and the eyelid holder is removed. The same procedure will be performed on the other eye. The entire LASIK eye surgery procedure typically takes 10-15 minutes for both eyes.

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Lasik NYC Patient Review

Great experience! I've contemplated getting Lasik surgery for a very long time but always been afraid to go through with it. I was recommended to go for a consultation by a close friend, I went and decided to have the surgery. One of the best decisions I’ve made. The surgery was quick and painless and the best part: no more glasses or contacts! Dr. Kelly and his staff are very friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating. They worked around my preferred schedule even though it was short notice. I definitely recommend Dr. Kelly’s office. Like Dr. Kelly said, “The best birthday gift I could’ve given myself”! - E.S.

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What is Recovery Like After LASIK Eye Surgery?

The majority of LASIK eye surgery patients typically resume their normal activities 24 hours after their procedure. You can expect your vision to be blurry for the first few hours following surgery. Side effects may also include burning, tears, some sensitivity, dryness, light sensitivity, haloing, and/or a headache.

However, a few hours of discomfort is most certainly worth a lifetime of good vision. We encourage you to take a nap or keep your eyes closed for these first few hours. You will begin using an antibiotic and steroid eye drops, and you will have a follow-up the next day. It’s normal for the eyes to be dry the first few weeks after surgery, and this may cause the vision to fluctuate early on in the recovery process. You will also need to use medicated drops for the first few weeks.

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Why Choose Kelly Vision Center?

No matter how qualified your LASIK surgeon might be, without the top LASIK technology, your vision may be compromised. Better technology means better results. At Kelly Vision Center, Dr. Kelly uses the latest technology in all of his procedures — only high precision, FDA-approved lasers. This allows him the greatest chance of achieving 20/20 vision for every patient. Not only is Dr. Kelly the best LASIK surgeon in NYC and Long Island; he also utilizes the most advanced technology, and will expertly determine which of our lasers will achieve the best LASIK results for you.

LASIK FAQ

Can LASIK make me go blind?

Can other procedures be performed alongside LASIK?

How fast will my vision improve?

Can I have both eyes treated at the same time?

Which vision correction procedure is right for me?

Is LASIK safe?

Does LASIK hurt?

What’s the difference between private LASIK practices and discount providers?

What kind of lasers are used?

When can I return to work after LASIK?

Can I watch live surgery?

Are financing or payment options available?

Can LASIK make me go blind?

No, blindness is not a possibility with LASIK. Dr. Kelly has performed thousands of these procedures and has never had anyone go blind from laser vision correction.

Can other procedures be performed alongside LASIK?

We provide many other laser vision correction surgeries. Implementing any others will depend on you and what you’ll need for your prescription.

How fast will my vision improve?

The recovery process is different for everyone. It can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months for the patient’s vision to fully recover after undergoing Lasik eye surgery.

Can I have both eyes treated at the same time?

While many patients may want to have both eyes treated in one procedure, the truth is that this approach is riskier than operating on one eye at a time.

Which vision correction procedure is right for me?

Because everyone’s eyes are different, we can’t recommend a particular procedure until you come in for a thorough eye examination. When you do, Dr. Kelly will assess your eye condition along with a number of other factors in order to determine which refractive procedure will deliver the optimal vision results for your specific eyes.

Is LASIK safe?

We can tell you that 99% of our patients have vision within two lines of 20/20. If you examine the experience and track record of Dr. Kelly and our practice, we’re convinced that you’ll have no problem trusting your eyes to us. Dr. Kelly has performed many thousands of successful LASIK procedures.

Does LASIK hurt?

Because the eyes will be numbed using special anesthetic drops, the LASIK procedure itself is only mildly uncomfortable. You will be awake throughout the procedure and may feel slight pressure. The most uncomfortable period is the few hours following surgery, and may include burning, tearing, some sensitivity, and/or a headache. However, a few hours of discomfort is definitely worth a lifetime of good vision.

What’s the difference between private LASIK practices and discount providers?

The lowest price is not always the best value in eye care. Three main factors to consider are surgeon experience, technology, and personal care. For instance, many discount LASIK providers don’t even allow you to have contact with the surgeon until the day of surgery. Many times, the consultation and testing are done by technicians and you don’t get the comfort of being able to talk with the surgeon first. With Dr. Kelly, you will be seen by him during your pre-op and post-op visits, which are included in your surgery price. Another big difference may be technology. Many discount centers don’t invest in the latest equipment, possibly limiting your chance for the very best outcome. We firmly believe that vision correction surgery is not a wise place to cut corners.

What kind of lasers are used?

At Kelly Vision Center, we use the latest FDA-approved, state-of-the-art technology. This includes the Alcon/Novartis FS200 or AMO/Johnson & Johnson Intralase to create the flap; the WaveLight EX500 for the re-shaping of the cornea treatment.

When can I return to work after LASIK?

Most patients return to work the day following their procedure, so there’s very little downtime. Dr. Kelly will suggest that you take it easy for 2-3 days after LASIK in NYC, and he will make a recommendation for recovery time based on your individual vision needs, healing, and work environment.

Can I watch live surgery?

Our prospective patients can arrange to view live surgery being performed by Dr. Kelly by calling the office. Most patients who are undergoing the procedure allow the laser suite curtains to remain open during the surgery so that prospective patients can view the surgery on a large monitor. This opportunity allows for first-hand contact with our patients.

Are financing or payment options available?

Yes, financing options are available and credit cards are also accepted. Some people choose to set aside pre-tax money from their flexible benefits program at work to save for the procedure. When you visit us for your free consultation, we’ll go over all the options and help you choose the payment plan to best suit your needs. You can also visit our Financing page for more information.

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