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LASIK

If you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, you know glasses and contacts can be cumbersome and easy to damage or misplace.

With LASIK at Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons, we can refine the shape of the cornea to reduce your need for eyewear.

Tell me more about LASIK and how our Garnerville and West Nyack, NY, doctors can use a laser to quickly and comfortably improve my vision...

The Benefits of LASIK

LASIK eye surgery can improve your vision and eliminate the need for contact lenses and eyeglasses. When you choose the highly trained ophthalmologists at our Garnerville or West Nyack, NY, offices, you can enjoy several benefits:

Fast Treatment

LASIK only takes about 10 minutes per eye and you can return home to rest shortly after the procedure.

Short Recovery Time

95 percent of our patients report an immediate improvement following surgery. It's even possible to drive the next day. Vision usually fully stabilizes within two weeks.

Comfortable Procedure

During and after the procedure, there is little to no pain or discomfort. We administer anesthetic eye drops to minimize discomfort during LASIK surgery. You may only feel some pressure in your eye.

Safety

Our LASIK technology checks the position of your eye thousands of times per second to ensure precise refinements.

Lasting Results

Even ten years after receiving LASIK, only 10 percent of recipients require touch-up treatment.

Why Choose Us to Perform Your LASIK Procedure? Our Ophthalmologists Are Board-Certified

Many eye care practices offer LASIK eye surgery, but few have four board-certified ophthalmologists on staff. Board-certification involves extra ophthalmology education and training, meaning you receive the best general and surgical eye care possible. One of our ophthalmologists, Dr. Robert Chen, was even named a NY Top Doc in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Interested in a quick, precise, and virtually painless way to improve your vision? Contact our Garnerville or West Nyack office today for a consultation. To get started, use our simple online form or give us a call:

(845) 624-4455

Another Great Reason to Choose Us... The Latest FDA-Approved Laser Technology

When you choose Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons, you can rest assured that your procedure will be performed using the most precise, advanced equipment in the field of ophthalmology:

Vision Correction Laser

During laser vision correction procedures, we use the VISX Star S4 IR® Active Trak system with 3D Active Eye Trak technology. This excimer laser features cutting-edge spot scanning and beam technology, allowing for highly precise and customized vision correction. It also tracks any eye movements during the operation so there are no irregularities during the correction process. This system's larger, blended zone of treatment also decreases the risk of developing surgical complications such as halos and glare.

Flap Creation Laser

During the flap creation step of your LASIK procedure, we will use the iFS® Advanced Femtosecond Laser. Data has shown that this type of femtosecond laser is superior because it uses less energy to create the LASIK flap. This plays a very important role in reducing tissue inflammation, which can delay healing.

Two Convenient Locations

For your convenience, we offer two state-of-the-art locations in Rockland County, New York. When you are ready, you can schedule your LASIK consultation and surgery at either of our offices in Garnerville or West Nyack. Both locations feature the latest technology in the field of ophthalmology, and we proudly welcome patients from New York and nearby Bergen County, NJ.

 

"I'm Happy I Made This Choice to Switch Ophthalmologists." 5-Star Reviews from Our Happy Patients

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Lawrence Wolf

2020

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Today was my first visit and was so pleased with the receptionist, Norma from initially setting up my appointment, to answering any and all my questions prior to the visit...I'm happy I made this choice to switch ophthalmologists.

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Brittany Peralta

2019

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Everyone in this office was courteous, respectful and kind from the front desk to the doctor. I had a bit of a wait but that is expected At a physicians office.

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LASIK surgery involves three fundamental steps.

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Most Patients Experience Excellent Results

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"Thank you for a careful exam and a Covid-19- caring experience.  Thanks to Dr. Weiss and the entire staff!" Susan M. -2020

Laser Eye Surgery Can Correct Common Vision Problems

Myopia

Also known as nearsightedness, myopia can make it difficult to see objects that are far away such as street signs. By correcting the shape of the cornea, a LASIK procedure can address this refractive error.

Hyperopia

Farsightedness makes it difficult to see things at a close distance, making reading and other daily tasks frustrating. With LASIK eye surgery, our highly trained surgeons can eliminate your need for reading glasses or contact lenses. 

Astigmatism

Those with astigmatism can also improve their vision with laser eye surgery. If you have severe astigmatism, our New York surgeons may recommend another form of keratomileusis (surgical cornea reshaping) known as photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

With LASIK, most patients can achieve 20/40 vision or better without using contact lenses or eyeglasses. 

I suffer from one of these vision problems. Is LASIK right for me?

Requirements for LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK is not necessarily suitable for everyone. The only way to determine if you are an appropriate candidate is to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors. You can also take a self-evaluation on our website and have the results sent directly to our team. In general, good candidates for LASIK eye surgery are:

In Good Ocular Health

In order to undergo this treatment, you should be free of serious corneal disease, glaucoma, or cataracts. However, if you develop a cataract after LASIK you can still have surgery to remove it.

In Good Overall Health

Our surgeons will complete a full medical history evaluation to ensure that you are healthy enough to undergo eye surgery.

Over 18 Years of Age

As you age, your degree of refractive error might change. For this reason, LASIK is only recommended for adults who have a stable glasses or contacts prescription. The FDA has not approved the procedure for patients under 18.

What Can I Expect During My Consultation?

Prior to undergoing vision correction surgery, our doctors will first evaluate your ocular health and needs. We will perform a comprehensive eye exam, including tests to evaluate your eye health. These tests will alert us to any issues that might preclude you from undergoing LASIK. We use advanced technology to measure your corneal thickness, internal curvature, the size of your pupils, the intensity of your astigmatism, and more. During this appointment, we will also discuss the overall cost of your surgery

See How This Particular Form of Keratomileusis Is Performed...

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The LASIK Surgery Process

LASIK is performed on an outpatient basis at both of our offices in Garnerville and West Nyack, NY. Here's what to expect on the day of your surgery:

Numbing Eyedrops

To ensure your comfort, we will first provide anesthetic eyedrops. We will also provide a benzodiazepine to help you feel calm and relaxed during treatment.

Corneal Flap Creation

You will be guided to the LASIK unit and an ophthalmic speculum will be used to help your eyelids stay open. Our surgeon will use a laser to create a flap in your cornea. Your doctor will then gently move the flap to expose the underlying corneal tissue.

Reshaping the Cornea

Using our advanced laser, we then reshape the cornea using conservative, precise techniques. After altering the cornea to exact corrective measurements, the flap is placed back in its original position.

Recovery

The flap will heal on its own, eliminating the need for a bandage or sutures. You will probably experience blurred vision for the first day or so. Within about two days you should notice marked improvement in your vision. Until the flap heals, you will need to limit your activities and wear a protective shield while sleeping. Once your eye has fully healed, you can return to your normal routine.

What makes LASIK eye surgery a better option than other treatments available at our New York practice?

Life-Changing Results ​in Just Days

In some cases, the LASIK procedure may not completely eliminate your need for contact lenses or glasses, but it can greatly reduce your dependency on them. Most patients will only require corrective lenses for up-close or detailed work. 

Compared with other treatments available at our Garnerville and West Nyack, NY, offices such as PRK, the primary benefit is a shortened recovery time. It can take weeks to fully recover after PRK surgery. With LASIK, it takes just a few days to one week.

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Most patients can drive the day after surgery and are fully recovered in less than one week.
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Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons

Our team of experienced physicians is dedicated to providing affordable, advanced, and comprehensive ophthalmology care. We are members of various renowned organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

To schedule a consultation at one of our modern locations, call us at (845) 624-4455 or request an appointment online.

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