Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons

LASIK Surgery

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 in Garnerville, NY, we can refine the shape of the cornea to reduce your need for eyewear.

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The Benefits  of LASIK

Fast Treatment

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

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Fast Results

Most patients report an immediate improvement following surgery. Vision usually fully stabilizes within two weeks.

Comfortable Treatment

We administer anesthetic eye drops to minimize discomfort during LASIK surgery.


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

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Lasting Results

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

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LASIK surgery involves three fundamental steps.

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Most Patients  Experience Excellent Results

Refractive eye surgery is performed with a series of lasers to reshape the cornea and improve how light enters and focuses in the eye. LASIK is one type of refractive surgery that can correct an array of vision problems, and has improved the quality of life for countless individuals. The procedure is safe and effective, making it a top choice among both doctors and patients. Dr. Chen at Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons in West Nyack and Garnerville, NY has extensive training and experience in refractive LASIK surgery and can perform the procedure to improve your vision. 

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

How is LASIK Surgery Performed?

LASIK is a quick, safe procedure performed on an outpatient basis. To ensure your comfort, we will first provide anesthetic eyedrops. Once you are ready, the 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. Using advanced lasers, we can 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.

It can take weeks to fully recovery after PRK surgery. With LASIK, it takes just a few days.

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 activities.

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Refractive eye surgery is performed with a series of lasers to reshape the cornea and improve how light enters and focuses in the eye.

What are the Benefits of LASIK Over Other Options?

In some cases, LASIK may not completely eliminate your need for contacts or glasses, but it can reduce your dependence on them. Most patients will only require corrective lenses for up close or detailed work. Compared with other vision correction procedures, such as PRK, the primary benefit is a shortened recovery time. It can take weeks to fully recovery after PRK surgery. With LASIK, it takes just a few days.

Is LASIK Right for Me?

LASIK is not necessarily suitable for every patient.  The only way to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for LASIK 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 doctors. If you are ready for a consultation, call our office at (845) 947-2240 or contact us online today

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Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons

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

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The 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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West Nyack Office

1 Crosfield Ave
Ste 302
West Nyack, NY 10994

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Garnerville Office

171 Ramapo Rd
Garnerville, NY 10923

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