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I had nothing but a positive experience here at Park Avenue! I was 20/50 and am now 20/10. My vision is crystal clear and i have no glares, blurriness, or halos. It did take a month to fully heal, but ... Show more

I had nothing but a positive experience here at Park Avenue! I was 20/50 and am now 20/10. My vision is crystal clear and i have no glares, blurriness, or halos. It did take a month to fully heal, but this is all stated ahead of time. I asked a ton of questions and got proper answers and am thrilled with the results.I followed the instructions religiously and am glad I did, as I hear that's the only way to mess it up. I would recommend doing this procedure to anyone thinking about it!

Emil William Chynn, MD, FACS, MBA

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New York, NY

I found Mr. Chynn through a very precise process of looking for the right eye doctor and surgeon who performs extreme cases that no other surgeon in US can do. it's not fair someone to criticize dr Chynn ... Show more

I found Mr. Chynn through a very precise process of looking for the right eye doctor and surgeon who performs extreme cases that no other surgeon in US can do. it's not fair someone to criticize dr Chynn for being hard on his staff, as he's just enduring they make zero mistakes so all patients have the perfect outcomes they deserve that he is always striving for I flew all the way to nyc to have dr Chynn fix my eyes because no doctor in my country Albania nor the neighboring countries of Hungary or Romania had any experience fixing someone like me with extreme hyperopia and extreme astigmatism I also consulted by email with doctors in Germany and France and they also said I was past parameters for lasik I found dr Chynn because he is the most famous LASEK surgeon in the world. He told me by email he's fixed hundreds of cases like mine. His fellow doctor working for him confirmed this when I called that a case like mine would be even "routine" at Park Avenue LASEK, and that she, too, doubted such extreme prescriptions could be corrected when she started there (having run the largest lasik center in kiev for 6 years beforehand), but now she, too, thinks of cases like mine as "no big deal" in dr Chynn's hands! So I flew over, had my preop, confirmed I was a good candidate, had my LASEK, and stayed for a week to have my 1-week postop, by which time I was already seeing BETTER THAN I EVER DID IN GLASSES AND CONTACTS Dr Chynn has graduated from the most famous schools in the world, and at the top of his class at these schools. So of course he has high standards for his employees. I'm glad he does. That's how he was able to give me this miracle If you want a "nice" doctor who is an average surgeon who went to average schools and can treat average cares, go to your local doctor. If nobody locally can help you, and you want the best in the world, go to dr Chynn. He is performing miracles every day. When I met Dr, Chynn for my surgery appointment, Dr. Chynn was very methodical and professional which characteristics are the correct personality characteristics someone should seek in a surgeon. Now I can see 20/20 and more better than before when wearing contacts or glasses and all is that accomplished due to and thankfully to Mr. Chynn.

Emil William Chynn, MD, FACS, MBA

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New York, NY

I've been thinking about LASEK for a while now so I finally took the free consultation with PAL. I must say the staff at PAL are very polite, knowledgable, helpful and professional. My eye doctor told ... Show more

I've been thinking about LASEK for a while now so I finally took the free consultation with PAL. I must say the staff at PAL are very polite, knowledgable, helpful and professional. My eye doctor told me that I was not a candidate for laser so you should always check with the specialist first to see if you are qualified. I must also add that Mark has excellent customer care skills. So far I'm very please with everything and I would recommend PAL to anyone who is interested in laser eye surgery.

Emil William Chynn, MD, FACS, MBA

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New York, NY

I am a college student and am about a month post-op. Having worn glasses/contacts since elementary school, it is absolutely incredible to be able to see clearly without them. And knowing that my vision ... Show more

I am a college student and am about a month post-op. Having worn glasses/contacts since elementary school, it is absolutely incredible to be able to see clearly without them. And knowing that my vision is improving by each passing day, Dr. Chynn told me that I will be seeing 20/20 (if not better) by the end of the month! I was legally blind with an extreme myopic prescription of -11.00, so this surgery has truly changed my life. I have done a lot of research and visited other laser vision surgeons and chose Dr. Chynn over everyone because he learned from the best (Harvard, Emory, Dartmouth, NYU) and created the safer-than-LASIK LASEK himself! Dr. Chynn also had LASIK done years ago and still experiences dry eyes. However, according to the reviews here and himself, there are no complications such as dry eyes after LASEK, unlike LASIK, as long as you strictly follow the post-op recovery directions Additionally, the staff is very informative and definitely know what they’re doing. They addressed all my doubts and worries professionally and I left with complete trust in them. If you don’t believe me, go in for a free consultation yourself! Do yourself a favor by waking up without blindly reaching for your glasses or not going through the hassle of putting on your contacts and keeping them in.

Emil William Chynn, MD, FACS, MBA

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New York, NY

Courteous staff. Friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Weingarten is someone I would recommend over and over again.

Mark David Weingarten, MD

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Rochester, MI

About two years ago I considered laser eye correction but wasn't able to get it done back then. Through my research I kept coming back to Dr. Chynn's Park Avenue LASEK. So although I wasn't able to get ... Show more

About two years ago I considered laser eye correction but wasn't able to get it done back then. Through my research I kept coming back to Dr. Chynn's Park Avenue LASEK. So although I wasn't able to get it then I stored it in my bookmarks. Naturally, when I started thinking about laser vision correction I eagerly went and looked up Dr. Chynn again. The site made it clear that the caliber of care would and attention to detail was in every aspect of the staff. I called and made my FREE consultation and was not disappointed. In fact I was never more excited at this cutting edge technique of NO CUT, NO FLAP making it SAFER than the older technique that is still widely used elsewhere. Even more excited is how affordable it is at Park Avenue Lasek. The staff is also great. It helps that most have had the procedure done themselves so when they talk it's with firsthand experience. Dr. Almeida answered every question I had and proved very patient and knowledgeable. And Dr. Chynn oversees ever aspect and is right there to personally meet with and answer any additional questions that each client has. If you're interested in vision correction than Park Avenue Lasek is THE place. And if you?re not interested in laser vision correction I challenge you to just take a few minutes to look at their site. Do your own research, I know you won't regret it. And if your still unsure come watch a live procedure the glass OR! Karimah A. One of the many happy Park Avenue Clients

Emil William Chynn, MD, FACS, MBA

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New York, NY

I went in to see Dr. Chynn the other day for a LASEK consultation after hearing that it is a safer procedure than LASIK because cutting a corneal flap is not required. He explained the ... Show more

I went in to see Dr. Chynn the other day for a LASEK consultation after hearing that it is a safer procedure than LASIK because cutting a corneal flap is not required. He explained the benefits of LASEK to me patiently and knowledgeably, and I have decided to go with Park Avenue LASEK for my laser corrective surgery. The staff is comprised entirely of MD's, and I felt comfortable about the thoroughness and accuracy of my preliminary tests. I also decided to go with Dr. Chynn because he has a reputation for being the best LASEK surgeon in the area, and is the only doctor to perform the safer LASEK in New York. Liz and Shardai at the front desk were also very warm and inviting, and I can't wait to get my surgery done, which will be in about 5 weeks!

Emil William Chynn, MD, FACS, MBA

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New York, NY

Park Avenue LASEK changed my life!!! I was tired of getting corneal ulcers from my contact lenses and I happened to be looking for a job at the same time. Living in rural Ohio there weren?t a lot of ... Show more

Park Avenue LASEK changed my life!!! I was tired of getting corneal ulcers from my contact lenses and I happened to be looking for a job at the same time. Living in rural Ohio there weren?t a lot of options for laser vision correction and I was scared that LASIK was going to mess up my night vision. Dr. Chynn was looking for an office manager who wanted LASEK, the safer, non-cutting, no-flap procedure and I jumped at the chance! When I researched Dr. Chynn, I was incredibly impressed with his credentials. He went to Dartmouth, Columbia Med School, Harvard, Emory, AND NYU Stern business school. I was bored at the family practice I worked in, bored in Ohio, and bored of my glasses and contacts. With Dr. Chynn not only did I get a new job in New York City, new friends, new experiences, even better--- a few months after I was hired, I got brand new, better than 20/20 vision with no night glare or halos! I felt extremely comfortable leaving my eyes in the hands of Dr. Chynn because of his incredible reputation (20,000 surgeries) and education. My surgery was a seminar open to the public; Park Avenue LASEK is the only center in New York that does that every month! It?s so people can learn about why LASEK is so much safer than the corneal cutting LASIK procedure in a low-pressure, educational environment. My surgery was great! It took only seconds per eye and for recovery I basically just relaxed all weekend and was able to return to work on Monday! While Park Avenue LASEK may seem hectic at times, let me promise any potential patients that Dr. Chynn has the largest MD fellowship in New York and all the doctors and the rest of the PAL staff are here to help you get to your best vision without glasses or contacts. I couldn?t be happier with my new eyes!

Emil William Chynn, MD, FACS, MBA

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New York, NY

I CAN SEEEEEEEEE!!!! It's just a few days after my Lasek surgery and I feel great! The hardest part of my day so far is fighting against my reflex of grabbing my glasses first thing in the morning. ... Show more

I CAN SEEEEEEEEE!!!! It's just a few days after my Lasek surgery and I feel great! The hardest part of my day so far is fighting against my reflex of grabbing my glasses first thing in the morning. :) The procedure was not painful at all. In fact, I find those glaucoma-pressure checks at the regular eye doc's visit to be more painful and annoying...but I digress. The MDs requested me to bring my own music, which I didn't but they played some of their own stuff which was relaxing. Overall, it all went smoothly - thank God! I just wished I had a chance to powder my nose a bit for the facebook pic with Dr. Chynn afterwards :)

Emil William Chynn, MD, FACS, MBA

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New York, NY

Literally, 5 out of 5 immediate family and friends I know have had their LASEK done by Dr. Chynn and they can't stop singing his praises to me. One friend even has 20/15 vision now! That said, one would ... Show more

Literally, 5 out of 5 immediate family and friends I know have had their LASEK done by Dr. Chynn and they can't stop singing his praises to me. One friend even has 20/15 vision now! That said, one would think that it would be a no-brainer for me to blindly turn to Dr. Chynn (pun not intended) after hearing their impressive reviews, but no, I was adamant in doing *my* own research. I had three other consultations seeking the *best* Lasik/Lasek center following my visit with Dr. Chynn. My criteria of evaluation includes all a potential patient would seek: quality, cost, service. After my intensive comparison, Dr. Chynn undoubtedly took the lead. His several prestigious degrees, distinguishing accolades and media press practically take over the walls throughout the office - beyond impressive! He and his staff were friendly and very supportive. They're also surprisingly affordable and worked out a payment plan with me since I'm on a medical student-budget. My surgery with Dr. Chynn is tomorrow. Am I bit nervous? Not really. I am fully confident in Dr. Chynn's abilities!

Emil William Chynn, MD, FACS, MBA

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New York, NY

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