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Park Avenue LASEK is the only center in NYC performing 100% No-Cut, No-Flap, All-Laser LASEK and Epi-LASIK.

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I am having a problem wearing hard contacts to treat my Keratoconus. Would you recommend doing the InTACS? and what are the side effects?

I am wondering if I am a good candidate for lasik eye surgery with a medical history of psoriasis I have worn glasses and contacts for over 20 plus years.

I had eye correction by Intralasik high definition operation. I could not see clearly with my right eye. I did the eye test and i got (-0.25 in degree) and (-0.75 in astigmatism). Do you recommend i do a corrective treatment again?

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I CAN SEE!!!! 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!
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If you want to go to the surgeon with the best educational background, then you will go to Dr. Chynn! His Education background follows as:

  • Undergraduate Degree: Dartmouth College.
  • Medical Degree: Columbia University's College of Physicians Surgeons.
  • Residency Ophthalmology: Harvard University / Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, where he was on the teaching faculty of Harvard Medical School.
  • After Harvard, Dr. Chynn chose to complete a 1-year fellowship in Corneal Transplantation & Refractive Surgery at Emory University.
  • Dr. Chynn also received his MBA from NYU in 2004.
  • 15,000+ Procedures performed successfully
  • 0 Lawsuits settled or lost
  • Board-Certified
  • Fellowship-Trained
  • Member of AAO, ASCRS, MENSA

Why not choose the smartest LASIK surgeon in NYC? Dr. Chynn is also a member of MENSA the certified "Genius" society, he is the only LASIK surgeon in NYC who is a MENSA member. The American Medical Association

  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The American Society of Cataract Refractive Surgery
  • The Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
  • The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Emil William Chynn, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist.  Dr Chynn received his medical degree from Columbia University.  He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Ear and Eye Infirmary of Harvard University perhaps the most famous ophthalmology institute in the world where he was one of the teaching faculty of Harvard Medical School. He then spent an extra optional year completing a year Fellowship in Refractive Surgery at Emory University, which has one of the most famous refractive surgery centers in the U.S.

Dr. Chynn has performed more than 10,000 procedures without a major complication.  He performs exclusively LASEK and epi-LASEK procedures.  These newer procedures are safer and provide better vision than the old-fashioned, more comon cutting LASIK procedure.



Park Avenue LASEK has the most highly-trained, best-qualified staff of any laser center in New York —period. Indeed, our patients say this is one reason they have chosen us! This isn’t an opinion—it’s a fact.

James, our Operations Manager, was a premed. graduate of NYU, and chose our center and paid for his No-Cut, No-Flap LASEK himself before he ever worked here! So he’s the perfect person to ask “Why choose us?” He is now (and will always be) better than 20/20! He’s also a true believer in the crucial safety of LASEK, as he was poked in the eye playing basketball several weeks after his procedure, but thank God he did not have his flap come back up—because he had no flap to begin with! So James is the perfect person to help reassure you that our non-cutting LASEK is safest!

Liz our Practice Manager, has extensive medical experience and has worked at practices throughout her home state of Ohio. She will have LASEK in 1 eye and Epi-LASEK in the other eye by Dr. Chynn in 2011. She has done all her own research and is extremely looking forward to getting her procedure done in the near future, so ask her any questions you may have about the procedure and ReadingVizion!

At most other centers your testing—which is used to confirm you are a good candidate, and to obtain the numbers to actually shoot the laser—is conducted quickly by an optometrist (OD) who never went to medical school, or some “technician” who may not know much more than how to push a button. Compare this to our center, where our entire Laser Team—Dr. Chynn, Dr. Almeida, Dr. Puri and Dr. Villarroel—are MDs (which requires a decade more training than an OD). Our MDs will spend as much time with you as necessary to make sure that all your testing is both accurate & complete before even booking your surgery. Isn’t that comforting?

Finally, at many other centers, you will meet “closers” whose only qualification is that they are good at “selling.” In contrast, King, our Patient Coordinator, had his procedure done in January. All he talks about in the office in his spare time is how he looks and feels with out his glasses; there’s nobody who is more excited for their procedure than King!

Congratulations about taking the first step towards a new life—experiencing the world free from contacts & glasses, and seeing how you were meant to see! We are really looking forward to giving you the Miracle of LASEK!


CareCredit Flexile Payment Plan for LASIK Eye Surgery 

CareCredit gives you convenient payment options if your insurance doesn’t cover all the costs for the LASEK procedure you want and need. Call for details 866-780-9384

Pay for LASEK with your FLEX Flexible Medical Spending Account

Save as much as 37% when you pay for your LASEK using your FLEX account! You can also use combined FLEX spending over 2 calendar years. Ask us how! Call for details 866-780-9384

Insurance Plans Accepted!

We take ALL MAJOR MEDICAL HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS, including those that may cover or partially cover LASEK, such as BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, Oxford, GHI, Medicare, etc. Bring in your insurance card when you come in, and we can check to see if it will help pay for your procedure!

Ask us about group discount programs for LASEK Eye Surgery in New York


Corporate Discount Program for LASEK 

Group Discount Program.

Refer-A-Friend Program.

Payment Plans 

We are committed to helping you afford your LASEK or EPI-LASEK with us!

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