Transform Your Vision at Eye Center of New York

LASIK eye surgery in New York City reshapes the cornea to allow direct focusing of light on the retina. This transformative procedure aims to eliminate or reduce the need for corrective lenses.


LASIK in New York City is one of the world's most commonly performed refractive surgeries. The procedure has been refined over the last 20 years with continued improvements in efficacy and safety. Recent studies have shown that LASIK can be safer than lifelong contact lens wear and more economical. Make an appointment to see if you’re a candidate for laser vision correction and the life-enhancing benefits of the procedure.

Dr. Raviv offers the latest and most advanced type of LASIK, blade-free, custom Wavefront LASIK, also known as iLASIK. This technology is the same approved by NASA for astronauts and the Navy for Naval aviators.

Eye Center of New York offers multiple financing options through CareCredit and the use of flex spending accounts.

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Who Is a Candidate for LASIK?

LASIK eye surgery in NYC is suitable for individuals with common refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Eligible candidates should have good overall eye health and a stable prescription for at least one year. Dr. Raviv generally performs LASIK for those 21-40 years of age. Between ages 40-50, presbyopia, or loss of reading vision, sets it, and LASIK has to be decided on a case-by-case basis. After age 50, Dr. Raviv utilizes a more comprehensive vision correcting procedure–RLE–to correct distance and near vision.

Recovery from LASIK

Minimal Discomfort:

Some temporary burning or itching may occur, but it is typically minimal.

Prompt Return to Activities:

Patients can resume daily activities swiftly, often returning to work within a day or two.

Follow-Up Appointments:

Attend scheduled follow-ups for monitoring, ensuring a smooth transition to long-term visual improvement.

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Benefits of LASIK in New York City

LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) surgery is a popular procedure for correcting vision problems, particularly nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Here are some benefits associated with LASIK:

  1. Improved Vision: LASIK surgery aims to correct refractive errors in the eye, leading to improved vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

  2. Quick Results: Many patients experience improved vision almost immediately after the procedure or within a day or two.

  3. Long-lasting Results: For the majority of patients, the effects of LASIK are permanent. They typically do not need to rely on corrective eyewear for everyday activities.

  4. Convenience: After LASIK, patients no longer need to worry about glasses or contact lenses, which can be especially convenient for activities like sports or swimming.

  5. Comfort: Many people find LASIK provides increased comfort and freedom from the physical discomfort of wearing glasses or contact lenses.

  6. Safety: LASIK is considered a safe procedure by a qualified and experienced surgeon. The technology and techniques used have been refined over decades.

  7. Fast Recovery: Recovery time is relatively quick, with most patients returning to normal activities within a day or two after surgery.

  8. Customization: Advanced LASIK procedures offer customization options based on individual eye characteristics, enhancing the precision and outcomes of the surgery.

  9. Cost-effectiveness: Over the long term, LASIK can be cost-effective compared to the ongoing expenses of glasses or contact lenses.

  10. Lifestyle Enhancement: LASIK can improve quality of life by eliminating or reducing dependence on corrective eyewear, allowing for greater spontaneity and flexibility in daily life.

It's important to note that while LASIK offers significant benefits, it may not be suitable for everyone. Consulting with an eye care professional can help determine if LASIK is a viable option based on individual eye health and vision correction needs.


What is LASIK?

Am I eligible for LASIK?

How is LASIK performed?

Is LASIK safe?

What is recovery like?

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What is LASIK?

LASIK is a surgery that corrects vision by reshaping the cornea with a laser, reducing or eliminating the need for glasses or contacts.

Am I eligible for LASIK?

Candidates should be adults with stable vision and good eye health. An eye exam will determine eligibility.

How is LASIK performed?

A laser creates a flap in the cornea, which is lifted to reshape the underlying tissue. The flap is repositioned after treatment.

Is LASIK safe?

Generally, yes. Most patients are satisfied, but like any surgery, there are risks such as dry eyes or visual disturbances.

What is recovery like?

Vision improves rapidly, with minimal discomfort. Follow-up care includes eye drops and avoiding certain activities for a short period.

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Why Choose Dr. Raviv for Your LASIK in NYC?

Personalized Service

Unlike corporate-run, LASIK-only companies, Dr. Raviv offers a personalized LASIK patient experience within the setting of a full refractive surgery ophthalmology practice. He will screen and examine all potential patients, perform state-of-the-art surgery, and conduct important postoperative follow-ups.

Top Quality

Many discount LASIK centers offer tiered pricing and advertise a teaser price for a basic, older type of LASIK that utilizes a blade and is not wavefront customized. Dr. Raviv only offers the most advanced LASIK for the greatest safety and visual quality. All flaps are created with the Intralase femtosecond laser. All treatments are custom wavefront-guided whenever possible, allowing a fingerprint reading of your eye’s optical surface to be corrected down to the micron.

Experience and Judgment

Dr. Raviv has performed LASIK since the late 1990s and has the wide surgical skill to handle all potential complications as a fellowship-trained cornea surgeon. Dr. Raviv turns away about 20% of potential LASIK patients because they are not ideal candidates for the procedure and face increased risks. Furthermore, Dr. Raviv will guide prospective patients to other refractive procedures that may be more appropriate for them. For example, after age 55, many patients would benefit from refractive lens exchange, multifocal or accommodative implants, or laser cataract surgery over LASIK.

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