Dr. Mark Hornfeld
New York City-based ophthalmologist offers complete eye examinations and counseling on vision ailments. Call to schedule an appointment today at (646) 681-3100.

LASIK Eye Surgery in New York

LASIK eye surgery provides state-of-the-art vision correction by reshaping the cornea of the eye, allowing light to focus properly for crisp, clear images. This fast, simple surgical procedure can be completed in just minutes to drastically improve your quality of life. Ophthalmologist Dr. Mark Hornfeld is pleased to offer LASIK surgery in New York as part of his comprehensive eye health services, which also include glaucoma treatment, strabismus surgery, and treatment for dry eye syndrome.

Key Facts About LASIK

LASIK is an acronym that stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. This technique uses laser light to change the shape of your eye's cornea so that it can focus light into clear images at the back of the eye for better vision. Since its development in the mid-1980s, LASIK technology has continued to develop to provide effective and long-lasting results.

  • There are approximately 600,000 LASIK procedures performed in the U.S. annually.
  • Today, LASIK surgery can be used to correct vision problems resulting from nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
  • LASIK surgery has an average success rate of 96%, offering the vast majority of patients exactly the corrected vision they want after the procedure.
  • Even if LASIK surgery cannot eliminate your need for corrective lenses, it can drastically reduce your dependence on them, improving your prescription and minimizing the cost of glasses or contacts in the future.
  • LASIK is associated with very little discomfort and minimal downtime.
  • You can expect to see improvement in your vision within one day of your LASIK surgery.

Determining LASIK Candidacy

LASIK eye surgery can offer you instant vision correction that eliminates or reduces your need to wear glasses or contacts. While LASIK is applicable to many types of vision problems, a good LASIK surgery candidate should

  • be in good general health.
  • have a stable vision prescription that isn't worsening with time and be free of cornea disease or cataracts.
  • have any systemic medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis under control, as these conditions can have an effect on the outcome of LASIK surgery.
  • be over the age of 18. While the most common age to receive LASIK is 20-40, LASIK is FDA-approved for all patients over the age of 18 to ensure the eyes are no longer developing.

Are you ready to discover how LASIK eye surgery can transform your vision and your life? Contact Dr. Mark Hornfeld in NYC by calling (212) 580-8881 to discuss your corrective eye surgery options for the clear, problem-free vision you deserve.


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