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LASIK Eye Surgery

The Sharpest NYC & NJ LASIK Vision with the Safest Technique. More than 1,000 Doctors in NY & NJ have trusted Dr. Ilan Cohen with their own eyes.

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Dr. Cohen has performed 80,000 eye surgeries, including on more than 1,000 physicians.


Safety Through Technology: Employing the most recent technological breakthroughs, we prioritize the safety of your LASIK experience while minimizing invasiveness.


Dr. Cohen is a fellowship-trained corneal specialist. This is the highest level of training possible in LASIK, and other vision correction surgeries.

Different types of lasik

All-Laser LASIK

Bladeless or All-Laser LASIK is a type of laser eye surgery that doesn’t use blades but two different kinds of lasers to correct vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

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Contoura® LASIK​​

Topography-guided LASIK is a type of laser vision correction that leverages the power of advanced mapping technology to create a precise and comprehensive three-dimensional map of the cornea.​

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LASIK alternatives


Photorefractive Keratectomy​ (PRK): PRK is a type of laser eye surgery that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism by reshaping the cornea.

More about PRK


Small Incision Lenticule Extraction is a laser correction surgery that became popularized for the treatment of myopia and astigmatism.

More about SMILE


Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) surgery inserts a small lens inside the eye to permanently correct the vision.

More about ICL


Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) is the only procedure that can correct both near and distance vision in both eyes permanently if you are older than 40.

More about RLE

Online Screening

Take this online quiz to find out which procedure is the safest and best suited for you.

Dr. Ilan Cohen Has Performed Over 80,000 Vision Correction Procedures.

Dr. Cohen is a fellowship-trained cornea specialist and has devoted his career to fine-tuning and perfecting surgical techniques that can change your vision and your life. This is perhaps the reason that more than 1,000 physicians have chosen him for the correction of their own vision.

LASIK Surgery & Its Benefits:

While some people find wearing glasses inconvenient or feel self-conscious because of their glasses – the reason why most people choose LASIK is that their vision can significantly improve, and they can eliminate their dependence on glasses or contact lenses.

LASIK or Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis is a kind of laser eye surgery that corrects astigmatism, near or far-sightedness.

The purpose of the LASIK procedure is to improve the patient’s vision by reshaping the cornea. The cornea is (the clear dome) the clear outer layer of your eye. It is a lens that focuses the light very similar to the lens in a camera.

LASIK reshapes your cornea based on your prescription so that light rays fall into your eye with minimum scatter and optical degradation. The result is greater visual acuity – in other words – the sharpness of your vision is restored.

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A life-changing procedure that takes as little as 20 minutes!

Immediate Benefits and Long-Lasting Results

  • Life Style Enhancement

    LASIK achieves stable and long lasting results for almost all patients – although very few can experience an ever so slight change in their vision over the years. Those of you who juggle one or multiple pairs of glasses, continuously misplace them, experience discomfort and headaches because of the weight, or are tired of handling and cleaning them can look forward to being able to be active again without limitations. LASIK impacts activities like swimming or playing sports (especially contact sports). You don’t need to tone down your performance, guesstimate distances or fear that your contact lenses could be washed away. Some of you might be feeling self-conscious or less confident because of your glasses. LASIK can improve your appearance and comfort. It lets people see your face without frames and thick lenses.

  • Quick and Painless

    The most important benefit that you will experience is the improvement of your vision almost immediately after the procedure. 20 minutes is all it takes to perform the procedure and the one to two-day recovery time seems insignificant considering the unlimited years of improved vision that you will experience thereafter. There could be a little pain, swelling or discomfort during the healing process but this disappears within a few days.

  • Affordable Pricing

    While LASIK can appear pricy, over the years, your investment will be smaller compared to ongoing costs of glasses and contact lenses. We believe that everyone deserves perfect vision, which is why we offer this life-changing experience for as low as $7 a day.

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The Screening Exam

A critical step!

Our screening exam is an extremely important part of the LASIK process. Keep in mind, LASIK is only one of many available options for vision correction. The purpose of our comprehensive screening exam is to answer the following questions:

01What is the procedure that will give me the best vision in the safest manner?

02Am I a good candidate for LASIK?

03What type of LASIK is best for me?

04What can I expect after LASIK?

How is LASIK Performed?

LASIK is a relatively quick and simple outpatient procedure that is entirely pain free. Here’s an overview of the individual steps:

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Dr. Cohen will use eye drops that numb your eyes completely so that you won’t be feeling any pain. We want you to be as comfortable as possible, which is why we also make sure you're in a lying down position.

Creating the flap

The next step is to create a flap in the cornea. In order to achieve maximum safety and accuracy, we use two different lasers. The first laser creates the flap.

Reshaping the cornea

This step is where we perform the corrective treatment with the second laser. This whole treatment is done without any blades.

Closing the flap

When the cornea has been corrected, Dr. Cohen replaces the flap and smoothens it into place. It will adhere to your eye naturally and without stitches.


You rest for 15 minutes and can then return home! It is important that you follow all post-operative instructions issued by Dr. Cohen and his team.

Can I Afford LASIK Surgery?

LASIK is a procedure that you undergo once in your lifetime. The benefits to your quality of life make the price of this procedure a worthwhile investment rather than a cost. We’ll help you get the most out of that investment by choosing the best and safest option for you.

Costs for LASIK in the New York area can vary widely and sit between $1,500 - $4,000 per eye.

Factors that you need to consider when selecting your surgeon are:

The fact that Dr. Cohen has hundreds of international visitors each year that come for their LASIK speaks volumes.

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And lastly…If you are coming from overseas, we are committed to helping you organize your trip to New York to facilitate this process and make sure you enjoy your stay. Please visit our international page for more details.

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We feel that what makes patients most comfortable happens after they come to our office and meet our staff and doctors as well as Dr. Cohen. We take pride to say that our office staff and ambiance has a calming effect on even the most apprehensive patient.

Refractive Surgery Quiz

At Cohen eye Institute we offer a wide menu of Refractive Surgery. From Lasik to EVO- ICL. This quiz will help us help you tailor your vision to your lifestyle needs.