Dr. Ilan Cohen

Manhattan’s Top LASIK Surgeon

The Doctor’s Choice For LASIK And Corrective Eye Surgery in Manhattan

Our Manhattan office is in the Midtown East area conveniently located near the E, M, N, Q, R & W subway lines. Dr. Ilan Cohen offers refractive consults and performs vision correction surgery using the most advanced equipment in our state of the art facility located on the 8th Floor. For directions to the office please see the map below. To book an appointment give us a call at (212) 764-2020 or click the button below.

Why Cohen Eye Institute?

The Cohen Eye Institute is the leading provider of LASIK surgery in Manhattan. Dr. Cohen performed the first implantable contact lens (ICL) and artificial cornea procedures, in the Tri-state area. Over 1,000 physicians have chosen CEI for their own corrective vision procedures.

Experience isn’t the only reason the Cohen Eye Institute remains a top choice for Manhattan LASIK surgery. CEI employs cutting-edge surgical technology, excelling in procedures such as LASIK, SMILE, and cataract surgery.

Additionally, Dr. Cohen customizes treatment by incorporating a diverse range of intraocular lenses designed for multifocal, extended-range, and astigmatism correction, specifically tailored to each patient.

Meet Dr. Ilan Cohen

The Most Experienced LASIK Surgeon in Manhattan

Dr. Cohen, a board-certified ophthalmologist, boasts a rich career spanning 25 years with over 75,000 vision correction procedures, including pioneering achievements. Notably, he performed the first Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) and artificial cornea procedures in the Tri-state area, garnering recognition on Fox, ABC, and CBS news.

His expertise extends to complex cataract and LASIK surgeries. He is often referred to complex LASIK surgeries by other ophthalmologists seeking his unique skill set with such delicate operations. A Tufts University School of Medicine graduate, Dr. Cohen completed his cornea fellowship at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
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What is LASIK Eye Surgery?

The Benefits of LASIK

LASIK, short for Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, is a laser eye surgery designed to correct astigmatism, nearsightedness, or farsightedness.

The objective of the LASIK procedure is to enhance the patient's vision by reshaping the cornea, which is the clear outer layer of the eye, resembling a clear dome. The cornea functions as a lens, similar to the lens in a camera, focusing light.

LASIK tailors the cornea reshaping according to the patient's prescription, ensuring that light rays enter the eye with minimal scatter and optical degradation. The outcome is improved visual acuity, essentially restoring the sharpness of vision.

At the Cohen Eye Institute, we make LASIK:  
Affordable, Painless, Quick

If you are fed up with the inconvenience and expense of glasses and contacts, LASIK can be a great option that offers a significant improvement in vision with little risk and time associated with the procedure.

We offer both bladeless or All laser LASIK as well as Contoura® LASIK that utilizes advanced mapping technology to generate an accurate and thorough three-dimensional map of the cornea.

The primary advantage of LASIK is the swift enhancement of your vision almost immediately post-procedure. With a procedure duration of just 20 minutes and a recovery period of one to two days, the temporary inconvenience pales in comparison to the enduring years of improved vision that follow.

Patients Testimonials


LASIK Patient

"I am looking forward to not wearing glasses or contacts anymore and go swimming. the procedure was so easy; piece of cake. I could see the clock without squinting. Dr. Cohen was very informative and made the whole experience pleasant. He walked me through everything. I am the biggest chicken, if I could do it, anyone can do it."


LASIK Patient

"Since I was four years old, I had been wearing thick glasses because of my high astigmatism. My wish had always been to see clearly without having to wear my glasses. The surgery has changed my life immensely. I chose Dr. Cohen for my LASIK because of his level of professionalism and his educational background. The surgery was easy, painless, quick and the minute he finished I was able to see perfectly without my glasses."

Dr. Lipchak

Multifocal Implant

"I am an optometrist and chose Dr. Cohen for my cataract surgery with a multifocal lens implant because over the last 20 years of knowing him and referring many of my patients to him, he never made a mistake. I didn't feel a thing during the surgery. I couldn't be happier with my vision. I am happy with my choice of lens and excited that I never have to have anything done again!"


The cost of LASIK eye surgery in New Yorkcan vary depending on several factors, such as the type of LASIK (Bladeless, All-Laser LASIK, Contoura, PRK, etc.), geographic location of the clinic, the technology used, the expertise of the surgeon, and the specific needs of the patient. Generally, prices can range from $1,000 to $3,000 per eye. However, it’s important to note that the lower end of this range might reflect older technology or less comprehensive care, while the higher end often includes state-of-the-art technology and more extensive pre-and post-operative care.

At Cohen Eye Institute, we offer competitive pricing while ensuring the highest quality of care and technology. We understand that the cost of LASIK can be a significant investment in your vision and quality of life. Therefore, we strive to provide transparent pricing without hidden fees. Our pricing includes all necessary pre-operative assessments, the surgery itself, and the follow-up care required to ensure the best possible outcome.

It’s also worth mentioning that while the initial cost may seem high, LASIK can be a cost-effective solution in the long run, potentially saving you money that would otherwise be spent on glasses, contact lenses, and associated supplies over the years.

We recommend scheduling a consultation to discuss your specific needs and to receive a personalized quote. During this consultation, we can also discuss available financing options or payment plans that can help make the procedure more affordable.

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Enhancing Your Vision is Our Mission