Immediate Benefits and

Long-Lasting Results 

Immediate Benefits and​ Long-Lasting Results 

Efficiency at Its Best:

In just 20 minutes, experience a transformative procedure that offers immediate vision improvement. The brief 1-2 day recovery period is a testament to LASIK’s efficiency and effectiveness.

Comfort and safety:

We take every measure to ensure your LASIK experience is painless, comfortable, and smooth. Our OR ambiance, staff, and procedures are finely tuned for that goal. We cut no corners to ensure that you get the safest possible outcome by using two separate lasers for the two distinct stages of the surgery.

Consistent Results:

LASIK promises stable and enduring results for the vast majority of patients. LASIK has been around for more than 30 years and has a long track record of success.

Embrace an Active Lifestyle:

Say goodbye to the hassles of juggling multiple pairs of glasses or the constant cleaning of contact lenses. With LASIK, engage in activities like swimming and sports without any limitations. No more worries about misjudging distances or losing contact lenses during physical activities.

Experience the clarity and freedom that LASIK promises.


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The Fear Factor

It is natural to be somewhat apprehensive about an elective procedure that involves sensitive structures like your eyes. However, you want to avoid fear, robbing you of a lifetime of better and more comfortable vision. At the CEI, we will take the time to do a thorough screening exam and will lay out realistic expectations for you. We are certain that our staff and doctors will make you extremely comfortable with your decision. If you are not a LASIK candidate we will explore other options. These may include LASIK alternatives or not having surgery at all.


  • During LASIK eye drops are used that numb the eyes. So you won’t be feeling any pain.
  • During the screening exam, Dr. Cohen will thoroughly examine you and recommend the best solution for you.

Far from Ordinary LASIK


Dr. Cohen has performed 75,000 eye surgeries, including on more than 1000 physicians.


Sharpest vision using Contoura LASIK Combined with the safest technique using two separate lasers for the different stages of the surgery.


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

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What Other Doctors are Saying

When looking for a doctor to do my LASIK surgery, I was searching for someone with deep subject matter expertise, who is precise with a high degree of attention to detail, and who enjoyed and was enthusiastic about what they did.
Dr. Gavin Samuels
MD Business dev. Director PFIZER Pharmaceutical
I met Dr. Cohen through the recommendation of one of my ophthalmology friends when I was looking to get LASIK surgery. I am 20/15 in both eyes and have never had a problem. Thank you Dr. Cohen!
Dr. Nathaniel Horn
MD Allergy Specialist NYU Langone
I 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 couldn’t be happier with my vision.
Dr. John Lipchak
Optometrist at Clarkson Eyecare
Dr. Ilan Cohen is one of the finest surgeons I could possibly imagine. He has done multiple surgeries, he’s handled incredibly complicated cases. He is one of the finest doctors and I am more than happy to recommend him.
Dr. Aron Porter
Opthalmologist, Nashville Tennessee
When it comes to mine or my family’s eyes, Dr. Cohen is my number one choice. Why? Because I have seen his results, and they are far superior than most surgeons in the area. If you want the best results, it’s Dr. Cohen that you have to go to.
Dr. Brian Cohen
Eye Doctor, New Jersey
Dr. Cohen is one of the finest surgeons I know. I have seen plenty of his LASIK post op results which have been excellent. I would not hesitate to send any of my family members to him. 
Dr. David Lax
Eye Doctor, New Jersey
I have known Dr. Cohen for over 10 years through his reputation and personal interaction. He is one of the best surgeons that I know. When working on a complicated case, I will call Dr. Cohen because his opinion is very important to me.
Dr. Nooshin Rastegar
I have co-managed hundreds of patients with Dr. Cohen who have had all kinds of refractive surgery. Each procedure is tailored to the patient’s particular eye. 
Dr. Roy Cohen
Eye Doctor, New York City, NY
I have been the director of an ophthalmology surgical center for the last 30 years. I personally know over 100 eye surgeons. If a member of my family needed eye surgery, Dr. Cohen would be the one to perform it.
Dr. E. Bruce DiDonatto
Director Campus Eye Group
I’ve been an optometrist for 19 years, and I’ve worked with a number of different surgeons. I think Dr. Ilan Cohen has some of the best hands that I’ve ever seen.
Dr. Steve Rubinstein
Eye Doctor, New York City, NY
When I think of doctor Ilan Cohen, I think of the best. Dr. Cohen and I have been involved in some of the most exciting research projects. Dr. Cohen, in my opinion is one of the best surgeons on this plant.
Dr. Min Wang
Director of Wang LASIK Center

Choosing the Right Surgeon

For the last 20 years, Dr. Cohen has helped tens of thousands of patients achieve their best vision. A fellowship-trained cornea specialist like Dr. Cohen is most suitable for performing this procedure safely and accurately. And while some ophthalmologists may claim that they are cornea specialists, they are not fellowship-trained and it is important that you do your research and choose a qualified and experienced professional.


  • The type of certification that the cornea specialist holds
  • The experience expressed in the number of LASIK procedures performed to date and their success rate
  • The technology. Choose a surgeon who uses the latest, most advanced technology (For best results look for a duo combination of Wavelight 500 and the FS-200 lasers)
  • Personal consultation: ensuring that you are suitable for LASIK and that all your questions and concerns are addressed
  • A positive answer to the question: “Do you perform corneal transplants?” Only a true cornea specialist does!

Which Option is Best for Me?

Considering that there are many available options for vision correction, your cornea specialist should always recommend the option that is best for you even if that is not LASIK. Dr. Cohen’s comprehensive screening exam leads to answering the following questions:


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


Am I a good candidate for LASIK?


What type of LASIK is best for me?


What can I expect after LASIK?


It is natural to be somewhat apprehensive about an elective procedure that involves your most important and sensitive structures – your eyes. That is why we will take you through a thorough screening exam and will lay out realistic expectations for you.

Rather than letting fear and worry prevent you from experiencing a lifetime of better and more comfortable vision, our staff and doctors will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision that allows you to go into the surgery as confidently as possible

Should you not be a perfect LASIK candidate, then we will explore other options. These may include LASIK alternatives or not having surgery at all.

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Contoura® LASIK


Each of us have imperfections in our eyes that contribute to the degradation of the image quality that our eyes can see. That is believed to be the main reason that most eyes are limited to 20/20 vision.

Contoura® is a type of topography-guided LASIK that is aimed at visual results that could be better than 20/20.

Prior to the LASIK procedure, the Contoura Topolyzer device first obtains a fingerprint-like image of the cornea. It then maps irregularities present on the cornea to each specific fine point on the cornea.

This is different to traditional LASIK, which treats the eye based on a prescription measurement alone. This point-to-point map data along with the patient’s prescription produces visual results that are significantly more accurate than the prescription data alone. In fact, topography-guided treatments are often used to improve vision in patients that have visual limitations due to problems like corneal scarring, irregular astigmatism, and other eye issues where solutions like glasses are ineffective.

Multicenter clinical trials show that other than just the visual acuity, Contoura® improved the quality of vision in patients. This means that not only the sharpness improved but there were fewer complaints of visual symptoms compared with glasses or contacts. In this study, 64.8% of patients achieved visions of 20/16 or 20/12.5 (the lesser the denominator the better the vision. For example, 20/12.5 is 60% sharper than 20/20).

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Managing the Risks


Your eyesight is invaluable. It enriches your life in innumerable ways and gives you freedoms that you don’t want to miss out on. And because eyesight is such a precious possession, private equities and other corporate entities have started to take notice of LASIK. Not necessarily with the health of the patient in mind but instead with a keen intent of maximising profit.

In the New York and New Jersey area alone, many of these corporations have purchased or set up practices with the intent of maximising profit through reducing costs and winning market share. But not while being led by ethical patient care principles but rather by false efficiency and cutting costs and corners such as:

We don’t use:

  • Inferior types of LASER machines
  • Less-qualified surgeons
  • A production line philosophy


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.