LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a safe, reliable and painless way to improve vision and reduce or eliminate the need to wear glasses or contact lenses. In some cases, patients develop vision that is better than 20/20 after LASIK surgery. LASIK changes the way light is bent, or refracted, as it passes through the cornea so that it focuses properly on the retina and objects can be seen clearly. Dr. James Gordon, an award-winning oculoplastic surgeon and board certified ophthalmologist is highly experienced in performing safe and effective LASIK surgery.
"Had lasik for vision correction by Dr. James Gordon and was very pleased with the outcome. My vision is now 20/20 and I no longer need eyeglasses. For the procedure, you will be given something to make you relax.After the surgery, I did not feel any pain. It is important to follow the instructions and take all your eyedrops as instructed.The office is well run, staff is very friendly. The surgical coordinator (MeiLing) is very knowledgeable and efficient.I am very happy that I chose Dr. James Gordon. He is an expert in this field and he is very caring, personable and dedicated to helping his patients have good results.I definitely would recommend him for any ophthalmic procedure."- P. / Vitals / Nov 29, 2015
"I went to Dr. Gordon for my Lasik surgery and I am so happy I did! Dr. James Gordon is a wonderful physician - he fully explained the procedure and aftercare to me so I was comfortable before the surgery. He stayed in touch and checked in with me to make sure that i was healing comfortably. He is a really wonderful doctor and I highly recommend him to everyone! Lasik is the best thing I have ever done and I would do it over again in a second."- G.G. / Wellness / Dec 02, 2015
"28 Year Old Female - After Lasik - Perfect Vision in Less Than a Week! - Westchester, NY - Dr. Gordon is a true professional. He explained the procedure in detail in advance, was very open about down time and any possible complications ahead of time, and made sure that I was comfortable before, during, and after. I have never had a physician check in with me so diligently and make sure that my recovery was going smoothly and comfortably. Dr. Gordon really cares about his patients - he made me feel as if I was the only patient he had in the world! I would trust my eyes and all of my family and friends to him."- T. / RealSelf / Nov 30, 2015
"I went to Dr. Gordon for Lasik surgery and am so happy with my outcome and with Dr. Gordon's care. He already has an awesome reputation, which is how I found his office, but before, during, and after my surgery Dr. Gordon reached out to me constantly to make sure that I was recovering properly, He made me feel comfortable and cared for. I trust him completely and would go back to him with any concern. I highly recommend Dr. James Gordon."- G.G. / Vitals / Dec 01, 2015
"I went to Dr. James Gordon for my Lasik surgery and I could not be happier! He made me feel so comfortable with the entire process, and he has such a calming and caring bedside manner. He followed up with me the night of my surgery and afterwards to make sure I was healing properly. He is a wonderful doctor and I highly recommend him!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Dec 01, 2015
During the LASIK procedure, the patient will lie down in a reclining chair as the doctor positions the laser precisely over the eye. A speculum will be used to keep the eye open, the eye is cleaned and numbing drops are placed. A corneal flap is created with state-of-the-art laser. Dr. Gordon gently lifts the surface of the cornea aside so that another precision laser can then reshape the curvature of the cornea. The second eye is treated right after the first, upon which patients will be given protective shields to keep the eyes safe from bright lights after LASIK.
Patients will be in the operating room for 20 minutes, although the actual treatment time takes only a few minutes for each eye. Patients usually take 2 days for their recovery before returning to work. While patients may be uncomfortable during the first 24 hours after the procedure, they are usually able to see better the next day. Patients should return to Dr. Gordon’s office the day after their procedure for a follow up appointment so Dr. Gordon can monitor their progress.
LASIK procedures costs $4,800. Most health insurance companies do not cover LASIK eye surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,800 - $4,800
- Recovery Time
- 2 - 7 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 15 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Day
- Procedure Recovery Location
LASIK is best for patients who are at least 20 years old since the eye can continue to change before this time. The eyes can also change after age 20, so patients may consider waiting to have LASIK eye surgery until they have had stable vision results for 1 – 2 years.
It’s estimated that almost 80% of adults are candidates for LASIK eye surgery. Patients should be in good general health, be over the age of 20, have a vision problem (astigmatism, myopia, hyperopia), and want to get rid of their glasses or contact lenses.