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New Yorks Affordable LASIK

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Park Avenue Laser is owned and operated by Emil W. Chynn, MD FACS MBA, the 1st surgeon in NY to have LASIK himself! Columbia, Harvard and Dartmouth trained and 12000 cases performed! We offer the safest laser vision correction procedures - BECAUSE NOT MAKING ANY FLAP IS SAFER THAN CUTTING ONE. This is great for patients who really didn't want their eyes cut with a flap, either with a metal blade, as in LASIK, or with a laser either, as in IntraLase or i-LASIK. Dr. Chynn stopped cutting flaps in 2003, so now Only performs non-cutting LASEK & Epi-LASEK, which are 10x safer than LASIK/Intralase. Unlike many centers in NYC, all patients are only examined by medical doctors for all their pre-operative and post-operative visits. We are one of the few centers in NYC where not only did the entire staff has had laser eye procedure, but are all now seeing 20/20! Because of both their professional background and their personal experience as laser vision correction patients themselves, our entire staff is the most knowledgeable and sympathetic you will find anywhere. Park Avenue Laser Vision offers 0% financing through Care Credit. If the patients qualify for financing, they can get the surgery for $0 down and 0% interest for 24 months--then pay only $3 per day or less than $100 per month--which is the same amount most people were wasting on contacts/glasses/solutions anyway!

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Phone: (212) 741-2390

TollFree: (888) 566-9380

TollFree: (888) 843-4141

TollFree: (888) 492-6820

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25th st. and Park Avenue.
Midtown, Rose Hill, Kips Bay, Midtown Manhattan

Chynn, Emil, MD

Optometrists, Physicians & Surgeons, Ophthalmology


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I recommend Park Avenue LASEK to everyone in glasses and contacts, in fact I've insisted that my boyfriend see Dr. Chynn for his consultation for surgery next week!

I was lucky enough that my surgery was a seminar open to the public; Park Avenue LASEK is the only center in New York that does that every month! You can check their schedule on the website parkavenuelasek for the next one coming up. At first I thought it was a little strange, but then I realized it's so people can learn about why LASEK is so much safer than the corneal cutting LASIK procedure in a low-pressure, educational environment. My surgery was fast and easy! It took only seconds per eye, they even give you valium and laughing gas in the operating room! and for recovery I basically just relaxed all weekend and was able to return to work on Monday!

While Park Avenue LASEK may seem hectic at times, let me promise any potential patients that it's only because Dr. Chynn has the largest MD fellowship in New York and all the doctors and the rest of the PAL staff are there to help you get to your best vision without glasses or contacts. I couldn



It has been 4 years almost since I had my LASEK surgery, performed by Dr. Chynn. What can I say ? -DREAMS COME TRUE IF YOU BELIVE AND MEET RIGHT PEOPLE. Doctor Chynn literally changed the way I think of this world, my attitude towards medicine and brought light to my life. I started loosing my vision at the age of 5, drastically dropping down each year , I went through years of hospitals and cruelty from kids who were making fun of me wearing super thick glasses. As you know you can not get contact lenses when you are a child. I had two surgeries when was 12, and two more at the age of 16. No results of improving of eye sight were witnessing. I lost my hope and finally when got courage to check how bad it was I was informed my doctor that I was -15 (astigmatism , myopia and loose eye). I spent days crying: all that I could think of was just being blind and not making this life at all. A CHANGING LIFE EXPERIENCE ! after bumping into "weird" doctors in Manhattan, NYC who were absolutely positive that my eyes could not be ideal ever and were offering to install eye - implants and then correct with laser , I was looking at spending 10k and there was no 100% guarantee of success . Really ??? Fortunately enough, I was denied by bank to get a loan and absolutely accidentally coming after work saw a sign Park Avenue LASEK. I gave it a try. Vu A La.. I am 20/20 NOW... what is this: miracle? some kinda of God's help or just simply high level of professionalism. Who are you , Dr. Chynn? It might sound too spiritually .. but anyone who feels the pain I went through will understand me. You are in my prayers every time I express my gratitude. I wish New York was carrying more professionals like you. 23 years I was wearing glasses and contacts, In ballet school I even could not perform sometimes due to my eye sight. Maybe this is what people call " I saw an angel" I am honored to write this and share my true story with others.



I have serious doubts about trusting Park Avenue LASEK after a recent office meeting. This place seems to be a lot of hype and promises, but delivering disappointment. I agree with the negative reviews on YELP, this office is out for your money with a non-refundable 2nd opinion/appointment reservation fee of $500. An extra $300 if you want PreVue Lens. Miscommunications regarding procedure, scheduling, and fees abound. I asked about discounts and the 20/15 guarantee in 2015 - totally ignored. $3500 for one eye, $7000 for two eyes - way overpriced. I heard many patients voice their disappointment about their surgery at this office. LASEK is similar to PRK, you're probably better off going elsewhere and getting epi-LASIK by a more competent office. Don't believe me, simply sit in the waiting room office for an hour.



I found Mr. Chynn through a very precise process of looking for the right eye doctor and surgeon who performs extreme cases that no other surgeon in US can do.

it's not fair someone to criticize dr Chynn for being hard on his staff, as he's just enduring they make zero mistakes so all patients have the perfect outcomes they deserve that he is always striving for

I flew all the way to nyc to have dr Chynn fix my eyes because no doctor in my country Albania nor the neighboring countries of Hungary or Romania had any experience fixing someone like me with extreme hyperopia and extreme astigmatism

I also consulted by email with doctors in Germany and France and they also said I was past parameters for lasik

I found dr Chynn because he is the most famous LASEK surgeon in the world. He told me by email he's fixed hundreds of cases like mine. His fellow doctor working for him confirmed this when I called that a case like mine would be even "routine" at Park Avenue LASEK, and that she, too, doubted such extreme prescriptions could be corrected when she started there (having run the largest lasik center in kiev for 6 years beforehand), but now she, too, thinks of cases like mine as "no big deal" in dr Chynn's hands!

So I flew over, had my preop, confirmed I was a good candidate, had my LASEK, and stayed for a week to have my 1-week postop, by which time I was already seeing BETTER THAN I EVER DID IN GLASSES AND CONTACTS

Dr Chynn has graduated from the most famous schools in the world, and at the top of his class at these schools. So of course he has high standards for his employees. I'm glad he does. That's how he was able to give me this miracle

If you want a "nice" doctor who is an average surgeon who went to average schools and can treat average cares, go to your local doctor. If nobody locally can help you, and you want the best in the world, go to dr Chynn. He is performing miracles every day.

When I met Dr, Chynn for my surgery appointment, Dr. Chynn was very methodical and professional which characteristics are the correct personality characteristics someone should seek in a surgeon.



I had been wearing contact lenses for years. But in 2012, I developed an allergic reaction to every contact lense solution out there. Which sucked, because I go swimming a lot (I would have on googles so water wouldn't get in my eyes). So I had to go swimming with poor vision. I ended up going by Park Avenue Lasek and the rest was history. The staff was courteous, knowledgable and professional. They calmed me down, as I am a bit anxious. They advise on financial management, and even help you fill out the forms for CareCredit. And they give excellent instructions for EyeCare pre op and post op. When I had my last regular post op visit, I was actually sad because by then I'd gotten to know the staff. You can't go wrong with them.


I had surgery at Park Avenue Lasek with Dr. Chynn. I had been told that my corneas were abnormal for laser vision correction, but at this office they do a safer procedure that's even safe for horrible astigmatism.They do LASEK non cutting procedure. I'm a stage artist where looks matter the most. My profession, it was SO important to me to be able to see without glasses, and I just can't handle contacts after so many years of wearing them. I'm lucky that I met Dr.Chynn and his staff and feel comfortable with everyone in the offcie before my procedure and even got to watch it live in the operating room! There really is no other place like this in the world and I'm so grateful to Dr chynn for giving me perfect vision.



I can't believe I had surgery at Park Avenue Lasek with Dr. Chynn . Over and over I had been told that my corneas were too thin for laser vision correction, but here at this office they do a safer procedure that's even safe for ME with extremely horrible astigmatism.They do LASEK AND NOT LASIK( cutting procedure). I'm a soft ball player and wearing glasses was not safe for my profession, it was SO important to me to be able to see without glasses on field, and I just can't handle contacts after so many years of wearing them. I'm lucky that I traveled to New York that I was able to meet with the staff and feel comfortable with everyone in the offcie before my procedure and even got to watch it live in the operating room! There really is no other place like this in the country or the world and I'm so grateful to Dr. Chynn for taking my cases and giving me, later for my perfect vision! I recommend this place to any person who has been told there is no hope for them. Dr. Chynn goes the extra mile for his patients!!



I waited a bit over three and a half months to post with a final verdict and I can easily say I am really glad to have chosen to have my eyes corrected here(after all, how many times will I be able to say that in the future! lol). The staff at Park Avenue Lasek were all really friendly, relaxed and professional. I had absolutely no pressure at all into getting any specific procedure done and they made sure I was a proper candidate and that I understood the process very well before I decided to go through with it all. They were extremely helpful with every step of the process, answered any questions I had and although they were a bit strict with us taking the precautions necessary afterwards, it has been well worth the result. They were also extremely flexible when it came to medical insurance and helped to make sure I got the best coverage possible for my medications. After 1 week, I went from seeing 20/80(had only 1 eye corrected) to 20/25. After two months, I have got 20/15 vision! I have absolutely no side effects like dryness or pain at all(at this point). Can't be more happy about that. It's been a pleasant experience and I would definitely recommend Dr Chynn and his staff. Although Lasek is a bit more pricey than the traditional Lasik option, it's well worth the safety and the overall better result.



After finding out the pain associated with prk and cornea-cutting LASIK, I came across Dr. Emil Chynn’s practice, Park Avenue Safe Sight in Manhattan. It wasn’t just that Dr. Chynn is the only practice in NYC to perform the non cutting LASEK procedure, but also that some of his office staff had the procedure done them self. Surprising to learn, Dr. Chynn actually underwent LASIK 13 years ago, and thanks to his personal experience he makes sure that all patients are as comfortable as possible. Park Ave LASEK is the one and only center in NY that offers Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) for nervous patients like me. I brought in two friends to watch my surgery and just for that I was given the laughing gas for free! I saved $100 for the cost of the NO2. Take advantage of all the options and discounts that the office has to offer. My vision is better than 20/20!!

Park Ave LASEK ROCKS!!!!!!!

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