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02/13/2013
By: robertorojas
Park Avenue Lasek
Quisiera contar un poco mi experiencia al momento de tomar la decisión de tener mi cirugía de correccion de la vision con el Dr Emil W. Chynn en Park Avenue Lasek.Antes de decidir hacerme mi cirugía sin corte ni flap con Dr Chynn visite varios de los centros mas conocidos en Manhattan. Yo estaba un poco nervioso y quería estar seguro que la cirugía no me iba a producir ojos secos, lo cual es muy común en pacientes que reciben Lasik y Bladeless LASIK. Ya de por sí tenía ya algo de ojos secos por abusar de mis lentes de contacto, y estos me irritaban al final del día. Últimamente sólo les utilizaba para ir el gimnasio y otras actividades concretas, pero no más durante todo el día.En total visite tres centros antes de decidirme. En estos tres centros nunca vi a un médico sino hasta el final, después de que todos mis exámenes fueran hechos por un técnico.Yo hacia muchas preguntas, ya que quería estar seguro que estaba tomando la decisión correcta. La gran mayoría de estas preguntas eran ignoradas o respondidas con que espere ver al doctor que el respondiera mis preguntas. Uno de esos técnicos ni siquiera sabía que tipo de láser utilizaban en el centro, lo cual me hizo descartar ese centro.La gran mayoría de esos técnicos estaban en contactos (fácil de saber cuando yo les he usado por 20 años y puedo saber si están invertidos aún con la luz apagada)El 3 de enero tuve mi cita en Park Avenue Lasek. Desde qué llegue todo me pareció muy diferente. Tienen ese concepto de "Boutique" en el cual los pacientes antes y después de cirugía tienen contacto en un area de espera comun, muy similar al recibo de una casa, lo cual me dio la oportunidad de preguntarle a dos pacientes (1 semana y 1 mes después de operados acerca de su experiencia y resultados). Ambos estaban muy satisfechos y coincidían de que mejor me aprendiera como debo usar los medicamentos, ya que Dr Chynn era muy estricto con las indicaciones despues de la cirugia.En Park Avenue Lasek tienen tres doctores que hablan espanol, lo cual me hizo estar mas comodo aun cuando domino el ingles sin problemas.A mediados de enero tuve mi cirugía la cual sólo duró como un minuto por ojo. Absolutamente indolora. Yo estaba un poco nervioso y además del Valium que habitualmente administran a todos los pacientes, me ofrecieron el "Gas de la risa" u Óxido Nitroso, el cual no sólo te hace relajar más sino que además te sientes como flotando y es una experiencia como sí estuvieras fuera de tu cuerpo. (¡Lástima que no me dieron más!)Hoy vine por mi examen de un mes despues de la cirugia, y no solo estoy viendo muy bien, sino mejor de lo que podia ver con mis anteojos/lentes de contacto. antes de la cirugia.Mi unico consejo para aquellos que aun estan en la busqueda del lugar y momento perfecto para corregir su vista, es tomarse la molestia de incluir Park Avenue Lasek dentro de los centros a visitar, y conocer el porque son unicos y la razon por la que la gran mayoria de pacientes estan tan satisfechos.Roberto R.
10/21/2015
By: Eeeee Е.
Park Avenue Lasek
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 forI 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 astigmatismI also consulted by email with doctors in Germany and France and they also said I was past parameters for lasikI 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 CONTACTSDr 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 miracleIf 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.
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11/16/2016
By: Tanya M.
Park Avenue Lasek
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.
07/09/2012
By: hdiaz06
Park Avenue Lasek
My experience with Park Avenue Lasek (www.parkavenuelasek.com/ 212.741.8628) has been amazing. Like everyone who has worn glasses and or contacts, eventually it gets to be a bother and expensive. When I had my first appointment at Park Avenue Lasek, it was definitely unique. When I walked in to the office the operating room is located in the front of the office in clear sight of everyone including people walking by in the street. This is very different from any doctor’s office I have ever been in. The front desk staff was very friendly and while I was waiting to be seen I was actually given the opportunity first hand to watch a procedure done by Dr. Chynn. While Dr. Chynn was operating on a patient Dr. Almeida was on hand to explain each step of the procedure. After the procedure was completed, which took less than 10 minutes, Not only was I sold on the procedure but I wanted to get the procedure done right away. My biggest fear of Lasik surgery is that I did not want anyone to cut into my eyes. But, Dr. Chynn’s superior operation is called SafeSight and it is the non cutting, no flap, and safer alternative. Best of all it was non- invasive. When it comes to any surgery everyone will always shop around for the best price but with the excellent customer service, the thoroughness of the doctors, and the gifted hands of Dr. Chynn, Park Avenue Lasek is the best value for my money.
07/04/2012
By: christinasofina
Park Avenue Lasek
I am very excited to be having my LASEK procedure done by Dr. Emil Chynnfrom Park Avenue SafeSight. From the moment I stepped into Park Avenue on25th St and Park Avenue South for my consultation, the staff was extremelyfriendly and accommodating. The doctors spent time examining my eyes andanswered all my questions. They discussed everything from the anatomy of theeye to the LASEK procedure, which is non-cutting and safe. They alsoexplained how my eyes would be overcorrected to adjust for future changes inmy vision; I found this to be really helpful and unique because Park Avenueis the only center who plans ahead for the patient's best interest. Thedoctors were extremely detailed in checking my eyes and seeing if I was agood candidate for the procedure. I was always unsure of my candidacybecause of my extremely high astigmatism (-3/-2) but after my consultation,I found out that I'm eligible for LASEK which was so reassuring. I feel thatDr. Chynn and his team have my best interest at heart from correcting myvision down to discussing the pricing plans. I highly recommend that yougive Park Avenue SafeSight a call if you're interested in getting lasered!(212) 741-8628. After years of wearing contacts, I am ready to be able tojust open my eyes and see the world again. I am confident in the abilitiesof the Park Avenue LASEK team to correct my vision.
04/23/2013
By: rob-iii
Park Avenue Lasek
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.
02/13/2013
By: evdubdub
Park Avenue Lasek
I can't believe how lucky I was to find Dr. Chynn at Park Avenue LASEK! 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. I'm a performance artist so it was SO important to me to be able to see without glasses on stage, and I just can't handle contacts after so many years of wearing them. I'm lucky that I travel between CA and NYC so often for work that I was able to meet with the staff and feel comfortable with everyone in the offcie before my procedure, but I even met a guy from Germany who had flown in exclusively to do his surgery with Dr. Chynn and I actually 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 3 months 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!!
05/15/2013
By: adiarora
Park Avenue Lasek
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!!
02/19/2013
By: karinec
Park Avenue Lasek
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!!!!!!!
07/11/2013
By: justin.samuels2
Park Avenue Lasek
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.
Tips & Advices
To find a professional that fits your needs and wants, look for an optometrist with the proper licensing and compliance with state-specific legalities as well as these qualities: attentiveness, ability to listen, ethics, compassion, ability to communicate effectively and willingness to spend time with patients.
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The cost of an appointment with an optometrist varies based on the services required. While a typical eye exam can range from $50 to $250, depending on location. If if glasses or contact lenses are prescribed, or tests are needed, the overall expense of an optometrist visit can increase.
The American Optometric Association recommended that patients have their first eye exam at six months of age, followed by another at 3 years old, and again at school age. At that point, Regular annual exams are recommended.
Ophthalmologists are eye doctors that have received higher levels of training than both opticians and optometrists, and can also perform eye surgery when necessary. Opticians design and fit eyeglasses, frames, and lenses that are prescribed by optometrists and ophthalmologists. They do not perform vision tests or write prescriptions for visual aids. Optometrists fall between ophthalmologists and opticians. Optometrists can detect and treat eye abnormalities, prescribe lenses, and complete eye exams, but cannot perform eye surgery.

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