Before undergoing LASIK, our Long Island eye surgeons will examine your eyes as well as ask you a few questions to see whether LASIK is for you.
The ideal candidates for the procedure are:
To see whether you’re a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery in NY, it’s always best to schedule a consultation with your eye surgeon first, so they can assess vision first and recommend the best course of action.
LASIK surgery corrects the shape of the cornea that’s mostly responsible for refractive errors, and enables the light to focus on the retina directly.
As such, the treatment can correct:
So whatever your refractive vision errors are, there’s an answer to them. After having LASIK eye surgery in Long Island, prepare to see the wonderful city of New York in a whole new light.
Prior to joining Diamond Vision and becoming one of the most acclaimed LASIK surgeons, Dr. Stetson was Chief of Ophthalmology and Medical Director of the Air Force’s prestigious Air Force Academy Laser Eye Clinic. Under his guidance, the Air Force Academy Laser Eye Clinic achieved the best surgery results among the USAF’s six centers, and Dr. Stetson was officially recognized for superior customer satisfaction. Dr. Stetson was chosen to perform the very first Lasik procedure on a US Air Force active duty member, the four-star general in charge of US Space Command! Dr. Stetson’s work, as a vision doctor, with the general, was instrumental in changing Air Force regulations to allow Lasik surgeons to perform procedures on USAF active-duty personnel.
Born in Connecticut and raised in Upstate New York, Dr. Stetson graduated Cum Laude from Colgate University in New York and then earned an MD degree with honors at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He distinguished himself again in residency at the Albany Medical Center, where he obtained the highest percentile in the Ophthalmology Knowledge Assessment Examinations.
Dr. Stetson has performed more than 50,000 refractive surgeries and has been on LASIK surgeons staff at Diamond Vision since 2004, before becoming Medical Director in 2006.
Apart from LASIK laser eye surgery, our Long Island office offers several other treatments for vision problems.
Correcting the shape of the cornea, this highly efficient and safe procedure can treat astigmatism, nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. One of the most reliable treatments in the field, boasting a 95% success rate.
Combining the best of what LASIK has to offer, this procedure is tailored to the specific vision dynamics of the patient. The surgery aims at treating the unique imperfections of every patient’s eyes. With the help of WaveScan technology and the revolutionary Fourier algorithms, we are able to deliver the highest possible resolution of your optical pathway. Then, the advanced laser technology procedures can provide the most effective and accurate treatment.
Intralase LASIK uses the newest Intralase femtosecond laser technology. During this procedure, instead of using a blade to create the corneal flap, your surgeon also uses a laser. This way, Intralase has even better predictability and can serve as an option for those who didn’t qualify for LASIK previously.
Custom LASIK” or “wavefront LASIK.” CustomVue treatments use WaveScan™ technology, originally developed to reduce distortions in high-powered telescopes. The treatment creates a detailed map of your eye and enables the laser to work with even more precision.
PRK laser eye surgery or Photorefractive Keratectomy is part of a family of procedures called “surface ablations” because the laser is applied directly on the surface of the cornea rather than under a flap, as with LASIK. Surgeons worldwide have performed PRK for over 20 years now.
LipiFlow allows treating the causes of evaporative dry eye successfully and with ease.
This dry eyes treatment directly deals with the root causes of the condition, providing gentle and warm heat to the eyelids while at the same time gently massaging them.
During surgery, we will use an ultrasound device or laser to help break up the cloudy cataract lens into tiny pieces. Then these small pieces are carefully removed through gentle suction. After the cloudy lens has been removed, we will replace it with an artificial lens implant.
Intacs corneal implants are an exciting option for individuals experiencing intolerance to contact lenses and who are facing a corneal transplant. Intacs corneal implants may be the best possible option to stabilize the cornea, improve vision and potentially defer the need for a corneal transplant.
As leaders in our field, it’s not just LASIK surgery in Long Island in which we excel. We were among the first practices that embraced the latest technology in ophthalmology and have constantly been striving to improve every service we provide.
We use Ocular Response Analyzers, The Oculus Pantacam camera, and other devices that ensure only the best treatment outcomes.