Laser Vision Center

Clinical Services: Ophthalmology
Upper East Side
1305 York Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10021
(646) 962-0604
(646) 962-2020

Our Laser Vision Center at Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology is one of the most modern and aesthetically beautiful facilities in New York City. Unlike other centers where patients do not meet the surgeon until the day of surgery, at Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology the surgeons personally perform all of the pre and postoperative care.

We believe a strong doctor-patient relationship is the cornerstone of success in vision correction surgery. Your first visit to the Weill Cornell Laser Vision Center is complimentary and will give you an opportunity to meet our extraordinary staff and surgeons and to see our state-of-the-art facility. Initially, we will perform a thorough examination of your eyes using the latest diagnostic equipment to assess whether vision correction surgery is right for you. Safety is our team’s number one priority.

The examination will be followed by a review of the results of your tests with one of our refractive surgeons. All of your questions regarding refractive surgery will be addressed and a plan to meet your specific vision needs will be developed.

We look forward to meeting you and sharing our enthusiasm and expertise in vision correction procedures with you.

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The skilled surgeons at Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology use the most advanced laser equipment to perform the following popular forms of laser vision correction surgery (refractive surgery):

» LASIK (Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis)

» PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)

» LASEK (Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis)

In all cases, we seek the safest, most up-to-date and effective approach to meet the patient’s visual needs.

Common vision conditions that can be successfully treated with laser correction include:

» Nearsightedness (myopia)

» Farsightedness (hyperopia)

» Astigmatism

» Gradual loss of near vision after age 40 (presbyopia)

During your visit to the Laser Vision Center, our surgeons will work closely with you to explore all appropriate vision correction options and choose which, if any, is right for you and your lifestyle.

What services are offered at Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology?

» Complimentary laser eye screening and visit to our privately-owned, state-of-the-art facility in NYC

» All questions and concerns will be addressed by your surgeon well in advance of your surgery

» Review of diagnostic test results with one of our refractive surgeons

» Development of a personalized treatment plan to address your specific vision needs

» All follow-up visits with your surgeon after your surgery to access overall eye health and vision

The Laser Vision Center

Our Laser Vision Center is home to the VISX® Star S4 Excimer Laser System, one of the most advanced lasers available for LASIK eye surgery. We offer custom wavefront, iris registration treatments for perfect alignment. When used in conjunction with our 60Hz IntraLase® femtosecond laser, our surgeons can perform blade-free LASIK surgery that ensures safety, accuracy, and rapid visual recovery.

Our state-of-the-art laser center is NOT open-access like most other centers in New York. The center is solely owned and operated by the surgeons at Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology and is only available to our patients.

Why should I choose Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology?

» Personalized Care and Service

At Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology, we believe a strong patient-doctor relationship is the cornerstone of success and satisfaction in laser vision correction surgery. Unlike many other vision correction practices where you won’t meet the surgeon until the day of your surgery, our highly specialized and experienced surgeons are involved in every step of your treatment process and personally perform all of the pre- and post-operative care services.

» Experience and Expertise

Your safety is our surgical team’s top priority and concern. Our experienced surgeons are all fellowship trained in advanced corneal, refractive, and cataract surgery from the finest and most highly respected institutions including Weill Cornell Medical College, Harvard University’s Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, and Johns Hopkins’ Wilmer Eye Institute. Practicing in the setting of a distinguished Ivy League medical college, our surgeons are all widely published in ophthalmic literature, actively involved in corneal research, and are active lecturers and teachers.

» Reputation
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center is consistently ranked the #1 Best Hospital in New York year after year by New York Magazine's respected poll.

In 2007, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital was one of only 18 that was named to the Honor Roll of America's best, ranking number 6 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

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What Our Patients Are Saying


"Cataract Surgery following Vitrectomy I consulted with 4 opthalmologists for my cataract surgery and was impressed with Dr. Starr, his staff and his assessment of my unique problem. He was thorough, smart, and did not try to upsell me on premium lenses or laser surgery which some of other doctors tried to do. Everything about the actual surgery was consistent with my expectations. I feel great about the experience and strongly recommend Dr. Starr. Steve Barrett"

Sep 24, 2018
Source: Vitals
Fatmira Gjini

"Dr Van Tassel is amazing, she is very smart,knowledgeable and very kind. I can trust her with my life, she saved my eyes and I am forever grateful."

Sep 09, 2018
Source: Google
Solomon Mikowsky

"My partner, Sara Higuera-Pereda, had cataracts operations in both eyes. Everything went very smoothly thanks to Dr. Van Tassel expertise and professionalism. I went ahead and had the same operations in both of my eyes. Totally satisfied!"

Aug 25, 2018
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