The experienced ophthalmologists at Manhattan Lasik Center have successfully sharpened the vision of more than 50,000 pairs of peepers using some of the latest technology in the field. They only perform LASIK and laser vision-correction surgeries at this facility, so patients can count on specialized expertise in the doctors' care and their prowess at laser tag. Free consultations help to determine which option from their menu of treatments is best for individual specs wearers.
Ophthalmologist Dr. Alexander Hatsis has performed tens of thousands of refractive surgical procedures since 1985, and uses his experience to train other surgeons at several area universities. At Hatsis Laser Vision—providing services on Long Island since 1995—Dr. Hatsis performs LASIK and PRK eye surgeries with the aid of Custom Vue procedures and WaveScan-based digital technology, which helps pinpoint individual imperfections that older methods could not detect. When correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, he relies on ultrathin IntraLase and excimer lasers to etch prescriptions into the cornea so that incoming light will focus on the retina. He also stores all patient records electronically so that computers can analyze data, helping to ensure safety.
Dr. Alexander Wu turns back aging clocks with FDA-approved Botox injections administered in a contemporary ophthalmology office or in clients' homes. The minimally invasive treatment soothes the underlying muscles that contract and cause the face's delicate skin to create fine lines, wrinkles, and mixed signals when singing "Happy Birthday." The quick and almost painless procedure can plump up crow's-feet surrounding the eyes, vertical blinds descending on foreheads, or furrowing lines framing the mouth for up to four months. Full results may take up to a few days to appear, but if posttreatment visages find a resistant wrinkle a week later, Dr. Wu will happily touch up the needed area for free. This deal also gifts Grouponers with discounted rates toward refractive and cataract surgeries.
A second-generation eye surgeon, Dr. Julia Giyaur specializes in blade-free LASIK operations that are cutting edge in every sense but the literal one. In two locations in Brooklyn and Rego Park, Dr. Giyaur provides basic eye care such as check-ups and surgical vision correction, treatments for conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, and astigmatism, and a few aesthetic services such as Botox and Restylane. A LASIK patient herself, Dr. Giyaur helps allay her clients’ fears or concerns on her blog, covering recently asked questions and common ocular ailments.
Although they established Astoria LASIK Surgery & Eye Care only in 2011, the certified staffers have already made a name for themselves, earning a Best LASIK Center award from the Queens Courier. Equipped with three comfortable waiting areas, four specialized office suites, and 16 spacious examination rooms, the multipurpose health-care center serves the medical, dental, and vision needs of all five boroughs. The doctors, nurses, and administrative professionals speak Spanish, Greek, Hindi, and Arabic, among other languages, and their eco-consciousness makes for a virtually paper-free environment except in their restrooms and really cool, super-top-secret forts where stacks of newspapers act as foundational beams.
The aesthetic specialists at Manhattan Surgical Care thoroughly revitalize skin via a wide variety of minimally invasive means. Microdermabrasion can target blemished skin on the chest, neck, arms, or hands but is chiefly used on the face, where giant space ants tend to aim their magnifying glasses during their dermis-damaging solar attacks. A stream of focused particles brushes away facial topsoil, helping to erase scarring, wrinkles, and sun damage, revealing youthful skin and Incan carvings beneath the mug rubble. A vacuum tool then sucks the accumulation of damaged skin away, leaving only a sparkling facescape. A typical treatment takes about 30 minutes, but duration can vary by skin type.
The clinicians at Nuvision Medspa believe art can be found everywhere, from the walls of a museum to the smile on a client’s face. They work to preserve human canvases with their suite of age-erasing treatments, busting wrinkles and unwanted hair from skin surfaces, eradicating spider veins, and evicting extra pounds with liposuction. They also surround themselves with reminders of their aesthetic mission, operating in a gallery-like office designed by architect Andrés Cortés and filled with abstract portraits, intricate sconces, and reproductions of Picasso’s med-school degrees.