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Emil William Chynn, MD, FACS, MBA

New York Ophthalmologist
102 E. 25th St. (Park Ave South), Ground Floor
New York, New York 10010 US
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5 out of 5 stars LASEK

Awesome Experience! - New York City, NY

I had nothing but a positive experience here at Park Avenue and with Dr. Chynn. I had LASEK done, not LASIK, which is a totally different procedure; however this website wouldnt let me choose the former. I was 20/50 and am now 20/10 due to the procedure. My vision is crystal clear and i have no glares, blurriness, or halos. It did take a month to fully heal, but this is all stated ahead of...

5 out of 5 stars LASEK

Now I Can Finally See - New York, NY

Let me start by saying I was so scared to even considered having lasik surgery.is it really worth it?could I be able? Would it hurt? These was all the things running through my head.my eye sight was -8 both eyes and on my right eye I had astigmatism.my glasses was so thick I didn't like going outside with them on because my eyes would look small.my contacts started to mess with my eyes so I no...

5 out of 5 stars LASEK

20 Years of Wearing Glasses and Finally No More! - New York

I had my procedure recently at Dr. Chynn's office. Dr. Chynn is extremely sharp, very nice and is always ready to answer questions. The staff are professional and nice too. When I visited for the consultation, I was introduced to a "buddy patient" via email (after her consent of course) so that I can ask questions more from the patient's perspective. This was very helpful as I got the chance...

5 out of 5 stars LASEK

Dr. Chynn and the Staff at Park Avenue LASEK Laser Center Are Very Professional and Amazing - New York, NY

I had an excellent experience at Dr. Chynn's Laser Vision Center in NYC. Dr. Chynn is fixing extreme cases that no other surgeon in the U.S. let alone NYC can touch. Dr. Chynn can do this because of the no-flap LASEK technique he invented at Harvard. I flew in all the way from Bulgaria because no surgeon in Europe has his experience with these cases. Now I can see 20/20 or better than I was...

5 out of 5 stars LASEK

Park Avenue Lasek - So Amazing!! -New York, NY

I actually contacted Park Avenue Lasek by accident for a different eye procedure and I'm so glad I came across them! I ended up getting the procedure done elsewhere since Dr. Chynn was out of town, but then decided to move forward with getting laser eye surgery done here.   Surgery went great! Had mild discomfort for three days after but nothing too painful. Tried to keep my eyes...

5 out of 5 stars LASEK

Well Worth the Results - Flat Iron District, NYC

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). 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...

5 out of 5 stars LASEK

Great Place for LASEK - New York

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5 out of 5 stars LASEK

My LASEK Experience - Excellent !! - New York City, NY

My LASEK experience was excellent, I got the surgery done in July 2009. I did extensive research on all the different eye surgery's that are offered(ex. PRK, LASEK, LASIK). I talked to some of my friends that got the LASIK surgery done there exact words were " it was the best thing i ever spent money on". I searched the internet for hours viewing all the different sites for and...

5 out of 5 stars LASEK

Dr. Chynn Will Transform Your Life with LASEK! - New York

I am in college and am about three weeks post-op. Having worn glasses/contacts since elementary school, it is absolutely wonderful to be able to see clearly without them. And knowing that my vision is improving by each passing day, Dr. Chynn told me that I will be seeing 20/20 by the end of the month! I was legally blind with an extreme myopic prescription of -11.00, so this surgery has truly...

5 out of 5 stars LASIK

Worth a Flight - Changed my Life

I've been considering Lasik for many years. but I've been scared. After researching docs. I found it was worth a trip to find the best. My results are just amazing. I only wish I would have done this sooner. I'm glad I didn't limit my search only to doctors in my immediate area. I went for several consultations over the years and although I met with many competent surgeons, I still had...

Personal Statement

Dr. Chynn was the 1st LASIK surgeon in NY to get LASIK himself but suffered from dry eyes & night glare, so switched to non-cutting LASEK in 2003. He has performed more LASEKs than any other MD in the world

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology

Consultation Fee

Free. by a MD surgeon always, NOT by an OD or other "tech"

Awards & Recognition

Fellow, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS)
Fellow, American Board of Ophthalmology (= "board-certified")
former member of American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
former member of American Medical Association (AMA)
former Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS)
member of American Eagle Scout Association


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Environmental Biology, Dartmouth College
    Medical: MD, Columbia University, 1992
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: St. Vincent's Hospital, New York City, NY
    Residency: Harvard University Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, 1996
    Fellowship: Corneal Transplantation & Refractive Surgery, Emory University

Treatments offered at Park Avenue LASEK

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How Much Does LASIK Eye Surgery Cost?

I charge more for my noncutting LASEK procedure than the older cutting LASIK that I had myself a decade ago, and performed on thousands of patients... READ MORE

Will Latisse Change Eye Color?

Only if you're careless and get it in your eyes, and only if you have hazel eyes, or blue/brown or green/brown eyes. pure blue and green eyes... READ MORE

Poor Vision After PRK. Will This Improve?

Unfortunately, the recovery after PRK is very slow, and can take weeks to months that's why I stopped doing PRK in 1999--in my opinion, that's an... READ MORE

3D Laser Lasik Eye Surgery with a High Myopia and High Astigmatism, How Long does it Take to Heal?

First of all there is no such thing as "3D" LASIK. this must be a marketing term invented by that practice for marketing reasons (perhaps... READ MORE

Are My Corneas Too Thin For Lasik?

The answer is, if you're asking if your corneas are too thin for LASIK--THEN THEY ARE!:). Why risk a procedure that will leave your corneas... READ MORE

Femtosecond Laser Flap Making

The femtosecond laser is used to cut LASIK flaps with a laser instead of a metal blade. this is also called IntraLase (after the #1 femtosecond laser... READ MORE

Lasek Vs. Lasik for High Myopia

You're getting different answers because the doctors you speak to are not explaining things to you in the detail necessary for you to make your own... READ MORE

"No Touch" Alternative to Lasik?

This is basically a BS marketing term designed to confuse the consumer, which i therefore resent. the only true "no touch" technique is... READ MORE

Lasik Vs. Wavefront Lasik - What's the Difference?

Everybody who qualifies and can afford it should get WaveFront or Custom or CustomVue or Hi-Def LASEK or LASIK, not standard. I know this as a... READ MORE

How Long Does Lasik Results Last?

If you go to a laser vision correction specialist who only does refractive surgery, your result will be permanent. This is because he or she would... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Chynn

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Hear why This Woman Decided to get LASEK

A woman speaks to Dr. Emil William Chynn about what she hopes to gain from LASEK surgery, then we see her reaction as she reads forms after surgery. WATCH VIDEO

No More Glasses and Contacts — A Woman has LASEK Surgery

Dr. Emil William Chynn speaks with a woman as she describes what she hopes to do once she is finally free of glasses and contacts. We then see her reading forms after surgery with her new eyesight. WATCH VIDEO

See the Excitement About Corrected Vision

Dr. Emil William Chynn speaks to a man about the activities he's hoping to do once his vision is corrected with LASEK eye surgery. The man is shown after the procedure as he experiences his new eyesight. WATCH VIDEO

A Reaction to new Eyesight

A woman explains why she decided to undergo surgery and we see her initial reaction to her improved vision after surgery. WATCH VIDEO

Laser Eye Surgery: Before and After

Dr. Emil William Chynn speaks to a man about his motivation to have surgery, then speaks with him after treatment as he experiences improved vision. WATCH VIDEO

Why This Man Decided to get LASEK

Dr. Emil William Chynn speaks to a man about his difficulties with vision and what he hopes to gain from surgery. The video then shows him after the LASEK procedure as he enjoys his new eyesight. WATCH VIDEO

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