• Press Release

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Opens New Laser Vision Correction Center

  • New York, NY
  • (April 07, 2015)

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) has opened a new state-of-the-art laser vision correction facility as part of comprehensive ophthalmology services offered through the hospital. The Laser Vision Correction Center at NYEE is the only refractive surgery center within the Mount Sinai Health System.

"NYEE has a rich tradition of providing state-of-the-art eye care since 1820," said James C. Tsai, MD, MBA, President, NYEE, and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai Health System. "The opening of the new Laser Vision Correction Center at NYEE follows this tradition by allowing patients in the greater New York City area to experience our physicians’ historic expertise coupled with the latest innovations in vision correction.”

Laser vision correction, also known as refractive surgery, treats nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, helping to eliminate the need for eyeglasses and contact lenses for many patients. The surgery corrects vision by changing the shape of the cornea, the transparent layer that covers the outer surface of the eye.

The Laser Vision Correction Center at NYEE, located at 230 Second Avenue in lower Manhattan and adjacent to the main hospital, offers a variety of choices for laser vision correction – Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), custom LASIK, and now IntraLASIK – the first blade-free laser technology that enables physicians to customize vision correction for each patient.

As an academic medical center affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the new facility combines premier clinical and research resources in laser and surgical vision correction. Surgeons practicing at the center are among the leaders in the field in both teaching refractive surgery techniques to other ophthalmologists across the nation, and participating as investigators in clinical research to continually improve the quality, efficiency and outcomes of vision correction surgery.

About New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) is one of the world's leading facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat, as well as related conditions. Founded in 1820 as the nation's first specialty hospital, NYEE manages more than 30,000 surgical cases and 225,000 outpatient visits per year. NYEE is regularly ranked as one of the best hospitals in America for Ophthalmology, according to U.S. News & World Report, and has been awarded Magnet status twice for excellence in nursing care.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system encompassing (with the addition of South Nassau Communities Hospital) eight hospital campuses, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 18 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Neurology/Neurosurgery, and in the top 50 in six other specialties in the 2018-2019 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 11th nationally for Ophthalmology and 44th for Ear, Nose, and Throat. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and South Nassau Communities Hospital are ranked regionally.

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