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Dr. Christopher Coad, MD, FACS

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Dr. Coad of Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.), and is a top LASIK doctor in NYC. He is an attending physician at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and part of Continuum Health Partners. He continues to travel the world exchanging ophthalmic skills as a member of the ORBIS team and lectures on his areas of expertise including all laser iLASIK and advanced cataract surgery. Dr. Coad graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California, San Diego and was awarded his MD from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He interned at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in New York City and completed his postgraduate training in Ophthalmology at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York City. Dr. Coad was chosen for an international ophthalmology fellowship with ORBIS, the only international flying eye institute. ORBIS is based on board a jet fully equipped with examination rooms, operating facilities and teaching capabilities. Dr. Coad has been certified on several laser platforms including the technologically advanced VISX, and Intralase lasers for correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. He’s been performing LASIK, PRK and LASEK since approved by the FDA in the early 1990’s. In addition to the thousands of ophthalmic surgeries and laser procedures he has performed, he has performed laser vision correction on many other physicians, as well as multiple staff members at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology. Dr. Coad, one of the only ophthalmologists in New York City who offers Visian ICL for the correction of mild to severe myopia (nearsightedness), is also a leader in refractive cataract surgery o

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Saint Vincent’s Hospital (Internship)
  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Orbis International, Fellowship in Ophthalmology

Professional memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Awards and publications

  • “Valganciclovir for Induction Treatment of Newly Diagnosed Cytomegalovirus Retinitis: A Randomized, Controlled Trial,” New England Journal of Medicine, 2001
  • “ Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation and Cataract Extraction,” WB Saunders, 1999
  • “ A Case-control Study of Risk Factors for Intraoperative Suprachoroidal Expulsive Hemorrhage,” Ophthalmology, 98 (2):202-209, l991
  • “ Antifungal Sensivity Testing for Equine Keratomycosis,” American Journal of Veterinary Research, 46 (3):676-678, 1985
  • “ Bacterial Contamination of Eyedrop Dispensers,” American Journal of Ophthalmology, 98:548-551, 1984

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1053315762

Office locations

Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology

157 W 19th St

New York, NY 10011

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One of the most professional and hassle free eye doctor appointments I’ve ever had.
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They very straightforward.. They were very clear.
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Was seen by a great optometrist, makes great conversation, stays professional, very informative.
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The staff was lovely from the receptionist, to the doctor
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Very friendly staff at reception! I was seen on time by a very nice doctor.
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Very positive experience even though I did not qualify for LASIK.
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Always friendly staff and love the new female doctor!!!
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The staff was approachable, very thorough eye exam. Every step was fully explained. I have found a new eye doctor!
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Great doctor. Thorough, knowledgeable, capable, personable.
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The best Opthamologist in New York. I totally recommend him?
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Very thorough, knowledgable, friendly, an forthcoming. He also had made a home visit, unbidden, to check up on my 92 year old father after a procedure. Dr. Coad is exceptional.
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Great, attentive staff. Dr. Coad was very nice and informative.
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