Dr. Chynn is the most famous and experienced LASEK surgeon in the United States, and is rapidly becoming the most recognized LASEK surgeon in the world. This is by objective measures, like how many LASEK procedures he has performed, and the fact that he is being invited to give lectures about LASEK at all the top eye conferences in the world.
Dr. Chynn was the 1st eye surgeon in NYC to get LASIK himself (in 1999), and had an acceptable result (20/20) but also suffered from some of the common side-effects after LASIK (chronic dry eyes and night glare)
He switched to LASEK because by not cutting a flap, not only is the procedure 10x as safe (which is why he can have the only all-glass OR in the US), but you avoid causing dry eyes and night glare.
Dr. Chynn's mentors at Harvard invented LASEK with him in 1994, which he continuously refined for more than a decade, to make the recovery time fast and totally painless. US PTO awarded him the trademark SafeSight to signify this unique painless surface ablation technique!
At Park Avenue LASEK we have patients flying in from all over the world to have our newer, safer, non-cutting, non-invasive SafeSight procedure, and spending thousands of dollars just to come in for a consultation to see if he can fix their suboptimal LASIK results
You're much more fortunate, as you just happen to live in the same area as Dr. Chynn and PAL. So take advantage of this, and don't sign up to get LASIK until you at least come in for a Free Consultation to learn what your non-cutting option is and why it is safer and produces better results afterwards, with a higher chance of seeing better than 20/20!
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
MD • 1992
Harvard University Mass. Eye & Ear Infirmary
Residency, Ophthalmology • 1993 - 1996