Chelsea Eye Associates: Coad Christopher MDReviewed by: Robbie Roby
It has been 6 MONTHS since I had LASIK on my eyes, and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Like many people, I was worried for years about getting it done mostly fear of the unknown. Well if that is you too, then PLEASE go to DR. Coad and Christine, because I can think of no better people to work with.
After decades of being dependent on contact lenses and glasses to see far away, I spent the last year suffering from eye redness, infections and irritations from the newest brand of lens I was prescribed. So, I decided to look into LASIK. But it took me a long time to decide on LASIK because, to be frank, it's not a cheap procedure and we're talking about my eyes. I have an active profession (dancer) and play sports so the thought of hurting myself was prevalent.
With a recommendation form a coworker, I was given Dr. Coad and Christine's name. Best. Decision. Ever. Christine, the 1st person you will me, is so sweet and patient. She is a true caretaker who semed to be most concern with my personal understanding and calmness with the procedure. She educated me on the entire process I've never met a medical professional who cared so much for patients even before they become patients. She wrote personal emails, gave me her phone number, checked in on me throughout the course of prep, surgery and post op,
You then meet Dr. Coad.! He is beyond knowledgable, and gets more excited the more he talks about the work. He has a great bedside manner, and I felt at ease with him as my doctor to perform the procedure. He constantly reminded me of what to expect before and after so there were no surprises on my end. No question that I was in great hands.
The Chelsea Eye Center is extremely clean and well organized. They put you through a battery of tests to be as certain as they can about how to treat/prep you best. They are EXTREMELY thorough. I actually had a consultation with another doctor who had performed LASIK just to double check all the findings.
Concerning the actual procedure, the whole thing as extremely quick. You come in, get prep, and then lay down in front of the doctor. There are two side by side machines that do all the work. You get placed under one machine, and get an incision made on you eye (you feel an extremely weird pressure, like someone is pushing on your eyeball, but I did NOT feel pain). Then the seat moves you to the other machine, where you hear a bunch of noise but you don't feel anything. The hardest part, as with most eye exams, was to focus on the light above you for a minute or so.
Now, I did not have the "sit up and see the world" results that some people have with the procedure. Everything was extremely blurry, and my right eye was worse than my left. It watered terribly for about a week, and the "halo" effect was worse in one eye over the other. I was convinced that the procedure failed and that I was going to go blind..:) However, since Christine is so wonderful, so talked me down on several occasions.
After a week went by, I noticed a significant change. The world became crisp and clear, and my eyes stopped watering. It is now six months later, and I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER! My eye sight is 2/15!
Do yourself a favor, and set up an appointment for a consultation. Once you meet them, I guarantee you will move forward with this major step in your life!!
Chelsea Eye Associates: Coad Christopher MDReviewed by: Shere Martinez
I knew as soon as I met Christine that I wanted to get my LASIK done at Chelsea Eye. I had been to a few other offices and I didn't feel nearly as comfortable anywhere else as I did at Chelsea Eye. The office is clean, the staff is friendly and Dr. Coad is the best. Christine was phenomenal too - she gave a ton of information, answered all of my questions, never pushed me into anything and was extremely professional. I had a wonderful experience at Chelsea Eye and I would recommend this office to anyone (and I already have!!)
Chelsea Eye Associates: Coad Christopher MDReviewed by: David Mattingly
I had cataracts removed by Dr. Christopher Coad of Chelsea Eye, and I was extraordinarily pleased with the results. i went from having very poor vision in my left eye, to having nearly 2/2 vision for the first time in my life. Dr. Coad explained every step in the process, patiently addressing all of my concerns, and helping me choose the special implant that would correct my severe astigmatism. The surgical coordinator, Vace Marisenovic, made the complex process as painless as possible, lining up the post-op medications I needed, and helping me through the scheduling. All of my eye care has been handled by Chelsea eye for many years, and I have never found them to be anything less than friendly, competent and helpful. I was told that Dr Coad was one of the premier eye surgeons in the country, and after seeing the results of his work, I believe it!. I am a visual artist, and there is nothing in the world more precious to me than my eyesight. After the surgery, I woke up to a technicolor world like I haven't seen in many years, filled with the most dazzling sunsets, and greens and blues and violets that make me see the world all over again. My thanks to Dr. Coad for restoring my vision and color perception.
Chelsea Eye Associates: Coad Christopher MDReviewed by: Bobby Fintor
I had Lasik done about weeks ago. I am so happy. Christine Von Becker and Dr. Coad were so nice and professional. My vision is very important to my work. I can now see more clear with details I didn't even see when I wore my glasses or contacts. I tell everyone to do it. Wake without having to put glasses on to see life in font of you you.
Chelsea Eye Associates: Coad Christopher MDReviewed by: Shaan Bhatia
I had iLASIK in early August with Dr. Coad and Christine, and my only regret is waiting so long! They were informative, professional, caring and most importantly, delivered a superb result which I can't be thankful enough for. A friend recommended me to them, and my ophthalmologist cousin recommended Dr. Coad, so I went with him and couldn't be happier. Also was very fairly priced, especially considering they use top of the line technology. Highly recommend getting their free consultation at the very least if you are even considering getting LASIK!