Dr. Christopher Coad, MD

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Dr. Christopher Coad, MD
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 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 is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.). 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 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 his associate, Dr. Eviatar, many other physicians, as well as multiple staff members at Chelsea Eye. 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 his associate, Dr. Eviatar, many other physicians, as well as multiple staff members at Chelsea Eye. 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 offering multifocal lens implants such as ReSTOR and Tecnis, accommodative implants like Crystalens and astigmatic correcting Toric implants. He is the director of all general ophthalmic care from contact lenses to glaucoma at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology.

Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology

157 W 19th St

New York, NY 10011

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Dr. Christopher Coad, MD

Dr. Christopher Coad, MD

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  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fidelis Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • HealthPartners
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
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Care Philosophy

Christopher Coad, MD, FACS specializes in iLASIK Surgery, the most advanced laser vision correction surgery available. He also specializes in other vision correction procedures, such as Visian ICL, Premium Intra-ocular Lens Implants, and No-stitch Cataract Surgery. As a board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Coad has performed thousands of vision correction procedures since 1989. Due to his conservative approach, over 99% of his LASIK patients now see 20/20 or better.
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Dr. Coad's Experience

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Dr. Coad's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of California, San Diego-Roevelle College, La Jolla, California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • St Vincent's Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Ny Eye & Ear Infirm
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Project Orbis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Coad has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Coad's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Coad to family and friends
4.6
based on 10 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Coad's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Brooklyn, NY |
I am so pleased with the attention and care that I get at Chelsea Eye. I had lasik surgery 12 years ago and recently had cataract surgery. Dr. Coad is a very skilled Opthamologist and surgeon. He is very caring and has a great bedside manner, always putting your mind at ease and answering all your questions. Less than 24 hours after surgery I had 20/30 vision with minimal discomfort. I recommend him highly! Can't wait to have my second eye done so I can see 20/20!
in NY, NY |
Dr coad performed 2 cataract surgeries for me. Both went beautifully. He is highly skilled and very kind.
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Dr. Coad accepts 23 insurance carriers
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
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  • Connecticare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
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  • Fidelis Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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  • HealthPartners
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Humana PPO
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
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  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Oxford Health Plans HMO
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Coad has admitting privileges

Mount Sinai Hospital
1 Gustave L Levy Pl
New York, NY 10029
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