Dr. Christopher Coad, MD

Dr. Christopher Coad, MD

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Dr. Christopher Coad, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1983 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.Read his story

157 W 19th St

New York, NY 10011

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fidelis Care
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Coad performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Keratoconus
very high
more than 98% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 98% of peers
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Coad's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Coad "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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Coad "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."

3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

74  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • 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 Ischemia
  • 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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23  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
  • Laser Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • 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

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Coad to family and friends
10 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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)

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...more
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Dr coad performed 2 cataract surgeries for me. Both went beautifully. He is highly skilled and very kind.
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