Need Help Finding A Laser Eye Surgeon In New York City

I’m thinking about shooting lasers into my eyes. I know, I know, usually people want to shoot lasers out of one’s eyes, but I’ve always been a contrarian. No really, I want to get laser eye surgery, any suggestions for doctors in New York City? So far the only lead I have to go on are the fine doctors associated with the New York Eye and Ear Hospital, reputed to be a great place with great doctors. When I called a bunch of the doctors’ offices, the price ranged from $4,000 to $6,000, which includes zapping both eyes, all drops, medication and followup visits. I can afford that but it seems a smidge high.

My parents got their eyes done in Colorado and they paid $1000, and that was a few years ago. Now, I know there’s a premium for existing in New York City but I wonder if there’s other places, or articles, people can recommend to look at? Basically looking for “high quality, not so high price,” and if such a thing even exists. I’m not looking to get this done in a back alley, or with a “zap one eye, get one eye zapped free” coupon, just something a little more reasonable. Even if you don’t live in New York, ideas about what people have paid in other parts of the country would be helpful as well. I promise to make up for this slight abuse of editorial powers by letting you know how I eventually choose a doctor.

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