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Kung Eye Center in New Jersey and Staten Island offers patients All-Laser LASIK vision correction.  LASIK or “Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis” is an amazing innovation in vision correction that can offer freedom from the hassles of corrective lenses. The procedure has come a long way since it received FDA approval in the 1990s. It became the most common elective procedure in the world in 2002 and has since undergone groundbreaking advancements to improve its safety and accuracy and improve its results. LASIK has been deemed so safe and effective that the U.S. military and NASA have approved its use on pilots and astronauts. LASIK is life-changing for many of our patients and we love that we get to bring that kind of joy to the people of Staten Island and New Jersey.

For patients that are looking for a LASIK surgeon in New Jersey or Staten Island, Kung Eye offers the latest technology, combined with decades of experience. One patient said, “Dr. Kung gave me the best gift I’ve ever received, the gift of clear vision. Best of all, I get to open this gift every morning!” says New Jersey LASIK patient, Eric M.

LASIK vision correction can eliminate or significantly reduce one’s dependence on glasses and contacts. Throughout New Jersey and Staten Island, Kung Eye has helped thousands of LASIK patients and can help you too!

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What is LASIK?

The cornea, or the front part of the eye, is shaped so that when light enters the eye it is directed perfectly on the retina at the back of the eye to produce a clear, sharp image. When the cornea is not shaped correctly, light will not focus properly on the retina and your vision becomes distorted. LASIK reshapes the cornea using a laser to achieve that ideal shape to focus light precisely on the retina, giving you better vision. LASIK can offer freedom from glasses or contacts when reading, driving, and carrying out other everyday activities.

Testimonials from Real Patients

“Dr. Kung and staff get 5 stars. From the moment I made my appointment, to my last follow-up visit; I experienced nothing but excellence. Dr. Kung explains everything in detail, makes sure you understand and encourages questions. I had bilateral cataract surgery with results above my expectations. I no longer wear glasses.

“I’ve had cataract surgery for both my eyes by Dr. Kung. It was the most amazing experience I’ve had. Dr. Kung himself is an absolutely brilliant doctor and surgeon. His staff sets the example by which excellence can be measured. The facility is beautiful and spotless and I highly recommend using Kung Eye for any ophthalmology needs. Thank you.

“I recently had corrective lens surgery performed by Dr. Kung with amazing results. I no longer require glasses for reading or distance (driving, tv viewing etc.). Dr. Kung and his staff are consistently friendly, helpful and provided excellent care pre-, during and care anywhere. I would definitely recommend the Kung Eye Center for the treatment of any ophthalmological disorder.

“Dr. Kung and Dr. Chen are wonderful. Coming from 40 years of excellent care from my prior ophthalmologist, who just retired, I had high expectations, and those have been met! The office is well-run, and all the staff have been kind and competent. Thank you!

“Dear Kung is an absolute genius! In my opinion he is the best cataract surgeon in NY city.

“State of The Art Facility and doctors. Exceeded my expectations. Extremely careful regarding Covid19....Everybody wearing masks, etc. Thank you

“I had cataract surgery with the light adjustable lens. Surgery went very well. Staff is very professional, friendly and courteous. Highly recommend.

“Kung Eye Center is great! Dr. Kung, his doctors, technicians, and office staff run the eye center with precision, efficiency, intelligence and most of all, with caring and empathy. All medical facilities and offices should be run as well as Kung Eye Center. I am now on the road to the best vision I can have. I highly recommend Dr Kung and the Eye Center. You will be very pleased!


Our Technology

Our founder, Dr. John Kung, is a leading innovator in the field of laser vision correction and played a key role in the development of laser vision correction.

At Kung Eye Associates we believe that all of our patients deserve the very best care customized specifically to you. We equip our offices with multiple laser platforms to allow us a greater range of customizations than most practices can offer. Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, Kung Eye Center can provide you with the treatment that will best fit you and your needs.

Our Technology includes:

  • The Safety of All-Laser LASIK.
  • The Precision of Wavefront and Top-guided LASIK.
  • Technology so precise that it has been approved by NASA for its astronauts.

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If you live in Central New Jersey or Staten Island, New York, and wish to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses or contacts, look no further than Kung Eye Center.


Is 55 too old for Lasik eye surgery?

It depends on many factors inside your eye. But we have done LASIK on patients after cataract surgery who were in their 80s

Are you awake during laser eye surgery?

Yes, but the procedure is painless and very quick. Some patients can be given a mild sedative if needed.

Can eyes get worse after Lasik?

Yes but it is rare. Patients can develop glare and halo and other complications so a thorough evaluation must be performed prior to surgery

Can I do lasik twice?

Yes but there are limits to how much you can shape and thin the cornea. Each patient must discuss this carefully with their surgeon.

Can I watch TV after Lasik surgery?

Yes but if the eye feels irritated or dry, you must limit keeping your eyes open immediately after surgery

Can laser surgery correct astigmatism?

Yes. You must speak with your surgeon to discuss the range of astigmatism correction

Can Lasik give you 20 20 Vision?

Yes and sometimes even better than 20/20

Can you be too old for Lasik eye surgery?

It is more dependent on the health of the eye rather than age. You must speak with your surgeon about your individual condition

Can you get 20/20 vision back?

Yes and sometimes even better than 20/20

Can you get laser eye surgery if you need bifocals?

Yes you can get monovision where one eye can be tuned for distance and one eye tuned for near

How can I improve my night vision after Lasik?

You need to speak with your surgeon to understand why your vision is being compromised. Night vision will always be more difficult than daytime vision

Can you go blind from Lasik?

Serious complications can occur with any eye surgery including LASIK but it is exceedingly rare

How do I know if Im a candidate for Lasik?

You must speak to your eye doctor because there are many parameters to look at

Does laser surgery leave scars?

Generally speaking, the laser for LASIK does not leave scars and it in fact used to remove corneal scars

How many days rest is required after Lasik surgery?

Patients should avoid doing anything strenuous for the first week after surgery

Does Lasik last forever?

The eye may change with age and may cause the patient to need a prescription for glasses or contacts after the surgery

Is laser treatment good for eyes?

LASIK/PRK is a wonderful procedure for the proper candidate

What is the success rate of laser eye surgery?

It depends on each individual eye and its parameters. However, LASIK is highly successful

Is laser vision correction surgery safe?

For the proper candidate it is a very safe procedure

Whats the worst vision that can be corrected?

That depends on many factors in the eye. Speak to you eye doctor to see if you are a candidate

What are the disadvantages of laser eye surgery?

Some patients can experience dry eyes, glare, halo, difficulty driving at night and fluctuating vision

Who can have laser vision correction?

Speak with your eye doctor and go for a thorough evaluation to see if you are a candidate

What happens if you blink during laser eye surgery?

We usually insert an eyelid holder called a speculum prior to surgery to prevent the patient from blinking

Resources for Our Patients

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