5th Avenue Eye Center

Ophthalmologists & LASIK Surgeons located in Old Bridge, NJ & Glendale, NY

Dr. Ilan Cohen is a respected fellowship-trained cornea and refractive surgeon and a recognized authority on laser eye surgery technology. He has spent many years researching and analyzing visual outcomes to determine which technologies and techniques are safest and provide the best results for his patients.

While technology plays an important role, Dr. Cohen’s skill level and experience – and your suitability as a candidate – will be the biggest contributing factors to the success of your surgery and to your overall satisfaction. The most appropriate excimer laser for your LASIK treatment will depend on various elements, such as your degree of refractive error, the size of your pupils and the thickness of your cornea. These must be evaluated for each individual and are never the same for all patients.

By choosing a genuine, experienced cornea specialist, such as Dr. Ilan Cohen, you will be rewarded with better visual results and safety. He is eminently qualified to determine who is – and is not – a good candidate for laser vision correction and this expertise reduces the chance of complications. He also consistently seeks the very best that technology has to offer for his patients and will make the best decision for your eyes.

An inexperienced LASIK surgeon is not a bargain. Neither is older technology, which costs less but does not always produce the best results. Dr. Cohen’s impressive surgical skills coupled with cutting-edge technology will result in better vision for you.

Dr. Ilan Cohen performs cataract surgery, Visian ICL implantable lenses, PRK, LASEK, and all of the various LASIK eye surgery New Jersey and New York procedures at his locations in Manhattan, Glendale (Queens), and Old Bridge, NJ. Contact us today to schedule a FREE consultation.

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5th Avenue Eye Center

Dr. Ilan Cohen is a respected fellowship-trained cornea and refractive surgeon and a recognized authority on laser eye surgery technology. He has spent many years researching and analyzing visual outcomes to determine which technologies and techniques are safest and provide the best results for his patients.

While technology plays an important role, Dr. Cohen’s skill level and experience – and your suitability as a candidate – will be the biggest contributing factors to the success of your surgery and to your overall satisfaction. The most appropriate excimer laser for your LASIK treatment will depend on various elements, such as your degree of refractive error, the size of your pupils and the thickness of your cornea. These must be evaluated for each individual and are never the same for all patients.

By choosing a genuine, experienced cornea specialist, such as Dr. Ilan Cohen, you will be rewarded with better visual results and safety. He is eminently qualified to determine who is – and is not – a good candidate for laser vision correction and this expertise reduces the chance of complications. He also consistently seeks the very best that technology has to offer for his patients and will make the best decision for your eyes.

An inexperienced LASIK surgeon is not a bargain. Neither is older technology, which costs less but does not always produce the best results. Dr. Cohen’s impressive surgical skills coupled with cutting-edge technology will result in better vision for you.

Dr. Ilan Cohen performs cataract surgery, Visian ICL implantable lenses, PRK, LASEK, and all of the various LASIK eye surgery New Jersey and New York procedures at his locations in Manhattan, Glendale (Queens), and Old Bridge, NJ. Contact us today to schedule a FREE consultation.


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The best surgical skills will provide the best results. Period.

Dr. Ilan Cohen is fellowship trained in cornea and cataract surgery, making him the first choice of other eye doctors in the greater New York area. His vast experience and innovative spirit have brought him nationwide recognition as a premier New York and New Jersey LASIK surgeon and cataract surgeon. Due to his expertise, Dr. Cohen is frequently called upon to handle the complications of fellow eye surgeons and teaches other surgeons through his position with the Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. By dedicating his energy and focus to a specialty in laser vision correction, Dr. Cohen has learned to do it exceptionally well!

When you make your appointment with Dr. Cohen at the 5th Avenue Eye Center, he’ll take the time with you to explain the risks of cataract surgery to put your mind at ease. He’s a leading New York and New Jersey eye surgeon and has performed thousands of successful cataract procedures. If you live in or around the New York or New Jersey area and are interested in cataract surgery, contact our office today. We have several locations so that getting here will be convenient from almost anywhere in the Tri-State area.

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Cutting-Edge Technology

Dr. Ilan Cohen believes that his patients deserve the latest and most high-tech corrective options. Most surgeons use only one type of excimer laser, and its technology may be more than 15 years old. Dr. Cohen offers the most accurate premium laser system available today – the WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q. The WaveLight Allegretto is designed to preserve your cornea’s aspheric shape in a way that older lasers cannot, and Dr. Cohen uses it in more than 90% of his cases. But no single laser system can give optimal results to every patient. Because of Dr. Cohen’s access to several different laser systems, he can tailor your treatment for the best possible outcome. He offers the latest “bladeless”, “wavefront”, “customvue” and “all-laser” procedures and will help you determine which one will best meet your individual visual needs. No one has technology that surpasses the 5th Avenue Eye Center.

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Innovation

Dr. Cohen was featured in the news for being the first surgeon to implant an Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) in the Tri-State area. Since then, he has continued to be at the forefront of this exciting technology and remains the most experienced ICL surgeon in the area. An added benefit is that Dr. Cohen’s association with one of the premier surgical centers in the country gives him the ability to perform ICL surgery on both eyes on the same day to speed recovery time. Many other surgeons are faced with logistical limitations which do not permit them to perform surgery on both eyes on the same day.

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Five-Star Patient Care

More important than technology alone are the skill and experience of the surgeon and his or her ability to respond to your needs and concerns. It’s the combination of all of these that produces high success rates and low percentages of complication, and, in most cases, provides you with better vision than can be obtained with glasses or contact lenses. Dr. Cohen’s commitment to providing the highest quality vision correction along with unsurpassed patient care is what differentiates him from other surgeons. In fact, patients have traveled from as far as Europe, the Middle East, and South America to seek Dr. Cohen’s surgical skills and expert advice.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • “Whenever we have patients that have come from the New York area that want the best, we refer all of these patients to Dr. Cohen – he is the best.”

    Ming X. Wang, MD
  • “I have a very tough time seeing where the flaps were made with Dr. Cohen’s patients – it is that smooth and clean of an operation.”

    Dr. David Lax
  • "I think Dr. Cohen has some of the best hands I have ever seen… Things that other people won’t do and are scared to do Dr. Ilan can do with ease.”

    Dr. Steve Rubinstein, OD
  • “I’m confident in Dr. Cohen’s surgical abilities and if a member of my family needed an eye surgical procedure, Dr. Cohen would be the man for the job.”

    Dr. E. Bruce DiDonato
  • "He is one of the best surgeons I know. If I have a case, a complicated case, and I have a question, I will call him.”

    Nooshin Rastegar, MD
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Cohen & each member of the staff handled my evaluation, surgery and post-op care in a courteous & professional manner."

    D H.
  • Yelp

    "From my experience they have been professional, courteous and very knowledgable! And also not pushy or trying to selling you surgery which I liked."

    Miso C.
  • Yelp

    "I could not be more pleased with the results. The experience was painless and unbelievably fast. This was the best decision I've ever made."

    Dina I.
  • "He has become my number one referral source for all of my patients…when it comes to my eyes or my family’s eyes, he’s my number one choice…”

    Eye Physician, Yardley, PA