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Refractive Laser Eye Surgery

Refractive laser eye surgery is a common procedure undergone by people wanting to correct their vision and do away with glasses or contact lenses. It improves the overall refractive ability of the eyes and has been found to be effective in managing conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. If you are a patient in New York who thinks that refractive laser eye surgery is for you, then contact Manhattan Ophthalmology Associates and book an appointment with Dr. Spencer Sherman who is sure to be able to walk you through the process and guide you through a strategy that will be tailor fit to your individual needs from start to finish.

The most widely used type of refractive laser eye surgery is the laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis or what we commonly know as Lasik Eye surgery. The ophthalmologist will also use a microkeratome laser to make an incision on the cornea so that the underlying corneal stroma can be reshaped or remodeled according to the requirements of the patient’s condition. After the cornea has been reshaped, the Lasik flap is put back in place and allowed to heal naturally.

Patients will also be guided through their post-operative care following successful refractive laser eye surgery. Usually, an antibiotic regimen as well as anti-inflammatory medication will be prescribed, to manage the healing phase of the procedure. Patients are also advised to rest, protect their eyes from excessive brightness, avoid rubbing, and also moisturize the area to promote rapid healing. Regular follow up appointments with the doctor is also highly encouraged so that the progress of the healing process may be monitored efficiently.


Dr. Spencer Sherman

Dr. Sherman is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who has been serving the Upper East Side community for over 40 years. Kind and compassionate, Dr. Sherman dedicates his time to his patients needs, making sure all each feels calm and comfortable through all aspects of care. Throughout his esteemed career Dr. Sherman has studied all aspects of Ophthalmic care and has dedicated his practice to his passion, the treatment of Glaucoma, Cataracts, and Contact Lenses.

Dr. Sherman has been a guest professor and lecturer at many leading medical institutions in the United States and around the world. He has published textbooks and scientific articles in numerous major medical journals. Dr. Sherman continues to be active in ophthalmic research and has given many courses of cataract, implant laser surgery and contact lenses.

Learn more about Dr. Sherman, Curriculum Vitae

B.A. Cum Laude: Princeton University
M.D., Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
Diplomate American Board of Opthalmology
Fellow, American Academy of Surgeons
Fellow International College of Surgeons
Attending Eye Surgeon

Dr. Spencer Sherman is affiliated with the following Hospitals:
Lenox Hill - North Shore LIJ - MEETH

And the following Insurance Companies:
Medicare - United Healthcare - Oxford - Aetna
Blue Cross/Blue Shield (PPO/HMO) - GEHA - GHI
Magnacare - UMR - CIGNA


"Dr. Sherman and his staff were exceptionally kind, thorough and professional. The office and equipment are clean and organized. I am very happy I decided to try an appointment with him."

"Dr. Sherman was a very professional and intelligent doctor.  What made the visit great was his staff.  Mai and Cecillia were fantastic and so friendly.  I look forward to getting my eyes checked again!"

"I have been going to Dr. Sherman for MANY years.  I am 69 years old and he has the BEST bedside manner of any doctor I have ever used.  Always treated well by staff and always got the appointment I wished.  I dread the day he retires."

"Amazing human & professional , I highly recommend! I did see Dr Sherman for a consultation today : best choice ever coming from very far to see him , great advice , very good listener he pointed my eye condition and oriented me , he probably saved my eyes , all was amazing the staff as well was perfect! Thanks a lot! Merci!"

"Dr Sherman was polite, efficient and explained everything about the examination. He had a lovely manner and I had total confidence in his diagnosis. I will definitely go back to Dr. Sherman. I feel fortunate to have found him on ZocDoc."

"Dr. Sherman was fantastic. I came in rather afraid but he really helped ease my mind about my situation. I have never had eye or eyelid related issues before, so this was a new experience for me. He did a thorough exam of me and I felt so happy after leaving his office."


Spencer Sherman, MD
Manhattan Ophthalmology Associates
166 East 63rd Street
New York, NY 10065

P: 212-753-8300
E: manhattanophthalmology