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New York LASIK Surgeon
Richard Braunstein, M.D.

Richard Braunstein, M.D.

Trusted LASIK Surgeons
Richard Braunstein, M.D.

Call today for your free LASIK consultation with a true LASIK expert who is a trusted eye surgeon and vision care specialist. Dr. Braunstein's exceptional qualifications are listed below.


Credentials and Qualification
Premier Patient Care
Surgeon Bio

Columbia Vision Correction

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Direct: (212) 326-3320
Toll Free: (888) CVC-1660 

16 East 60th Street
New York, New York 10022

Credentials and Qualifications

Dr. Richard Braunstein has extensive qualifications that Trusted LASIK Surgeons estimates place him within an elite circle comprising the top LASIK and refractive surgeons in the United States.

For your convenience, these credentials and criteria have been grouped by Experience, Patient Care and Credentials. In addition, Dr. Braunstein has included some additional career highlights that while not used by Trusted LASIK Surgeons in our screening process,clearly supplement his highly distinguished career.

Dr.Braunstein’s qualifications and credentials as one of the top LASIK surgeon include:


  • Over 10 years experience in laser vision surgery, including LASIK
  • Over 10 years experience in refractive surgery (laser vision, lens implants and RK
  • Performed over 2000 LASIK and laser vision procedures
  • Principal Investigator for one FDA Study for new phakic IOL technology

Premier Patient Care

RLE/CLE, Phakic Implants, Limbal Relaxing Incisions, and cataract and multifocal lens implants procedures

  • Use of IntraLase system for “All-Laser” or “Bladeless” LASIK
  • Use of Wavefront Based (“Custom”) LASIK and PRK
  • Management of complications of surgery for new patients who had problems from a LASIK or other vision correction procedure performed by another doctor
  • Other eye surgeons, optometrists, opticians, employees of companies that specialize in refractive surgery instrumentation or their family members have had their LASIK and other refractive surgeries performed by this Surgeon.

Surgeon Bio

Dr. Braunstein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, with Honors in Biochemistry and received his medical education at Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons. Dr. Braunstein completed his ophthalmology residency at Columbia's Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute and a fellowship in Cornea and External disease at The Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore, MD. He joined Columbia's faculty in 1994 where he has built a practice specializing in refractive surgery, corneal disease, cataract surgery and implant complications. Dr. Braunstein's surgical specialties include LASIK, PRK, no stitch cataract surgery, and corneal transplantation.

Dr. Braunstein has been actively involved in ophthalmic research and education since his residency. His research has included working with new instruments for both the study and treatment of corneal disease. He has been extensively involved in excimer laser research and has served as principal investigator for three national clinical trials using the excimer laser for the treatment of farsightedness and farsightedness with astigmatism.

Dr. Braunstein is director of refractive surgery and regularly gives courses to certify other physicians in the use of the excimer laser for refractive eye surgery. Dr. Braunstein is also director of the residency training program at the Harkness Eye Institute and teaches in the clinic and operating room weekly. He has numerous publications and has lectured throughout the country on his research and the newest advances in refractive eye surgery.

Call (212) 326-3320 today for your free LASIK consultation with a trusted expert LASIK eye surgeon and vision care specialist. You now have accurate information and a direct contact to an exceptional surgeon. Dr. Braunstein is looking forward to meeting with you. Your questions and concerns are welcome. Thank you for visiting us at Trusted LASIK Surgeons.

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