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"Dr. Hersh and his staff were excellent. I would recommend the Cornea and Laser Eye Institute to anyone."
Luke Petitgout, Pro Athlete
New York Giants Football
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Our goal at the Cornea and Laser Eye Institute - Hersh Vision Group is to give our patients both the best care and the most pleasant, comfortable, and enjoyable experience in all interactions with our doctors and staff. This is what some of our patients have to say...
To: Dr. Hersh
"Thank you so much Doc! When I first came to you I was 20/50 now I'm 20/10.
I'm ready to have a great year!"
Pro Athlete, Utah Jazz #8
"My experience at The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute has been amazing. All of the staff have been helpful and courteous. They made the procedure and subsequent follow-ups a breeze. I’d been debating the procedure for several years. I’ve worn glasses since I was 6 and my vision was so bad that without my glasses I couldn’t find my way around my own house. In December 2012 I started training in mixed martial arts to lose weight. In 6 months I had lost 40 lbs and began seriously training to compete. Due to being severely hindered by my vision I finally decided to permanently correct my vision. It was the best decision I have ever made and The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute has been incredible. The staff and Dr. Hersh understood perfectly my needs and concerns as a competitive athlete. I couldn’t be more pleased with the whole experience."
Gillian, Phd Student, MMA fighter
"Dr. Hersh and his staff were excellent. I was comfortable from the time I walked in until the time I left after the procedure. My vision went from 20/800 to 20/20 in one day. I would recommend the Cornea and Laser Eye Institute to anyone."
Pro Athlete, New York Giants Football
East Rutherford, NJ
"Corrective surgery at The Cornea & Laser Eye Institute was the best quality-of-life decision I've ever made. In 1998, after many years of wearing "Coke bottle" glasses, I wanted laser vision correction, but my opthamologist wouldn't consider it. He said my nearsightedness and astigmatism were too extreme. Instead, he referred me to one of his teachers, Dr. Hersh. He described Dr. Hersh as the surgeon other doctors go to for training.
Following a thorough evaluation, Dr. Hersh performed LASIK on me. The results were stunning. I had perfect vision. It was a level of freedom I hadn't experienced since childhood. There are no words to describe how great it felt to ditch those thick glasses for the first time in decades.
14 years later (2012), I returned to The Cornea & Laser Eye Institute for a touch-up procedure called PRK, which restored my vision to 20/20. Again, the results blew me away.
As a radio and wedding DJ, appearances are part of the job. My glasses looked terrible and the contact lenses were uncomfortable. As a skier and swimmer, glasses were simply a nuisance. The procedures offered by CLEI have been a life-changer for me, personally and professionally.
P.S. The guys of ZZ Top were right…cheap sunglasses are the best!
"Everything and everyone related to this whole procedure has been fantastic. It's a lot more fun to do things like this moto roadracing school when you can SEE CLEARLY and more effectively than ever in your life!"
I contemplated LASIK surgery for several years and did a lot of research of doctors and facilities. I was still apprehensive on having surgery because these were my eyes we are all talking about as well as "elective" surgery. I finally got up enough nerve, made an appt. for my consultation with Dr. Hersh and was pleasantly surprised with how informative they were and how comfortable and reassuring they were. I scheduled my surgery and have excellent vision now w/o contacts! I wish I had done it sooner. The staff and Dr. Hersh took great care of me through the entire procedure. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Sure, there are other less-costly places to have this procedure done, but would you risk your vision to save a few dollars?
"I asked my ophthalmologist who she would go to for laser surgery and she recommended Dr. Hersh without reservation . . . Dr. Hersh is calm, careful and all that his reputation would lead one to expect."
Consultant & mother of three boys
"To tell the truth, I don't know where to begin nor do I have the words to aptly describe my experience during April at CLEI. I must respectfully say however, that an award should be given to you guys for the Best Eye Care Team on the planet, PERIOD.
- Dr. Hersh, to say that you and your team are professional, courteous, knowledgeable, friendly, understanding and always willing to listen would be a major understatement,.... CLEI has taken eye care to the next level!!
- My vision checked out at 20/20 the next morning but that's just the beginning. Everyday since then my vision has become crisper, cleaner and clearer unlike my previous surgery. You guys are the best.
- I am alive and well back in the Bahamas and I could not be any happier. Peace, Love and harmony to everyone."
"I have found that the benefits of LASIK are immense. The surgery itself was fairly quick and painless. The morning after the surgery, everything seemed bright and clear. It was almost like someone had turned on a light. Everyday I remind myself I don't have to deal with my contact lenses. Along with not being a slave to contacts, I don't have to deal with the cloudy and gritty sensation of contacts, as well as, the irritation and fatigue my eyes felt with the prolonged use. I no longer feel like a 'geek' wearing glasses. I look forward to getting dressed up for a party. I can't wait to go skiing this winter. I'll be able to admire the view from the mountaintop (and not have to carry contact solution and an extra pair of glasses 'just in case'). I thank Dr. Hersh and Dr. Fry for their expertise and especially Dr. Hersh's skill as a LASIK specialist. I appreciate and thank the staff for their careful and wonderful care both pre-op and post op. I am really, really glad I did it. "
Dr. Donna S. Goon, D.M.D.
"My experience at the Cornea and Laser Eye Institute was pure bliss! This was the most stress free medical experience I've every had. The Institute's atmosphere is very patient oriented. From the friendly and courteous staff to the comfortable waiting area complete with refreshments, the Cornea and Laser Eye Institute cannot be beat. I now read 20/15 - better than perfect! I cannot express how pleased I am with my results and will continue to recommend the Cornea and Laser Eye Institute to everyone."
Kevin J. Ryan
"Since I was a child, I have been wearing glasses . . . until I came to see Dr. Hersh, who is now my HERO!!! The eye surgery was a "piece of cake", so all my worrying was for nothing. I breezed through the surgery and have no pain whatsoever. I did not even need to take an aspirin! The next morning I awoke at 6:00A.M. seeing, actually seeing clearly without fumbling for my eye glasses. It is a dream come true for me . . . the BEST decision I ever made in my life & I am extremely happy and satisfied. Dr. Hersh & all his staff are the VERY best!"
"If I were to describe my experience with the procedure with one word, it would be "terrific"! It has given me a tremendous sense of independence from the eyeglasses I had worn for more than 40 years. Thank you!"
Juan G. Espinosa,
"My vision is extrememly better than before, even with glasses. I tell my friends & family I feel like Superman when he first found out about X-ray vision. The doctor & staff have surpassed customer service. Thank you all!"
Lincoln Park, NJ
"The next morning . . . I was amazed that I could read a note without my glasses. It's been years since I was able to do ANYTHING without my glasses."
Whitehouse Station, NJ
"I want to thank all the wonderful professionals at the Cornea and Laser Eye Institute for the fantastic experience I had getting my vision back to the days of my youth . . . while on vacation, I swam, snorkeled, went scuba diving - all without my glasses or contact lenses! I am very pleased"
"Eye sight is a wonderful gift, especially when its 20/20. After 30 years of glasses, I am free. I see the world in a different perspective. Doctor Hersh is a wonderful doctor, and so is his staff. The office staff are so nice. I always say, it's the staff that make the practice. I gave them big hugs when all was done. I had researched laser surgery for a couple years, and hadn't gone through with it until I was satisfied that I went to the best. Dr. Hersh is the best in his business. Thank you!!"
When my family told me to get a second opinion, I said no need to – I went to Peter Hersh for it."
Dear Dr. Hersh:
My experience with you and your staff was so good that I wanted to write this letter which you can share as a testimony for any perspective patient considering Lasik surgery.
For me as a patient there are three main aspects that determine the success of the procedure and experience. First and foremost is obviously the outcome. Second, even though the research I did shows me how technically competent you are, on the day of the surgery I need to feel that same level of confidence if not more. Lastly, the personal connection and one on one discussion which help make me feel that you are working with me as a person and not just another patient.
You have exceeded my expectations in all aspects. With regards to the outcome, the results of my eyesight are now 20/15 with almost no discomfort. With regards to your technical knowledge, it was obvious how knowledgeable you are by the way you can communicate complicated things in a way that the patient can understand. A lot of doctors I have been exposed to answer very technically either to hide their competence or because they don’t want you to ask too many questions. Finally with respect to the personal aspect, during and to my surprise the follow-up after the surgery was truly exceptional. This is rarely accomplished, especially from a Doctor of you level.
The personal interaction with your staff was also refreshing and made the whole process feel like I do it everyday. Your staffs knowledge and explanation of each step of the way eliminated the unknown and therefore almost eliminated any anxiety that would normally occur with this type of procedure.
Since the eyes are one of your five senses it is a very serious decision to have an elective surgery of this type. After extensive research in doctors and pro / cons for this procedure and after my experience with you and your staff I would suggest to anyone that they do not trust their eyes to anyone else regardless of cost. Please feel free to share this letter with your staff and patients. Again, Thank You.
Dear Dr. Hersh,
I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere thanks to you for guiding me along my road to better vision.
It was a long road and I can think of no other surgeon and staff that I would have rather been down it with than yours.
Everyone from Helena to Luz, Daisy and Clark made me feel like family and always at ease. Please thank them for me.
I also have a favor to ask you. My 79 yr old Mom had recently been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration in her left eye.
As I put my faith in your ability to heal me, is there someone that you could lead her to that may make a difference for her?
Dr. Hersh, thank you again for the help you gave me.
"Yesterday was my one year Lasik anniversary. I wanted to thank you and your staff for the great service and incredible result. I went from being close to blink without glasses to 20/20 vision! It is still hard to imagine. It is so nice to wake up and see without my glasses. I have attached a photo of my memory of what it was like waking up before Lasik. Thanks again and my wife will probably be a client herself soon.
This was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. Your staff made me feel so comforable and relaxed about the whole procedure. I would recommend Dr. Hersh to anyone and I have already.