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Welcome to The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute

The CLEI experience is different. We are a team of internationally recognized eye doctors, specializing in vision correction procedures, keratoconus, cataracts, contact lenses, and corneal disease. We are wholly committed to delivering unparalleled, personalized, and cutting-edge care. We provide a first-class patient experience, from consultation to treatment and beyond. By choosing us, you will have peace of mind knowing that your vision is in the skilled and compassionate hands of our expert doctors and eye surgeons, all supported by a world-class team. This is the CLEI difference.

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Why Choose the Cornea and Laser Eye Institute?

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Team Ophthalmologists for New York Jets

Harvard Trained Surgeons Multiple NKCF Top Doc Awards Pioneers in Vision Correction and Keratoconus Research Innovators in Wavefront Guided Scleral Lenses

Newsweek: America’s Best Optometrists 2023

NJ's first & only BostonSight PROSE provider

NJ's first & only EyePrintPro provider

Inventors of CTAK

Multiple Academy Appointments and Educators to Thousands of Eye Doctors


Fellows of Prestigious Societies

Contact Lens Society of America

British Contact Lens Association American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control Scleral Lens Education Society International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences
World College of Refractive Surgery and Vision Science American Academy of Opthomology American Academy of Optometry American College of Surgeons American Academy of Optometry:Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technology


We offer numerous vision correction options: Custom LASIK, Wavelight LASIK and LASEK, PRK, All-Laser LASIK with IntraLase™, INTACS™, KAMRA, intraocular lenses, and NearVision CK.
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LASIK And Vision

Treatments for keratoconus can include a corneal collagen crosslinking, Intacs, conductive keratoplasty, cornea transplant, and contact lenses, and new procedures currently being developed for the treatment of keratoconus.
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At the Cornea and Laser Eye Institute, we offer laser-assisted cataract surgery, the latest innovation in the technique.
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Lead by Dr. John D. Gelles, the contact lens division of the CLEI Center for Keratoconus has unparalleled experience in specialty contact lens fitting for keratoconus and other corneal diseases.
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Contact Lenses

We were amongst the first in the nation to perform laser-assisted corneal transplants. Corneal transplantation is suggested in a number of corneal disorders including advanced keratoconus, corneal swelling, scars, and dystrophies.
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BostonSight PROSE is a custom medical treatment model that saves sight in individuals with ocular surface disease. During treatment, doctors customize prosthetic devices from gas-permeable polymers for each patient’s condition and unique eye shape.
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Dry eye, ocular surface & prose treatment

Our Expert Team

The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute is one of the premier LASIK laser vision correction practices in the United States, and its CLEI Center for Keratoconus is a nationally respected keratoconus and corneal disease subspecialty practice. At CLEI, we give our patients the four elements most important in choosing a LASIK and Cataract surgeon, Keratoconus and Cornea specialist, and contact lens expert - the best education and training, unsurpassed depth and breadth of experience, the most advanced technology, and focused dedication to the field... this is all we do.

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