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Paramus, NJ
(516) 461-2300
Roslyn, NY
(914) 416-6800
Westchester, NY


What is Keratopigmentation?

Pain-free. Quick. Reliable. Safe. Proven. Forever.

Keratopigmentation is “Changing of the eye color by placing specially colored pigments into superficial Cornea”. This technique was first utilized in 2013 by Dr. Ferrari In Paris, France. Since then, thousands of patients have been successfully treated using this method without any unexpected complications. We’re excited to offer this advanced eye-color-changing procedure to our patients in the Tri-State Area and beyond.

In simple terms, this procedure involves placement of specially prepared color pigment particles into meticulously created corneal channels by the ZEISS VisuMax laser. These channels are created in a circular fashion around the pupil at a predetermined width according to each individual’s corneal anatomy.

The process requires a high level of accuracy by a very experienced VisuMax surgeon, as the proper centration of the channels around the pupils and symmetry between the eyes are of great significance, for best and most natural-appearing results.

Am I a Keratopigmentation Candidate?

Take our Kerato Self-Test to learn about your Keratopigmentation Eye Color Change candidacy.

Meet Your Surgeon

Experience. Expertise. Commitment.

Dr. Kevin Niksarli, MD, is one of the World’s most experienced ophthalmic surgeons utilizing ZEISS VisuMax technology for both LASIK and SMILE procedures. He was the first surgeon to perform the SMILE technique on the East Coast following its FDA approval in September, 2016. He has been performing exclusively laser vision correction for the past 25 years in his state-of-the-art Midtown Manhattan eye clinic, using the most advanced laser technologies, and has personally performed over 100,000 successful laser vision correction procedures.

He will utilize his vast expertise on this most advanced ZEISS laser for your eye color change operation, also called KERATO-PIGMENTATION. He is the only surgeon in NY to offer this advanced process in 4 different NY Tri-State clinic locations, both in New Jersey and New York.


There is a wide range of colors available, and palettes can be designed according to the patients’ wishes.
Manhattan LASIK Center partners with Neoris Eyes, which has been investing in research to improve colorants.

Our customer portfolio includes celebrities within our clientele. Privacy of our patients is of utmost importance to us. Majority of our patients prefer not to have their pictures circulate in social media. That’s our commitment to you.

Blue – Riviera Blue

Emerald Green


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110 East 55th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10022

New Jersey

95 NJ-17 Paramus
NJ 07652


2 Westchester Park Drive, Suite 105
West Harrison, NY 10604

Long Island

1044 Northern Boulevard, Suite 303-A
Roslyn, NY 11576

How Does Keratopigmentation Work?

Controlled and Reliable

The procedure uses the ZEISS VisuMax Femtosecond laser that is adapted and programmed for this procedure to apply a pigment in the cornea through a circular micro-tunnel, which will cover the natural darker color of your eyes.

Painless and Quick

It is performed under local anesthesia with eye drops. The procedure takes 25-40 minutes for both eyes, and does not affect the internal structures of the eye. It also does not involve an eye implant.

Safe and Permanent

The procedure is performed with the Zeiss femtosecond laser. Manhattan LASIK Center has this revolutionary safe technology at all 4 of their convenient locations in NY and NJ.


During the first 24 hours following the procedure, you may experience mild discomfort, for which we will recommend Advil or Tylenol, and some soothing eye drops that we provide.

Within the first 24-72 hrs following the procedure, you may experience some sensitivity to bright light.

We will prescribe 2 different types of drops to prevent infection and to help the healing process of your eye surface.


The original price of the Keratopigmentation eye color change procedure is $13,000. Currently with our $1,000 OFF promotion, the total cost comes down to $12,000. The price includes a consultation with Q&A, complete eye diagnostic testing, and 12 months of Free follow-up and touch-ups whenever needed.

We are now offering interest-free financing up to 24-months through Alphaeon and Carecredit. If you’re interested in financing your procedure with CareCredit or Alphaeon Credit, we would highly encourage you to apply before your consultation. The application process is easy. Simply click here to apply to CareCredit and click here to apply to Alphaeon, submit your application to get pre-approved before your virtual consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The result is designed to be permanent. In some cases, there may be some decrease in the color intensity over time, which could be touched up to improve the appearance, if so desired.

The procedure may be performed at any of our 4 convenient locations in Manhattan, New Jersey, Long Island, and Westchester.

No. There is no pain during the procedure, thanks to the numbing eye drops.

Yes. The intensity of your eye color can be adjusted according to your preference by utilizing the corresponding amount of pigment.

Since it is an elective cosmetic procedure, insurance will not cover its cost.

It costs $13,000 for both eyes and covers the cost of all your visits.

Yes, it is free, without commitment.

Yes, up to 24-month 0% interest financing is available.

Currently, we only perform color change on eyes that did not have any prior procedures. However, for mild to moderate nearsighted individuals, we can perform a surface ablation to correct that, a few months after the color change operation has been completed.

Complete color reversal may not be possible. However, adjustments to its intensity can be performed.

The minimum age is 21.

Your vision will be a bit blurry right after the procedure. However, you will be able to appreciate the change in your eye color. We recommend that you bring a friend/family member with you to guide you with the end result and assist you with your trip home.

Within few days, you can resume all your daily activities, including sports, make-up etc.

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