What our patients say

"Results couldn't be better."

“Dr. Niksarli and Brad are both fantastic people. I walked in having worn glasses for 17 years and walked out with 20:15 vision! Follow the instructions, take the eye drops, rest your eyes. I literally rode my motorcycle 1,636 miles a week after having LASIK done by them... the first time I've been able to ride without having to wear glasses under my helmet! Highly recommend them!”

Brian A., LASIK Patient

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"I didn't feel the laser, and the procedure was all done in 7 minutes!"

I had a 4-day recovery! I was nervous and excited at the same time. Dr. Buchsbaum was amazing not just because he laughed at all my jokes, but also because this was a life-changing procedure and my eyes were in his hands! I didn't feel the laser, and the procedure was all done in 7 minutes! I appreciate the comfort and all my questions being answered, and most importantly, my eyesight!

Melody H., PRK Patient

"Waking up each morning with clear and perfect vision still feels like a dream."

I have to say that the entire experience far exceeded my expectations. I had the procedure a week ago and I feel brand new, with no negative side effects whatsoever. My eyes are not sensitive even to the brightest light! Everyone who wears glasses and contacts should invest in this miracle, my only regret is not doing it sooner!

Brittanie B., SMILE Patient

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"My life changed 2 years ago, once and forever."

I struggled with very bad astigmatism all my childhood, couldn't play outside much as a kid as my glasses would fall off or break. The personnel and the doctors at MLC made me feel super comfortable, and treated me with great respect and care. I feel like I was reborn!

Yekaterina C., PRK Patient

"I can see clearly day and night."

I always had a headache, and my prescription was going up 0.25 every six months. Ever since I had SMILE, everything has been great. No more headaches, my vision is perfect! I love wearing signature eyeglasses and now I can wear all the nice, cool sunglasses. I am very happy that I had it done. Thank you MLC.😊

Marilene K., SMILE Patient

"I have waited 21 years to have a procedure like this done."

Ever since I was little I’ve had issues with my eyes. I was told by other places that they couldn’t fix my eyes. Now I have 20/20 vision and I feel great. I am so proud of myself for getting LASIK and so happy I did it. Thank you so much MLC!

Kathleen G., LASIK Patient

"I cannot believe how easy this entire process has been."

I am one day post-op from the SMILE procedure and I CAN SEE! Huge thank you to Brad and Dr. Niksarli for taking such good care of me and keeping my mind at ease through the actual surgery. It didn’t take long at all and I was shocked I was able to see the next day + wear eye makeup! I haven’t had any pain and I cannot recommend this enough to anyone considering it!

Dana K., SMILE Patient

"The next day I got up at 8am and ran 18 miles! "

I chose SMILE because I have an extremely active lifestyle, so it was very important to me that I get back to my lifestyle as quickly as possible. The procedure was extremely fast - it was over for both eyes in 10 minutes. Having SMILE has been life changing. I no longer have to worry about my contacts when I am being active, and in the morning it’s a five minute ritual that I no longer have to do. Thank you MLC!

Jarwei F., SMILE Patient

"I am so happy to have my vision back!"

With the SMILE surgery I didn't feel any pain or discomfort. The entire procedure was done in less than 5 minutes, and the recovery time was less
than 24 hours. Thank you MLC for the great job!

Ruslan C., SMILE Patient

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"I have been loving my no glasses life."

It’s not scary at all, and now I can make jokes like #start2020with2020 😉I have been loving my no glasses life.

Crystal P., PRK Patient

"I can't believe how amazing the SMILE procedure was."

I chose SMILE because I was looking for fast recovery since it’s hard to take time off from work. Dr. Niksarli and the team are amazing. No more contacts, no more glasses, I am happy to be seeing 20/20 for 2020!”

Alexandra J., SMILE Patient

”SMILE was a piece of cake!”

Amazing results and amazing team! I have been wearing glasses for 30 years, and it was amazing to be able to see clearly less than 24 hours after the surgery. The procedure itself was quick, recovery speedy, and the results are fantastic. I would recommend SMILE to anyone who wears contacts on a daily basis.

Crystal D., SMILE Patient

“I can see better than I ever did with glasses or contacts now, which I didn't realize would happen.”

Loved it. Had the procedure about a month ago. Was a bit scared just reading stuff online, but so glad I went through with it. Visited a few different places and this one stuck out to me. They also price match which is great. Highly recommend Dr. Buchsbaum, he talked through the procedure step by step before and during the actual procedure, that really helped. Super painless and easy.

Vlad H., LASIK Patient

“The team and the doctor helped me with the smoothest transition!”

My experience at MLC was amazing, from the beginning to the end, the. Dr. Buchsbaum was so comforting and detailed throughout the entire process. Now I have beyond perfect vision. Thank you so much to the team and the doctor, they really are the best!"

Celina M. - LASIK Patient

"The team was incredible!"

Throughout the entire process they made me feel comfortable and relaxed and most importantly I had such trust and confidence in Dr. Buchsbaum and the team. If you need LASIK, I recommend MLC. I only have great things to say!

Aryeh L. - PRK Patient

“I am super happy with SMILE”

Everything is super clear. I would definitely recommend it.

Kristin G. - SMILE Patient

“I decided to take a leap of faith and come to Manhattan LASIK Center.”

I’ve been wearing glasses since the 3rd grade. I got tired of waking up every morning with blurry vision, going to bed at night with blurry vision, putting on my makeup with blurry vision. I was greeted with wonderful doctors who helped guide me through the process. It was the best decision I’ve ever made.

Jessica D. - SMILE Patient

“I was super reluctant to get the eye surgery done and wish I had done it years earlier."

Dr. Niksarli came recommended by my dentist- who bet his livelihood on this office for his own surgery. I was completely nervous about the procedure which was not nearly as bad as I had worried about. The staff is absolutely wonderful and answered my million questions before during and after with friendly smiles and good advice. I went from -6.5 to seeing 20/15 in just under 2 months. My only complaint is now my wife wants it so I have to pay for hers as well!

Anthony D., PRK Patient

“Getting SMILE done at Manhattan LASIK Center was the best decision.”

What an amazing feeling happy tears blur your vision because you can see so clearly once you wake up. Seeing the world through a new set of eyes has never had so much meaning as it does now.

Carmie N. - SMILE Patient

“I keep forgetting not to put my glasses on!”

I had been wearing glasses for over 20 years and was tired of it. My family members have all gotten it, so I said ‘why not?’. The whole process went very well, and my vision keeps getting better.

Luis P. - SMILE Patient

“The results are amazing, I couldn’t be happier.”

I have been wearing glasses for over 10 years. My father had LASIK done at MLC about 8 years ago before SMILE was a thing, and when he recommended it to me I had no doubts. I am super happy and I would highly recommend it.

William D. - SMILE Patient

“Being able to see 20/20 as soon as my eyes open every morning, I wish I had done this sooner!”

From consultation to the surgery and to the follow up, I can say that the entire team at MLC including Thai, Dr. Niksarli, Dr. Buchsbaum did an amazing job making me feel comfortable and answering every question/concerns I had about the procedure. On the day of my LASIK procedure, Dr. Buchsbaum spoke and guided me from start to finish and prepared me with thorough details of what to expect in terms of discomfort, pain and recovery time. Thank you team!

Yongmi S., LASIK Patient

“I didn’t think I would’ve gotten it in a million years until my friend mentioned his experience at MLC.”

I came in for a consultation and ended up getting the SMILE procedure the very same day. Procedure was quick and painless. In less than 10 minutes everything was done! I could see clear instantly. I started driving the very next day. The end result is wonderful, I can’t thank you guys enough! This is a perfect Christmas gift to myself!

Tommy D. - SMILE Patient

“I woke up the morning after the surgery with the best view out of my window.”

We are given 5 senses to play with in this life. Never to be taken granted for and always to recognize their privilege. MLC, you did your thing! Shout out to Dr. Buchsbaum and the great staff for making me feel welcome.

Allison C. - SMILE Patient

“Wish I had gotten this sooner!”

I had pretty bad vision with -5.75 prescription and astigmatism. I did the SMILE procedure. It was super quick, easy, and painless. I was able to wear make-up and go to my follow-up the next day. One of the best decisions I have made for myself.

Danica C., SMILE Patient

"It's one of the best decisions I've made this decade"

Wow - it's almost been two years since I got laser vision correction! Because I work out a lot and love eating piping hot food, glasses were super inconvenient because they would always slip down my nose when I was working out or get foggy from the steam of hot food. Then, when I transitioned to hard lenses that I sleep in and eventually contacts, those didn't work for me either because my eyes would get irritated due to the dryness. So, I decided to get a consultation at MLC and scheduled the procedure the week after because the staff made me feel so comfortable about trusting them with my eyes. It's not scary at all, and I actually recommended a friend and she is loving her life not too without glasses!

Jennifer C., - PRK Patient


“If they can fix my eyes, they can fix anything!”

I'm so happy with the results - I had 20/20 vision within 24 hours of the procedure! Dependency on glasses and contacts, and the associated annoyances are now distant memories. I specifically recommend MLC based on the availability of the SMILE procedure, the educational pedigree of their surgeons, and the reassuring bedside manner of Dr. Bucharbaum and the rest of the office! 😊

Gigi M. - SMILE Patient

“Procedure was painless and I am super happy with the results.”

Mark T., SMILE Patient

“Thank you Dr. Niksarli and your wonderful staff at MLC for giving 20/20 vision.”

Day 1 after SMILE I was able to see perfectly and drive during both daytime and nighttime hours without discomfort. I am currently on day 2 after SMILE procedure and I am still in disbelief I can see SO incredibly good.

Vlad H., LASIK Patient

“My friend recommended MLC to me and talked really highly about it and I approve!"

I've been wearing glasses since I was 11 years old. I do hip hop dancing and it was generally uncomfortable wearing contacts when I was moving around. The contacts would never stay in place! I am glad I got SMILE.

Matthew P. - SMILE Patient

“MLC got me out of my contacts and seeing crystal clear world in less than 24 hours.”

If I had known how easy and painless the SMILE procedure was, I would have done this years ago. Thank you for changing my life.

Megan G., SMILE Patient

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