Welcome to Fifth Avenue Eye Associates

With over 40 years of expertise as one of New York City’s premier eye care practices, the doctors of Fifth Avenue Eye Associates are uniquely positioned to provide the finest medical and surgical eye care available. Drs Ebby Elahi, Leona Chen, Andrew Schwartz and Howard Schneider each bring a unique perspective and diverse area of expertise to the field of ophthalmology and are dedicated to the highest standard of care in their approach to routine eye care, medical and surgical ophthalmology as well as LASIK and cataract surgery using the most advanced technology available today.  In addition, Fifth Avenue Eye Associates offers special expertise in functional oculoplastic surgeries such as Thyroid Eye Disease and ptosis as well as cosmetic procedures such as Botox®, fillers, and facial cosmetic surgery. Our fully renovated, state-of-the-art office and AAAASF certified operating room is located in the heart of the museum mile on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.  

The doctors and staff of Fifth Avenue Eye Associates look forward to caring for you.

  • Featured Services

    Full-Service Optical Shop

    In addition to offering the highest quality of service for both measurement and fitting of glasses and contact lenses, we also offer a distinctive collection of fine eyewear and the most advanced contact lenses available. Our doctors and staff spend a great deal of time with patients ensuring a comfortable fit and complete patient satisfaction.

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  • Featured Technology

    Surgical Incisions using CO2 Laser

    Using lasers to create incisions for surgical procedures offers many advantages over the traditional scalpel method.  Lasers not only create an incision but they also coagulate blood at the incision site to offer a practically blood-less procedure and greater anatomical visibility for the surgeon.  The use of lasers allows greater control and visibility of structures during surgery. For his oculofacial procedures, Dr. Ebby Elahi uses a CO2 laser, to create his incisions.

  • Featured Procedure

    Cataract Surgery

    Cataracts occur when the natural lens in the eye thickens and becomes cloudy causing, in many cases, distortion and a loss of vision.  To treat cataracts, the cloudy lens must be surgically removed and replaced with an Intraocular lens (IOL) implant which helps to restore vision.  Today, there are advances in IOL implants that offer many cataract patients the ability to see clearly without the use of glasses.

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Meet Our Doctors

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    Ebby Elahi, MD, FACS

    Dr. Elahi brings a breadth and depth of experience to his orbitofacial plastic surgery practice. His many years of medical, microsurgical and laser surgical work have been grounded in both research and practical .

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    Howard J. Schneider, MD, FACS

    Dr Schneider has been involved in some of the significant advances in ocular surgery, being the first to use nylon sutures in ophthalmic surgery, a practice that is now considered standard of care around the world.

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    Leona L Chen, MD

    has been in private practice in Ophthalmology in New York City. She has been able to successfully combine her analytical and technical skills with her desire.

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    Andrew P. Schwartz, MD

    Dr. Schwartz is amongst the first surgeons in Manhattan certified to be implanting the Restor multifocal intraocular lens and Acrysof toric intraocular lens for correction of astigmatism.


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