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Drs Lalin, Shah & Management Team of Retina Specialists of NJ

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Tired of wearing glasses or contacts to see clearly? LASIK surgery is a safe and effective laser procedure that can improve your vision.

Sean C. Lalin, MD of Retina & Eye Specialists of New Jersey in Hackettstown, NJ, performs the most advanced LASIK procedures available.

Can LASIK eye surgery performed by Dr. Lalin free you from needing eyeglasses and contact lenses to see the world in clear, sharp, focus?

LASIK Results Can Be Life-changing!

See the details, color, motion, and textures of the world without eyeglasses or contact lenses thanks to Dr. Sean Lalin of Retina & Eye Specialists of New Jersey.


Four Facts about LASIK

LASIK is the abbreviation for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. It is the #1 most sought after elective surgery in the United States.

It is a surgery performed with a laser to reshape your cornea, the transparent, dome-shaped surface that covers your eye.

Reshaping the cornea improves the way light is focused onto your retina, which sends nerve impulses though the optic nerve to your brain. This is how the visual images we see are formed.

By improving how light reaches your retina through LASIK surgery, the visual images you see become sharper and clearer. When the light is incorrectly focused, vision can be blurry due to nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.

Interested in having LASIK performed by Dr. Lalin, who was named one of America's Top Ophthalmologists by the American Council of America? Simply use our online form or give us call to schedule a free consultation at either our Hackettstown or Morristown, NJ locations.

(973) 871-2020

Where Does Dr. Lalin Perform LASIK?

Dr. Lalin performs quick and painless Wavelight Contoura® LASIK surgery at his practice's fully equipped, on-site surgery center in Morristown, NJ, instead of a hospital. This can save you from paying costly hospital fees. Many of Dr. Lalin's patients report greatly improved vision in as little as 24 hours

Want Freedom from Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses? Schedule Your LASIK Consultation Now

Dr. Sean Lalin, our award-winning ophthalmologist and surgeon, and Dr. Kruti Shah, OD, our board-certified diagnostic and therapeutic optometrist, are caring providers who work together to give you the most up-to-date, effective, and comfortable, LASIK experience in the Hackettstown and Morristown, NJ, areas. In fact, Dr. Lalin is the only eye surgeon in our area of New Jersey that performs the customized Wavelight Contoura LASIK procedure.

Come in to our warm, family friendly practice for a free LASIK consultation. Our state-of-the-art technology will help determine if LASIK, or another vision-improving surgery like PRK, can make your dream of sharp vision without glasses or contacts a reality. Use our convenient online form or give us a call to schedule your consultation at either our Hackettstown or Morristown, New Jersey locations:

(973) 871-2020

Dr. Sean Lalin
Dr. Sean Lalin
"Dr. Sean is the best. I trust him and I feel very confident. It treats me with understanding of my case. I truly trust him with my eye care. He is the best."
Loretta C - 2021

A Glowing LASIK Testimonial from Our Patient 



Wavelight Contoura LASIK A Procedure As Unique As You Are

  • For LASIK surgery, Dr. Lalin exclusively uses CONTOURA WAVELIGHT technology. This precise, topography-driven process reduces complications and can be used on a wider variety of patients, including those with a thinner cornea.
  • Unlike traditional bladeless LASIK, this next generation procedure creates a highly precise and accurate map of your eye's corneal surface using over 22,000 reference points. 
  • This allows Dr. Lalin to create a personalized treatment profile that will help redefine the depth, sharpness, and richness of your vision. 
  • Dr. Sean C. Lalin performs Contoura Custom LASIK surgery at his modern, COVID- safe Morristown, NJ, surgical center. Schedule a free consultation to see if Contoura is the right choice to reduce or eliminate your dependency on eyeglasses or contacts.

What Kind of Results Does Contoura Provide?

Contoura LASIK is capable of delivering remarkable visual results, with 30.9% people seeing better than they ever did with glasses or contacts.

Most patients (92.6%) achieve 20/20, a remarkable 64.8% have 20/16 or better vision with Contoura LASIK, and about half those patients (34.4%) are able to see 20/12.5 or better in the study submitted to the FDA.

"I would highly recommend Retina & Eye Specialists of NJ and Dr. Sean Lalin. This is one of the most professional, compassionate and efficient practices I have been to. I was given a thorough examination and all results were interpreted by Dr. Lalin who sat with me and did not rush to explain the issue I have with my retina. I have total confidence in the practice." Marianne N. - 2018

Dr. Lalin Also Performs PRK Eye Surgery

In some cases, Dr. Lalin may recommend an alternative laser procedure to his Hackettstown and Morristown, NJ, patients: photo refractive keratectomy (PRK). This surgery may be better for patients with thin corneal tissue or those with dry eye conditions.


Although these procedure are both considered equal as far as effectiveness, the actual procedures performed by Dr. Lalin have two important differences:

Surgical Technique

With LASIK, a re-closable flap is made in the top layer of your cornea before a laser reshapes the tissues beneath. PRK involves the complete removal of a portion of the top corneal layer in order to expose the underlying tissues to the laser. 


Full recovery from PRK takes about a month, which is longer than LASIK, which only takes a few days. You may feel some mild pain and stinging during the healing process but that is easily managed with eyedrops or prescription medicines.

Am I a Good Candidate for LASIK?

If you are dependent on prescription eyewear to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, you could be a good candidate for LASIK or PRK if you meet the following criteria:

  • Your prescription has not fluctuated in a year or more.
  • You are at least 20 years of age. If you are younger than that, your corneas may still be growing.
  • You do not have dry eye syndrome. This condition may become worse after surgery, requiring additional treatments.
  • Your corneas are of typical shape and thickness. Extremely thin or oddly shaped corneas may increase the risk of complications. You will receive a precise exam of your corneas at our Hackettstown or Morristown office to determine your eyes are fit for LASIK.

What the Procedure Looks Like



Payment Options and Financing

Payment Options

Our Hackettstown and Morristown, NJ, offices accept cash, check, and most major credit cards. Since credit card interest rates can be extremely high, we also accept payment through CareCredit®.


CareCredit breaks out-of-pocket costs into low to no-interest monthly payments to you can the refractive surgery treatment you need to free yourself from prescription lenses.

The LASIK Procedure Timeline

Outpatient LASIK and PRK procedures are performed at our in-office Morristown surgical center. Dr. Lalin only uses the most advanced laser technology in the field of blade-free refractive surgery.
Many patients are back to normal activities the following day, already enjoying the exciting benefits of clearer vision.
Many patients are back to normal activities the following day, already enjoying the exciting benefits of clearer vision.

Free Consultation

All of Dr. Lalin's prospective LASIK patients begin their journey to sharper vision with a free consultation. Once you have been determined to be a good candidate, a dilated comprehensive exam is performed. This way, Dr. Lalin can ensure your eyes are healthy and you have a healthy ocular surface. 

Laser Surgery

Dr. Lalin uses a combination of advanced lasers to open a small flap in the cornea surface and reshape the underlying tissue. Throughout the 30-minute procedure, most patients remain entirely comfortable with topical anesthetic drops and light oral sedation. Since healing of the cornea takes place quickly and naturally, sutures and bandages are typically not required.


Since recovery after LASIK surgery only takes a few days, little to no downtime is required. Many patients are back to normal activities the following day, already enjoying the exciting benefits of clearer vision.
"The Retina & Eye Specialists of NJ is an excellent place for people with retina or other eyes problems. Dr. Lalin is a well-experienced eye doctor, and his assistants are all excellent and efficient. I highly recommend this eye specialist clinic for anyone with retina problems." David L. - 2019
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Retina & Eye Specialists of New Jersey

At Retina & Eye Specialists of New Jersey, our ophthalmologists use state-of-the-art techniques to help patients achieve clear vision and return to the activities that they love. Our affiliations include:

  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • The American Optometric Association
  • The New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians

Request a consultation online today or call (973) 871-2020 to find out how you can benefit from our care.

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