There is no substitute for experience.

man-300x263Dr. Bonanni has spent over 15 years performing refractive surgery and has personally performed over 70,000 successful eye surgery procedures on patients in New York and Manhattan. He is a Duke University fellowship-trained corneal and refractive specialist. It is important to select someone who has encountered special cases (maybe similar to yours) and has dealt with them successfully. You should also look for someone who has an in-depth knowledge of the technologies employed in today’s evolving laser vision correction field. Dr. Bonanni is one of a few surgeons in the country to be certified on all the available laser systems. Training and experience like his will produce better results and fewer complications.

Dr. Bonanni is often called upon to manage complications of other laser centers and consulted by other doctors for his expertise and knowledge.

Dr. Bonanni is one of the few surgeons to be designated a trainer for the Wavelight Allegretto laser.


Lasik is one of the safest surgeries performed today. To keep it so safe, Dr. Bonanni examines each patient himself and has strict criteria when considering a patient for surgery. Gotham Lasik has the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment, assuring you that your evaluation is consistent with the latest knowledge and that the surgery is safe for you. Choosing a LASIK surgeon who uses state-of-the-art technology and one who has extensive experience and training can also make your LASIK experience safer.
Safety also continues throughout your entire care at Gotham Lasik. Safety checks such as double-checking eye measurements before each surgery and calibrating the equipment to the utmost tolerances also assure a safe and accurate procedure.

Our state-of-the-art Wavelight Allegretto laser was designed for safety. It has one of the fastest eye-trackers on the market which utilizes not one, but three, infrared sensors to follow even the smallest of eye movements during the procedure.

At Gotham Lasik, we perform your surgery in a clean-air, temperature and humidity controlled environment with back-up power supplies in case of any unforeseen interruptions.


Known as the “Doctor preferred by Doctors”, Dr. Bonanni is sought out by other doctors and their family members and employees to have LASIK.
Dr. Bonanni was a recipient of a Distinguished Alumni award.

He is also the only laser surgeon to be recommended by Vaughn College of Aeronautics to their students, employees, and alumni.

Attention to Detail

Gotham Lasik’s motto is “The Smallest Details can make the Biggest Difference” and that is evident in every aspect of your encounter with us. Unlike other laser centers, Dr. Bonanni personally evaluates every patient. He also does every surgery and sees every patient during their post-operative appointments. There is no substitute for the in depth knowledge and experience of the surgeon for your care.

Additionally, Dr. Bonanni monitors all the results and has developed a nomogram (data entry program) for surgery that is often requested by other surgeons.

Personalized Vision Correction

Since Dr. Bonanni is an innovator and skilled surgeon, he is able to offer his patients other procedures besides Lasik. During your free consultation, Dr. Bonanni will discuss with you the best options and procedure for your desired goals and lifestyle. If you are not a good candidate for a procedure, he will tell you and present alternatives.

Dr. Bonanni stands behind his results and wants New York and Manhattan residents to achieve the best vision possible.