North Shore eye care in Smithtown New York in Long Island has been a cataract surgery leader in suffolk county for decades. Dr. Sidney Martin, a board certified cataract doctor and cataract surgeon founded North Shore Eye Care in 1962. Back then, cataract surgery was more invasive and more difficult for patients to experience. Today, Dr. Jeffrey Martin, Dr. Larry Zweibel and Dr. John Mauro use the latest in cataract surgery technique and technology. Our eye doctors and eye surgeons perform cataract surgery through a small incision using eye drops to numb the ocular surface. Our patients receive IV sedation and remain in their own clothes. There are no injections around the eyes, no eye patch and no stitches used in most cataract operations. The cataract treatment takes about 10 minutes on average and our patients return home the very same day. North Shore Eye Care helps close to one thousand patients each year with cataract to see better.
Many patients want to know what symptoms to expect as a cataract worsens. We find that glare with oncoming headlights while driving at night is a very common symptom. Patients complain that they can not drive at night like they used to drive when they were younger. Glare with sunlight can be significant as well. Patients often complain of blurred vision or loss of contrast. Things do not look as clear as they remember. At times, symptoms progress slowly to a point that patients do not recognize these differences. Changes in eyeglass prescription can be a significant sign of cataract as well.
In Long Island New York in Suffolk and Nassau Counties, we see patients from smithtown, nesconset, saint james, king park, islandia, islip, hauppauge, lake grove, bohemia, ronkonkoma, holtsville, holbrook, commack, stony brook, setauket, port jefferson, sayville, bay shore, babylon, and many other towns.