At North Shore Eye Care in smithtown new york in long island, our board certified cataract surgeons have been leaders in the eye field. Our eye doctors strive for excellence and continually improve their technique and technology. At North Shore Eye Care in long island, we perform cataract surgery through a small incision and do not routinely use stitches, eye patches or needles around the eye. In cataract surgery, the cloudy lens or cataract is removed using phacoemulsfication or gentle computer controlled ultrasound. A new intraocular lens implant or IOL is then placed to restore vision. The entire eye treatment takes a few minutes and our patients return home the same day and resume normal activities.
There are several intraocular implant lens choices. Many patients choose a standard distance monofocal lens. We use the best monofocal aspheric lenses and like the Tecnis lens by AMO and the Alcon SNWF. For patients that would like to reduce dependence on glasses and contact lenses, we have premium implants that are designed for that purpose. Accommodating implants move in the eye to increase depth of vision. When the involuntary muscles of eye focus work, the lens is flexible and is able to move forward, shifting an image to near. Crystalens is currently the only FDA approved accommodating lens. Multifocal implants are designed with rings that alternate far and near. Multifocal implants like Rezoom, Restor, and Tecnis Multifocal give a patient simultaneous near and far vision and allow for less dependence on glasses. We also have an IOL that reduces or eliminates astigmatism.
In long island new york in suffolk and nassau counties, we see patients from smithtown, nesconset, st james, kings park, cold spring harbor, huntington, commack, northport, deer park, dix hills, melville, centerport, greenlawn, bay shore, babylon, massapequa, lindenhurst, merrick, rockville center, wantagh, mineola, bethpage, woodbury, syosset, plainview, roslyn, manhasset, jericho, garden city, hicksville, muttontown, great neck, levittown, new york city, manhattan, bronx, brooklyn, queens, and many other towns.