North Shore eye care is a leader in cataract surgery. Our long island new york eye care practice has three board certified cataract specialists that use the best technique in cataract surgery. A cataract is a natural clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye. When a cataract becomes significant enough to interfere with quality of life, cataract surgery is recommended. North Shore eye care is a National Crystalens Center of Excellence and if our patients choose a premium intraocular lens implant like the accommodating crystalens, it is important that they understand how the lens works and what to expect.
The crystalens works by the natural focusing muscles of the eyes. As we focus from distance to near, the muscles of accommodating flex and move the implant lens forward to get better near vision. Right after cataract surgery, a patient does not immediately get the full affect of crystalens. Like any muscle, patients have to repeatedly work at strengthening the muscles of focus, usually starting with larger print books holding them further away and graduating over months to smaller print and holding things closer. With time, most patients become quite satisfied with the quality of their vision. At times, our board certified eye doctors in long island new york need to do additional correction with laser to enhance results.
In long island new york in suffolk and nassau counties, we see patients from smithtown, nesconset, saint james, kings park, centereach, selden, coram, middle island, ridge, riverhead, miller place, mt sinai, rocky point, stony brook, setauket, port jefferson, patchogue, shoreham, wading river, medford, bellport, bayport, brookhaven, farmingville, yaphank, shirley, mastic, moriches, manorville, calverton, eastport, westhampton, east hampton, quogue, sag harbor, southampton, montauk, amagansett, jamesport, cutchogue, mattituck, southold, greenport, and many other towns.