Bay Shore Eye Care
Bay Shore is a hamlet located in the town of Islip, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Bay Shore was a town well-known for its shopping district and resorts. Mechanicville was the former named of the town which developed as a tourist destination after ferry service to Fire Island began in the mid-1800s. It is located on the Great South Bay and became home to rich Long Islanders desiring to erect large estates on the bay. It was also a tourist spot during the summer as the newly built Long Island Railroad enabled wealthy New York City residents to get away from the city. After World War II, middle-class housing was developed on farms in Bay Shore. In the late 1960s, the town experienced a major downfall that includes a stagnant economy, the building of the South Shore Mall (currently Westfield Shopping Center of Bay Shore) in North Bay Shore, and more importantly, a lack of being incorporated. Plenty of attempts were made at suburban regeneration from the 1960s through the 1990, however none came to completion. There are lots of redevelopment on Main Streets that includes the new sidewalks, antique streetlights, new landscaping, and the rebirth of the parks. More importantly is the tenancy of storefronts with many new high-end restaurants, clothing stores, and the old-fashioned village.
Bay Shore has its own stop on the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and several ferry terminals for the Fire Island Ferries. It really a big help to attract tourism to the town as the residents pass through on their way to the beaches of Fire Island. This has been a very popular for its waterfront amenities that attract boating and fishing enthusiasts. The Bay Shore Union Free School District has a total of five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school which all have a good quality of education. The Sagtikos Manor is the most well-known historic sites found in Bay Shore which is the oldest house in the town of Islip that was built in 1697. Even though the town experienced a decline many years ago, there are still areas of estates and other large homes that survived to help in the hamlet's renaissance by drawing back the wealthy which once chose to reside on these shores.
North Shore Eye Care serves the residents of Bayshore with a variety of concerns including cataract surgery. The board certified cataract surgeons at North Shore Eye care in Smithtown are often asked about premium implants in cataract surgery. These intraocular implants are designed to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses and also reduce or eliminate astigmatism. In cataract surgery, the cloudy or defective lens of the eye is removed and an implant lens is placed to restore vision. The standard implants are excellent and are aspheric. At our eye care practice in suffolk county of long island, about 30 % of patients elect to have an implant that is enhanced to reduce the need for glasses at far and near. These lenses are either accommodating or multifocal and include crystalens, restor, and tecnis multifocal. There is also the acrysof toric implant that reduces astigmatism in those patients that have significant astigmatism.
These premium implants are not covered by insurance so there is an out-of-pocket expense that the patient has to pay. For many patients, that is the way to go and some patients use our zero percent financing to help spread the financial burden over time. We generally tell our patients that if you do not mind wearing glasses, you should get the standard implant and save that money. For those patients that would like to use glasses less or not at all, the premium intraocular lenses is the way to go. It is not a decision that our eye surgeons make for our patients. It is simply a preference that is based on your lifestyle, visual needs and finances. We do try to make the financial burden as light as possible.