Bridgehampton Eye Doctors
Bridgehampton is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Southampton. Bridgehampton is about 95 miles from midtown Manhattan. In 1640, the Town of Southampton was founded by settlers known by the Shinnecock Indians as Sagaponack and Mecox began to move east to the area. Soon after the first settlers moved in, the bridge was constructed across Sagg Pond, on the road from Southampton to East Hampton in 1686 by Ezekiel Sanford. The Bridge was the link between Mecox and Sagaponack and gave this locality its name of Bridge Hampton which was later bridged to form one word. The Beebe Windmill was built in Sag Harbor in 1820 at the corner of Ocean Road and Hildreth Avenue and now considered a National Historic Landmark which is one of the 11 surviving windmills built on eastern Long Island between 1795 and 1820.
Bridgehampton was home of the American car racing during the golden age of the sport in the 50s and 60s. They called it “The Bridge” which was mostly loved and feared by many and considered it the “most challenging course in America”. The Bridgehampton Racing Heritage Group was a band of enthusiasts who kept racing alive at Bridgehampton for nearly two decades. In recent time, the bridge is no longer a racing circuit but a private, luxury golf course. There is still an effort underway to try and restore the track but success seems unlikely for now. Bridgehampton is also a home of the Hampton Classic, an annual horse show held at the end of every summer. Many beautiful beachescan be found in the area such as Scott Cameron Beach, Flying Point Beach, and Mecox Beach. The Scott Cameron Beach is a unique 300-foot-long beach that welcomes Southampton residents only with a permit required upon entering the beach. Other Bridgehampton's attractions include antique shops, fine restaurants, a quaint village center, wineries, and nature trails.
North Shore Eye Care serves the residents of Long Island including Bridgehampton for all their eye care needs. The youngest baby boomers turned 45 in January while the oldest become eligible for medicare reaching the age of 65. This means all of this generation will have lost their ability to focus up close, a condition known as presbyopia. This can be very disturbing for most people, although some will find this more of an inconvenience than others. The people least affected are the near sighted people who can only sees things in focus when they are near to them. However, since these people can't see well far away they still require distance glasses and while wearing them they will require bifocals to see near objects. Far sighted people suffer the most since not only are near objects difficult to see but even distance objects can become blurry.
Luckily there are many ways to improve this situation. In addition to bifocals, newer lenses called progressives are now available. Multifocal contact lenses have lilkewise improved. Surgical techniques are also available either with lasik or cataract surgery. Related to lasik, a new femptosecond laser has been shown to correct presbyopia by ablating the central matrix of the cornea and still other techniques utilizing corneal inlays are being tried. Finally, using a laser the outer scleral wall of the eye has been expanded to increase focusing ability with good result. The upshot of all this is that while we have good ways to deal with presbyopia now, newer and better techniques are on the horizon.