Copiague Eye Doctors
Copiague is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, on the South Shore of Long Island to the east of Amityville, New York. It is in the Township of Babylon about 35 miles east of New York City and 70 miles west of Montauk Point. The area is home to large Polish-American residents. The name "Copiague" comes from the Merrick Indian word meaning "Sheltered Harbor" or “Sheltered place”. The area was early settled by baymen, farmers, and tradesmen. In 1693, Chief Wyandanch sold land, which included Copiague, to early settlers, who renamed it South Huntington, for 12 coats, 20 pounds of gunpowder, 20 hatchets and 20 knives. It has gone through several name changes. In the 1666 deed for the area is stated to be a “passel of meddow” being in a neck commonly called by the Indians “Coppiage”. In 1895, the hamlet was officially named as Copiague. Like many early towns on Long Island, much of the land was used for farming. A gristmill was built located on the north side of South Road (Merrick Road) owned and operated by Thomas Ireland. In later years, a saw mill and cloth mill were also built.
The Copiague Harbor is also known as Great South Bay Estates and the "Harbor" to other Copiague residents. It is a small upscale community located on a southern peninsula within the hamlet of Copiague. The community offers amenities including a mini-beach and mini-marina on a private lagoon. Copiague's Italian influence can be surprising to those who are not aware of the high proportion of early and prominent settlers who came from this particular part of Europe. Parts of the village were once made to look like Venice with gondolas and canals and streets continue to have common Italian names. Several houses of worship can be found in Copiague and Bethel AME Church is the oldest Black Church on Long Island. Local festivals in the area include The Long Island Bluegrass Festival which is held every year mostly in the months of July or August. Tanner Park is one of the famous parks in Copiague that is primarily a recreational area which includes a beach located on the Great South Bay.
North Shore Eye Care serves the residents of Copiague a variety of concerns including cataract surgery. North Shore eye care has three board certified cataract surgery specialists. Dr. John Mauro, Dr. Larry Zweibel and Dr. Jeff Martin perform over one thousand cataract operations each year and use the latest in technology and technique. From the moment you enter our long island new york eye care practice in Smithtown, you will know that you have arrived at an excellent eye care center. We have the technology to give you best results including computerized refracting, corneal topography and IOL Master for intraocular implant calculation. Our eye surgeons do their own pre and postoperative examinations as well as the cataract surgery.
In cataract surgery, we use clear corneal microscopic incisions that do not require stitches. Because of that, we use eye drop anesthesia instead of needle blocks and we do not use eye patches following surgery so that you can start the important postoperative eye drops right away and use your eye as well. Our eye doctors use computer controlled ultrasound called phacoemulsification to remove the cloudy lens or cataract and then place a foldable intraocular lens to restore your vision. There are several choices in implants. The standard lens allows a patient to see well in the distance. There are multifocal and accommodating lenses that allow for far and near vision without the use of glasses or contact lenses. These implants use special technology to increase range of vision without glasses. We also use the Acrysof Toric implant that reduces or eliminates astigmatism. Some of these implants add additional cost to our patients. Because of that, we know have zero percent financing for two years to help those patients that desire to spread the payments out.