East Meadow Eye Care
East Meadow is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. East Meadow is one of the suburb cities in New York and was once a grazing area for sheep and cattle. It is located within the Town of Hempstead. In 1655, East Meadow became a grazing area for cattle according to Christian Sort, a surveyor of Hempstead Town. About 14,000 of the sheep grazed here by the end of the 1700's providing much of the country's fur. During the Revolutionary War, the area was occupied by British forces when they discovered huge amounts of livestock herded there and remained under their control until the end of the war. It was at this time that East Meadow boomed and its population exploding from just 2,000 to over 25,000. It was also during this time that the farmers began to sell off their land to developers creating the beginning of the "end" for the meadowlands in East Meadow.
There are several attractions in East Meadow and one of it is the famous Eisenhower County Park & Museum. The park was named for the 34th U.S. president, Dwight David Eisenhower and some of its activities include picnicking, hiking, boating, water skiing, swimming, wildlife observation, and many more. It also has changing exhibits relating to Nassau County and Long Island history. East Meadow is a best place to sport-minded people. In fact, the area has their own soccer club called The East Meadow Soccer Club. The area is hosting two soccer tournaments every year and The East Meadow/Covanta Tournament is the largest travel tournament in New York State with over 400 teams participating each year. The East Meadow Union Free School District has a total of nine public schools serving the area. The district is the third largest school district in New York State that is known for its best educational programs. East Meadow has also fine restaurants, shopping centers, house of worships, and a hospital. The East Meadow Chamber of Commerce has been helping businesses in the East Meadow Community. They provide scholarships to their future business leaders, revitalize the downtown area along East Meadow Ave., and distribute a business directory to all of the homes and businesses in East Meadow every year.
North Shore Eye Care serves the residents of East Meadow with a variety of concerns including cataract surgery. At North Shore eye care, our board certified eye doctors specialize in cataract surgery. We are leaders on Long Island in the field of cataract treatment and also specialize in premium intraocular lens implants following cataract removal. A cataract is a clouding of the natural crystalline lens of the eye. When a cataract becomes significant enough that it interferes with a patient's quality of life with symptoms such as glare with oncoming headlights while driving at night, sunlight glare and blurred vision, cataract surgery can be entertained. At our Smithtown eye care facility, we use the latest techniques in cataract surgery. Our cataract surgery takes a few minutes, is painless in most cases and we rarely need to use needles around the eyes, stitches, or even an eye patch following cataract surgery. Our patients return home the very same day and begin their postoperative drops at that time.
When we remove a defective cataract lens, we replace it with an intraocular lens implant. This implant can be of the standard variety, allowing great distance vision on those without astigamatism. There are also premium implants that allow far and near vision without glasses in many cases. These implants are multifocal implants such as restor and tecnis multifocal or accommodating implants such as Crystalens. We also use the acrysof toric implant to reduce or eliminate astigmatism. North Shore eye care is a national crystalens center of excellence. At times, there needs to be a minor adjustment for best results with premium cataract surgery. We offer that at no charge using the best in bladeless custom lasik called iLASIK for all of our premium cataract surgery patients. Also, we offer zero percent financing to help our patients with the premium line of intraocular lenses.