Jamesport Eye Doctors
Jamesport is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Riverhead. The neighborhood is known for its horse farms, vineyards, pretty main street village, and tranquil bays. In 1630s, the community was taken its name after James Tuthill who settled the area along with his family. Fish oil was the area early industry. During the 1960s, the Long Island Lighting Company selected land on the north shore for use as a possible second nuclear power station, in addition to its Shoreham plant, already under construction. However, when LILCO ran into opposition to Shoreham in the 1970s and 1980s, the Jamesport plan was altercated.
The population of the hamlet grows considerably during the summer months due to the influx of day-tourists and vacationers taking advantage of the Great Peconic Bay beaches located on the south side of the hamlet. During the late summer/fall months, the hamlet is busy once again, due to "pumpkin pickers" and "wine tasters", and other tourists taking in the beautiful fall scenery Jamesport has to offer. Jamesport is home to many farms including sod, pumpkin, flower, potato and wineries. Also Jamesport is home to the newest New York State park, Jamesport State Park. The park is not actually in Jamesport but in the adjacent hamlet of Northville. The park will be named "The Hallock State Park Preserve". Jamesport is known for their best wines. All vineyards wines are produced using only highest quality fruit grown on the estate with majority of plantings that include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. In fact, Jamesport Vineyards fruit quality has been revered as being some best in New York State.
North Shore Eye Care serves the residents of Jamesport with a variety of concerns including Ptosis or "droopy eyelid." The word Ptosis refers to an abnormal drooping of the upper eyelid. This may occur for many reasons. At North Shore Eye Care we typically see patients who have dermatochalasis, which is a fancy term that means your lids may be droopy from excess skin above your eyes that develops as we get older. Patients usually start to notice that one eye appears smaller than the other, which appears that way, but in reality it's that one eye is droopier than the other. Some individuals find that their drooping eyelids actually make them feel sleepy, while others feel it gives them headaches because they constantly need to raise their eyebrows to lift the eyelids to see better. Many patients also find themselves lifting there head up and back to see better and that can lead to upper neck and back pain and strain.
When you see an ophthalmologist, they will examine your eyes and perform several tests to establish what the cause of your eyelid droop is. They will also perform measurements of your eyelids as well as take photographs of your eyelids. After examination, most people need an operation to treat significant ptosis. The simplest procedure involves creating a small incision in the natural crease on your upper eyelid and removing excess skin. The incision site is then closed with stitches, which are typically removed in 7 days.