Jericho Eye Care
Jericho is a hamlet located in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. It is in the Town of Oyster Bay. The community was named after the biblical city. The boundaries of the Hamlet of Jericho are the same as the boundaries of the school district, minus portions of the incorporated villages of Brookville, Muttontown, Old Westbury and East Hills. Postal boundaries vary slightly from the hamlet boundaries, notably the inclusion of a portion of Jericho in the Westbury zip code, and the inclusion of a portion of Syosset in the Jericho zip code. The English families who settled in Jericho were, or soon became, Quakers, members of the Society of Friends. Many fled from persecution in England and in the New England Colonies. They sought a peaceful existence as farmers. The name of the area was changed in 1692 from Lusum to Jericho after the town in the Middle East near the Jordan River mentioned in the Bible as part of the Promised Land. Elias Hicks married Jemima Seaman in 1771 and moved to her family’s farm in Jericho where he soon became a famous preacher of Quaker doctrine. A Friends Meeting house was built in 1788 in Jericho that is still used today.
Jericho remained pretty much a quiet little town until 1953 and recently, the zoning laws are threatening, and condominiums are under planning for the rolling hills and ponds of the Underhill Estate. A Post Office for the Wicks Sod Farm site was overruled by the Civic Association and now two triple building office complexes are being constructed on that site. Across Jericho Turnpike, now a major speedway, seven office buildings are planned to rise up soon. The famous Lehman Estate on Jericho Turnpike met its end in 1977, when fire raged through and destroyed its large rooms. There are plenty of restaurants to dine at within Jericho. The Milleridge Inn and the Maine Maid Inn are the famous in the area’s history. Jericho has a highly regarded school district and its proximity to major highways. The busy North Broadway provides easy access to major highways, shops and services. The Jericho Union Free School District is the only one primary school district in the community and other part of Jericho is served by the Syosset Central School District. The main entrance to SUNY Old Westbury is located in Jericho.
North Shore Eye Care serves the residents of Jericho with a variety of concerns including laser vision correction. Lasik surgery which has been an FDA approved procedure since the 1990's is now a well established procedure with an excellent track record and overwhelming acceptance by both patients and doctors alike. At North Shore Eye care we practice in a state of the art facility that even at this moment is going through a rapid expansion. Our board certified doctors have extensive experience with this procedure having performed refractive or corrective surgery of the eyes as early as the 1980's when radial keratotomy was the procedure in vogue.
At North Shore Eye Care we perform I-Lasik. What this means to you is that you will have the benefit of all the new state of the art benefits associated with Lasik such as intralase surgery which involves the use of an extremely fast laser that can create a corneal flap in mere seconds. With the use of a laser these flaps can be made with precision and the ultimate in safety replacing blades that were formally used. These flaps enable very rapid recovery. As a result patients are able to return to their normal activities the very next day. Our facility is an all purpose facility offering not only corrective surgery to eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses, but total comprehensive eye care including state of the art cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment, diabetic management, plastic and cosmetic lid surgery, and now free hearing evaluations with our P.H.D. trained audiologist.