Middle Island Eye Doctors
Middle Island is a hamlet located within Suffolk CountyÃ¢â?¬â?¢s Town of Brookhaven. It is situated between the towns of Coram and Ridge, to the west and east, respectively, and Rocky Point and Yaphank to the north and south. The name derives from the fact that it lies approximately half way between the Eastern and Western ends of Long Island (East River and Montauk Point) as well as half way between the Northern and Southern boundaries (Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean). The Cathedral Pines County Park is a famous park in Middle Island that is formerly a Boy Scout Camp. The 320 acre site is situated along the headwaters of the Carmans River. Facilities include campsites for individuals, youth group camping and club camping (10 or more units) and family camping which includes 10 sites with water and electric hookups. Picnic sites and the George Broome Memorial Activity Building are also available. In the eastern section of this park is Prosser's Pines, the largest stand of pine trees on Long Island, which was planted by William Dayton during the 19th Century. The 1790 Dayton house is also on the property
The hamlet history goes back to 1766, when the first Presbyterian Church was built, with Rev. David Rose as pastor. He was also used as a pastor in the South Haven church, and was an interesting figure as he covered his immense parish on horseback In 1837, the present church was built just to the rear of the other one, and served the community for 200 years until the new Christian Education building was built at Longwood in 1966. The old church is the home of the Middle Island Christian Fellowship. The first schoolhouse, built in 1813, stood just east of the church. Across the road from the church is the cemetery opened in 1766 and incorporated in 1869. In 1960, it was renamed the Union Cemetery Association of Middle Island. Its oldest stone is that of Daniel Brewster who died in 1748. Today, Middle Island is built up with homes, churches, co-op apartment complexes, condominiums, car dealerships, discount stores, and small businesses.
North Shore Eye Care serves the residents of Middle Island with a variety of concerns including Glaucoma . Glaucoma, which affects up to 2% of the adult population remains a leading threat to vision in this country. Luckily, many diagnostic tests are available that allow for early treatment. Some examples of the new devices that are available are the HRT or Heidelberg retinal tomogram. This device can precisely detect the dimensions of thinning known as cupping within the optic nerve and thus predict the likelyhood of developing glaucoma. Another new device that has recently become available is the OCT, or ocular computerized tomogram. This device can accurately measure the thickness of the nerve fiber layer that surrounds the optic nerve. Since early loss of nerve fibers signal the early development of glaucoma this device can be an excellent predictor of future problems, even before vision is lost.
However, none of these machines can substitute for a good ophthalmic exam. The eye experts at North Shore Eye Care are all Board Certified Ophtalmologists. We have been consistently recognized in Castle Connelly's Top Doctors in the New York Metropolitan area and offer the latest diagnostic equipment. We are opened 6 days a week offering both early appointments so that our patients can be examined and still get to work on time as well as late appointments extending into the early evening hours.