Old Field Eye Doctors
Old Field is an incorporated village located in Suffolk County, on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Brookhaven. Old Field is surrounded by bodies of water that offer swimming, boating, and fishing opportunities. The main bodies of water are Conscience Bay, The Narrows, the Port Jefferson Harbor, Smithtown Bay, and the Long Island Sound. In 1655 to 1659, one of tribes on the north shore, the Setalcott Sachem Waewasen sold the area currently known as Old Field that was used for farming for a payment of coats, hoes, hatchets, needles, knives, kettles, and awls. The First Division of the Old Field Land was undertaken by the Setauket freeholders in 1661. Because of its remote location, the area was owed for early creasing rights and developed neither a large population nor substantial commercial activity. The high bluffs along Long Island Sound made direct water access quite difficult. Indeed, it led the Town Trustees to choose Old Field as a site for a hospital to deal with a severe smallpox outbreak in 1770.
In recent time, Old Field has changed dramatically from its earliest days and one of the reasons is their people devotion in preserving the beauty and serenity of the village, contributing in countless way to the betterment of their community, and extending the welcome hand of friendship to all of its visitors. The Old Field Point is a famous landmark that lies at the northern terminus of Old Field Road and offers breathtaking views of Long Island Sound and Connecticut. The structure is of the same design as lighthouses at other communities like Sheffield Island, Morgan Point, Great Captain Island, and Plum Island. There are also several parks in Old Field and one of them is the Kaltenborn Commons.
Ocular irritation is one of the most frequent complaints seen at North Shore Eye Care from residents of Old Field and the surrounding areas of Suffolk County. Many of these complaints are due to dry eyes. Some of the common factors associated with dry eyes are arrid climates, contact lens use, aging, menopause, and ocular lid inflammation known as blepharitis. Allergies are often associated with red itchy eyes and may have other systemic side effects such as runny nose and sinus problems. They are often seasonal but can be chronic such as those who are allergic to pet dander or dust mite found in carpeting. While allergy pills can help with this, they can also lead to drying of the eyes. For this reason if the allergy is purely ocular allergy drops are a better choice.
Dry eye are also a significant problem when dealing with ocular irritation. Chronic irritation from such things as contact lenses can lead to decreased aqueous formation and thus dry eye. As mentioned previously aging, arid climates, etc. can also be a factor. Many people use artificial tears to treat this problem, but while they definitely give relief they don't get to the root of the problem. Early treatment with antiinlammatory medications such as restasis may be a better choice. For those people with inflammatory lid disease the oily layer that decrease tear evaporation is often compromised. This can be diagnosed and treated by a skilled eye care specialist.