Remsenburg Eye Care
Remsenburg is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Southampton. The neighborhood is an exclusive area of the Hamptons. There are no stoplights and very few commercial businesses. As of the 2007 census, Remsenburg's population is 2,449 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.04 percent. The population of this town and surrounding ones increases in the summer due to summer renters who come out for the beaches and scenery. The neighborhood was originally taken its name after Charles Remsen, a prominent resident who donated a new brick Presbyterian Church. As early as 1712, the meadows along the South Shore in what was then Speonk were hired to cattle owners from Southampton. Most of the early residents came west from Southampton and Bridgehampton in the 1740s, constructed farms and cleared the forests of wood.
It was in 1880s when the duck farms thrived in Speonk, but few survived past the turn of the century. The name Speonk was inspired by a Native American word meaning “high place”, but then the name was enchanted some residents and disgusted others. An 1897 Long Island Rail Road catalog listed Speonk, mentioning that that name “certainly sounds like the call of a frog”. Due to several residents pressed to change the name to Remsenburg, both names remain in use, each covering different areas of the community.
North Shore Eye Care serves the residents of Remsenburg with a variety of concerns including cataract surgery. While cataract surgery has become one of the safest surgical procedures performed, researchers still seek ways to prevent cataract formation. Since cataracts which are a clouding of the natural lens of the eye form as a result of oxidative damage researchers have performed a large study using high doses of two antiloxidant vitamins, both vitamin A and C on middle aged and older men. Unfortunately these vitamins proved to be no help in slowing the progression of cataracts. Since oxidative damage to the lens of the eye may start in early life it is possible that these vitamins were given too late to stop the progression of cataracts. While it is clear that no one has found a remedy to prevent cataract formation, we know that there are clear cut risk factors such as smoking and exposure to ultra-violet light. Poor nutrition, diseases such as diabetes, and some medications can also lead to cataract formation. It seems as though leading a healthy life style with a good well balanced diet as well as shielding the eyes from the sun's harmful rays by using good UV protecting sunglasses is the best way to go.