Seaford Eye Doctors
Seaford is a hamlet located in Nassau County, on the south shore of Long Island. During the 19th century, the area started to develop by the arrival of Captain John Seaman, a native of Seaford, England. It was formerly named as Jerusalem South, the first European name given to the town which was to become Seaford and also referred to as Seaman's Neck. The current name “Seaford” came from Captain Seaman’s native town. During this time, Seaford was known for its richness in agriculture such as corn and wheat. In 1929, Sunrise Highway was created and the area started to see a large influx of inhabitants. The Tackapausha Museum and Preserve is one of the famous museums that can be found in Seaford. It has wildlife preservation that is on display with special presentations and a large preserve for splendid nature walks. Many arboretums and historical sites such as Old Bethpage Village Restoration are located in the region. It provides visitors with a unique and wonderful opportunity to step back in time and experience life in a recreated mid-19th-century American village.
The Seaford Union Free School District comprises of several schools that offers an excellent quality of education. It is governed by the Board of Education which consists of five elected members. The Seaford Chamber of Commerce has tried their best to bring back strong community relations involving business districts, schools, civil and social organizations in supporting Seaford. Many older homes are being restored because some of Seaford’s residents want to maintain the beauty for which it is renowned. Aside from it, there are still new buildings going on, luxurious homes, and some affordable apartments that make a great living on the bay. With a great place like this, winter is the perfect time of stunning beauty that invites everyone to enjoy the activities such as snowmobiling, skiing and ice fishing, or the warm relaxation of enjoying a bonfire. It retains a sense of the quaintness that drew so many people through its fine restaurants, historic sites, and many shopping outlets to satisfy all your needs.
North Shore Eye Care serves the residents of Seaford with a variety of concerns including macular degeneration. Macular degeneration represents the leading cause of blindness in people 60 years and older. The good news is that by using nutritional supplements and modifying risk factors the chances of developing this disabling problem can be reduced. Furthermore, active research is underway that promises to give even better success in the effort to preserve vision. This is an important problem to solve as approximately 10% of the population in this country between the ages of 66 to 74 already have some degree of macular degeneration and almost 1/3 of the population between 75 and 85 have it. With 78 million baby boomers living in this country and the first of them turning 65 this past January, this amounts to a lot of visual disability.
People at greatest risk for macular degeneration are Caucasians, especially those with lighter eyes, women, and obviously increasing age. While these risk factors cannot be modified others can, such as controlling obesity, careful control of blood lipids and cholesterol, avoiding smoking, and controlling high blood pressure. Diet modification such as eating green, leafy vegetable, avoiding a diet rich in saturated fats, and eating foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids can help. Furthermore, it has been shown that vitamins containing high doses of the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E as well as zinc and copper can be helpful. Lutein and zeaxantine likewise show promise.