North Shore Eye Care Blog

Long Island Lasik

March 27, 2009 — by unknown
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North Shore Eye Care has been around since 1960 when Dr. Sidney Martin started the practice from his home office combination. Over the years, Dr. Sidney Martin has been an innovator and Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel have continued down the path of excellence. All of the North Shore Eye Care doctors are board certified and have been included in "Top Doctors: New York Metro Area" as published by Castle Connolly ltd. This puts them among the top 10 percent of practicing physicians by specialty and by region. The staff is professional, warm and considerate and the office is state of the art. This is why Long Island New York patients flock to North Shore Eye Care. When you make the decision to have lasik or some form of lasik laser vision correction, you want to go to a practice that has experience and performs the best procedures. Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel have been perfrom laser eye surgery for over 10 years and do all bladeless custom lasik procedur

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Cataract surgery on Long Island

March 26, 2009 — by unknown
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At North Shore Eye Care in Smithtown New York on Long Island, cataract surgery has seen tremendous advancements over the last several years. Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel, both board certified doctors that were included in Top Doctors New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly ltd, have had great success with modern cataract surgery. A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. Cataract surgery is performed without painful injections around the eye. Eye drops are used to anesthesia. We do not routinely use stiches or a postoperative eye patch so that our patients can start their eye drops right after surgery. Over the years, Dr. Martin and Dr. Zweibel have been able to use smaller and smaller incisions and currently perform cataract surgery through a 2.2 millimeter incision. Our patients are thrilled with the modern cataract surgery procedure we use. We offer accommodating intraocular implant lenses (IOLs) like the Crystalens 5.0 and Crystalens HD. We off

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Antoinette has lasik

March 25, 2009 — by unknown
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North Shore Eye Care in Smithtown on Long Island in New York has been a leader in lasik laser eye surgery and advanced cataract surgery for many years. Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel are both board certified and voted "Top Doctors: New York Metro Area" by Castle Connolly ltd. This puts them in the top 10 % of physicians by specialty and by region. That makes North Shore Eye Care a very special practice. A patient feels it as they walk through our doors and is greeted warmly by our staff. Our professional staff help you through every step of your cataract surgery or bladeless custom lasik. With lasik, we use intralase only making our flaps the safest and most precise in the industry. Our laser vision correction procedures are all custom using customvue from VISX and wavescan waveprint mapping on every patient. We also use orbscan corneal topography on every patient because it is the industry standard for preoperative corneal information. The office was excited this

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The new cataract surgery

March 24, 2009 — by unknown
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At North Shore Eye Care in Smithtown New York on Long Island, cataract surgery has reached a new level of excellence. Cataract surgery used to mean that a patient would need glasses for all close tasks following surgery. The intraocular implant lenses used would correct for distance only and astigmatism was not addressed. A cataract is a natural clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye. When symptoms such as blurred vision, glare at night or with sunlight get significant enough to interfere with quality of life, cataract surgery is suggested. Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel perform advanced cataract surgery at North Shore Eye Care on Long Island in Suffolk County New York. The technique uses no periocular injections, no sutures, and no eye patch. Mild IV sedation is used to relax our patients, and then numbing eye drops are used for anesthesia. The entire operation lasts about 10 minutes and our patients return to the comfort of their homes that very same day. T

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Bladeless custom lasik in Smithtown New York

March 23, 2009 — by unknown
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Lasik has come a long way over the past ten years. North Shore Eye Care in Smithtown New York on Long Island has been at the forefront of the changes in laser eye surgery as they have happned. With Lasik, a superficial flap is made on the surface of the cornea. The flap is then retracted and the underlying cornea is reshaped with a gentle laser eye surgery procedure. Originally, the flaps with made with metal blade microkeratomes and the lasers were not customized to each patient. Today, Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel do the most up to date lasik laser vision correction possible which is bladeless custom lasik. We use intralase which is a laser that makes the thinnest and safest flap possible. Our Long Island New York patients love the fact that we do not use blades on anyone. The laser vision correction part of the procedure uses VISX customvue waveprint wavescan wavemapping for the most customized and accurate results. Dr. Martin and Dr. Zweibel personally do al

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Why so many eye drops in cataract surgery

March 22, 2009 — by unknown
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North Shore Eye Care is a complete eye care practice that has been a leader since 1960. The Smithtown New York practice was started on Long Island in Suffolk County by Dr. Sidney Martin and he continues to work part time. Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel both specialize in lasik and advanced cataract surgery and do many hundred cataract surgery procedures and lasik laser eye surgery procedures each year. A cataract is a clouding of the natural crystalline lens of the eye. This is very common as we age. When the cataract becomes dense enough so that a patient is suffering from glare, haloes or difficulty with clarity of vision, we decide to proceed with cataract surgery. Cataract surgery takes about 10 minutes on average and is performed without injections, without stiches and without an eye patch following the procedure. IV sedation is used to keep a patient comfortable and eye drops are used as anesthetic. Patients return to the comfort of their home after a short t

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New lasik ideas at ASCRS

March 21, 2009 — by unknown
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ASCRS is a yearly eye meeting where ophthalmologists from all over the world gather to discuss ideas and the latest concepts. In April 2009, ASCRS is being held in San Francisco and you can be sure that Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel are going to be there representing North Shore Eye Care on Smithtown New York on Long Island. Dr. Martin and Dr. Zweibel have represented Long Island Lasik for over ten years and are well respected in their field. That is one reason that they were included in "Top Doctors: New York Metro Area" by Castle Connolly ltd. To be a top doctor means that you are among the top ten percent of practicing physicians by region and by specialty. Lasik laser vision correction is a procedure in that a flap is created in the superficial layers of the cornea. This flap is created by a bladeless laser called Intralase. This is the safest and most precise way to create a flap. The cornea is then reshaped using a customvue wavescan waveprint wavemapping

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The new ReSTOR 3.0 at North Shore Eye Care

March 20, 2009 — by unknown
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At North Shore Eye Care, there is an exciting new intraocular implant lens available from Alcon. Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel perform a thousand cataract surgery operations each year and the idea of having this opportunity for our Long Island New York patients is great. In a cataract surgery, the cloudy crystalline lens is removed. The cloudy lens that is a cataract is replaced with a plastic implant. This new implant (IOL) never needs to be changed or replaced in most cases. Cataract surgery at North Shore Eye has changed alot over the years and our Smithtown New York cataract surgery cases rarely require injections, stiches or an eye patch. Both Dr. Zweibel and Dr. Martin are board certified and both were included in "Top Doctors: New York Metro Area" by Castle Connolly ltd. In days past, a patient did not have a choice when it came to a intraocular lens implant. The IOLs corrected for distance and all patients used glasses for reading. Today, there are multif

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Long Island Lasik with North Shore Eye Care

March 19, 2009 — by unknown
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When it comes to Long Island New York, Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel work hard to be at the cutting edge of laser vision correction technology. North Shore Eye Care in Smithtown New York in Suffolk County of Long Island has been providing lasik laser eye surgery for over 10 years. North Shore Eye Care was started in 1960 by Dr. Sidney Martin in Smithtown and he has watched as the practice grew into a state of the art cataract surgery and laser vision correction practice. Dr. Larry Zweibel has been practicing for 30 years and Dr. Jeffrey Martin joined the practice in 1997. All three doctors are board certified and have been included in "Top Doctors: New York Metro Area" by Castle Connolly ltd. This text is a way for patients to find the top ten percent of practicing doctors by specialty and by region. Doctors are chosen by other doctors and can not pay to get in this text. In the infancy of lasik laser eye surgery, we used a blade machine called a microkeratome to c

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Crystalens cataract surgery at North Shore Eye Care

March 18, 2009 — by unknown
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A cataract is a cloudy lens of the eye that develops as we age. Some patients get cataract younger, but for the most part, this is a problem of advancing age. At North Shore Eye Care on Long Island in New York, we do many hundred cataract surgery procedures each year. When symptoms of glare or blurred vision affect the quality of a patient's life, that is when we consider fixing the cataract. Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel both do advanced cataract surgery. We do not use painful injections, use stiches, or eye patches. Patients get to stay in their own comfortable clothes and are back home after a couple of hours. The actual surgery lasts a few minutes in most cases. In Smithtown New York in Suffolk County of Long Island, North Shore Eye is the place to go for cataract surgery. In days past, a patient that had cataract surgery did not have a choice of implants. The implants helped patients see in the distance but did not aid in close vision. Today, there are acco

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