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Bellmore Ophthalmology Office
Long Island Ophthalmic Concepts is a comprehensive center. Established over 30 years ago, our practice was founded on a dedication to providing exceptional eye care. We are still driven by that same dedication, committed to giving our patients the expertise and compassion they deserve. We now have three offices — in Bellmore, Great Neck, and Huntington — but Bellmore remains our hub. Our chief ophthalmologist, Dr. George Tung, is known for his extensive experience and advanced technical skills as are the other doctors in our practice, Dr. Christine Tam, Dr. Howard Fishman, and Dr. Frank Fong. All of our staff doctors rotate among the three offices and all are not only talented but empathic.
We provide many special services at our Bellmore office, including:
- Cataract consultations
- Contact lens services
- Dry eye testing
- Emergency eye care
- ERG/VEP testing
- Fitting for premium IOLs
- OCT exams
- Ocular allergy testing
- Retinal topography
- RNRL for glaucoma
- Treatment of eye emergencies
- Visual field exams
Our Bellmore office is also the home of our administrative staff. Whichever of our three offices you are examined in, you will direct your billing or surgical questions to our Bellmore office.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is important that you feel at ease with us even before you enter our doors. To that end, we want to give you the answers to questions patients frequently ask:
How long will my visit take?
You can expect to be in our office for approximately 45 to 90 minutes, depending on whether your eyes have to be dilated.
What is dilation?
We administer eye drops to expand your iris. This enables the doctor to perform a complete visual examination, checking the health behind your eyes and examining your optic nerve and retina.
How long does dilation take? Will it affect my vision?
Once the drops are administered, it will usually take between 15 and 20 minutes for your eyes to dilate. Dark eyes take longer to dilate than light ones. The dilation is not painful, but it will make your eyes more sensitive to light and blur your vision for 1 to 2 hours. For this reason, you should bring sunglasses with you to the appointment and we recommend that you have someone with you to drive you home.
What is Refraction?
Refraction is the procedure that determines what prescription you need for corrective lenses so that your vision will be optimal. A device known as a phoropter or a refractor is used during diagnosis.
What are Visual evoked potential (VEP) and electroretinogram (ERG) tests?
It is problematic to assess how well babies and young children can see. These two tests provide information about the visual pathways from the eyes along the optic nerve to the brain and help identify abnormal functioning in the retina, optic nerve or brain.
What are RNFL (retinal nerve fiber layer) and OCT (optical coherence tomography) used for?
These tests are used is the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma to examine the fibers of the optic nerve and to provide cross-section images of the retina, respectively.
What are IOLs?
IOLs, short for intraocular lenses, are clear artificial lens implants used to replace the cloudy natural lens of patients who have cataract surgery.
What is iStent®?
iStent® is an implant inserted during cataract surgery that can help glaucoma patients maintain normal intraocular pressure after the operation.
Will my eye exam be covered by my insurance?
At Long Island Ophthalmic Concepts we perform medical, rather than “routine” eye exams and will submit forms to your medical insurance carrier only. We do not accept vision plans.
At Long Island Ophthalmic Concepts, we are committed to providing you with the exceptional patient care you deserve. Our attentive staff works as a team to ensure that our patients are comfortable as they receive the very best in comprehensive ophthalmic care. Our primary goal is to provide you with pleasant surroundings as we improve your quality of life by protecting and improving your vision.
2450 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY 11710, United StatesGet Directions