Cataract Surgery Specialist

Long Island Ophthalmic Concepts

Ophthalmologists, Eye Surgeons, and Optometrists located in Bellmore, Great Neck, Huntington and Little Neck, New York

If you’re suffering from cloudy vision because of cataracts and need surgery to restore your vision and eye health, turn to Long Island Ophthalmic Concepts with offices in Bellmore, Great Neck, Huntington, and Little Neck, New York. The board-certified ophthalmologists and surgeons specialize in premium cataract surgery. Call the office nearest you today to schedule an appointment or book one online.

Cataract Surgery Q & A

What is cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery is a procedure that restores eye health and vision when you have cataracts. Cataracts cloud the lenses in your eyes. Long Island Ophthalmic Concepts specializes in premium cataract surgery, an advanced upgrade of traditional cataract surgery. It improves your vision, allowing you to see much better.

Premium cataract surgery at Long Island Ophthalmic Concepts helps you see clearly at a distance and can improve your near vision as well. It also corrects astigmatism, eliminates glare and halos, and brightens and sharpens images.

What are the symptoms of cataracts?

Common symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Blurry or hazy vision
  • Cloudy vision
  • Night vision problems
  • Decreased color perceptions
  • Glare or light sensitivity
  • Feeling of having a film over your eyes
  • Seeing halos around lights
  • Faded or yellowed colors
  • Double vision in one eye
  • Frequent vision prescription changes

Cataracts often develop because of aging, with most cases appearing in people over 55. Other cataract risk factors include having an eye disease or injury, a family history of cataracts, smoking, and taking certain medications.

What types of cataract lenses are available?

Some of the cataract lenses available at Long Island Ophthalmic Concepts include:

Toric lenses

Toric intraocular lenses correct astigmatism. Implanting these lenses will improve your vision without the need for extra incisions so you can enjoy a faster, more comfortable recovery.

Crystalens® lenses

Crystalens lenses, developed by Bausch & Lomb, are premium cataract replacement lenses that rehabilitate your vision with little to no dependency on glasses. This type of lens works naturally with your eye muscles to retain their ability to shift focus between nearby and distant objects.

Unlike rigid lenses, flexible silicone Crystalens lenses are hinged to allow them to move with your eye muscles, reducing or eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses. If you have cataracts or a history of corneal refractive surgery and good eye health, you could be a candidate for Crystalens lenses.

Tecnis® multifocal lenses

Tecnis multifocal lenses can help you achieve clear vision at all distances after your surgery, including improvements in night vision. Nine out of 10 patients with this kind of lens no longer need to wear glasses. Tecnis multifocal lenses are often helpful if you have difficulty reading and seeing objects closely.

ReSTOR® lenses

ReSTOR intraocular lenses reduce your need for contact lenses or glasses by providing you with fully functional vision.

What should I expect during cataract surgery?

Follow your eye doctor’s instructions before having cataract surgery. They use a local anesthetic to numb your eye, but you usually stay awake during cataract surgery. Your eye doctor removes and replaces your clouded natural lens with a clear artificial one.

You’re usually able to go home on the day of your procedure. You must have someone drive you home. You can experience some discomfort for a few days. Complete healing often takes about eight weeks. If you need cataract surgery in both eyes, you can schedule surgery for the second eye after you’ve healed from the first surgery.

If cataracts are clouding your vision, call the Long Island Ophthalmic Concepts office today or book an appointment online to find out if you’re a candidate for cataract surgery.