General Ophthalmology Specialist

Long Island Ophthalmic Concepts

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

To ensure that you maintain exceptional vision and eye health, regularly seeing an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) is important. At Long Island Ophthalmic Concepts, the eye care team offers comprehensive, general ophthalmology care to help you maintain the best possible eye health. Long Island Ophthalmic Concepts has offices in Bellmore, Great Neck, Huntington, and Little Neck, New York. Call the office nearest you today to schedule an eye exam or book one online.

General Ophthalmology Q & A

What is general ophthalmology?

General ophthalmology includes the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of vision problems and eye diseases. An ophthalmologist specializes in eye health to restore your vision or reduce the risk of developing:

  • Farsightedness
  • Nearsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Dry eye
  • Red eye
  • Retinal tears
  • Retinal detachment

Routine general ophthalmology care allows your eye doctor to detect vision and eye health problems that can cause blindness when left untreated.

What are the benefits of general ophthalmology evaluations?

The main benefit of attending general ophthalmology evaluations is perfect vision and maintaining exceptional eye health. Having healthy eyes reduces your risk of permanent vision problems, including blindness. The Long Island Ophthalmic Concepts team uses the latest advances in eye care and state-of-the-art technology to offer the best treatment results.

What happens during general ophthalmology exams?

When you arrive at Long Island Ophthalmic Concepts for an ophthalmology exam, the friendly staff reviews your medical history and asks you about symptoms you might have. 

Your eye doctor assesses your vision using an eye chart and refraction exam to determine if you’re a candidate for vision correction (eyeglasses, contact lenses, LASIK surgery, etc.). They also evaluate your peripheral (side) and color vision.

During a dilated eye exam, your ophthalmologist uses eye drops to dilate your pupils. With special equipment, they can view the inner part of your eyes and measure your eye pressure to screen for glaucoma. Your specialist might recommend you undergo imaging procedures.

What are common general ophthalmology treatments?

Common general ophthalmology treatments available at Long Island Ophthalmic Concepts include:

  • Eyeglasses
  • Contact lenses
  • Eye drops
  • Oral medications
  • LASIK vision correction
  • Other laser treatments
  • Surgeries
  • Nutritional supplements

Your ophthalmologist personalizes each vision or eye-health treatment to improve your health, perfect your vision, and reduce your risk of blindness.

When should I schedule general ophthalmology exams?

Schedule a general ophthalmology exam once a year or more often if your eye doctor recommends it. See your eye doctor if you’re having blurry vision, cloudy vision, other vision problems, floaters, flashers, eye pain, red eye, or dry eye.

If you’re due for a general ophthalmology exam, call the Long Island Ophthalmic Concepts office nearest you today or schedule an appointment online.