SightMD, previously North Shore Eye Care in Long Island New York with multiple locations across Long Island is delivering the best in LASIK at the best value to our community heroes. The promotion is for law enforcement, firefighters, EMT, nurses, doctors and teachers. Along with the best board certified LASIK surgeons in Long Island, our community superstars receive a larger discount, a free LASIK exam with one of our eye surgeons, zero percent financing for two years, a lifetime LASIK commitment and a free pair of sunglasses. We have decided to honor those people that give selflessly to our Long Island geography helping our sick, educating our young and keeping us safe.
LASIK is the most commonly used surgical procedure for correcting near-sightedness (myopia) far-sightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. The surgeon creates a “flap” at the surface of the cornea, then folds it back so that the laser can access and re-shape the cornea. The LASIK procedure takes about 10-15 minutes per eye: The surgeon administers anesthetic eyedrops, and then applies an instrument called a lid speculum to keep the eye from blinking and closing. The cornea is re-shaped by the excimer laser as it re-contours the corneal bed specifically to the patient’s idesign prescription requirements. The laser uses a light beam to precisely remove a pre-determined amount of tissue across the cornea. No sutures are required. Antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eyedrops are applied. An eyeshield is applied to protect the eye while it is healing. Both eyes can be treated on the same day. Patients can resume a majority of activities on the day following surgery.
We have been a leader in bladeless custom lasik for years. Our board certified lasik surgeons perform the best in lasik and talk our patients through every procedure. Our long island patients enjoy our smithtown new york eye care facility. For our fearful pateints, we offer a light sedative to help calm your nerves prior to lasik laser eye surgery. Many of our patients are not sure if they are a candidate because of their age. Some people tend to think that if your not in your twenties or thirties then they are no longer a candidate for lasik. This is not true. Our surgeons feel that this is an important issue. Typically, those patients that have bladeless custom lasik or ilasik under age 40 to 42 are able to see great in the distance and great close up. When presbyopia sets in the early 40s, anyone with great distance vision begins to have difficulty with close up vision, like reading. For those patients that have had laser eye surgery or laser vision correction, they will need reading glasses just like any patient with great distance vision who has not had lasik. Patients that are nearsighted, can read with glasses off, but will need bifocals to keep their glasses on in this situation. It is important that those patients know that although their distance vision will be outstanding, they still may need help for seeing at near.