Eye Doctors Learn Latest Breakthroughs In Eye Care At North Shore Eye Care’s 11th Semi-Annual Symposium

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As Long Island’s largest and fastest growing comprehensive eye care provider, North Shore Eye Care has served as a beacon for optometric co-management and continuing education that continues to attract many of the leading primary eye care practices in the northeast. This semi-annual joint meeting between the optometric community and leaders in ophthalmology has become one of the premiere optometric events on Long Island.

“Our goal with these symposiums is to help provide patients a seamless quality of care provided by optometrists and ophthalmologists,” Dr. Martin said.

The latest breakthroughs in the treatment and diagnosis of the most common vision-threatening eye conditions will be presented to optometrists from across New York and Long Island attending North Shore Eye Care’s 11th Semi-Annual Continuing Education Symposium, according to leading eye surgeon, Jeffrey Martin, MD, FACS, medical director at North Shore Eye Care, host of this annual continuing education event.

As Long Island’s largest and fastest growing comprehensive eye care provider, North Shore Eye Care has served as a beacon for optometric co-management and continuing education that continues to attract many of the leading primary eye care practices in the northeast. This semi-annual joint meeting between the optometric community and leaders in ophthalmology has become one of the premiere optometric events on Long Island.

This year’s symposium is being held Sunday, January 10th at the Huntington Hilton in Melville, NY and features medical lectures on advances in cataract care, glaucoma management, challenging eye surgery cases, treatment and diagnosis of retinal lesions and eyelid lesions. In addition to popular annual speakers Dr. Martin, Lawrence Buono, MD, FACS and John Mauro, DO, FACS, additional guest speakers include Brett Rosenblatt, MD, Daniel Hayes, MD and Samuel Baharestani, MD, who performed a live BOTOX demonstration at last year’s symposium.

“As we host our 11th semi-annual event, my colleagues and I at North Shore Eye Care are extremely proud of the continued growth of this prestigious continuing education symposium,” Dr. Martin said. “We have always worked in concert with our primary eye care community and today remain more committed than ever to providing our optometric partners a professional and convenient way to earn their Continuing Education credits each year.”

Attending optometrists will learn how to interpret various eye conditions, including traumatic cases like ruptured globes and cataract development caused by severe trauma to the eye. Dr. Hayes will also share the latest trends in the diagnosis, management and treatment of glaucoma, which continues to be one of the leading causes of blindness. Dr. Maura will update attendees on ophthalmic changes in 2016 and present cases for clinical review, while Dr. Rosenblatt will follow up with a course on retinal lesions. Closing out the afternoon sessions will be Dr. Martin, who will discuss the latest breakthroughs in LASIK laser vision correction and laser cataract surgery, followed by Dr. Baharestani’s lecture on the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant eyelid lesions.

“These courses are not only an excellent opportunity for optometrists to earn their required Continuing Education credits each year, but also for us to share the latest breakthroughs in cataract removal and lens implantation, macular & retinal disease treatments, laser vision correction techniques, managing glaucoma and triaging infectious or inflammatory eye conditions,” said Dr. Martin.

Two of the most impactful breakthroughs in ophthalmology have been the introduction of the iDesign LASIK System and The Catalys Precision Laser System. “Our new iDesign LASIK procedure offers patients a wider range of treatment options and the potential to achieve better than 20/20 vision,” he said. “Our Catalys Precision Laser System offers our surgeons a reproducible, noninvasive technique to replace the least predictable - and most technically demanding - steps for surgeons during conventional cataract procedures.”

“Our goal with these symposiums is to help provide patients a seamless quality of care provided by optometrists and ophthalmologists,” Dr. Martin said, adding “and to ensure that Long Island residents have access to the same advanced eye care found in major medical centers.”

North Shore Eye Care was established in Smithtown in 1962 and is today regarded as one of the leading eye centers in the country. They are the Official LASIK Surgeon of the New York Mets and their doctors have been consistently named as ‘Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly, an independent medical research firm. They currently have offices in Smithtown, Riverhead, Deer Park, Holbrook, Garden City, Southampton, Southold and Hempstead. For additional information about North Shore Eye Care or this press release, please contact Jacqueline Hernandez at 631-265-8780.

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