East Setauket Office
3400 Technology Drive, Suite 107
East Setauket, NY 11733
Wading River Office
6144 Route 25A Bldg #A, Suite 6
Wading River, NY 11792
Dr. Vincent P. Basilice, Dr. Michael S. Conners, Dr. Alexander Llinas and Dr. Alex J. Schaffer of TOC Eye are proud to be the cataract surgery providers of choice in Long Island. Together, the doctors have helped thousands of people suffering with poor eyesight from cataracts enjoy clearer vision. The entire team is trained in the use of sophisticated technology, which makes the cataract removal process safer and more precise.
Along with cataract surgery, TOC Eye is known for their expertise in bladeless laser vision correction with LASEK. They also offer a variety of medical and surgical treatment options for common vision diseases and disorders.
To schedule a consultation with the team to discuss cataract surgery in Long Island, please call TOC Eye today.
Cataract removal is a short and virtually painless procedure. To remove the cataract, a small incision is made in the surface of the eye. The capsule holding the eye's lens is gently opened and the cataract-diseased lens is fragmented. The pieces are removed from the eye with gentle suction. An intraocular lens (IOL) is inserted to replace the eye's natural lens, and the incision is carefully closed. Recovery is typically short and vision stabilizes within a week.
Patients have a choice in their IOL. The team at TOC Eye offers a variety of IOLs, including multifocal and accommodative lenses, which restore vision at multiple distances. The doctors work with every patient individually to select the IOL that is right for their visual and lifestyle needs.
"Thank you for all your help and concern before and after my cataract surgery. It was a great comfort every time I came to the office to see people who cared and had a smile for me." Deacon and Millie
"No one wants to see a doctor, have surgery and follow up visits if they can avoid it. Under the circumstances, from the first appointment through to the final session your entire staff was polite, professional, knowledgeable and made me feel like a person, not a number. Thank you and BRAVO to you all!" Judith
"Dr. Basilice -I have been so blessed to have you as my eye doctor. From the very first day we met, I was blown away with your kindness, professionalism and compassion. You and your staff are simply wonderful." Gary
Vincent P. Basilice, MD, PC, FAAO, has more than 34 years of ophthalmology experience and serves as the medical director of TOC Eye. A trusted laser vision correction authority, he was one of the first surgeons in Long Island to introduce sophisticated technology such as WaveScan pre-surgical testing technology and the VISX Star S4 excimer laser.
Dr. Basilice has been asked to participate in numerous clinical trials, including trials involving the multifocal intraocular lens, which is used at TOC Eye. He is also a noted author and lecturer on ophthalmic topics.
Dr. Basilice is a member of the NYS Society of Surgeons, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Congress of Glaucoma. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Michael S. Conners, MD, PhD, FAAO, is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. A graduate of Hofstra University, he completed his medical and graduate training at New York Medical College, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis. Dr. Conners also finished advanced fellowship training in cornea, external diseases and refractive surgery at Washington University and the Minnesota Eye Consultants in Minneapolis. He was a faculty member of the ophthalmology department at Washington University.
Dr. Conners has several areas of focus, including cornea and external diseases, refractive surgery, corneal disease and the treatment of dry eye. Dr. Conners also performs Intacs, and specializes in LASEK. He has been asked to consult for numerous drug companies.
Dr. Connors is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Cataract Surgery, the New York State Ophthalmological Society and the Suffolk County Ophthalmology Society.
Alexander Llinas, MD, PhD, is an ophthalmologist. He was educated at St. Andrews University in the U.K. and New York University, and finished his ophthalmology training at Yale University, Nassau University, Stony Brook University and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Glaucoma is the primary focus of Dr. Llina's practice. In addition to treating patients affected by the disease, he lectures and publishes about it.
Dr. Llinas is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the New York State Ophthalmological Society.
Alex J. Schaffer, OD, is the optometrist at TOC Eye. He graduated from the University of Delaware and SUNY College of Optometry, and received a great deal of his clinical experience at the University Eye Center in Manhattan. In addition, Dr. Schaffer interned at several vision care practices, including TOC Eye. He treats eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, fits contact lenses and provides vision therapy and rehabilitative services. Dr. Schaffer belongs to the American Optometric Association.
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