Fresh Meadows
Sunnyside Location
176-60 Union Turnpike,
Suite 110
Fresh Meadows, Queens, NY 11366
47-01 Queens Boulevard,
Suite 101
Sunnyside, Queens, NY 11104

About Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery New York

The decision to have cataract surgery starts with a personal evaluation by Dr. Gary S. Hirshfield in Queens, NY. Your complete medical history will be taken as well as a complete history of your current and past eye problems. Dr. Hirshfield will then personally perform a thorough examination of your eyes. Many conditions can affect your vision. If Dr. Hirshfield determines that a cataract is causing your loss of vision you will then have the option of scheduling surgery.

Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States. It is extremely effective in restoring vision and quality of life. While no procedure can be guaranteed, the success rate of cataract surgery is at least 98 %. The time from arrival to our surgical center in Queens to your trip home is often less than 2 hours. It is a painless procedure usually performed in 15 minutes or less and is done under topical or local anesthesia. Microincisions are used and are less than 3 mm and therefore require no suturing. The cataract is emulsified in the eye by an ultrasound probe or a tiny water jet that allows us to use these small incisions. After the cataract is removed an intraocular lens implant is placed in the eye so that the vision is restored. It is very unusual to have symptoms worse than a mild irritation or foreign body sensation post operatively. In most cases resuming of normal activities will be the same day as the cataract surgery or the next day. The vision can become much clearer by the first day.


LenSx New York CataractThe LenSx laser is an advanced based technology. It operates with precision and is computer-controlled, allowing the surgeon to customize the procedure to the patient’s eye. It is the most technologically advanced option for cataract patients. View the video below to learn more.

Patient Financing

Hirshfield Eye Associates will accept Cash, Checks, MC, VISA and AMEX as forms of payment. For surgery that is not covered by insurance we also have financing through Wells Fargo, which can finance your procedure after a simple online or faxed application.

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Why Choose Us?

Here at Hirshfield Eye Associates we realize that you have many choices when considering the best care for your eyes. We believe that we offer the best possible care as well as convenient availability.

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Multifocal Vision

If you are seeking Multifocal Vision in New York or would like a second opinion we can help.

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Comprehensive Ophthalmology

We fit a complete line of contact lenses including bifocal and progressive lenses, toric lenses for astigmatism and rigid gas permeable lenses for those who require or prefer this technology.

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Laser Vision Correction in New York

If you are seeking Laser Vision Correction in New York or would like a second opinion we can help.

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