Welcome to the online office of Dr. Christopher R. Scheno and The Keratoconus Center of Long Island.
I feel it is my mission to improve, protect, and preserve my patients' eyesight. My staff and I are committed to caring for not only our patients' eye health and vision, but also their total body health. Our comprehensive eye examination begins with a thorough medical and eye health history and includes inspection for not only common eye specific conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, but also those medical conditions that can subtly manifest themselves in the eye. As is true with other aspects of preventative medicine, early detection and treatment are critical to maintaining health. In addition to our first rate keratoconus/irregular cornea clinic, we also provide general eye care for the whole family. We treat all medical condtions of the eye such as dry eye, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and many others. We also have an onsite eyewear dispensary with designer names such as Gucci, Coach, Nike, Michael Kors, RayBan, BeBe and many others as well as the latest digital lens products. We also stock the latest in soft contact lens technology (including the latest multifocal contacts) so that every patients needs can be met quickly and conveniently. We have a style or product that will fit any need and any budget.
We are located on Bellmore Avenue in beautiful South Bellmore, immediately adjacent to John F. Kennedy High School. Ample parking can be found on either Bellmore Avenue or School Street. Emergency visits and walk-in examinations are always welcome. For your convenience, we accept most major vision and medical plans, paticipate with Care Credit, as well as all major credit and flexible spending cards. My staff and I look forward to welcoming you and your family to our practice.
We offer complete eye care services for the entire family. An eye exam not only tests for visual impairment, but also for other underlying health issues. Even if you do not feel like you need glasses, many asymptomatic conditions exist that can be identified early on with an eye exam. A complete eye exam involves a series of tests designed to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases. Your eye doctor may use a variety of instruments, shine bright lights directly at your eyes and request that you look through an array of lenses. Each test during an eye exam evaluates a different aspect of your vision or eye health.
Multifocal contact lenses are designed to allow different lens powers that target vision at varying distances from the wearer. But how does this work, and does it make sense for your eyesight? We’ll help you explore multifocal contacts and how to think about whether they’re right for you.
Dr. Scheno offers emergency eye care when you need it. Eye emergencies include, but are not limited to: trauma of the eyes or tissues around the eyes, lacerations (cuts) of the eyelids or eyebrows, sudden loss or change of vision, sudden increased pressure in the eye, corneal abrasions (scrapes on the surface of the eye) and small foreign bodies (ex. metal, sand, plastic, plant material etc.) caught under the eyelids or on the eye. We also offer house calls if a patient cannot come to the office. We try our best to accomodate the needs of our in office and home care patients as best we can. Please call our office at 516.409.2020 if you feel you have an eye emergency or would like to schedule a house call. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will assist you quickly during normal business hours. Our answering service will call Dr. Scheno should you need help after hours.
Dry eye is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren't able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate for many reasons. For example, dry eye may occur if you don't produce enough tears or if you produce poor-quality tears. Treatments for dry eye may make you more comfortable. These treatments can include lifestyle changes and eyedrops. You'll likely need to take these measures indefinitely to control the symptoms of dry eye.
In ocular allergy your eyes are overreacting to a substance perceived as harmful, even though it may not be. These substances are called allergens. Allergies can trigger other problems, such as conjunctivitis (pink eye). About 40 percent of U.S. residents have allergy symptoms. And in about 50 percent of those patients, it affects the eyes.
CRT corneal reshaping technology provides patients with an attractive alternative to contact lenses, glasses or LASIK. Patients insert a CRT retainer lens just prior to going to sleep. While sleeping, the retainer lens temporarily reshapes the cornea. Upon waking up, patients remove the lens and are then able to enjoy excellent daylong visual acuity and comfort without any visual correction aid.
Years of Experience To Help You and Your Family Stay Healthy and See their Best
Dr. Christopher Scheno
Contact Lens/Keratoconus Specialist
“When you come to Dr. Scheno you feel like you are part of the family. Personal service and a great doctor.”
“The contact lenses Dr. Scheno prescribed for my daughter changed her life and I will always be grateful that we found him.”
“I was tired of the cold impersonal office visits that I had all my life. Dr. Scheno is a wonderful doctor and a caring person which is why my whole family are patients.”
2848 Bellmore Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710
| Tel: 516.409.2020 | Fax: 516.765.3216
Monday – Friday 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Sunday Office Closed