For over 40 years, Vincent P. Basilice, the owner and medical director of TOC Eye® (The Ophthalmic Center) has been the preferred practice for individuals seeking vision correction and comprehensive eye care in Suffolk County, Long Island. Dr. Basilice began his private practice in a small office near the historic village of Old Stony Brook in 1978. He was committed from the start to the ideal of compassionate medical care. Every patient walking through the door knew they were receiving expert medical attention at the hands of a doctor who was truly concerned about their welfare. From the start, Dr. Basilice insisted that quality medical care had to encompass both expertise and compassion without compromise.
Integral members of Dr. Basilice’s staff at the beginning of his private ophthalmology practice are still with him today and recall what it was like to wait for the telephone to ring. In the meantime, Dr. Basilice would use the downtime between patients to train his staff in advanced eye care. It was not long before word-of-mouth about the great new eye doctor in town took hold and the practice began to grow. It was unheard of, even then, that any doctor would come in on a Sunday to see a patient with an acute emergency, or that a doctor would carry a patient from their car into the office during a glaucoma attack, or even give out his private number so that a patient could contact him without delay. Dr. Basilice’s practice was built on this level or caring and its focus still survives today.
Many of the area’s top doctors have started their careers working with and learning from Dr. Basilice, who still generously shares his knowledge and years of experience with others. Since those days, the location of TOC EYE® has changed three times as the practice has outgrown its operating space. Dr. Basilice is always on the lookout for techniques and technology to enhance diagnosis and treatment options. TOC EYE® provides our patients with the best ophthalmic care, including treatments performed with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment.
One example is offering multifocal refractive cataract surgery with several types of intraocular lens implants with unique designs and features to accommodate a variety of visual needs allowing to eliminate your need for eye glasses.
We also offer our laser vision correction procedure, which is performed with the advanced CustomVue VISX Laser and Ziemer femtosecond laser technology for unprecedented levels of accuracy and precision.
We are also pleased to incorporate Transcranial Doppler Studies, an ultrasound technique that monitors the blood flow in the eye’s vascular arteries, helping us assess the risk for strokes.
Through technology like this, our team can provide an even higher level of care for our deserving patients. Our clinic is recognized as one of the most professional ophthalmology practices in the Long Island area. Thousands of people have trusted our award-winning team with their family’s eye care and vision correction treatment, and we are grateful for the opportunity to make a difference.
Today, as medical director of TOC Eye® Dr. Vincent Basilice and his staff are responsible for the eye care of thousands of patients. Yet, the same commitment to the best in ophthalmic care with the compassionate treatment of every patient is still very much alive and well at the center. We give the gift of sight and dramatically improve our patients’ quality of life. To our doctors and staff, there is no greater satisfaction than knowing we had a positive impact on someone’s vision and life.
New patients can visit our facility by scheduling a consultation or by calling our office today!