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8416 E. Shea Blvd.,
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
18275 N. 59th Avenue,
Glendale, Arizona 85308
On the day of your procedure you cannot wear any eye makeup, perfume, cologne or aerosol products. The laser is sensitive to these products and could alter your treatment. Please arrive at your scheduled appointment time and check in with the front desk staff. You will need to bring a driver who must remain at the clinic throughout the entire procedure appointment. You can expect to be at our clinic for approximately one hour.
You will also need to bring all the information that you received at your Complete Eye Exam appointment including your filled antibiotic prescription.
Anesthetic and antibiotic eye drops will be placed in your eyes. Each eye will be cleansed prior to your procedure. Our staff will review your post-operative medication instructions.
Upon entering the laser room you will be asked to lie back in the laser chair and another anesthetic eye drop will be administered at this time.
Once you are comfortable, the doctor will ask you to fixate your vision on a small light. The entire procedure will last approximately five minutes per eye.
Following your procedure, you will be escorted out of the laser room and your blood pressure will be taken. You will also receive your post operative pack, which contains medications, instructions and your protective eye shields to be worn while sleeping. Once your blood pressure is determined to be stable you will be released to your driver.
Once you leave the Schwartz Laser Eye Center, it is recommended that you go directly home and sleep for a minimum of four hours. Sleep speeds up the healing process and makes the initial period after your procedure more comfortable. We recommend you take a sleeping aid, such as Tylenol® PM (not to exceed recommended dosages).
It is not uncommon for your eyes to feel scratchy and watery. Do not rub or touch your eyes under any circumstances. You will need to wear protective shields whenever you sleep for the next four days.