Schwartz Laser Eye Center Blog
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If you are interested in improving your vision with LASIK but are convinced that you may be too old for the surgery, Dr. Jay Schwartz is glad to report that you may still be a good candidate for refractive surgery. Although most patients do seek LASIK before reaching middle age, age is not a disqualifying… Read more »
Cataracts are a normal part of aging. By the age of 80, about half of Americans have developed cataracts in one or both eyes. Some people unnecessarily endure hazy vision from cataracts by postponing or trying to avoid cataract surgery. What these patients may not realize is that while the procedure is technically a surgery,… Read more »
While most people with diabetes understand the importance of maintaining a relationship with a physician who can monitor them for other risk factors like high blood pressure and heart disease, not as many know that having an eye doctor they trust and visit regularly is just as vital. Diabetics have increased odds of developing serious… Read more »
LASIK first received FDA approval in 1998. While the procedure has remained largely the same over the ensuing years, the best surgeons will always strive to provide better care to and produce greater results for their patients. That is why they have helped to develop new technology and slight modifications to improve an already remarkable… Read more »
When a person does not produce adequate tears to lubricate the eyes, this condition is known as dry eye. Patients with dry eye notice an itchy or burning sensation in their eyes. They may also experience blurry vision, poor night vision and sensitivity to light. Over the years, the accomplished eye doctors at Schwartz Laser… Read more »
For as prevalent as cataracts are, many patients do not understand a lot about this eye condition. Unfortunately, the lack of accurate information can scare people from seeking easy treatment. To help educate everyone, Dr. Jay Schwartz and Dr. Orry Birdsong, two of the most talented and knowledgeable ophthalmologists in Arizona, answer some of the… Read more »
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in older people. Patients diagnosed with AMD notice their central vision becoming blurry as the overall quality of their sight progressively worsens. This occurs because the macula, located in the central portion of the retina, slowly deteriorates. Although researchers have yet to identify a… Read more »
One of the primary reasons that people decide to have LASIK is the convenience. Although prescription lenses are a great way to improve vision, wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses can involve some minor hassles. Here, Schwartz Laser Eye Center shares some of the common troubles that you will no longer experience after refractive surgery.
Do you regularly experience discomfort or a burning sensation in your eyes? You may suffer from chronic dry eye, a condition that occurs when your eyes fail to adequately lubricate themselves. This can happen if you produce an insufficient amount of tears or if the tears are of a lesser quality. Over the years, the… Read more »
When you hear “refractive surgery,” your first thought is probably LASIK. While LASIK is undoubtedly the most popular procedure for correcting refractive errors, clear lens exchange is an important alternative. To inform patients about all available options, the ophthalmologists at Schwartz Laser Eye Center have prepared this blog featuring common questions from their patients.