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Differences Between Optometrists and Ophthalmologists

Posted on April 20, 2021 by - Eye Health

Premier Phoenix ophthalmologist and optometrists

For many consumers, identifying the differences between ophthalmologists and optometrists is like reading the last line of the eye chart. You have a vague idea of what’s there, but have a hard time describing the details. Adding to the confusion are the terms optician and the catch-all “eye doctor.”

At What Age Will I Need Reading Glasses?

Posted on March 21, 2021 by - Eye Health

Phoenix lenses and LASIK for presbyopia

A common milestone on the journey to middle age is presbyopia, a condition that typically appears at age 40 or above. At some point, you begin to notice that reading fine print takes more light and greater concentration. Bringing a page closer doesn’t make it any clearer; in fact, you’ll begin to hold books, magazines… Read more »

What Is MGD?

Posted on February 19, 2021 by - Eye Health

Treating MGD in Phoenix

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is an eye condition that many sufferers self-diagnose as dry eye. Eye pain and even blurry vision can be typical of both dry eye and MGD, and usually only skilled professionals like the team at Schwartz Laser Eye Center can tell the difference. Here, trusted ophthalmologist Dr. Jay Schwartz reviews MGD… Read more »

How Diabetes Can Impact Your Eyes

Posted on January 27, 2021 by - Eye Health

Preserving healthy eyes in Phoenix

Diabetes is dangerous not only to your overall health, but also to the health of your eyes. Diabetes increases your risk for glaucoma and cataracts, and may trigger diabetic retinopathy. Here, experienced ophthalmologist Dr. Jay Schwartz of Phoenix-area Schwartz Laser Eye Center outlines effective strategies to prevent diabetic retinopathy by addressing diabetes and obesity.

Understanding Macular Degeneration

Posted on January 17, 2021 by - Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration in Phoenix

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness for Americans 65 and older. As an age-related disease, it develops slowly, often as a result of years of poor nutritional or lifestyle choices. Below, experienced ophthalmologist Dr. Jay Schwartz of Phoenix-area Schwartz Laser Eye Center discusses ways to lower your risk for this condition, and how… Read more »

Habits to Ensure Optimal Eye Health

Posted on December 10, 2020 by - Eye Health

Preserving healthy eyes in Phoenix

Few things are as important as preserving the health of your eyes. Fortunately, by adopting a small number of key lifestyle choices and habits, you can help protect your eyes and ensure a lifetime of clear vision. Here, experienced ophthalmologist Dr. Jay Schwartz of Phoenix-area Schwartz Laser Eye Center outlines the best strategies for supporting… Read more »

Five Clear Benefits of LASIK

Posted on December 7, 2020 by - LASIK

Laser vision correction in Phoenix

Life after LASIK is not just about clarity, but also understanding: clear vision for the eyes, and the sudden realization, by many patients, that choosing laser vision correction — and achieving lifetime freedom from lenses — is something they should have done years before. Here, experienced ophthalmologist Dr. Jay Schwartz of Phoenix-area Schwartz Laser Eye… Read more »

Quality of Life and Cataracts

Posted on November 30, 2020 by - Cataracts

Experienced cataract surgeon in Phoenix

One certainty in life is that if we live long enough, most of us will develop cataracts. Another equally certain fact is that cataracts will not improve on their own. To restore clear vision and quality of life, cataract surgery is required. Here, experienced ophthalmologist Dr. Jay Schwartz of Phoenix-area Schwartz Laser Eye Center outlines… Read more »

Risks of Rubbing Your Eyes

Posted on September 12, 2020 by - Eye Health

Preserving healthy eyes in Phoenix

Rubbing the eyes is a reflex for most of us, a natural response to itches, irritation and allergies. We rub our eyes because it works. By rubbing the eyes, we stimulate tear flow and wash away whatever is irritating them. This applied pressure also has the unexpected effect of relaxing the vagus nerve, which can… Read more »

What Is LASIK Recovery Like?

Posted on August 31, 2020 by - LASIK

LASIK recovery in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Glendale, Arizona

Continual refinements to LASIK surgical techniques have made the procedure more convenient than ever before. Part of this enhanced convenience is the brevity of the surgery and speed at which your vision accelerates from blurred perception to high-definition image. The main phase of the procedure, the reshaping of the cornea, takes less than a minute.… Read more »

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