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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 »

Comparing LASIK and PRK (Epi-LASIK)

Posted on July 23, 2020 by - LASIK

LASIK & PRK (epi-LASIK) vision correction in Phoenix, Scottsdale & Glendale AZ

As a leader in vision care and eye surgery, Schwartz Laser Eye Center offers advanced laser vision correction to patients in Phoenix and throughout Arizona. Two of the most popular techniques are LASIK and PRK (epi-LASIK). Choosing the most appropriate procedure depends in part on the nature of an eye’s refractive error, the physiology of… Read more »

Dry Eye: Causes and Treatments

Posted on July 14, 2020 by - Dry Eye

Dry Eye Treatment in Phoenix

Whether it is insufficient tears or lack of quality in the tears’ mix, too little lubrication results in dry eye. Trusted Phoenix ophthalmologist Dr. Jay Schwartz explains what causes dry eye, and how to treat it. Dry Eye Tears consist of water, fats, and mucus. When these elements are out of balance, tears cannot nourish… Read more »

Vision Correction Options for Patients With Thin Corneas

Posted on April 24, 2020 by - LASIK

LASIK thin corneas

LASIK surgery for vision correction is not a good option for people with thin corneas. Fortunately, there are other advanced surgical procedures that can improve vision for these patients. Here, trusted Phoenix ophthalmologist Dr. Jay Schwartz discusses the various vision correction options available for those with thin corneas. Thin Corneas and LASIK While LASIK is… Read more »

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