Glaucoma is an eye condition in which increasing pressure within the eye damages the optic nerve, which carries messages to the brain. There are several different types of glaucoma, and all of them can cause blindness. Read on as the team at the Schwartz Laser Eye Center discuss the different types of glaucoma.
Laser vision correction with LASIK can dramatically improve your quality of life. LASIK can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. It can also reduce or eliminate your need for glasses and contact lenses. Have you considered LASIK but are concerned about the procedure? Here, experienced ophthalmologist Dr. Jay Schwartz of Schwartz Laser Eye Center clears up… Read more »
Scientists are working tirelessly on advances in contact lens materials and technologies in an effort to better serve existing contact lens wearers and appeal to new candidates. If you rely on contacts for vision correction, you may be interested in some of these recent advances, described here by the team at Schwartz Laser Eye Center.
When worn and cared for properly, contact lenses are an effective vision correction solution. But poor contact lens hygiene is quite common among the 45 million Americans who wear lenses. The team at Schwartz Laser Eye Center knows that over time, it is easy to become lax or careless about caring for contact lenses and… Read more »
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s crystalline lens that blocks incoming light from properly focusing on the retina. Not all cataracts cause the same symptoms or affect the same portion of the lens. Read on as Dr. Jay Schwartz and the team at Schwartz Laser Eye Center differentiate between the three main types… Read more »
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.”
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »