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.
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 »
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 »