Schwartz Laser Eye Center is a full-service ophthalmology practice that can meet the eye care needs of you and your entire family. We have services designed to treat common to complex visual conditions. Our locations house optical facilities for all of your glasses and contact lens needs, as well as cosmetic services to rejuvenate your facial appearance.
Macular degeneration is the breakdown of the macula, or the central portion of the retina responsible for sharp central vision. Although there is no cure for macular degeneration, it is important for an ophthalmologist to evaluate it and recommend management strategies (such as nutritional supplements and dietary changes).
Dry eyes are common, especially in a climate like Scottsdale and the surrounding areas. Sun exposure, wind, dust, smoke and air conditioners can lead to dry eyes or aggravate the condition further. Closing the tear ducts restricts the eye’s natural drainage process; this can be achieved with small plugs inserted into the tear ducts or laser treatment to permanently close the tear duct opening.
Conjunctivitis, the common cause of red eyes or pink eyes, usually stems from a virus or bacterial infection. It is extremely contagious and can be easily spread. There are a few treatment options for conjunctivitis and the selected treatment depends on the origin of the condition.
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes in which the blood vessels of the retina leak (sometimes causing permanent damage). Procedures such as vitrectomy or laser treatment can seal off the abnormal blood vessels and restore sight. The condition should be closely monitored by Dr. Schwartz to prevent it from progressing and causing permanent vision loss.
The cornea is the transparent outer portion of the eye that is primarily responsible for focusing. Light passes through the cornea and is refracted to help the lens focus the light on the retina. A healthy cornea is clear, with the proper curvature, and free from any abnormalities. Dr. Schwartz has extensive experience treating common corneal diseases and disorders, including abrasions, rupture, abnormal growths (e.g., pterygium) and cases requiring transplant.
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 kinds of the disease, including chronic and acute open angle glaucoma. The latter requires immediate treatment to avoid permanent vision loss.
Dr. Schwartz wants our patients to look and feel great. We offer Botox, a cosmetic injectable designed to smooth prominent facial wrinkles, and Latisse, a topical product used to lengthen and thicken eyelashes. Both are only available via prescription from a physician. To learn more about Botox and Latisse, please click here.
Conductive keratoplasty, or CK, is a procedure to correct hyperopia (farsightedness) and reduce the need for reading glasses. During the procedure, radiofrequency energy is used to reshape the cornea and restore near vision.
Keratoconus is a debilitating disease in which the cornea gradually bulges into a cone-like shape, which can cause unclear vision due to severe astigmatism. Although keratoconus cannot be cured, corneal crosslinking is a non-invasive treatment that has been found to be highly effective on most keratoconus patients. The doctor places drops of riboflavin (vitamin B2) in the eye and then shines an ultraviolet light to promote collagen production that helps to stabilize the cornea and prevent further bulging.
Cataracts are a breakdown in proteins on the eye’s lens that cause increasingly hazy vision. Although they can appear at any age, they usually affect patients age 60 and older. Cataract surgery is a quick procedure that removes the eye’s cloudy natural lens and replaces it with an artificial lens to restore clear vision. The results are permanent, and patients may choose to use a premium IOL (intraocular lens) to correct a refractive error at the same time.
Patients who have a refractive error such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism often wish they could limit their dependence on prescription lenses. Instead of having to wear glasses or contacts, patients may choose a procedure like LASIK, PRK, clear lens exchange, or EVO+ ICL to indefinitely improve their vision.
Our large collection of frames includes luxury and more affordable brands, meaning that everyone can find glasses that fit their budget and personal style. Our team can also help to update your prescription and upgrade your lenses so that they are scratch-resistant, anti-reflective, and have UV-protection. For patients who wear contact lenses, we can help you find the best disposable, extended wear, soft toric, rigid gas permeable, or multifocal lenses that suit your preferences and lifestyle.
Why You Should Choose Schwartz Laser Eye Center for Your Eye Care Needs
For over 20 years, Schwartz Laser Eye Center has helped people from across the United States and around the world gain freedom from nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, providing the most advanced vision correction solutions available. They are dedicated to quality care for patients as a private medicine practice. Each of the doctors at Schwartz Laser Eye Center values ongoing research and education, and our team is trained on the most cutting-edge procedures available.
Go Where The Pros Go
We have served some of Arizona’s finest athletes. When the game is on the line, these athletes can’t let their vision compromise their talents and hard work. Our team helps these great athletes maintain their best possible vision so they can stay focused on the next win. The pros trust their eyes to Schwartz Laser Eye Center, and you can too.
Dedicated To Innovation
Schwartz Laser Eye Center continually invests in technology so that our patients have the best chance to improve their vision! In our opinion, dated technology poses a risk that would compromise the level of care we are committed to providing. For this reason, Schwartz Laser Eye Center provides patients the safest and most advanced technology available, including iLASIK all-laser vision correction, iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio, Bausch+Lomb Victus Femtosecond Laser, and LifeStyle Lens implants for patients wanting to reduce or eliminate their need for glasses after cataract surgery.
To learn more about our comprehensive services, please contact Schwartz Laser Eye Center today by calling 480-483-3937 or 888-553-3937, or by sending us an email.