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LASIK Eye Surgery FAQs
in Scottsdale, Glendale & Mesa


Dr. Schwartz is a Board Certified and Fellowship trained surgeon who has performed over 50,000 LASIK procedures, not including thousands of other ophthalmology procedures.

There is no substitution for experience and quality care, no matter what the price. Unfortunately, many people select their physician or laser center according to the lowest price. We have positioned ourselves to offer a fair, competitive price with the highest level of care, experience, quality and technology.

Dr. Schwartz is proud to be the Team Ophthalmologist of the Phoenix Suns and Team Ophthalmologist for the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Schwartz Laser Eye Center is also the Official Laser Center of the Phoenix Suns and the Phoenix Coyotes. If the Phoenix Suns, the Phoenix Coyotes and Arizona Diamondbacks trust their eyes to Dr. Schwartz, shouldn’t you?

Why do I have to remove my contacts?

Contact lenses alter the shape of the cornea. It is important that your cornea return to its original shape in order to provide accurate testing during the Complete Eye Exam. This also applies to the precision of the laser treatment.

Contact Lens Removal Policy

  • Soft, daily wear or soft Toric contacts must be removed at least 7-10 days prior to your Consultation (Complete Eye Exam).
  • Hard or Gas Permeable contact lenses must be removed for at least 30 days prior to your Consultation (Complete Eye Exam).
  • If you sleep in your soft contacts on a regular basis, remove them two weeks prior to your Consultation (Complete Eye Exam).

How quickly can I return to normal activities?

Most patients are able to drive themselves to our clinic the next morning for their one-day Post Operative Exam, or even return to work. Reading can sometimes be troublesome for the first week following the procedure, this is normal. Do not rub your eyes or wear eye makeup, and stay away from dust and dirty environments.

You will not be able to swim in a pool or lake for 2 weeks following the procedure. We also recommend that you refrain from strenuous activities for the first week.

What appointments are included in the original LASIK price?

All of your appointments are included for the first year. If needed, Enhancements are included for up to two years from your original procedure date.

If the doctor determines an Enhancement is needed after the original two-year period it will be at an additional cost to the patient. This price includes all other Post Operative Exams through the first year from the Enhancement procedure date.

Can I have both eyes treated on the same day?

Most patients choose to have both eyes done on the same day. However, patients do have the option of having only one eye treated at a time.

Is my night vision going to be affected?

In the initial 2-4 month period following your procedure it is normal to have some degree of night glare due to the healing process. If you have very large pupils and the doctor feels you may be at risk for ongoing night vision problems, he or she may recommend against having LASIK.

Is the procedure painful?

The procedure itself is almost completely painless. Your eyes are completely numbed with anesthetic drops. Your eyelid is held open during the procedure with a special instrument called a lid speculum; you may feel some pressure around the eye from this instrument.

How many office visits can I expect to make?

You are expected to be seen 24 hours after the procedure, one week, one month, three months and one year after the procedure.

What happens on the day of the procedure?

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