Dr. Schwartz recalls the conditions that can be corrected through LASIK eye surgery and explains when an individual can return to work after the procedure is performed.
A LASIK procedure can help with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism; it can even help offset presbyopia by performing what we call monovision.
The LASIK procedure is not painful. It can be uncomfortable; a lot of it depends on the size and shape of your eyes. The equipment is pretty standard so somebody who has a little bit of a smaller eye might feel a little bit more pressure when the procedure is being performed. It may pinch a little bit more, but as far as direct pain, hurting, typically that’s not the case.
As far as going back to work, most patients can go back to work the next day. We typically perform our procedures, I perform my procedures on a Friday so most patients have the weekend to relax and then they go back to work on Monday. I do have Tuesday appointments as well because some patients, Fridays don’t work for them; their schedules are different and Tuesdays work better so try to mix it up a little bit that way.
About Dr. Jay Schwartz, D.O.:
Dr. Jay L. Schwartz is arguably the most prolific refractive surgeon in the valley. Having performed over 28,000 LASIK surgeries and offering both IntraLASIK and Custom LASIK procedures, it is not hard to see why professional athletes have trusted the Schwartz Laser Eye Center since 2001. Dr. Jay L. Schwartz is the team ophthalmologist for the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, world champion Phoenix Mercury and the team LASIK ophthalmologist for the Phoenix Coyotes. The Schwartz Laser Eye Center is also the official LASIK center of the Suns, Coyotes, and Diamondbacks making it easy to see why Schwartz Laser Eye Center is synonymous with professionalism. In fact, Schwartz Laser Center’s doctors spend every spring assisting numerous professional baseball teams preparing for the upcoming year.