Dr. Schwartz describes LASIK corrective eye surgery and recalls how long it takes to perform this procedure.
Hi, I am Dr. Jay Schwartz. I am an ophthalmologist here in Scottsdale, Arizona. I see patients from Scottsdale, Glendale, the greater-Phoenix area. I specialize in cataract and refractive surgery.
LASIK is a type of eye surgery to correct for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism. It can also be used to help correct for patients who want to get rid of reading glasses. So, the LASIK procedure itself is done with, now a days with most modern technology using all laser technology creating a flap, lasering and reshaping the surface of the eye, and then repositioning that flap back on to the surface of the eye.
The patients, when they come to my office for a LASIK procedure, are here for approximately an hour and a half. Often times we’re retesting things that we saw on the first day just to be certain that everything is perfect before we proceed with the LASIK.
The surgery, the procedure itself lasts approximately 8 to 10 minutes. It’s actually fairly quick. A lot of the time spent here is preparatory time and then of course checking on the patients after the procedure to make sure they are doing well and they are feeling good before they leave to go home.
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.