Dr. Schwartz specializes refractive cataract surgery offering the most modern techniques and intraocular lenses currently available. He is a respected cornea specialist, general ophthalmologist and has expertise in the management of dry eyes as well. He also focuses on the medical and surgical treatment of pathology of the cornea.
Dr. Schwartz received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics at Duke University. He completed his medical school and ophthalmology residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA where he was born and raised. He moved to Boston to complete a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at Tufts University and at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston. He has been in private practice in the surrounding Boston areas since 2018. Dr. Schwartz joined Boston Eye Physicians and Surgeons in 2020.
Dr. Schwartz is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is an avid basketball and soccer player and enjoys hiking, scuba diving and traveling with his family.
A cornea specialist is an ophthalmologist who has additional fellowship training and experience in evaluating and diagnosing corneal diseases. The cornea, the outermost layer of the eye, contributes between 65-75% of the eye’s total focusing power and serves as a window to the rest of the eye. This is why choosing the right cornea specialist is so crucial when you have a cornea-related issue; you want them to understand the nuances of the cornea and how they impact your vision.
As people age, they may experience a clouding of the human lens, called a cataract. While some cataracts patients can correct their vision loss with eye glasses or contact lenses, only cataracts surgery can help patients fully recover their vision.
Refractive surgery corrects vision problems such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism or presbyopia and restores the eye’s normal curvature and its ability to bring images into focus. Today’s refractive surgery options for vision correction range from corneal reshaping with lasers to surgical insertion of artificial lenses.