Archive for October, 2006

Color and Cosmetic Contact Lenses for Halloween

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

  Halloween costumes can often receive a boost of fright or an added thrill with the addition of color or cosmetic contact lenses.  These contact lenses can be as simple as your ordinary soft contact lenses or they might be specially made hard or scleral contact lenses. Often Hollywood relies upon specially designed scleral lenses to [...]

Halloween Madness in San Francisco and San Jose

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

As part of the Halloween festivities this year in the San Francisco Bay Area, I visited the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA for the flashlight tours.  While I enjoyed the activity, as did those who went with me, the supposed haunted mansion was less than frightening.  The Winchester Mystery House is one of [...]

Best of Fremont – LASIK Vision Correction and Best Doctor

Friday, October 27th, 2006

  Thousands of East Bay Area and Fremont residents, voted Turner Eye Institute the Best of the East Bay Area according to the Fremont Argus in the recent Best of the Bay Area voting in the East Bay.  Turner Eye Institute won in the category of Best in the San Francisco Bay Area in Vision [...]

Near Vision Loss is Correctable – Crystalens, ReStor, Rezoom

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Perhaps the most common question I receive is whether near vision loss due to old age is correctable.  So often people feel that after 40, they must accept reading glasses as the only option in life.  They have been told that LASIK cannot correct their problem. LASIK does offer a solution that most people would [...]

What is safer LASIK or contact lenses?

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

A recent study has concluded that LASIK eye surgery is now safer than contact lens wear in long-term safety.  While this news is nothing new it does provide food for thought for the millions of people who are currently using contact lenses. Recent outbreaks of viral, bacterial, and fungal eye infections have left many wondering [...]

Study shows LASIK can be affected by heat and humidity

Friday, October 20th, 2006

ISLAMABAD: LASIK surgery results can be hurt by warm temperatures and high humidity, increasing the number of people who require follow-up procedures, says a Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center study. This study, the first to show that environmental factors can affect LASIK outcomes, found that a 10 percent increase in treatment room humidity meant [...]

San Jose resident with glaucoma wanting LASIK

Friday, October 20th, 2006

Recently we had a patient from San Jose with glaucoma curious if LASIK was an option that could help correct his vision.  He had been told previously by another Jan Jose LASIK surgeon that due to the elevated pressure within his eyes, he was not considered a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery.  Can this San [...]

Doctors Cut Repeat LASIK Visits Dramatically

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

Originally Dated on September 25th, 2006 This article was found in an online newspaper and discusses the improvement that custom LASIK has offered to patients.  Custom LASIK dramatically decreases the need for enhancement LASIK surgeries:    Ophthalmologists have developed a formula that slashes by nearly two-thirds the likelihood that patients will need repeat visits to [...]

LASIK Results in San Francisco and San Francisco Bay Area

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

Frequently our lasik and cataract patients ask about the success of our procedures to decide if they would choose Dr. Stephen Turner as their LASIK surgeon.  They want proof that Dr. Turner is the best LASIK surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area or San Jose.  Many want direct evidence that LASIK results of Dr. [...]

San Jose resident with glaucoma wanting LASIK

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Recently we had a patient from San Jose with glaucoma curious if LASIK was an option that could help correct his vision.  He had been told previously by another Jan Jose LASIK surgeon that due to the elevated pressure within his eyes, he was not considered a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery.  Can this San [...]


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