Archive for the 'Bay Area LASIK News' Category

History of Excellence at Turner Eye Institute

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Turner Eye Institute has expanded to offer even more options to our patients with the addition of Dr. Patel.  Dr. Patel provides many of the same advanced procedures, such as LASIK and cataract surgery, for our patients and is a trained specialist in many newer advanced corneal procedures as well.  We look forward to continuing [...]

Go San Francisco Giants

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants on their first win in the National League Championship.  We are looking forward to a good series and wish the San Francisco Giants a strong performance and hope for their victory. Baseball is a sport that requires precise vision and accurate reaction times.  LASIK vision corrective surgery has been [...]

How Can I Pay for LASIK?

Monday, December 7th, 2009

LASIK is most often considered an elective procedure so it is rarely covered by insurance plans. HMOs often offer LASIK or other laser vision correction procedures but it has to be purchased separate from the monthly costs of the insurance plan and their prices are usually the same (or higher) than outside providers. In many [...]

San Jose as a prime location for LASIK Surgery

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Silicon Valley is a major center for technology and is well-regarded across the globe.  In addition to software and other computer technologies, the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley are major hubs for medical care and medical technologies.  It is not surprising that San Jose, the East Bay, and San Francisco would provide advanced laser [...]

LASIK Technology in San Francisco, San Jose, and the East Bay Area

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

LASIK today is far advanced from where it was 10 years ago.  A simple look at the FDA results of excimer lasers just 10 years ago, shows that major improvements have been made in LASIK eye surgery.  What changes have occurred? Eyetracking – Early lasers did not have eye trackers.  Eye tracking technology has improved [...]

Wavefront LASIK and Presbyopia (Old Eyes)

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Presbyopia affects everyone.  Throughout our lives we gradually lose our ability to focus up close.  Young children can focus on objects just a couple inches from their face.  Teenagers can read something a few inches from their nose.  College students see clearly at less than a foot away.  By forty years of age, however, books [...]

LASIK Technology has allowed laser eye surgery to progress

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Over the past ten years, excimer laser technology has improved tremendously.  Today’s lasers are faster, more accurate, more safe, and more efficient.  In the initial FDA studies laser surgery patients were content with 20/40 vision.  LASIK was viewed as a success when a patient could pass a driving test without glasses. Today LASIK and laser [...]

First Optimized Wavefront 400 Hz Allegretto Excimer Laser LASIK in Northern California

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Turner Eye Institute maintains its position as the technology leader in LASIK in the San Francisco Bay Area by becoming the first LASIK center in Northern California to use the advanced 400 Hz Allegretto Excimer Laser System with Optimized Wavefront performance.  This system even further improves the accuracy of LASIK treatment and reduces the number [...]

Advanced new LASIK technology

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Turner Eye Institute is the first LASIK center in Northern California to begin using the advanced new Allegretto Excimer Laser System.  It is the fastest laser system available and can perform LASIK treatments in 50% less time than its leading competitors.  Faster treatments lead to less surgery time and less chance of complications.  It also allows [...]

Wavefront Optimized versus Wavefront Customized

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

There are two common forms of wavefront LASIK.  These are known as Wavefront Optimized LASIK and Wavefront Customized LASIK.  Some excimer laser systems offer the surgeon the choice between either of these or even allows the surgeon to use both of them.  Custom Wavefront treatment uses a measurement of the patient’s optical aberrations to create [...]