Archive for the 'Concord and Walnut Creek LASIK News' Category

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 [...]

Advances in LASIK Eye Surgery

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

New advances in LASIK eye surgery are a common question among patients seeking LASIK eye surgery.  Many patients want to know if newer advances will increase the safety and effectiveness of LASIK and how soon this new LASIK technology will be available.  Is LASIK safe now or will there be better choices for LASIK in the [...]

Presbyopia (Old Eyes) Vision Correction

Monday, January 15th, 2007

Presbyopia is the term for the diminishing ability to focus on up-close objects with age.  While the ability to focus on near objects grows progressively worse beginning at birth, it is often first noticed at age 40 when the near focus is approximately 40 cm.   Since this is a standard reading distance, it is this [...]

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 [...]


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