Archive for the 'FAQ About Laser Vision Correction' 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 [...]

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 [...]

Happy 4th of July

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Dr. Turner and Turner Eye Institute would like to wish everyone a happy 4th of July.  We would like to remind everyone to use proper safety precautions, including protective eyewear when handling pyrotechnics or other fire related holiday traditions, such as grills.  While fireworks can be enjoyable they can also be potentially dangerous if handled [...]

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 [...]

Why Wavefront LASIK Laser Vision Correction?

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

LASIK Wavefront surgery continues to advance in technology and provides over a million eyes with excellent vision every year in the United States.  Despite its phenomenal success, LASIK surgery is not without its controversy and patients can often be confused by the marketing information that is provided to patients.  LASIK technology and the excimer laser [...]

Corneal Cross-linking with Riboflavin for Keratoconus

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Stephen Turner, MD is now using Corneal Collagen Crosslinking with Riboflavin as a treatment for patients with keratoconus.  Recent evidence and studies are showing that Corneal Collagen Crosslinking with Riboflavin strengthens the corneal structure and can help prevent the progression of keratoconus.  Corneal Crosslinking for Keratoconus works by increasing collagen crosslinking, giving the cornea greater ability to withstand [...]

LASIK in San Jose and the San Francisco Bay Area

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

LASIK eye surgery has made significant changes in the way that we adapt to the world around us.  Glasses have been around for hundreds of years.  Contact lenses have been around for decades, although the concept appeared much earlier.  Laser eye correction has changed our vision even farther by allowing a permanent change in the [...]