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To Our Valued Patients,

With the evolving situation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, effective immediately, we will be suspending all non-urgent eye care. Moreover, any non-emergent or elective surgery will also have to be postponed. We will continue to remain open for patients with urgent and emergent concerns only. It is important to us to keep these patients out of the emergency room so our healthcare heroes on the front lines can be available for the patients that need them the most.

Our staff will continue to answer calls and scheduling appointments to the best of their ability.  In addition, if appropriate, Dr Patel can be available for telemedicine visits via online video chat. If you would like to schedule a telemedicine appointment with Dr. Patel, please call our office first to determine eligibility and to obtain an appointment time. Instructions for how to connect to the telemedicine appointment will be given at that time.

We hope to see you back in our office in the not too distant future. Stay safe and stay healthy!

The Turner Eye Institute Team

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Doctor Turner Introduces Newest Technology to LASIK Surgeons

LASIK Specialist, Dr. Stephen Turner, introduced the newest refractive treatment to surgeons from around the world at the ASCRS meeting recently in San Francisco. In the past, people with high amounts of near-sightedness could not have LASIK as it was considered unsafe. A new treatment, Visian, was just approved by the FDA and is considered safe and effective in treating myopia, commonly called near-sightedness.

Dr. Stephen Turner is the first surgeon in Northern California to perform this procedure and has had excellent results and high patient satisfaction using the new treatment. Visian can be compared to placing a contact lens behind the iris and in front of the natural lens. Unlike LASIK, there is no need to remove corneal tissue and the procedure can often provide better vision than LASIK, especially in patients with high myopia.