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To Our Valued Patients,

With the evolving situation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and under the guidelines of the Health Officer of the Alameda and Contra-Costa Counties, our offices are open to provide eye and vision care.

Please keep in mind that in order to maintain social distancing protocols and to limit further transmission of the virus, we will be working with a reduced staff and seeing a fewer number of patients as compared to our “normal” schedule. Priority will be given to the most urgent medical cases. We will be implementing a number of measures (including altered check-in/check-out procedures, limiting the number of patients in the office and waiting room, face covering for all persons, temperature screening, etc) that will change your experience in the office. In addition, we will be ramping up our already strict disinfection policies and we will continue to monitor and abide by all local, state and, federal guidelines. Please bear with us through this new reality as these changes are designed to protect you and our staff.

We hope to see you soon and appreciate your trust in us to continue to meet your eye care needs. Stay safe and stay healthy!

The Turner Eye Institute Team

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Changing focus

The human lens becomes thicker and less flexible with age. It becomes harder and harder to focus on near objects throughout one’s lifetime. Starting in their forties, people will generally begin to need reading glasses. Many people wonder if there have been technological advances in this area of research.

Currently, there is one FDA approved intra-ocular lens and several more that are being investigated. The only FDA approved accommodative lens, Crystalens, restores a fair amount of near focus and provides good distance vision. Most patients are satisfied with their ability to see both near and far.

We can expect that future advances in IOL technology will continue to help patients to see well at both near and far. Turner Eye Institute was the first eye care provider in the San Francisco bay Area to provide Crystalens treatment for patients. Already hundreds of patients in San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, San Leandro, and Concord have received this treatment and can now see both near and far without the need for glasses or contact lenses. While Crystalens treatment is not perfect, it does provide a significant near advantage versus standard cataract surgery.