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

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 over the past decade. Turner Eye Institute has upgraded all lasers to the newest eyetracking technology.

Wavefront – Early lasers could only correct for near-sightedness and sometimes astigmatism. Newer upgrades can now correct for many types of corneal aberrations and can provide a level of accuracy that was impossible just a decade ago.

Smaller spot size – smaller laser treatments increase the accuracy of the entire treatment.

Faster treatments – the frequency of the excimer laser has increased to shorten treatment times. Shorter treatments are safer for the patient and cause less dehydration of the tissue.

Better nomograms – excimer laser manufacturers have improved the formulas they use to offer a more exact treatment to LASIK patients.

Better surgeons – Surgeons who started a decade ago have now been performing the procedure for 10 years. Experience is important in any procedure, including LASIK.

Dr. Stephen Turner has been performing LASIK since it was introduced to the San Francisco Bay Area. Turner Eye Institute has continually upgraded its LASIK equipment and offers the newest and most accurate LASIK treatment available.