Skip to main content
Click to view our COVID protocols

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

Home » What's New » LASIK Technology in San Francisco, San Jose, and the East Bay Area

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.