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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, we will begin the process of re-opening our offices on Monday May 4th in order to provide needed eye and vision care. Moreover, cataract and all other non-cosmetic surgical procedures will soon resume.

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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What to Look for in an Eye Surgeon

Many of us may be easily taken aback by the complexities presented by the human eye. Considering its incredible utility and intricate structure, the eye should always be treated with the utmost care. For this reason, folks need to exercise caution when seeking out any ocular treatment. By considering all the following factors, you should easily be able to track down the right eye care professional for any upcoming surgeries…

Trained and Certified
It’s imperative that your prospective eye surgeon retain proper board certifications and be currently recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Additionally, it’s always suggested that you utilize physicians that have earned membership from the American College of Surgeons. This particular organization requires all members to be board certified, and uphold the highest ethical standards.

Experience is a Must!
Some folks feel more comfortable selecting a more experienced surgeon. From a pure logical standpoint, more experienced professionals have dealt with more clients, and can often diagnose and treat a larger array of ailments. Certainly, there are many hot young upstarts who can hold their own in the surgical arena, but keeping an out for experience and a proven track record can’t hurt in your search for a surgeon.

Seek Referrals
You should always feel confident asking for referrals concerning a prospective surgeon. Speak to your current optometrist, and inquire about which local surgical specialists they prefer. Also, be sure to chat with your family and friends, and ask if they’ve had any interaction with local practitioners. Folks will generally have good things to say about good surgeons!

Insurance
This one may come as a real no-brainer, but make sure your potential eye surgeon will accept whichever insurance provider you’re currently covered by. You really can’t put a price on effective surgery, but why not attempt to save a few bucks out-of-pocket? Surgical costs can certainly begin to stack up depending on which procedures are carried out.

Follow these simple steps the next time you require any advanced eye treatments or eye surgery in the Oakland, Concord or San Jose areas, and gain immediate peace of mind knowing you’ve selected the right physician for the job!

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