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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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Optometrists/Co-Management

Optometrists are eye doctors who specialize in measuring a patient's eye glasses prescription as well as binocular vision problems and primary eye care. Their skills are extremely important to a LASIK surgery specialist as they have an in-depth understanding of the needs of their patients and are highly trained in eye care anatomy and optics (2 very important aspects of LASIK eye surgery).

Optometrists are highly respected for providing what's best for their patients and can maintain a strong co-management relationship with a LASIK eye surgeon that enhances the total experience of the patient and obtains the best possible results.

Turner Eye Institute values our optometric network highly. They provide vital eye care and demonstrate expertise in patient care. Optometrists are often able to develop much closer relationships with their patients through long-term dependable care. LASIK eye surgery, on the other hand, is a one-time procedure. Without the invaluable assistance of the primary eye care provider (the optometrist), patients might feel that they are being placed into the hands of a relative stranger.

Eye Care Professionals

We've created a selection of common forms for our Eye Care Professionals.

Please feel free to download them at any time.

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