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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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Hi-definition LASIK & PRK LASIK – Powered by the Allegretto Wave Excimer

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Serving San Leandro, Concord and Castro Valley

LASIK surgery at Turner Eye Institute takes vision to a sharper image than ever before. Our eye doctor uses breakthrough technologies, such as the Allegretto WAVE Eye-Q Excimer Laser System (by Alcon), to reshape your cornea precisely and correct refractive error.

This advanced system enables you to benefit from a hi-definition laser eye surgery that promotes superior visual outcomes and a lower rate of complications.

Custom LASIK = Optimum Vision Correction

In our eye care offices in Castro Valley, Concord, and San Leandro, Dr. Chirag Patel uses the most progressive bladeless custom wavefront-guided technology available. In fact, our hi-definition LASIK and PRK LASIK equipment is the only one approved by NASA and the military. Read on for a basic explanation of what makes LASIK at Turner Eye Institute a premium laser eye surgery solution.

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How Does An Excimer Laser Work?

These revolutionary lasers emit a cool beam of high energy UV light pulses that remove microscopic amounts of tissue from your cornea. Pre-programmed, individualized settings guide the computerized excimer laser to reshape your cornea in a way that resolves your specific refractive error. The hi-definition accuracy enables this whole reshaping to be done without causing any damage to surrounding tissues.

If your LASIK in San Leandro, Concord, and Castro Valley aims to correct nearsightedness, the excimer laser will flatten your cornea. To correct farsightedness, it will steepen your corneal curve. To resolve astigmatism, the laser can smooth your irregular cornea into a more spherical shape.

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What Makes The Allegretto Wave Better?

The Allegretto Wave excimer system uses an innovative laser with high-speed eye tracking built-in. This system follows eye movements to precisely confirm location before directing the laser light pulses on your cornea. Also, an automatic centering mode and an integrated cross-line projector are used to align your head and eye positions perfectly. Then, the Allegretto Wave removes corneal tissue smoothly and quickly (average correction time is only 2 seconds per diopter!), leaving no ridges or grooves. A closed-loop energy control is built-in to the laser so that the flow of energy remains constant and stable, thereby enhancing safety and accuracy even further.

With standard LASIK, patients may experience the side effects of high order aberrations – such as trouble with night vision, glare, seeing starbursts, and ghosting (similar to double vision). However, with use of the Allegretto Wave system, we are able to perform a fully customized reshaping of your corneal surface that does not lead to these aberrations. After undergoing hi-definition LASIK at Turner Eye Institute, many of our patients tell us they have never seen better before – even with eyeglasses and contact lenses.

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For Our Hi-definition LASIK and PRK LASIK Surgeries

With this state-of-the-art technology, our hi-definition LASIK and PRK LASIK surgeries in Concord, Castro Valley, and San Leandro are safer and more efficient, with greater predictability and reliability – especially when compared to conventional, old-fashioned LASIK and other refractive procedures. In sum, the visual outcomes are healthy and exceptional. What more could you want from your laser eye surgery?!

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