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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, 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

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Also Serving Oakland & Concord

New advances in LASIK technology (most notably Custom LASIK) are now available in the San Francisco Bay Area. These give patients a higher level of safety and accuracy than was possible before.

The following LASIK Technologies are FDA-approved and available for use at Turner Eye Institute's locations in San Francisco, San Jose, San Leandro (including Oakland and the East Bay) and Concord (and Walnut Creek):

  • LADARVision® CustomCornea® (Custom LASIK)
  • VISX CustomVue™ (Custom LASIK)
  • Iris Registration
  • Intralase® LASIK
  • Orbscan

Schedule an appointment with Turner Eye Institute to learn more about Custom LASIK, custom-guided technology, IntraLASIK, and the Custom LASIK systems. These technologies are available at Turner Eye Institute's locations in San Francisco, San Jose, San Leandro (including Oakland and the East Bay) and Concord (and Walnut Creek).

Why Custom LASIK in the San Francisco Bay Area?

Higher order aberrations may affect a patient's quality of vision, causing glare, halos, and decreased contrast sensitivity, complications more common with standard LASIK. Because these higher order aberrations can be corrected with Custom LASIK, the risk of LASIK complications is reduced. Many patients in San Francisco choose to undergo Custom LASIK because it is the safest method of treatment in vision correction surgery. To help patients cover the cost of the procedure, Turner Eye Institute offers Custom LASIK financing options.

Custom LASIK in San Francisco utilizes custom LASIK technology to tailor the laser vision correction to individual visual system errors. This specialized method allows highly precise and detailed mapping of vision impairments, so an exact amount of corneal tissue is removed, providing more accurate results. Unlike standard LASIK, which only corrects near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism, Custom LASIK can also correct higher order aberrations.


There are two Custom LASIK systems that have been chosen by Turner Eye Institute for the centers in San Francisco, San Jose, Concord (and Walnut Creek), and San Leandro (including Oakland and the East Bay).

  • LADARVision® CustomCornea®
  • VISX CustomVue™

Each of these Custom LASIK systems measures the aberrations, creates the flap, and then reshapes the cornea. Schedule a Custom LASIK assessment to find out which system would provide the best correction for your needs. Turner Eye Institute has Custom LASIK systems at the offices in San Francisco, San Jose, Concord (and Walnut Creek), and San Leandro (including Oakland and the East Bay).

Is Custom LASIK the best choice for everyone?

Although Custom LASIK is the most popular type of refractive eye surgery performed in San Francisco, there are in fact many types of vision correction surgeries and perhaps Custom LASIK is not the best for you individually. At Turner Eye Institute, we often match our Custom LASIK patients to another one of our procedures that can provide them better results for their lifestyle. Recent advances in Custom LASIK technology can be found at all of Turner Eye Institute's clinics in San Francisco, Concord, San Jose, and San Leandro (including Oakland and the East Bay.