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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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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.