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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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Although LASIK eye surgery is often the first type of surgery considered by people who wish to be free from glasses or contact lenses, in many cases a non-laser eye surgery can provide similar or even better results than LASIK or other laser surgery.

Coffee Mug and Notebook 1280×853Laser eye surgery began in the 1980s and by the mid ''90s had quickly become the most popular form of elective eye surgery for vision correction. During this time, many people discovered that LASIK and other laser eye surgery procedures were not available to them for various reasons. Some people had eye prescriptions that could not be corrected through LASIK. Some people had corneas that were either too thin. Keratoconus or other cornea diseases could make a person a poor candidate for LASIK surgery.

Many people over 40 years of age either chose not to have LASIK or were advised against it as they would still be required to wear glasses for reading. New technologies are now available which provide good vision at both distance and near.

If you were ever rejected as being a poor candidate for LASIK, perhaps newer treatments and technologies are now available that can provide you with the freedom that you are seeking.

Please call our vision correction counsellors to schedule an appointment. We can then discuss the options available and find which option might be best for you personally.