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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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Lens Replacement Therapy

Many of the new technologies (such as Crystalens, ReSTOR, and ReZoom) that are used for treating cataracts provide good vision at both distance and near. It has now become apparent that people undergoing cataract surgery are given a great advantage when choosing these more advanced technologies. They are no longer required to wear glasses at all times when trying to see up close.

eye close to machineIn many cases, people struggle with reading but are not yet considered to be candidates for cataract surgery. Perhaps the natural lens in their eye is still clear but no longer allows focussing on near objects. In cases such as this, Dr. Patel may allow for an elective form of surgery known as a clear lens replacement therapy.

Similar to cataract surgery, the patient's natural lens is replaced with an artificial lens. This artificial lens is chosen to provide better near vision than is obtained by the person's own natural lens.

If you are interested in finding out if this treatment is an option for you and your lifestyle, please call to schedule an appointment or to talk to one of our vision correction counsellors.