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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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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.