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

lasers 495751 640Laser technology made great advancements in the 1980s and by the mid 90, 's the new technology had quickly made LASIK eye surgery to 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 corneal diseases could make a person a poor candidate for LASIK surgery.

Now, in the 21st century, non-laser technologies are making enormous strides in correcting vision. People that are 55 and over are quickly discovering the non-laser eye surgery can give them advantages that LASIK cannot. It is expected that these newer eye surgeries that do not require a laser will have as great an impact on vision treatment and eye care as LASIK did in the 1990s.

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.