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Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the year 2017 and 352 million more people were at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. By 2045 the number of people diagnosed is expected to...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do you get to dress up as anyone (or anything) you want, socialize with friends and eat lots of treats? Nevertheless, lurking behind those costumes and...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and mental health; and it also helps regulate bodily functions and maintain a healthy weight. Research shows that exercise can lower our risk of chronic conditions...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to have an endless number of reasons to be glued to a screen. Many parents out there are wondering how bad this can be for their...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and prevent age related eye disease and vision loss, especially if you start early. Keeping your eyes healthy and strong may require some lifestyle changes, but...

Pink, Stinging Eyes?

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or even allergies to pollen, chlorine in swimming pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which touch the eyes. Some forms of conjunctivitis might be...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro, you want to be prepared with as much knowledge as possible to live safely on your own. This knowledge includes eye and vision safety, as...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons that people rub their eyes and for the most part, it does more harm than good. While rubbing your eyes might feel really good in...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or the appearance of blind spots in the visual field. Ocular migraines can interfere with your ability to go about your daily tasks such as driving,...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from the sun. Not only does glare from the sun make it difficult to see, but the UV rays it reflects can cause permanent damage to...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes that are involved in optimal sports performance, whether you are playing a weekly little league game or competing in professional sports.   The eyes and the...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical attention when there is an acute problem with the eye. In fact, only about half of Americans that are at risk for serious vision loss...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look at some tips for maintaining eye and vision health, with a special focus on women.  Statistically, women are more at risk than men for eye...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation.  Wearing proper eye protection from the sun reduces the risk of a number of eye diseases and other conditions that are caused or worsened by...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and while sure, it can be irritating, is a twitching eyelid ever something to be concerned about? An eyelid twitch, also known as a myokymia, can...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk or talk yet. Over the first few months of life, their visual systems continue to progress, stimulated by their surroundings. Babies will develop the ability...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a leading cause of vision loss for people 50 years and older; early detection plays a key role in the outcome of the disease. That’s why...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at night or in poor or dim lighting situations. It can be caused by a number of underlying conditions, sometimes completely benign and sometimes as a...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating disease. The reason awareness about glaucoma is so important is because as its nickname, The Sneak Thief of Sight, describes, the disease often causes permanent...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for colder climate getaways. But they should, and here’s why: Wintertime vacations often include activities that involve snow and ice and in general, conditions that can...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent care clinic due to an eye injury. The holidays present many opportunities for potential eye injury so it’s important to be aware and proceed with...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss and overall health and disease-prevention, a healthy diet and regular exercise can protect your eyes and your vision. In particular, there are certain vitamins and...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future. The goal of this campaign is to promote awareness of the importance of equal and affordable access for all women, whether they are at risk...

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the world population. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of millions of individuals around the world who are unnecessarily blind or visually impaired due to causes that are...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is why now is the time to remind the public about some very important precautions about eye safety since there are some common costume props and...

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any color, but rather that you have difficulty perceiving or distinguishing between certain colors. This is why many prefer the term color vision deficiency or CVD...

Welcome to our New Website

We invite you to take a look around our new site to get to know our practice and learn about eye and vision health. You will find a wealth of information about our optometrists, our staff and our services, as well as facts and advice about how to take care...

Pink, Stinging Eyes?

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or even allergies to pollen, chlorine in swimming pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which touch the eyes. Some forms of conjunctivitis might be...

Request Your Next Appointment Online…

You can now request your next appointment online! Visit the Contact Us section of our site at anytime and complete the form.  We'll receive the form via email and call you back to confirm your appointment request.  We'll be sure to call you back within one business day....

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it will also be the first time an eclipse will be visible across the continent, from coast to coast, since 1918. If you want to bear...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort, pain and intolerance. People that experience light sensitivity will find themselves needing to close their eyes or squint when exposed to light and often experience...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which is why it is called “periorbital”- around the eye). It typically occurs when there is an injury to the face or the eye socket which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

It's National Cataract Awareness Month According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness is preventable with treatment. In fact, research shows that in industrialized countries about 50% of individuals over the age of 70 have had a cataract...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people that have these symptoms just go on with their lives until the symptoms become unbearable. What they don’t realize is that these are signs that...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. Smoking...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms is excessive dryness particularly in the eyes and mouth. Other serious...

April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of us are tempted to grab the corner of our shirt and wipe it off, but resist the temptation - this is actually not a good...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Workplace Eye Safety Month Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful to your eyes? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are not alone, yet it is important that you become aware to...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of the eye is based on the pigments in the iris, which is a colored ring of muscle located at the center of the eye (around...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the retina called the macula which is responsible for focused vision, the disease gradually reduces your central vision. This affects the ability to see fine details,...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

"The Sneak Thief of Sight" Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear them. However, when not obtained and used according to an eye doctor’s instructions, the consequences can be devastating.   Contact Lenses Need to Fit Like...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective eyewear as part of their uniform or safety requirements.  This leaves it up to athletes, parents and coaches to ensure that proper measures are taken...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits affect your eyes and vision as well as how to keep your eyes safe from injury and infection.  Starting off with good eye habits at...

When 20/20 Vision isn't Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that good “vision” means 20/20 acuity but in reality, vision is much more complex.  Your brain is actually what completes the processing of the visual world...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real life. A greater number of high security establishments have begun to use iris recognition for identification and security systems.   How does it work? The...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional reactions of amazement, shock and joy even lead some to break down into tears. The glasses provide these individuals a way to view the world...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of potential dangers to the eyes.  One risk that is possibly the least obvious is the swimming pool. Swimming pools are the culprit for multitudes of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded, causing vision impairment that can not be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. While commonly an age-related condition, occasionally there are infants born with a...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet children, who spend much more time outside, are typically exposed to three times the amount of sunlight and UV radiation that adults get. This early...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against the sun. Most people are aware of the dangers ultraviolet (UV)  light from the sun pose to your skin, while the long-term effects of sun...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of the eyelid or within the eyelid itself. Styes can be uncomfortable, causing swelling, pain, redness, discomfort and sometimes excessive tearing or blurred vision if it...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red, watery, itchy and sometimes swollen eyes. Just as irritants cause an allergic response in your nasal and respiratory system, your eyes also react with an...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural lens loses the ability to focus on close objects. Presbyopia is a natural process that occurs as the eye ages and affects the majority of...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger to the eyes is one that may be less obvious - exposure to blue light from digital devices, television and computer screens and artificial lighting....

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 50 and older. Awareness about the disease, the risk factors and prevention are critical, even for younger...

Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma, and take steps for prevention. Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss and blindness in adults in the United States and Canada and the second leading...

Why Do We Need Glasses?

Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know how to choose toys and games that protect children’s health and eyesight.

How Do We See?

Have you ever thought about how vision works? It's an incredible system and process!

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes

Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision

Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if not taken seriously, they can also cost you your vision. Whether they are sold as cosmetic lenses, colored lenses or fashion lenses, they are anything...

It's Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety

Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention

6 Common Eye Myths Debunked

Over the centuries there have been a lot of old-wives tales circulating about eyes and vision. You know, like the one that if someone hits you on the back while your eyes are crossed they will stay that way. Unlike this example, some of these myths do have roots in...

Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter

There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in North America and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related. Further 99% of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented simply by...

How Pregnancy Affects Vision

The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary and will return to normal once you give birth.  It’s important to know which vision changes are normal for an expecting mother and which could...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use them together as a team.  The brain also needs to learn how to process the visual information from the eyes to understand and interact with...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and feel great in your shades, sunglasses also have the very important job of properly protecting your eyes from the sun.  Here are a few facts...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are you will develop a cataract!  Cataracts are considered part of the natural aging process so if you live long enough, you will likely eventually develop...

What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety

Independence Day may have passed but fireworks season is still in full swing and fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According to the 2014 Annual Fireworks Report, compiled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission there were at least 11 deaths and 10,500 injuries due to...

An Enlightening Alternative to LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK surgery is a term that covers a spectrum of eye surgeries which are performed to correct various types of refractive errors. It is usually what people who no longer wish to wear glasses or contact lenses turn to first. Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for the umbrella-term procedure;...

What to Expect from Cataract Eye Surgery – Before and After

Why do I need Cataract Eye Surgery? If your eye doctor is telling you that you need eye surgery for Cataracts, chances are good that you have already experienced some of its telltale signs. Perhaps your vision is cloudy or blurry, or you’ve been experiencing difficulty with glare. Whatever your...

What to Look for in an Eye Surgeon

Many of us may be easily taken aback by the complexities presented by the human eye. Considering its incredible utility and intricate structure, the eye should always be treated with the utmost care. For this reason, folks need to exercise caution when seeking out any ocular treatment. By considering all...

LASIK Surgery – Tips for the Aftermath

If you are looking to restore your eyesight and finally leave the glasses or contacts behind for good, it may be time to consider taking advantage of life changing LASIK surgery. Keep in mind that healing from the surgery takes time and patience to ensure that your eye fully recovers...

LASIK Surgery-FAQs

If you are tired of wearing glasses, tired of the ongoing maintenance and expense of contact lenses, and ready to experience life after the safe and effective vision correction that LASIK surgery can provide, you have come to the right place. Here is a run-down of some frequently asked general...

LASIK Eye Surgery, The Prep and the Post-Op

The highly effective and affordable LASIK surgery has set millions of prescription dependant contact and glasses wearing people free from discomfort and clunky design. With the popularity of the eye surgery procedure on the rise, bookings are filling up as interested patients learn about the restorative and world changing nature...

Vanessa G. San Francisco

I’ve had different procedures and surgeries done for both my eyes. I am a patient living with Keratoconus and until I found the eye turner eye institute I thought the road to better vision would be a hardship. Not with Dr. Patel and his team. Everyone at the office is...

Rich F. San Ramon

Went in Tuesday for my 4 week follow-up from my PRK surgery. My operated eye has been healing very well. No pain whatsoever, and not seeing any halo’s at night. Arrived 15 min. early for my appt. and only had to wait a few min. Assistant was very friendly, she...

What Unimpeded Sunlight can do to Your Eyesight

Moving into the summer, the warm heat of the sun is a long awaited comfort to millions of Americans who enjoy summer activity from hiking to sunbathing. However, the harmful UV radiation that comes from spending time in the sun can do long term damage to your sight and eye...

Rich F. San Ramon

I had PRK surgery last week by Dr. Turner. So far everything is going good. Here’s my experience so far. Day before surgery – picked up prescription and began applying eye drops as instructed. Day of surgery- went to eye surgery facility and they numbed my eye. (only had one...

Chris F. Milpitas

I just had both eyes done with the custom wavefront Lasik, using the thin flap blade procedure. I am extremely happy with my results. I have 20/15 vision, I can see everything crystal clear, high definition, and I don’t have any side effects. It’s been 2 weeks, I’m still doing...

History of Excellence at Turner Eye Institute

Turner Eye Institute has expanded to offer even more options to our patients with the addition of Dr. Patel. Dr. Patel provides many of the same advanced procedures, such as LASIK and cataract surgery, for our patients and is a trained specialist in many newer advanced corneal procedures as well....

Adam L. Albany

They have a new doctor. Doctor Patel. He is a very friendly and knowledgeable surgeon. I was glad to have met him....

Richard S. Alameda

I have read all the reviews on yelp and have to say that Dr. Turner is a first class Dr. and human being. Up until now he has had an unbelievable schedule and a big patient load, but that goes with the distinction of being the best. I am 65...

Adam H. Richmond

I went to Turner Eye Institute because it provides more than just LASIK eye surgery. They provide nearly every possible treatment that is currently available and can recommend the best treatment for your eyes. The surgeon is well-known by other doctors and recommended for his skill and experience. The staff...

Congrats to Golden State Warrior’s Stephen Curry for winning NBA Skills Challenge

Stephen Curry won the skills challenge with a time of 28.2 seconds. Stephen beat out a field of the NBA’s best point guards including Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, John Wall, and Russell Westbrook. Former winners of this competition include Dwyane Wade, Steve Nash, Derrick Rose, Deron Williams, and Baron Davis....

The San Francisco Bay Area Celebrates the Championship of the San Francisco Giants

We are all proud of the San Francisco Giants winning the championship this year. A great year for a great organization. Turner Eye Institute is proud to celebrate with the San Francisco Giants in their first championship in the San Francisco Bay Area. We look forward to another great year...

Bay Area Golden State Warriors win opening game

With a close 132-128 win over the Houston Rockets, our Golden State Warriors won their first game of the season and are now tied with the world championship Lakers. Ellis scored 46 for the 3rd highest scoring opening game in Warrior history to help give Coach Smart his 1st victory....

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants

Another great game last night by the San Francisco Giants brings them closer to their first world championship in San Francisco. Loyal San Francisco Giants fans are showing their support by wearing Orange. We look forward to another great game tonight here in San Francisco. Go Giants!!...

San Francisco Giants win again!

Another great victory last night for the San Francisco Giants. They pulled out a high scoring victory over Texas in the game here in San Francisco, California. We encourage all of the San Francisco Giants fans to show their spirit by wearing the team colors....

Go San Francisco Giants

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants on their first win in the National League Championship. We are looking forward to a good series and wish the San Francisco Giants a strong performance and hope for their victory. Baseball is a sport that requires precise vision and accurate reaction times. LASIK...

Self-Improvements Investment with Tax Returns

Tax returns can bring extra spending money in some cases. This money can be invested in self-improvements for great results. It is important to look your best for job presentations or job interviews. Ideas to think about: Botox – Hide the wrinkles and look more young and vibrant. Latisse –...

How Can I Pay for LASIK?

LASIK is most often considered an elective procedure so it is rarely covered by insurance plans. HMOs often offer LASIK or other laser vision correction procedures but it has to be purchased separate from the monthly costs of the insurance plan and their prices are usually the same (or higher)...

San Jose as a prime location for LASIK Surgery

Silicon Valley is a major center for technology and is well-regarded across the globe. In addition to software and other computer technologies, the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley are major hubs for medical care and medical technologies. It is not surprising that San Jose, the East Bay, and...

LASIK as an Indicator of the State of the Economy

Laser Vision Correction providers in San Francisco and San Jose have been particularly affected by the downturn in the economy. Laser Vision Correction Procedures, such as LASIK, have decreased dramatically across the country and internationally as interested customers choose to delay the satisfaction of vision without glasses or contact lenses...

Lattise: An FDA Approved Eyelash Treatment

An FDA clinical trial of participants using LATISSE® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03%, and documented their progress throughout the 16-week treatment period. The results were more than eye-catching: 78% of participants experienced a significant increase in overall eyelash prominence (including elements of length, fullness, and darkness) at week 16. The following...

LASIK Technology in San Francisco, San Jose, and the East Bay Area

LASIK today is far advanced from where it was 10 years ago. A simple look at the FDA results of excimer lasers just 10 years ago, shows that major improvements have been made in LASIK eye surgery. What changes have occurred? Eyetracking – Early lasers did not have eye trackers....

Staff Appreciation Party

Turner Eye Institute celebrated its staff appreciation party. The Turner Eye Institute’s well-trained staff have received the highest marks from LASIK and cataract surgery patients from across the San Francisco Bay Area. They deserve to be commended on their great reviews. Patients have always expressed the highest level of satisfaction...

2009 Official LASIK Surgeon for the Golden State Warriors

Stephen Turner, M.D. was chosen as the official LASIK surgeon for the Golden State Warriors for the 2008-2009 NBA season. Many NBA players have LASIK surgery as it is a safe accurate procedure for correcting near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. It also allows a higher level of performance than cumbersome prescription...

Same Experienced Surgeon, New Location in San Jose

Although Dr. Turner has been performing LASIK Vision Correction in San Jose for many years now, Turner Eye Institute has a new location in Campbell, California. Dr. Stephen Turner is well-known throughout California as one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons. He is also known for his innovation and excellent...

Wavefront LASIK and Presbyopia (Old Eyes)

Presbyopia affects everyone. Throughout our lives we gradually lose our ability to focus up close. Young children can focus on objects just a couple inches from their face. Teenagers can read something a few inches from their nose. College students see clearly at less than a foot away. By forty...

LASIK Technology has allowed laser eye surgery to progress

Over the past ten years, excimer laser technology has improved tremendously. Today’s lasers are faster, more accurate, more safe, and more efficient. In the initial FDA studies laser surgery patients were content with 20/40 vision. LASIK was viewed as a success when a patient could pass a driving test without...

First Optimized Wavefront 400 Hz Allegretto Excimer Laser LASIK in Northern California

Turner Eye Institute maintains its position as the technology leader in LASIK in the San Francisco Bay Area by becoming the first LASIK center in Northern California to use the advanced 400 Hz Allegretto Excimer Laser System with Optimized Wavefront performance. This system even further improves the accuracy of LASIK...

Happy 4th of July

Dr. Turner and Turner Eye Institute would like to wish everyone a happy 4th of July. We would like to remind everyone to use proper safety precautions, including protective eyewear when handling pyrotechnics or other fire related holiday traditions, such as grills. While fireworks can be enjoyable they can also...

Advanced new LASIK technology

Turner Eye Institute is the first LASIK center in Northern California to begin using the advanced new Allegretto Excimer Laser System. It is the fastest laser system available and can perform LASIK treatments in 50% less time than its leading competitors. Faster treatments lead to less surgery time and less...

Wavefront Optimized versus Wavefront Customized

There are two common forms of wavefront LASIK. These are known as Wavefront Optimized LASIK and Wavefront Customized LASIK. Some excimer laser systems offer the surgeon the choice between either of these or even allows the surgeon to use both of them. Custom Wavefront treatment uses a measurement of the...

Why Wavefront LASIK Laser Vision Correction?

LASIK Wavefront surgery continues to advance in technology and provides over a million eyes with excellent vision every year in the United States. Despite its phenomenal success, LASIK surgery is not without its controversy and patients can often be confused by the marketing information that is provided to patients. LASIK...

Corneal Cross-linking with Riboflavin for Keratoconus

Stephen Turner, MD is now using Corneal Collagen Crosslinking with Riboflavin as a treatment for patients with keratoconus. Recent evidence and studies are showing that Corneal Collagen Crosslinking with Riboflavin strengthens the corneal structure and can help prevent the progression of keratoconus. Corneal Crosslinking for Keratoconus works by increasing collagen...

San Leandro/Oakland LASIK Patient could not be happier

LASIK Patient at Turner Eye Institute writes: I could not be happier with my decision to go with Dr. Turner and his staff....

San Francisco Bay Area Patient Loves the Results

San Francisco Bay Area patient writes: Thorough through out the whole procedure. Staff was hospitable, knowledgable, and very efficient....

LASIK Review in San Jose

Dr. Turner deserves excellent rankings from this patient. Review of Turner Eye Institue LASIK and refractive surgery center in San Jose....

LASIK in San Jose and the San Francisco Bay Area

LASIK eye surgery has made significant changes in the way that we adapt to the world around us. Glasses have been around for hundreds of years. Contact lenses have been around for decades, although the concept appeared much earlier. Laser eye correction has changed our vision even farther by allowing...

Crystalens Available in San Jose

People in San Jose often wonder what the newest procedure is that is available. San Jose residents ask if there is a way to get rid of reading glasses. They also want to know if science will have cure the need for cataract surgery. Crystalens is one option that many...

Oakland LASIK Surgeon

After having been awarded the people’s choice for LASIK and Laser Vision Correction in Oakland, California by the Oakland Tribune, Dr. Stephen Turner M.D. returned to LASIK surgery with renewed vigor. Dr. Stephen Turner has been performing eye surgery in the Bay Area for Oakland residents for more than 25...

Many Options in Vision Corrective Surgery, not just LASIK

Unlike ten years ago, today’s world of LASIK and laser vision correction is filled with options. The San Francisco Bay area offers many choices in providers and services. Many people think that they can choose between glasses, contacts, and LASIK. The truth is that there are now numerous methods and...

San Jose LASIK Branch Moving to new San Jose location

Beginning October 1st, 2007, Turner Eye Institute and Horizon Vision Centers will relocate the LASIK Center branch in San Jose. The new San Jose LASIK center will be located at 50 E. Hamilton, Suite 100, Campbell, California. The telephone number is 408-374-2020. Horizon and Turner Eye Institute LASIK San Jose...

Emerging LASIK Technology

The billion dollar Hubble Telescope has been assisting astronomers for nearly two decades now, gathering information about our own Milky Way galaxy and the rest of our universe. The entire project has not been without problems, however. Shortly after its launch in 1990, it was discovered that the mirror contained...

10/10, 20/20, 30/30 Special Pricing

It is not just about LASIK anymore. If a LASIK surgeon tells you that LASIK is the only procedure that he/she performs that LASIK surgeon may not be on the forefront of vision correction surgery. At the Turner Eye Institute, Dr. Stephen Turner performs nearly every vision corrective surgery available...

Ellie C. San Jose

I am surprised that the only rating on this place is a poor one-star. I had Lasik surgery done by Dr. Steve Turner 6 years ago and loved the result (But in his San Jose office). The staffs in his office are extremely professional and calmed my nervous mind during...

Age Related Macular Degeneration

News has been released that British scientists are planning to use embryonic stem cells to cure age related macular degeneration, a common form of blindness. They are hoping to have the first patients receive test treatments within five years. This could be a major improvement in the methods of treating...

Scientists Plan Stem Cell Cure for Blindness

News has been released that British scientists are planning to using embryonic stem cells to cure age related macular degeneration, a common form of blindness. The first patients might receive test treatment within five years. This could be a major improvement in the methods of treating this common form of...

LASIK Oakland

LASIK in Oakland and the East Bay Turner Eye Institute has provided Bay Area LASIK to tens of thousands of people, allowing them new visual freedom and exciting new chances in life. Although Bay Area LASIK is both safe and effective, for the best results it is important to select a...

Changing focus

The human lens becomes thicker and less flexible with age. It becomes harder and harder to focus on near objects throughout one’s lifetime. Starting in their forties, people will generally begin to need reading glasses. Many people wonder if there have been technological advances in this area of research. Currently,...

Visian ICL edges up on LASIK for high myopes in the San Francisco Bay Area

Better contrast sensitivity, quality of vision help make the Visian phakic IOL some San Francisco Bay Area patients’ preferred choice Dr. Stephen Turner is a San Francisco Bay Area LASIK eye surgeon and was the first in the San Francisco Bay Area to perform the Visian ICL treatment for highly...

Amercian Academy of Ophthalmology Advice on Caring for Elderly

Turner Eye Institute has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area community for 30 years and has a high percentage of elderly patients in addition to the LASIK and laser eye surgery patients. It is therefore important that we serve the Bay Area elderly population as best we can. This...

Advances in LASIK Eye Surgery

New advances in LASIK eye surgery are a common question among patients seeking LASIK eye surgery. Many patients want to know if newer advances will increase the safety and effectiveness of LASIK and how soon this new LASIK technology will be available. Is LASIK safe now or will there be...

Presbyopia (Old Eyes) Vision Correction

Presbyopia is the term for the diminishing ability to focus on up-close objects with age. While the ability to focus on near objects grows progressively worse beginning at birth, it is often first noticed at age 40 when the near focus is approximately 40 cm. Since this is a standard...

LASIK and the New Year 2007

With the New Year 2007, many people must be wondering what changes can be expected to come out this year in San Jose, San Francisco, and the Bay Area. Let me offer my opinion on this. LASIK eye surgery is safe and effective and has been for many years now....

Bay Area Wavefront LASIK Treatment corrects Higher Order Aberrations

While LASIK is still a relatively new procedure in the Bay Area, Dr. Turner has provided more than 30,000 procedures to Bay Area residents who are interested in correcting their vision without contact lenses or glasses. The Bay Area is a technology center and residents expect the best in medical...

One Millionth blade-free LASIK procedure

DR STEPHEN TURNER OF TURNER EYE INSTITUTE CONTRIBUTES TO MILESTONE ONE MILLIONTH BLADE-FREE LASIK PROCEDURES Dr. Turner Among National Ophthalmic Surgeons Performing Blade-Free LASIK with the IntraLase Method for Oakland Patients Oakland, CA, – Dr. Stephen Turner/Turner Eye Institute is among a select number of ophthalmic surgeons whose work has...

Intralase – Blades LASIK – for San Jose LASIK Patients

TURNER EYE INSTITUTE NOW OFFERS WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED LASIK TECHNOLOGY – BLADE-FREE INTRALASE METHOD – TO SAN JOSE AND BAY AREA RESIDENTS Ultra-Precise Lasik Laser Vision Correction Procedure Delivers Exceptional Safety, Visual Results and Fast Recovery   SAN JOSE, CA  â€“ The world’s most advanced LASIK vision correction technology – the 100 percent...
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San Leandro / East Bay Surgeon Celebrates 30th Anniversary

San Leandro, CA – Stephen Turner, M.D. has been helping Bay Area residents see for 30 years now. Even more impressive than the length of time that Dr. Turner has been in practice is the level at which he has been practicing. Consistently, Dr. Turner has been on the leading...

What is included in a Comprehensive Eye Health Examination?

A Comprehensive Eye Health Examination will require an additional 60 minutes to 2 hours and includes the following testing: • History of wearing glasses: The ideal candidate is at least 18 years of age with a stable glasses or contact lens prescription for at least 2 years. • History of contact...
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Visian ICL is providing new options for highly myopic eyes

STAAR® Surgical Company’s Visian ICL Experience Vision As It Should Be Imagine being able to enjoy life without worrying about your glasses or contacts. The Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) by STAAR®Surgical Company offers you freedom from nearsightedness. With the Visian ICL, you could enjoy the beauty of a sunset,...

Visian opens new website at www.visianinfo.com

Staar Surgical and Visian ICL are opening a new website to provide information for consumers wanting to learn more about Phakic IOLs. This website provides new information regarding this newest collamer lens and the advantages that it can provide with users. Visian ICL lenses have been shown to be more...

Election Day – Get Out and Vote

Americans are voting less and less. Voting is projected by some to be as low as 40% in this election. Most democracies in the world have a much high participation in the election process. Please participate. Study the issues. Spend time in learning what the candidates stand for and what...

Color and Cosmetic Contact Lenses for Halloween

Halloween costumes can often receive a boost of fright or an added thrill with the addition of color or cosmetic contact lenses. These contact lenses can be as simple as your ordinary soft contact lenses or they might be specially made hard or scleral contact lenses. Often Hollywood relies upon...

Halloween Madness in San Francisco and San Jose

As part of the Halloween festivities this year in the San Francisco Bay Area, I visited the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA for the flashlight tours. While I enjoyed the activity, as did those who went with me, the supposed haunted mansion was less than frightening. The Winchester...

Best of Fremont – LASIK Vision Correction and Best Doctor

Thousands of East Bay Area and Fremont residents, voted Turner Eye Institute the Best of the East Bay Area according to the Fremont Argus in the recent Best of the Bay Area voting in the East Bay. Turner Eye Institute won in the category of Best in the San Francisco...

Near Vision Loss is Correctable – Crystalens, ReStor, Rezoom

Perhaps the most common question I receive is whether near vision loss due to old age is correctable. So often people feel that after 40, they must accept reading glasses as the only option in life. They have been told that LASIK cannot correct their problem. LASIK does offer a...

What is safer LASIK or contact lenses?

A recent study has concluded that LASIK eye surgery is now safer than contact lens wear in long-term safety. While this news is nothing new it does provide food for thought for the millions of people who are currently using contact lenses. Recent outbreaks of viral, bacterial, and fungal eye...

Study shows LASIK can be affected by heat and humidity

ISLAMABAD: LASIK surgery results can be hurt by warm temperatures and high humidity, increasing the number of people who require follow-up procedures, says a Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center study. This study, the first to show that environmental factors can affect LASIK outcomes, found that a 10 percent increase...

San Jose resident with glaucoma wanting LASIK

Recently we had a patient from San Jose with glaucoma curious if LASIK was an option that could help correct his vision. He had been told previously by another Jan Jose LASIK surgeon that due to the elevated pressure within his eyes, he was not considered a good candidate for...

Doctors Cut Repeat LASIK Visits Dramatically

Originally Dated on September 25th, 2006 This article was found in an online newspaper and discusses the improvement that custom LASIK has offered to patients. Custom LASIK dramatically decreases the need for enhancement LASIK surgeries: Ophthalmologists have developed a formula that slashes by nearly two-thirds the likelihood that patients will...

LASIK Results in San Francisco and San Francisco Bay Area

Frequently our lasik and cataract patients ask about the success of our procedures to decide if they would choose Dr. Stephen Turner as their LASIK surgeon. They want proof that Dr. Turner is the best LASIK surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area or San Jose. Many want direct evidence...

San Jose resident with glaucoma wanting LASIK

Recently we had a patient from San Jose with glaucoma curious if LASIK was an option that could help correct his vision. He had been told previously by another Jan Jose LASIK surgeon that due to the elevated pressure within his eyes, he was not considered a good candidate for...

Flomax can cause difficulties with Cataracts

WASHINGTON – Patients taking a widely prescribed prostate drug should alert their eye doctors before undergoing cataract surgery to avoid complications, several medical groups said Tuesday. Advance warning can allow surgeons to modify their technique during the common operation and avoid complications seen in patients who take Flomax and similar...

Vision Gear Bypasses the Eye

From an article on live www.science.com. The Forehead Retina System (FRS) uses a special headband to selectively stimulate different mechanoreceptors in forehead skin to allow visually impaired people to “see” a picture of what lies in front of them. The Forehead Retina System is the result of collaborative research by...

LASIK and custom cornea experience

LASIK Surgery done with Dr. Stephen Turner in San Francisco Bay area. Result were excellent. Prescription was near-sighted about 3 or so....

Death and Taxes. Even in LASIK Surgery.

The only sure thing in life is death and taxes. Celebrities are finding this out. From the IRS. And even LASIK eye surgery is not exempt in Hollywood. And Oscars and other awards are not tax free. Receiving an Oscar is the pinnacle of a performers career. Very few people...

Visian Implantable ICL approved and implanted in China

Dr. Stephen Turner was the first LASIK surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area to be certified to perform the Visian ICL procedure. He has performed over 50 procedures thus far and is among the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Visian ICL is now...

Independent LASIK Centers vs LASIK Chains

Many people have heard of LASIK Plus or TLC LASIK Vision Centers or Clearly LASIK. These are LASIK centers have spread across the US. In other areas of the world Optimax or Vista or other LASIK Center chains are equally well represents. In England, Boots even attempted to set up...

Keratoconus in San Jose

Keratoconus Treatments require a trained corneal specialist with a high degree of experience. San Jose patients seeking to consult with a corneal specialist about keratoconus are frequently referred by other eye doctors to Dr. Stephen Turner. Dr. Turner is recognized as a top surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area...

VISX Star S4 Excimer Laser System for LASIK in San Jose and San Francisco

One of the most popular excimer laser system in use around the world is the AMO VISX Star S4 with Wavescan wavefront custom LASIK. This is currently the most popular LASIK system in the USA and the most popular LASIK system in the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Jose,...
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San Jose LASIK and Excimer Laser technology

Perhaps the most important technology in the ability to perform LASIK eye surgery in San Jose was the invention of the excimer laser. No other medical device used in LASIK surgery is as advanced or has as much influence upon the results of LASIK eye surgery as the excimer laser....

Hayward LASIK

Turner Eye Institute has been dedicated to providing LASIK eye surgery in Hayward and the East Bay, allowing them new visual freedom and exciting new chances in life. LASIK eye surgery in Hayward is both safe and effective. For the best results it is important to select a LASIK eye...

Flomax and Eye Surgery

Commonly Asked Questions: Turner Eye Institute performs LASIK and cataract surgeries on patients in San Jose, San Francisco, Concord, and San Leandro. Our patients in fact come from all over Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. Many of these patients are taking medications for conditions not related to...

Sports, Soccer, LASIK, Mixed Martial Arts, Football, Boxing

Can Sports Be Played After LASIK? San Jose residents as well as soccer fans from around the world enjoyed watching soccer (known as football in most other countries) during the World Cup 2006. Many LASIK patients might wonder if having LASIK is a risk for soccer (football) players or for...
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Visian Update

With the Visian (ICL) and the Verisyse Dr. Turner has now implanted well over 200 phakic intraocular (IOL) lenses for San Francisco, San Jose, and Bay Area residents. The results have been excellent with nearly all eye surgery patients experiencing an improvement of at least one line of visual acuity...
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LASIK vs Epi-K

There is now a new option for patients in San Jose and San Francisco who are seeking LASIK eye surgery. It is called Epi-K and is available at Turner Eye Institute for people who are not ideal candidates for LASIK eye surgery. In standard LASIK, a microkeratome is used to...

San Jose LASIK Center receives Pentacam

Pentacam now available at our San Jose LASIK Center We have been using the Orbscan to properly screen LASIK and refractive patients since 1999. We feel strongly that our excellent LASIK results and very low rate of enhancements and complications in San Jose are in part due to the thorough...
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Recent Advances in Vision Correction

Turner Eye Institute Medical Group Dr. Stephen Turner has been performing vision correction procedures for 30 years and is one of the pioneers for LASIK and laser vision correction. Dr. Turner’s experience is the main reason that thousands of San Francisco Bay Area and San Jose residents have chosen Turner...

LASIK, Health, and Wellness

LASIK is generally most attractive to the healthy individual with vision problems that must be corrected with contact lenses or glasses. These individuals are seeking after a low-stress lifestyle with minimum difficulties. San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, and Walnut Creek residents often choose Turner Eye Institute and Stephen Turner M.D....

LASIK Patients in San Jose, San Francisco extremely satisfied with Turner Eye Institute

Turner Eye Institute requests satisfaction surveys from every patient in order to continually improve on the quality of the treatment given. Turner Eye Institute has always ranked above the national average in the overall satisfaction level of the patients. Over the past 2 months, patients at our four locations in...

LASIK at 4 Locations – San Jose, San Francisco, Concord, and San Leandro

Turner Eye Institute is celebrating its 30th year in providing excellent eye care. During this time, Dr. Turner has introduced a number of exciting new procedures to the San Francisco Bay Area. From LASIK to Crystalens to Visian to Intacs, the advanced procedures that are offered at Turner Eye Institute...

What’s New in San Jose LASIK

San Jose LASIK Centers are among the most advanced in the world. Among the best of these LASIK centers is Turner Eye Institute. New advances in the LASIK technology that are being used by Turner Eye Institute in San Jose include Iris Registration and Custom Wavefront LASIK. In addition to...

Info for men taking flomax and having cataract surgery

Millions of people are currently taking the drug flomax. This drug is a alpha-adrenergic blocker that is used to treat enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia). Flomax causes the blood vessels (veins and arteries) to relax and expand, so that blood passes through them more easily. This effect relaxes the muscles...

Bay Area Keratoconus Web Site Complete

Keratoconus is an eye disease that effects roughly one in a thousand people. While it is rare, people who are affected can feel that they are helpless against the progression of the diesease. It cause a gradual loss of vision as the cornea thins and weakens. Vision becomes distorted and...

San Jose, Soccer, Football, and LASIK

San Jose residents are enjoying soccer (aka football) during the World Cup 2006. Many LASIK patients of Turner Eye Institute might wonder if having LASIK is a risk for soccer (football) players. Is it safe for a soccer player to have LASIK? With soccer appreciation in San Jose being at...

San Jose, Soccer, Football, and LASIK

San Jose residents are enjoying soccer (aka football) during the World Cup 2006. Many LASIK patients of Turner Eye Institute might wonder if having LASIK is a risk for soccer (football) players. Is it safe for a soccer player to have LASIK? With soccer appreciation in San Jose being at...

LASIK and Sports in the San Francisco Bay Area

Mnay people wonder after having wavefront LASIK how long before they can begin playing sports like football, basketball, swimming, scuba diving, rock climbing, walking, running, etc. They wonder if LASIK weakens the eye or if they need to be extra careful when playing. Let me answer this question about LASIK....
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LASIK San Jose

Throughout 30 years in practice, Dr. Stephen Turner has sought to provide the highest quality in eye care. Following the introduction of LASIK eye surgery, Dr. Turner has been able to help thousands of individuals in San Jose and the greater Bay Area to realize a new independence from glasses...

Label Change for Flomax Following Report of Cataract Surgery Complications

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — November 22, 2005 — The most commonly prescribed prostate drug may complicate cataract surgery in male patients? Two recent studies suspected this after conducting a recently published study that examined the incidence of Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome (IFIS) in their cataract surgery practices with patients using...

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery issues warning on use of Flomax

ASCRS (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) Issues Physician Advisory on Flomax® Evidence Suggests Link Between Drug and Intraoperative Iris Complications Two separate prospective and retrospective studies totaling more than 1600 combined patients sought to characterize the features, the incidence, the cause, and the management of a new small...

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery issues warning on use of Flomax

ASCRS (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) Issues Physician Advisory on Flomax® Evidence Suggests Link Between Drug and Intraoperative Iris Complications Two separate prospective and retrospective studies totaling more than 1600 combined patients sought to characterize the features, the incidence, the cause, and the management of a new small...

Link between Flomax use and Cataract Intraoperative Complications

Flomax and cataract surgery (San Francisco, Oakland, Concord, San Jose, and Bay Area) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning healthcare professionals (particularly cataract surgeons) regarding the risk for intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) during cataract surgery in patients treated with tamsulosin HCl (Flomax capsules) or other alpha-1...

Advancements in Eye Surgeries in the 21st Century

In the US more than 1 million people undergo LASIK eye surgery each year. It is the most common elective procedure that is available today. It is estimated that more than 15 million people have undergone the procedure worldwide. Many people find happiness with the greater freedom from contact lenses...
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Iris Registration for LASIK Eye Surgery

San Jose, San Francisco, San Leandro, and Concord now have the newest in LASIK eye surgery technology. Turner Eye Institute utilizes the first iris-based, automated method for aligning and registering wavefront correction. Obtaining this technology allows residents of San Jose, San Francisco, San Leandro, and Concord to add more precision...
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VISIAN Offers Many Advantages over LASIK Surgery

Quality of Vision The Visian ICL offers unparalleled quality of vision, providing excellent contrast. Two unique factors help explain this superior optical performance. First, the Visian ICL is made of Collamer — a soft, flexible lens material that contains a small amount of collagen– making the lens extremely biocompatible for...

Frequently Asked Questions for Visian ICL

Who are candidates for Visian ICL? If you are between 21 and 45 and nearsighted, you are an excellent candidate for Visian ICL. It is preferable that you have had no previous ophthalmic surgery or history of ophthalmic disease such as glaucoma, iritis, or diabetic retinopathy. Exactly where is Visian...

Increased Interest in Implantable Contact Lenses – Visian ICL

The recently FDA approved Visian ICL is beginning to be recognized for its significant contribution to vision correction. While PRK and LASIK have grown very popular over the last 10 years, these methods have limitations on the amount of prescription that they can correct. Eye dryness, thin corneas, large prescriptions...

LASIK vs Visian

Recently, Turner Eye Institute examined a patient who was returning for her 1 day post-op visit for her new Visian lens in the left eye and her 4 day post-op for her LASIK surgery in her right eye. At her initial consultation it was decided that while her right eye...
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LASIK in San Jose

San Jose LASIK has been extremely popular during the past decade. During this time, many in San Jose have discovered that they are not good candidates for LASIK or that the LASIK results may not offer them the success rates that they feel comfortable with. For San Jose patients with...

Visian ICL Reaches 50,000 Mark

Internationally, the Visian lens has now been used in over 50,000 cases in Europe, Asia, North and South America. The new Visian lens has proven itself to be effective and can be the first choice over LASIK in many cases. Visian ICL is selected over LASIK in cases of high...

FAQ about Fusarium Keratitis

What is Fusarium keratitis? Fusarium keratitis is a rare but serious fungal infection of the cornea — the clear, round dome covering the eye’s iris and pupil. Symptoms of fungal keratitis include: Sudden blurry vision Unusual redness of the eye Pain in your eye Excessive tearing or discharge from your...

Information on Fusarium Keratitis for KFAX listeners

Latest case numbers From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 106 confirmed cases of Fusarium keratitis 12 “possible” cases and 80 still under investigation Confirmed cases or cases under investigation reported in 32 states or territories (see list below). What products were used in Fusarium keratitis cases...
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Free LASIK Eye Surgery

Turner Eye Institute sponsored the Free LASIK competition to find someone who most deserves LASIK surgery in his/her life. The selection was difficult and the judges found many people worthy of this lasting change in their lives. The winner was Lee Hickinbotham Jr., a park ranger from Campbell, CA and...

Implantable Contact Lenses in San Francisco Bay Area

Although LASIK is still the most common form of elective surgery, a new treatment has received FDA clearance which, in some cases, provides even better results. Known by some as implantable contact lenses, Visian ICL Lenses are opening a new world for many patients considered as poor or borderline candidates...

Advantages of LASIK vs Contact Lenses

LASIK and contact lenses are the most recent ways of vision correction. Both allow a person to be free from the need of wearing glasses and are often ideal for people with active lifestyles. LASIK has been proven safe and effective at treating most forms of near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism....

Links to Information on Renu Contact Lens Solution

Here are some links regarding Renu Contact Lens Solution and fungal keratitis: American Academy of Ophthalmology Web Site http://www.aao.org/public/fungal_keratitis.cfm US Food and Drug Administration Web Site http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/contacts.html Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web Site http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm55d410a1.htm Bausch and Lomb Company Web Site http://www.bauschandlomb.com/us/vision/concerns/fusarium.jsp...

Renu Contact Lens Solution

Rare Infection May Put Soft Contact Lens Wearers at Risk Update on fungal keratitis, April 13, 2006 Bausch & Lomb is now advising consumers not to use its ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution while investigations continue into the recent increase in reported cases of fungal keratitis. The company has...

New Keratoconus Website

Turner Eye Institute will be updating its website at www.helpkeratoconus.com in order to provide new and updated information regarding keratoconus. Keratoconus is a prograssive corneal disease that is a contraindication for LASIK eye surgery. Newer treatments are allowing patients with keratoconus to maintain clearer and more comfortable vision. Dr. Turner...

Santa Clara Optometric Society Meeting

Optometrists (eye doctors specializing in vision measurement and correction) from Santa Clara and San Jose invited Dr. Stephen Turner to provide an information seminar regarding other forms of vision correction surgery in addition to LASIK eye surgery. Dr. Turner, a corneal specialist who provide not only LASIK surgery but a...

LASIK in San Jose

The Stepping Out Conference for women in the San Jose and Santa Clara areas provided an excellent opportunity to discuss LASIK eye surgery with many of the successful women in San Jose and the South Bay. LASIK is a popular choice of vision treatment for people in San Jose. Women,...

LASIK Glossary

Ablation surgical removal. Ablation zone area of tissue removed during laser vision correction surgery. The ablation zone can vary in LASIK surgery. Accommodation the ability of the eye to change its focus from distant objects to near objects. LASIK does not affect accommodation Acuity clarity or sharpness of vision. LASIK...

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter loves her Crystalens surgery

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter, clinical psychologist for many Olympic Athletes, returned again to Turner Eye Institute. She loves her new Crystalens surgery and reports being able to see both up close and far away. The new crystalens eye surgery replaces cataract surgery in many patients and allows patients to see at...

Turner Eye Institute’s 30th Anniversary

Turner Eye Institute is now celebrating its 30th year of service to the Bay Area, including San Francisco, San Jose, Concord, and the East Bay. The remarkable success can be seen in the satisfaction level of patients and in the tendency of patients to refer family and friends for eye...

Turner Eye Institute at Stepping Out Women’s Conference

Saturday, April 1, 2006, Turner Eye Institute will be helping to host the Stepping Out Women’s Conference near San Jose. Located at the Santa Clara Convention Center, the conference will last the entire day. Hundreds of women will gather for a day of finance, fitness, and fashion, where they will...

Doctor Turner Introduces Newest Technology to LASIK Surgeons

LASIK Specialist, Dr. Stephen Turner, introduced the newest refractive treatment to surgeons from around the world at the ASCRS meeting recently in San Francisco. In the past, people with high amounts of near-sightedness could not have LASIK as it was considered unsafe. A new treatment, Visian, was just approved by...

First in Bay Area to offer VISIAN treatment

Turner Eye Institute and Dr. Stephen Turner were the first to offer VISIAN ICL treatment in San Francisco and the Bay Area. This revolutionary new treatment can correct a wider range of vision errors than is possible with LASIK eye surgery. In many cases, VISIAN has proven to be superior...

New Visian Technology may replace LASIK in some cases

Although LASIK eye surgery has been the most common type of vision correction for many years now, new studies are finding that in some cases, VISIAN might be a better choice for LASIK patients. Turner Eye Institute is the first refractive surgery center to provide this treatment to people in...

Myths, Risks, and Rewards of LASIK Eye Surgery

January 28th Turner Eye Institute will be giving a LASIK Eye Surgery seminar at the Health Etc. convention. We will discuss the risks and rewards of LASIK eye surgery as well as the safety and costs associated with it. LASIK and other refractive procedures will be discussed in very simple...