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Smart Hygiene Habits to Care for Your Contact Lenses

Swimming in a pool with your contacts on or topping off your solution may seem harmless, but they could compromise your contact lenses and your...

How to Keep Glasses from Getting Foggy

Whether you live in a cold climate or have visited one in the winter, you have probably seen someone who just walked in from the...

What to Expect When Recovering from LASIK

Your Eye Doctor in San Leandro, Concord, and Castro Valley explains LASIK is considered one of the safest elective surgeries and performed widely around the...

Blinking and Dry Eye: The Clear Connection

Dry Eye Syndrome Affects Your Blinking   Ever notice that when you blink your eyes, your vision goes out of focus? Blurry vision does not necessarily...

Blade LASIK vs. Blade-free LASIK – Which Is Right For You?

LASIK has become a common household term, especially among people who are considering laser eye surgery for vision correction. But iLASIK is not as familiar...

12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and...

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what...

Who is the Ideal LASIK Candidate?

Guidelines from your San Leandro, California, eye doctor Most people who have worn eyeglasses or contact lenses for years dream about getting up in the...

Sports-Related Eye Injuries

September Is Sports Eye Safety Month! Ocular sports trauma is among the leading causes of permanent vision loss in North America. Tens of thousands of...

6 Myths About LASIK

LASIK, which stands for “Laser In Situ Keratomileusis” (now you know why everyone calls it LASIK!), is a relatively simple procedure done to correct refractive...

Is School Work Causing Computer Vision Syndrome in Your Child?

Eye health tips for students from our San Leandro eye doctor The start of fall means back-to-school for kids of all ages – and our...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Call 800-339-2733 to learn more.

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a vacation in your own backyard, don't forget to protect your eyes!

Cataract Awareness Month

With millions of people living with the condition, it’s now more important than ever to bring awareness to this serious condition. So what exactly are cataracts?

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Glasses!: Whatever the cause, getting your kids to wear eyeglasses can be a parenting challenge. Our optometrist can help. Book your eye exam today!

Get Ready for Summer, Get LASIK

LASIK eye surgery at our office, located in San Leandro, Concord, and Castro Valley, CA. Get Ready for Summer, Get LASIK at Turner Eye Institute in CA

What is PRK?

PRK vs. LASIK – which is for you? To make this decision, call to book a consultation at our office. Our eye doctor will evaluate your eyes.

Mental Health and Your Vision

Did you know that your vision can affect your mental health? While things like stress, trauma, and family history are factors that impact mental health, vision can also impact it.

Am I a good candidate for PRK?

Right after LASIK, PRK is one of the most commonly performed laser eye surgery options. These two procedures are very similar, but also have significant differences.

3 Q’s You Need to Ask Your LASIK Surgeon

Did you decide that it’s time to get LASIK and finally get rid of your eyewear? We applaud your decision and wish you success with your new vision! But before you sign on the dotted line, there are a few important questions you should ask your eye surgeon.

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

The Parkinson's Foundation has announced this year’s theme: #KeyToPD and Parkinson Canada advocates the same involvement.

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

There are some things you can do to minimize the discomfort throughout the spring season. Check out Our Top 5 Tips for Getting Through Ocular Allergy Season.

Women’s Health and Your Vision

International Women's Day is a time for women to focus inwards on their personal goals, relationships, and health. Let's talk about women and vision.

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

If you’ve ever gotten a headache or developed watery eyes after scrubbing down your kitchen counters, you may have a sensitivity to the chemicals in your household products.

What’s the Connection Between Corneal Cross-linking and Your Local Deli?

Corneal cross-linking is an advanced, FDA-approved treatment for keratoconus. Keratoconus is characterized by a thinner-than-normal, weak cornea that bulges forwards into a cone shape, instead of lying flat like a healthy cornea.

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

Did you know that certain vision problems can mask themselves as behavioral or learning difficulties?

Can staring at a computer screen really damage my eyes?

In our high-tech world, we look at digital monitors way more than we stare out the window at the landscape or gaze into human eyes.

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world. It is actually a group of diseases that causes progressive damage to the optic nerve.

World Braille Day 2019

Braille is a tactile representation of letters and numbers that can be utilized by people with vision loss to read using their fingers.

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)....

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...