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To Our Valued Patients,

With the evolving situation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and under the guidelines of the Health Officer of the Alameda and Contra-Costa Counties, our offices are open to provide eye and vision care.

Please keep in mind that in order to maintain social distancing protocols and to limit further transmission of the virus, we will be working with a reduced staff and seeing a fewer number of patients as compared to our “normal” schedule. Priority will be given to the most urgent medical cases. We will be implementing a number of measures (including altered check-in/check-out procedures, limiting the number of patients in the office and waiting room, face covering for all persons, temperature screening, etc) that will change your experience in the office. In addition, we will be ramping up our already strict disinfection policies and we will continue to monitor and abide by all local, state and, federal guidelines. Please bear with us through this new reality as these changes are designed to protect you and our staff.

We hope to see you soon and appreciate your trust in us to continue to meet your eye care needs. Stay safe and stay healthy!

The Turner Eye Institute Team

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Our Staff

The LASIK staff at Turner Eye Institute are highly trained ophthalmic technicians. Many are Certified Ophthalmic Technicians through JCAHPO (Joint Commission of Allied Health Professionals in Ophthalmology) having passed a national board exam to obtain this certification.

Our optometrists are among the Bay Area’s finest and are skilled in Refractometry (finding your glass/lens prescription), Tonometry (checking the pressure in your eyes for glaucoma), Topography (getting a map of your cornea prior to LASIK), Pachymetry (measuring the thickness of your cornea prior to LASIK), and WaveFront Technology.

At Turner Eye Institute, we think it’s extremely important that all of our patients are fully informed about the procedure they have chosen. Our doctors have personally trained our optometrists and technicians to explain the potential risks, complications and expectations of surgery. Because of this high-level training, our technical staff takes great pride in its superior surgical counseling skills.

Our Staff

Antonio (Tony) Gomes – Executive Director/Administrator

Management

Susie Silva – Office Manager
Erika Chang – Tech Supervisor
Selena Monroy – Administrative Assistant

Front Desk

Thelma Blanco
Kristina Johnson

Billing

Van Tran
Alma Arce
Erica Martinez

Technicians

Erika Chang
Keren Martinez

Marian Robinson
Courtney Salazar

Patient Counselors

Susana (Susie) Silva
Sylvia Petritsch

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