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To Our Valued Patients,

With the evolving situation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, effective immediately, we will be suspending all non-urgent eye care. Moreover, any non-emergent or elective surgery will also have to be postponed. We will continue to remain open for patients with urgent and emergent concerns only. It is important to us to keep these patients out of the emergency room so our healthcare heroes on the front lines can be available for the patients that need them the most.

Our staff will continue to answer calls and scheduling appointments to the best of their ability.  In addition, if appropriate, Dr Patel can be available for telemedicine visits via online video chat. If you would like to schedule a telemedicine appointment with Dr. Patel, please call our office first to determine eligibility and to obtain an appointment time. Instructions for how to connect to the telemedicine appointment will be given at that time.

We hope to see you back in our office in the not too distant future. Stay safe and stay healthy!

The Turner Eye Institute Team

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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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