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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, we will begin the process of re-opening our offices on Monday May 4th in order to provide needed eye and vision care. Moreover, cataract and all other non-cosmetic surgical procedures will soon resume.

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






Home » What's New » SynergEyes KC offers new Contact Lens treatment for keratoconus

SynergEyes KC offers new Contact Lens treatment for keratoconus

There is now a hybrid contact lens specifically developed for patients with keratoconus SynergEyes® KC. It is a cross between a hard and soft lens to provide the advantages of both in helping to treat patients with keratoconus.

The SynergEyes KC lens provides enhanced comfort and wearability and is expected to be a primary contact lens solution for patients with keratoconus. Every lens is custom made to provide the best lens to cornea match for optimized vision. The highly oxygen permeable rigid center of the SynergEyes KC lens promotes corneal health and optimizes vision while the soft outer skirt holds the lens in place better than a rigid lens and provides desired comfort throughout the day.

The best eye care practitioners go to great lengths to try any type of lens and combinations of lenses for highly irregular keratoconus eyes. Rigid lenses have been the method of choice for challenging keratoconic eyes. Practitioners also use “Piggy-back” systems comprised of a soft lens applied first and a rigid lens applied over the soft lens.

SynergEyes KC lenses offer good lens centration and freedom from lenses dislodging and debris under the lens that often occurs with rigid lenses. SynergEyes lenses also offer simplicity when compared to piggy-back systems.

Ultimately many patients with keratoconus consider surgery to allow them to obtain better vision. The surgical options include Intacts for Keratoconus or a corneal transplant (penetrating keratoplasty).

The SynergEyes KC lens may be an excellent alternative if your keratoconus has progressed to the point that you and your eye care professional are considering surgery. Your eye care professional will be able to tell if the SynergEyes KC lens is right for your specific prescription.