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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 » San Leandro Cornea Specialist Celebrates 30th Anniversary

San Leandro Cornea Specialist Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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 edge of the newest advancements in medical and surgical eye care, including advancements in the treatment of keratoconus.

Recently, Dr. Turner performed a live training for ophthalmologists from around the world to teach them the newest techniques and procedures available in eye surgery.

Dr. Turner is a pioneer in the field of LASIK eye surgery and as an FDA investigator was the first surgeon to perform LASIK in the Bay Area after its FDA approval. In addition, Dr. Turner introduced Wavefront LASIK and Intralase (also known as bladeless LASIK) to the San Francisco Bay Area. These technologies have increased the accuracy and safety of LASIK surgery. Dr. Turner also patented a technique known as TF LASIK and is currently the only surgeon in the world to perform this procedure. Dr. Turner also performs the newest treatments for keratoconus patients, including intacs for keratoconus patients.

With constant advancements in medicine it is often difficult for surgeons to stay updated. Dr. Turner has managed to remain at the forefront of research and was the first surgeon in the Bay Area to provide new treatments such as Visian, and Verisyse. These treatments allow very near-sighted patients to enjoy the benefits of good vision without glasses or contact lenses. Dr. Turner was also the first surgeon to perform Crystalens surgery, the first FDA approved cataract surgery that provides good vision restoration at both distance and near focus.

Dr. Turner’s experience is well-known in the ophthalmology and eye care community. He has performed over 30,000 laser eye treatments and over 15,000 cataract surgeries, allowing him to specialize in multiple treatments to provide the needed solution for a wide variety of vision needs. He has treated hundreds of cases of keratoconus as well.Despite the restrictions in medical care imposed by HMOs and managed care approaches, Dr. Turner remains upbeat about the future of medicine and says that “with medical advances increasing in frequency the future is exciting.” He is looking forward to his next 10 years and plans to continue enjoying his practice in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dr. Turner has practices in San Leandro, San Jose, San Francisco, and Concord. You can find more about his practice at or by calling Turner Eye Institute at 1-800-339-2733.