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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






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Can losing a contact lens be traumatic?

Can losing a contact lens be traumatic?

For keratoconus patients, losing a scleral lens can be.

Lost scleral lens keratoconusImagine scanning the floors for a contact lens worth hundreds of dollars? In rare cases, even thousands! That little piece of plastic means a whole lot more than the average contact lens wear.

Scleral lenses are one of the most advanced custom contact lenses available, allowing keratoconus patients to see clearly with unbelievable comfort. However, when that contact lens falls or gets lost, scrambling on the floor blindly feeling for that lens is the difference from being able to see to spending countless hours back at the eye doctor’s office and reordering another pair of scleral lenses. In some circumstances, a person won’t get a replacement unless they wait a few weeks.

At Turner Eye Institute, we’ve guided keratoconus patients to achieve their ideal vision through the latest procedures, including scleral lenses, intacs, and corneal crosslinking.