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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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National Keratoconus Foundation

The National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the quality of life of persons with keratoconus. It does this by making educational material available to them, their families and their eye care professionals, including both optometrists and ophthalmologists. They develop support groups on a local level to encourage dialogue among patients and practitioners, by presenting seminars on all aspects of the condition. The National Keratoconus Foundation also supports research into the causes, treatment and possible cure of keratoconus.

The National Keratoconus Foundation provides newsletters, offering information about keratoconus. This information includes new treatment options for keratoconus, as well as information about new contact lenses and contact lens care products. The National Keratoconus Foundation newsletter is published 3 times a year and is distributed to individuals and eye care practitioners worldwide.

The National Keratoconus Foundation maintains a list of outreach volunteers for those individuals who want personal contact with other keratoconus patients. These can be contacted at

The National Keratoconus Foundation also offers educational seminars in many cities throughout the US.

Support groups are a means of meeting others with keratoconus, learning more about this condition, sharing information, and coping skills. The National Keratoconus Foundation will assist individuals who would like to start a local support group.

The National Keratoconus Foundation offers a list of eye care providers who have a special expertise in treating keratoconus. The Ophthalmologists who participate are Board Certified in Ophthalmology and Fellowship trained in Cornea and External Eye Diseases. The Optometrists are primarily Diplomats of the Cornea and Contact Lens Division of the American Academy of Optometrists (AAO) and the Contact Lens Fitters are Fellows of the Contact Lens Society of America.

The National Keratoconus Foundation reports collaborative research efforts at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Meeting. They host roundtable discussion meetings each year that are attended by an international group of ophthalmologists, optometrists, and scientists.

For anyone interested in learning more about the National Keratoconus Foundation, we recommend visiting their web site at