May 4, 2004

Thinking of Eye Surgery?

According to KGO, the Turner Eye Institute is the only place in the Bay Area where you can get the new crystalens, a surgically-implanted lens that eliminates the need for glasses and contacts. That's because only San Leandro ophthalmologist Dr. Stephen Turner is certified to insert the lens.

The lens is attached to muscles so that the lens flexes and changes shape to maintain focus near and far away. The procedure is eye surgery, unlike Lasik, and is similar to cataract surgery. The crystalens seems to be marketed towards baby boomers whose age is causing vision problems: "Imagine. Being able to see your world as well as you did when you were younger, without the help of glasses or contact lenses."

The Turner Eye Institute is located at 420 Estudillo Ave. San Leandro, CA 94577 and can be reached at 800-339-2733.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at May 4, 2004 2:40 PM | TrackBack

i heard Dr. Mike Seybold is excellent. Where is his office located?

Posted by: cindy lipaj at January 25, 2005 11:53 AM

Stephen Turner just became the first surgeon in Northern California to insert the new Visian lens. One of my friends says it is wonderful. She wasn't a candidate for LASIK surgery.

Posted by: Theo Godwyn at March 3, 2006 3:34 PM
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