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Turner Eye Institute in Concord is proud to offer LASIK surgery as well as many other eye surgery procedures performed by two of the Bay Area’s top eye surgeons. With offices in San Leandro, Concord and Castro Valley, we offer convenience as well as top of the line LASIK procedures, eye care and service to our many Bay Area patients.

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Turner Eye Institute

1401 Willow Pass Rd Ste 100
Concord, CA 94520
800-339-2733

Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:30 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Concord Vision Correction Procedures

Today's life-changing procedures make it possible to improve your vision to 20/20—or better.

LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK eye surgery corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

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Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is a very common and medically necessary procedure to remove and replace the eye’s natural lens when the vision has been clouded by a cataract. We offer laser-assisted cataract surgery and lifestyle lenses as options for our patients.

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Other Procedures

AcrySof IQ Vivity Extended Vision IOL

The AcrySof™ IQ Vivity™ IOLs are artificial lenses implanted in the eye to correct vision in adults during cataract surgery.

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Corneal Collagen Crosslinking (CXL)

Keratoconus is a progressive disease of the cornea. With collagen cross-linking (CXL), you can halt the progression of keratoconus by strengthening your cornea.

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Lifestyle Lenses

Lifestyle lenses are a premium lens option that offers a more functional range of vision, and are designed to reduce the need for distance and reading glasses.

We offer the latest and most advanced lifestyle lens on the market.

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PRK Surgery (Photorefractive Keratectomy)

What is PRK Surgery?

PRK Surgery (Photorefractive Keratectomy) is a type of laser eye surgery that is used to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. PRK is an alternative to LASIK eye surgery and is particularly suitable for individuals who may not be candidates for LASIK due to certain corneal characteristics.

Overview of the PRK surgery process:

  1. Corneal Epithelium Removal:
    • In PRK, the surgeon begins by removing the thin outer layer of the cornea called the epithelium. This can be done using an alcohol solution, a special brush, or a laser.
  2. Laser Reshaping of the Cornea:
    • Once the epithelium is removed, a laser is used to precisely reshape the cornea. The laser ablates or removes microscopic amounts of corneal tissue based on the patient’s refractive error. The goal is to correct the curvature of the cornea and improve the focus of light on the retina.
  3. Healing Process:
    • Unlike LASIK, where a corneal flap is created, PRK does not involve creating a flap. Instead, the corneal surface is allowed to regenerate naturally. The healing process involves the growth of new epithelial cells over the treated area.
  4. Post-operative Care:
    • Following PRK surgery, patients are given medicated eye drops to aid in the healing process and prevent infection. Recovery may take a bit longer compared to LASIK, and patients may experience temporary discomfort during the initial days.

Key considerations for PRK surgery include:

  • Corneal Thickness: PRK may be a suitable option for individuals with thinner corneas who may not be ideal candidates for LASIK.
  • Occupational Considerations: PRK may be recommended for individuals with occupations or lifestyles that carry a risk of corneal injury, as it eliminates the creation of a corneal flap.
  • Healing Time: The initial visual recovery may take longer with PRK compared to LASIK. Patients typically experience optimal vision several weeks after the procedure.

PRK is a well-established and effective procedure for vision correction, and its suitability depends on individual factors. It’s important to consult with an experienced refractive surgeon or eye care professional to determine the most appropriate laser eye surgery option based on your eye health and lifestyle.

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Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

Refractive lens exchange (RLE), is when a clear lens is implanted to replace your eye’s natural lens to correct your vision.

This procedure is often used for pre-cataract patients, as a preventative vision correction solution. Refractive lens exchange (RLE) can also correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

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Intacs® Corneal Implants for Keratoconus

The surgical implantation of intracorneal ring segments or Intacs® is a minimally invasive surgical option to improve the corneal shape in patients with keratoconus.

Intacs® are surgically inserted into a thin channel created by a femtosecond laser in the periphery of the cornea. Intacs® is also known as surgical implantation of intracorneal ring segments.

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Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)

Glaucoma is a disease that occurs when pressure from fluid buildup damages the optic nerve. In this advanced glaucoma eye surgery, often called MIGS, fluid drainage is improved with a microscopic stent.

Learn more about Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)

We Accept Insurance

At NVISION Eye Centers, we work with many insurance companies to provide the best service possible for each of our patients. Below you will find a list of our current providers for this location. Please call us if you do not see your specific provider, as NVISION frequently adds new insurance companies and offers many out of network options.

Accepted Insurances
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Eyemed
  • Humana
  • Medical
  • Medicare
  • UMR
  • Alameda Alliance
  • AARP
  • Affinity Medical Group
  • All Savers
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Brown and Tolan
  • Community Health Center Network
  • Contra Costa Healthplan
  • Hill Physicians Group
  • March Vision
  • Medical Eye Services
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Sedgwick CMS
  • Superior Vision Plan
  • Tricare - West Region Claims
  • United Health
  • VSP Vision Care

Surgeons at Turner Eye Institute

Chirag R. Patel, M.D. specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the cornea, anterior segment, and lens.

Dr. Rodriguez is a fellowship-trained glaucoma and cataract surgeon. He specializes in the evaluation and management of glaucoma, including the latest medical, laser, and surgical therapies.

Optometrist

Kathy Alcid

Dr. Alcid manages and treats various eye conditions including double vision, dry eyes, and glaucoma. She is a member of the California Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Optometrist

Christie Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen received her Doctor of Optometry from University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO). She up to date with all the latest optometry technologies and is certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease and glaucoma.

Executive Director

Antonio (Tony) Gomes

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Concord LASIK Eye Surgery

At NVISION® Eye Centers, we provide life-changing results, an exceptional experience, and a lifetime commitment to your LASIK vision correction.

  • Industry-leading surgeons and vision outcomes with more than 2 million successful procedures
  • The most advanced laser and diagnostic technology available
  • Financing available – no down payment, zero or low interest, low monthly payments
  • Free LASIK consultations
  • Use your FSA/HSA balance toward LASIK before it expires in December

Location Information

Turner Eye Institute

1401 Willow Pass Rd Suite 100, Concord, CA 94520

(800) 339-2733