Author Dr. Jay Bansal

About Dr. Jay Bansal

Santa Rosa Ophthalmologist Jay Bansal, MD, medical director of LaserVue Eye Center is a nationally recognized Refractive Surgery specialist. Dr. Bansal is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance. Recognized as a VISX Star Surgeon and one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by Consumers’ Research Council, Dr. Bansal was among the first eye surgeons in California to perform the LASIK procedure. His career is dedicated to the research, teaching, and practice of advanced vision correction techniques. He has performed over 18,000 successful LASIK procedures and is certified as a trainer to other surgeons on both the VISX™ STAR and IntraLase™ Femtosecond laser systems. Dr. Bansal was the first eye surgeon in Northern California to offer the Wavelight Allegretto excimer laser to Bay Area LASIK patients. As a renowned San Francisco ophthalmologist, Dr. Bansal lectures frequently on vision correction both nationally and internationally.

Blog posts by Dr. Jay Bansal

4
Oct

Visual Acuity Tests

Q: How often should a patient have a visual acuity test after Lasik? A: Let’s clarify your question. Your meaning of a visual acuity exam and the industry’s meaning may be different. A Snellen Visual Acuity test is the “Big E” exam when a patient looks at known black sharp edged letters on a white...

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1
Oct

Safety and LASIK: Corneal Thickness

Q: Can I Do Lasik? My Cornea Thickness is 490 Microns? I decided to have lasik on both eyes. The doctor said everything is good except my cornea thickness was right eye 490 microns – left eye 488 microns. Can I have lasik? The doctor recommended not to wear contact lenses for three months and...

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1
Oct

Should I get laser eye surgery?

Q: Should I get laser eye surgery? A: Whether or not you should have elective surgery on your eyes is an impossible question to answer in a forum because your individual eyes are unique and your vision demands are so variable. Only after a comprehensive examination from a knowledgeable doctor could you know if you...

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27
Sep

Eye movements during LASIK

A recent patient in our office asked this question: Q: What if my eye moves during LASIK? A: While attempted fixation on the target is important, our current laser systems have effective tracking abilities that follow the eye’s movement. In fact, if you look at eye tracking videos on LASIK technology websites you will see...

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27
Sep

Does LASIK Change Your Eye Color?

Q: Does LASIK surgery change your eye color? A: The iris is the colored portion of the eye. Normally the color of the iris does not change after Lasik, however a change in iris color may indicate other ocular health issues that should be checked. Depigmentation of the iris may make it become lighter. Some...

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27
Sep

What is LASIK?

Q: What is LASIK? A: LASIK is a form of surgery that reshapes the cornea (clear front of the eye) to change the way light is focused within the eye. The goal is to reduce the need for corrective lenses. The first step in LASIK is to create a thin flap of corneal tissue about...

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27
Sep

Options for vision correction surgery

Q: My eyesight is -6.00 and I am only 16. Would I be able to get laser surgery when I am older? A: There are many options for vision correction surgery. Lasik is the most popular and well known form of vision correction surgery. It has the advantage of quick vision recovery and virtually no...

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24
Sep

Overnight Contact Lens Wear and LASIK

Question: I Am Considering LASIK to Treat Astigmatism Using the IntraLase Method? I often sleep in my contacts and am concerned with how that will effect the readiness of my eyes for the procedure. Answer: While there are some contact lenses that have been FDA approved for overnight wear, many eye care professionals still consider...

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20
Sep

Cost of LASIK

Bay Area residents often choose to have LASIK to correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. LaserVue LASIK and Cataract Center has been a preferred location for many Concord and Pleasant Hill residents. It has been awarded Best for excellent patient care. LASIK patients frequently ask about the cost of LASIK surgery. Some people assume that the...

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13
Sep

How Long After LASIK Should I Wait Before Applying Makeup?

Question: How Long After LASIK Should I Wait Before Applying Makeup or Using Products Such As Latisse? Answer: We generally advise patients to wait at least a week after LASIK before they begin applying makeup or other eye products such as Latisse. Some patients feel more comfortable waiting a little longer and may wait as...

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13
Sep

When should I have a touch-up LASIK?

Question: got lasik seven days ago was about -5.75 sph and -0.75 cyl in each eye now after 7 days of surgery i still have blurring of vision i went today to my dr and checked my vision by his assistant my data was RT SPH +0.25 CYL -0.50 AXIS 37 LT SPH -0.50 CYL...

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10
Sep

What is Wavefront LASIK?

LaserVue Eye Center uses a wavefront aberrometer to measure the internal aberrations of the eye. This technology is the first step in performing a “customized” wavefront LASIK treatment. During this measurement, the medical device will measure Higher-Order Aberrations (HOAs) in the eye, such as coma, trefoil, and spherical aberration. These HOAs are not correctable with...

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10
Sep

Damage to Eye From A Scratch. Can I Get This Corrected?

Question: Damage to Eye From A Scratch. Can I Get This Corrected? A few years ago, I was a victim of egging, which resulted in my pupil being scratched. I am no longer able to see out of that eye. Is there a possibility that I can have this corrected by surgery or is it...

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6
Sep

Can Lasik Surgery Help High Myopia?

LASIK for high myopia (near-sightedness) There are a number of factors that need to be considered for your highly near-sighted prescription. 1. Corneal thickness – laser vision corrections on the cornea reduce the thickness of the cornea in order to flatten it. If your prescription is too high or the cornea is too thin, it...

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20
Aug

What Are Good Lasik Eye Surgery Alternatives?

Question: Are there any good alternatives to LASIK? Answer: There are other good options besides LASIK. The options are dependent upon your particular refractive error (glasses prescription) and other measurements of your particular eyes (shape and corneal thickness to name a few). While glasses and contacts are the most common, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is the...

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